Kangaroo Island & Coorong Tour 3

Kangaroo Island & the Coorong - Tour 3 - 8 Days

25th October - 1st November, 2019

Kangaroo Island is the third largest Island to the Mainland after Tasmania and Melville Island. Separated from the Mainland by the Backstairs Passage, the Island does not have foxes or rabbits, but a wonderful range of wildlife including: Sea Lions on the South Coast, Fur Seals at the Western End and Pelicans at Kingscote.. 

This unique island is also the site of the first ever settlement in South Australia.  Kangaroo Island has a population of approximately 4,500 with the main town being Kingscote. Our accommodation for three nights is at  the 1834 Ozone Hotel in Kingscote.

We also enjoy a wonderful cruise in the Coorong National Park and tour the Fleurieu Peninsula.

 

PRICE

Price per person twin share  $3,220
Repeat clientele twin share  $3,195
Single supplement room  $495
​Deposit $200 per person upon booking

O’Shannessy’s Quality Tours will match single travellers who wish to twin share with another single traveller of the same gender.
However, if this is not possible, you shall be provided with single accommodation at the twin share fare (no additional cost).

All prices are from Melbourne. Please contact our office for a price from your capital city.

Tour Information

Mt Gambier, Goolwa, Penneshaw, Raptor Domain, Cliffords Honey Farm - Kangaroo Island, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Seal Bay Tour, Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks, Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Bay of Shoals Winery, Victor Harbor,

Strathalbyn and The Grampians National Park.

 

Cruises

Luncheon Cruise on the Coorong.

Multiple Night Stays

6 Nights at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

Mt Gambier, Goolwa, Penneshaw, Raptor Domain, Cliffords Honey Farm - Kangaroo Island, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Seal Bay Tour, Flinders Chase National Park, Admiral’s Arch and Remarkable Rocks, Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Bay of Shoals Winery, Victor Harbor, Strathalbyn and the Grampians National Park.

 

MULTIPLE NIGHT STAYS
6 Nights at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island.

 

CRUISES
Luncheon Cruise on the Coorong.

 

Itinerary

MELBOURNE - MT GAMBIER

 

With pick up from home this morning, we transfer to O’Shannessy’s Coach and travel via the Westgate Bridge to Geelong for our morning tea break from the coach. From Geelong we drive to Warrnambool, a beautiful seaside city on the shores of Lady Bay. More than 100 ships and boats were wrecked within 80 kilometres from Warrnambool, hence the current name for the area - The Shipwreck Coast. Following a late lunch, we continue our journey west to Heywood, Dartmoor and across the border to Mt. Gambier. We take a short tour of this South Australian town, of particular interest are the craters of extinct volcanoes, including the famous “Blue Lakes”, the source of Mount Gambier’s water supply.  The volume of this fresh water lake neither diminishes nor gains and its water source is still unknown.  We also visit the beautifully landscaped Umpherston Cave. We then head to our accommodation and have time to freshen up before dinner. 

 

OVERNIGHT: Quality Inn Presidential, MOUNT GAMBIER

SPIRIT OF THE COORONG CRUISE - FLEURIEU PENINSULA

 

Following a hearty breakfast this morning we travel along the Coorong, glimpsing the Younghusband Peninsula enroute. At Meningie we board the “Spirit of the Coorong” for an informative and relaxing luncheon cruise. Our cruise takes us across the Coorong National Park to Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  Our coach will be waiting for us in Goolwa for the drive through Port Elliot to lovely Victor Harbor and the McCracken Country Club for our overnight accommodation. We’ll be back in Victor Harbor later in our tour for the opportunity to look around.

 

OVERNIGHT:  McCracken Country Club, VICTOR HARBOR

KANGAROO ISLAND ENTERPRISES

 

This morning, we take the scenic drive to Cape Jervis where we board the Sea Link ferry across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw. Back on the coach we begin our days sightseeing. Our first visit is also a fascinating one. We arrive at the Raptor Domain for their free flight birds of prey demonstration. Raptor Domain will also be our lunch venue. After lunch we will be introduced to some unique Kangaroo Island ventures - the first one is Clifford’s Honey Farm for a honey ice cream and to learn about the unique Ligurian Bee. Very close by is Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery where we take a very interesting tour of the plant and equipment involved in producing eucalyptus oil and product. We then head to Kingscote, the island’s main town, where we check into our next three nights’ accommodation.

 

OVERNIGHT:    1834 Aurora Ozone Hotel, KINGSCOTE

KANGAROO ISLAND - NATURAL WONDERS OF THE SOUTH COAST

 

Today is a naturalist’s treat!  We spend our day along the South Coast beginning with a visit to the world famous Seal Bay for a chance to walk along the beach amongst the colony of Australian Sea Lions who live here all year round. It is an unforgettable experience to be guided by a National Parks Ranger, along the beach, within metres of the bulls, cows and seal pups as they rest on the beach. We then drive to Rocky River where we have plenty of time to spend in the Visitors Centre before our picnic lunch. This afternoon we continue our touring in the Flinders Chase National Park. Our sightseeing includes the Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admirals Arch where, via a spectacular board walk, we can see close up a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals who live in the sea and the rocks just below us. After a fascinating day, we return to the hotel via a different route and have time to freshen up for dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT:    1834 Aurora Ozone Hotel, KINGSCOTE

MORE KANGAROO ISLAND

 

This morning we have some free time to explore the town and perhaps purchase a souvenir of our holiday, before we make our way to beautiful Emu Bay.  At the Lavender Farm, we enjoy an informative talk and lunch.  This afternoon we call in to Bay of Shoals Wines overlooking the Bay of Shoals and Reeves Point, site of the first settlement in South Australia.  We enjoy some local wine tasting here before making our way back to Kingscote. 

 

OVERNIGHT:    1834 Aurora Ozone Hotel, KINGSCOTE

VICTOR HARBOR

 

This morning we say farewell to Kangaroo Island and board the ferry at Penneshaw for our return journey to the mainland. Back on board the coach, we retrace our steps back to Victor Harbor. After lunch, we have some free time to explore “Victor”, as the locals know it. Perhaps take the opportunity to visit the SA Whale Centre (own expense). Victor Harbor was originally a whaling centre with three whaling stations in the mid - 1900s. An estimated 400 Southern Right Whales arrived into Encounter Bay each season. Unfortunately these magnificent mammals were destroyed back then but they have returned to the bay in increasing numbers. Later this afternoon, we check into our accommodation with time to settle in before dinner.

 

OVERNIGHT:  McCracken Country Club, VICTOR HARBOR

VICTOR HARBOR - GRAMPIANS

 

We have the chance for a sleep in this morning before beginning our journey back to Victoria. We travel to the “Heritage Town” of Strathalbyn. The railway reached Strathalbyn in 1884 and copper was smeltered in the district until 1914. Today the quaint town is popular for its architecture and pleasant atmosphere. At Tailem Bend we join the Dukes Highway through Tintinara to Keith where we enjoy our lunch. This afternoon, we make our way through Horsham to Stawell for our final night on tour.

 

OVERNIGHT:    Magdala Motor Lodge, STAWELL

GRAMPIANS - MELBOURNE

 

We have another great day planned with a scenic drive through the Grampians National Park before arriving in Ararat for our last lunch together. This afternoon, we rejoin the highway and travel via Ballarat to Melbourne. We return home with fond memories of a varied and interesting tour. As always, our chauffeurs will be there to greet us and return us safely to our doorstep.

Kangaroo Island Coorong Tour 3 2019

Kangaroo Island Coorong Tour 3 2019

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