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Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Exceptional Kangaroo Island is an award-winning wildlife tour and destination management company on Kangaroo Island run and operated by former wildlife ranger Craig Wickham.

Specialising in small group and private touring with a range of day tours and multi-day itineraries, Exceptional Kangaroo Island offers holistic immersion into the memorable island.

Resting just off the shore of South Australia, Kangaroo Island is a large island with diverse landscapes, creative community, iconic wildlife, and well-established producer culture. Exceptional Kangaroo Island uses a collaborative approach to bring all of these elements together for a memorable journey by working with a range of bespoke island accommodation, adventure operators, artists, food and wine producers, and researchers whose work is intertwined the surrounding environment.

With a focus on ‘wildlife in the wild’, guests travelling with Exceptional Kangaroo Island will admire the strong ethical approach of experiencing nature without interference, with responsible and sustainable tourism being an integral part of the company’s ethos. This includes catering which celebrates local artisan food and beverages in alfresco landscapes and beyond.

Blending environmental awareness, understanding and hospitality through local connections and access, guests of Exceptional Kangaroo Island will discover the many different dynamics of the island. Remarkable variations on geography, lifestyle, story, and character will reveal themselves through thorough and engaging presentation by passionate locals. Exceptional Kangaroo Island truly lives up to its name.

Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty. Covering almost 4500 sq km (a third of which is conservation land), the island is relatively free of feral species allowing animal and bird populations to thrive.
See koalas in millennia-old native forests, walk among sea lions on pristine white-sand beaches, dive historic wrecks to see the famous Leafy Sea Dragon, watch Ospreys wheeling over rocky headlands…
Rich farmland and fertile seas have supported spirited island communities that are rich in history, culture and cuisine. Today, the passions of art communities, wine growers and artisan food producers help complete this extraordinary off-shore escape.

Nearest major City/Town
Kingscote, the largest town on Kangaroo Island
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia

Air Access
Regular daily scheduled or charter flight from Adelaide to Kingscote is approximately 30 minutes.

Sea Access
Sealink operate regular ferry transfers from Cape Jervis (South Australian mainland) to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

Exceptional Kangaroo Island operates day tours and collects guests from all accommodation venues or Kingscote airport. Tours can be on a share basis with a small group of other travellers, or a private charter where the tour itinerary is tailored to suit your interests.

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