If you’ve never had the chance to see a kangaroo up close and personal, we suggest you start now. And, what better way to get a glimpse of these rambunctious marsupials than on Kangaroo Island.

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This island serves as a wildlife mecca and plays host to some stunning scenery. There is also a kind and inviting community of about 4,000 people who call the island home. With about 4,000 square km of space, which amounts to one square km per person, the island has great local produce and the food and wine quality here is truly world class. From small rustic vineyards, to family owned and operated sheep dairies, to a liqueur distillery favorite, the Mulberry Gin, you’ll enjoy little local wonders around every corner.

More than 30 percent of the island is protected land providing great natural habitat for all types of endemic Australian and Kangaroo Island specific Wildlife. With 72 hours in Kangaroo Island, we guarantee you will see Australian sea lions, koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, New Zealand fur seals and wedge tailed eagles. Not to mention the scores of other animals you have the chances of seeing while exploring Kangaroo Island.

If you’ve only got 72 hours to spare, we have your itinerary.

STA Travel offers a special two-day tour across the entire island on the cheap. This adventure includes one breakfast, two lunches and one dinner. No need to worry about food, we’ve got you. Our Kangaroo Island tour is aimed at the spirited, budget traveler who enjoys experiencing attractions off the tourist trail.


With a group of no more than 20 people, the tour begins in Adelaide and then you’ll hop on a ferry, or small coach, to Seal Bay where you’ll get up close with wild sea lions.

After you’ve had your sea lion fill, you’ll have the chance to experience real Aussie life at Rob’s Shearing and Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery and enjoy sand boarding on a toboggan at Little Sahara, or you can pick up a paddle and kayak in the crystal blue waters. Once you’ve gotten all sandy, or soaked, depending on your choice of sport, it’s off to Oz’s best beach, Vivionne Bay Lodge, where you’ll stay overnight in deluxe hotel accommodations. If you choose, you can set up camp outdoors, but only because outdoor life in South Australia is beyond comparison.


As the sun rises on day two, your group will visit Flinder’s Chase National Park to see the Remarkable Rocks and stunning Admiral’s Arch, where you’ll be able to view playful fur seals. Explore the north coast and its many idyllic beaches before returning to Adelaide.


To maximize your 72 hours, you can forego the trek back to Adelaide with the group and stay in the Flinder’s Chase National Park area an additional day – at your own cost – and head on over to the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse on Dudley Peninsula. You can dive the wrecks of the Portland Maru and the Loch Vennachar and take in some history about the Aboriginal people who abandoned the island.

Then, you can head back to the mainland.

Tourism Australia’s Best Jobs in the World winner, Greg Snell, who worked as a wildlife caretaker in South Australia, suggests booking any organized tour to Kangaroo Island in advance to guarantee you get the most for your money.

Boom. That’s 72 hours in Kangaroo Island. Now, are you up for this STA Travel adventure? Use the STA Travel tour code ADLKIS to take advantage of our Kangaroo Island tour before it expires.


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