Kangaroo Island is regarded as one of the most pristine natural environments on the planet, where wildlife abounds. On this tour, we’ll explore unspoiled coastlines, picnic in scenic locations and taste some of the island’s unique and fresh produce. Exclusive dining experiences are a highlight.
The McLaren Vale wine region is reminiscent of Tuscany, not only the grape varieties (with some fantastic Sangiovese, and Barbera’s being produced) but also fresh and pungent olive oils, crusty bread, and the essential stinky cheese — a gourmand’s heaven. We’ll spend a day discovering the Kangaroo Island – the best wineries, local producers and hidden gems.
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On arrival to Adelaide airport this morning, we’ll be met by our expert wine Guide, for an adventure to the McLaren Vale wine region.
The McLaren Vale region is 45 minutes south of Adelaide, bound by sea on one side, and hills on the other. It’s a spectacular region in which to explore internationally renowned wine producers.
Today we’ll visit some top-notch wineries as well as small, boutique producers, tailored to our guests’ preferences. Of course, we’ll break for a superb lunch of local produce, overlooking the vineyards and rolling hills.
This morning, we’ll drive to Cape Jervis for our ferry to Kangaroo Island. Sit back and enjoy a morning coffee as we cruise across the Backstairs Passage!
On arrival, our KI expert local Guide will meet us and take us for an exclusive local’s tour of this fascinating island.
Today we’ll visit a remote, pristine beach, an artisan cheese dairy and South Australia’s first boutique gin distillery. Lunch will be a gourmet picnic in a nature reserve, where wildlife abounds.
Dinner tonight is special. We’re invited to the home of KI celebrities, Craig and Janet, for pizzas and local produce on their deck!
Our explorations today are to the unspoilt and diverse Flinders Chase National Park, home to a wide variety of plants and animals – some found nowhere else in the world.
We’ll visit Rocky River, a breeding ground for the rare Cape Barren goose, and the Remarkable Rocks. These huge granite boulders are KI icons, and people say they now resemble the works of Salvador Dali! Charge up your camera batteries for today – the scenery is spectacular!
Lunch today will be a gourmet picnic with local produce and wine.
This afternoon, we’ve tee-ed up a visit to Andermel Marron Farm, an extraordinary farm which produces marron (Australian fresh-water crayfish), wine, native spices, wine and sheep! We’ll sample some fresh marron seasoned with their spices, and washed down with their wines of course!
Spend this evening at leisure in Kangaroo Island.
Another day exploring this incredible island! Today we’ll first visit a honey farm, famous for the KI Ligurian Honey bee – the only pure strain in the world.
Seal Bay Conservation park will be a highlight. Our guide will take us on a private tour amongst sealions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn of their unique breeding biology.
After a bush barbie lunch, we’ll drive across to the other side of the island, for breath-taking coastal scenery, hidden beaches and a walk along a great bush track.
This afternoon we have a private appointment at Islander Estate Vineyard, where Bordeaux vigneron Jacques Lurton has established a boutique wine estate, showcasing literally the best of global wine-making techniques. Our VIP immersive wine experience starts with the soils of the Cygnet Escarpment and ends up with a private barrel room tasting of the full complement of estate-grown wines.
Our final dinner will be in the bush on the estate, with the gentle sloping hills and vineyard as our backdrop.
Sadly, it’s time to join the rat-race again. We’ll say goodbye to our KI hosts and head to the airport for our flight back to Adelaide, where there are plenty of connecting flights home.