Silversea Expedition Cruises To KANGAROO ISLAND

KANGAROO ISLAND

Kangaroo Island is with 1,740 square miles the third largest island off the coast of Australia. It is 96 miles long and 34 miles wide, and known for its outstanding natural beauty. Due to its remote location, Kangaroo Island was less affected than the mainland by the impact of European development. To this day, the island is rich in diverse flora and fauna seldom found elsewhere. As one of the world’s last unspoiled wilderness places, about 30 percent of the island has been designated as National Parks. View more

The most important one is Flinders Chase at the western end of Kangaroo Island, with Seal Bay Conservation Park following close behind. Its large sandy beach and dune area is home to Australian sea lions where they come to rest and nurse their young. Kingscote, formerly known as Queenscliffe, is the largest town on the island and its main supply depot. Tourism is a significant element in the local economy. A mix of attractive small townships, wildlife sanctuaries and fascinating wilderness areas guarantee a steady stream of visitors each year.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.

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MELBOURNE To DARWIN
  • Departure
    Feb 24 2021
  • Duration
    25 Days
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    Silver Explorer
From US$ 13,680
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Excursions in KANGAROO ISLAND

A Taste of Kangaroo Island

Experience the splendid beauty, wildlife and flavours of Kangaroo Island during this half-day tour that showcases some local producers including a shearing demonstration, honey farm and Eucalyptus distillery.


Rob's Sheep Shearing

Depart the pier for the scenic, narrated drive to the Rob's Sheep Shearing. Robs Shearing Demonstration which provides a chance to watch KI local farmer Rob work together with his well-trained sheepdogs to round up sheep in the yards. Rob then puts his expert shearing skills on show, by shearing one of his flock and entertaining you with his local stories. Rob will then use a spinning wheel to spin wool into a fine, even string creating a lovely ball of merino yarn.


Clifford's Honey Farm

Next, re-board your coach and drive south for a visit to Clifford's Honey Farm, where over 22,000 pounds (10,000 kilograms) of honey is produced annually. Kangaroo Island is the only place in the world where a pure strain of Ligurian bee exists. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the Honey Room and facility, explore the honey collection, extraction and production processes, and participate in a tasting of honey varieties.


Your last stop is at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, the only commercial eucalyptus distillery operating in South Australia. Take a guided tour of the distillery and sample Kangaroo Island Cider.


Re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute ride back to the pier.

Flavours of Kangaroo Island

Experience the flavours of Kangaroo Island during this fun-filled, full-day excursion.


Kangaroo Island, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Cider Tasting

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of the distillery, then proceed for a cider tasting. Following your visit, re-board your coach and transfer to the nearby Clifford's Honey Farm. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the farm including sampling of the world famous Ligurian bee's honey, local beer and ice-cream.


Oyster Shop and Tasting, Sunset Food & Wine, Canape Lunch, American Beach

Leaving the farm, re-board your coach and head to an oyster shop, where a brief stop is made for an oyster tasting. Afterward, proceed for a Kangaroo Island produce canape lunch with alcoholic beverages at Sunset Food & Wine, a modern bistro overlooking the American Beach. Your meal is hosted by Chef Jack Ingram, awarded one Chef's Hat from the Australian Good Food Guide in 2017. The menu is seasonal, especially created for Silversea guests and to be disclosed close to the excursion date.


Dudley Wines Cellar Door, Wine-and-Cheese Tasting

After lunch, re-board your coach and head to your final stop, the Dudley Wines Cellar Door. Upon arrival, proceed for a wine-and-cheese tasting. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.

Kangaroo Island Adventure by 4WD

Explore the fascinating natural sights and wildlife of Kangaroo Island during this panoramic, full-day, off-road sightseeing excursion.


Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Seal Bay, Sea Lion Colony

Depart the pier aboard a 4X4 Land Rover for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Seal Bay. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour on the beach. Along the way, marvel at the sea lion colony of 600 bulls, pups and cows.


Flinders Chase National Park, Barbecue Lunch, Remarkable Rocks

Next, re-board your Land Rover for a picturesque drive past many beautiful and natural sights en route to Flinders Chase National Park. Located on the west-end of Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase National Park is the largest park on the island and home to many iconic Kangaroo Island sights. Upon arrival, proceed for a barbecue lunch accompanied by Kangaroo Island wines. Afterward, take a guided discovery walk to the Remarkable Rocks, a group of granite boulders atop a granite dome.


Admirals Arch

Your last stop is at Admirals Arch, another of the many beautiful and natural landmarks on Kangaroo Island. At the conclusion of your visit to this distinctive rock bridge, re-board your Land Rover and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park & Beach

Discover the scenic splendour and wildlife of Kangaroo Island during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Pennington Bay, Free Time, Ocean & Coastal Views, Crashing Waves

Depart the pier for the short drive to Pennington Bay, an extremely popular surfing and fishing beach. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to relax, stroll the beach, browse the local shops for souvenirs, and/or take in splendid panoramic views of the coast and ocean. Extreme care should be taken due to the very strong rip currents here, and crashing huge waves on the shore that can be heard at the American River, located approximately 5.6 miles (about nine kilometres) away.


Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Rare and Unique Wildlife from Kangaroo Island and Australia

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. With a wide range of Kangaroo Island and Australia's rare, unique and special wildlife, this park offers a unique, hands-on experience in a safe, friendly and educational environment. During your guided walking tour, opportunities to have photographs taken with lizards, koalas and pythons are available at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 70-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking at Pennington Bay is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour; minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 18 years old. Guests cannot stay on the coach for extended visits to venues, as the air-conditioning on the coach does not work without the engine running. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pennington Bay & Historic Kingscote

Experience the coastal beauty of Kangaroo Island and legacy of southern Australia's oldest European settlement during this leisurely, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Pennington Bay, Pelican Bay, South Coast, Kangaroo Island Beaches, Kangaroos

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Kingscote. En route, a photo stop is made at Pennington Bay. Upon arrival, take in spectacular panoramic views of Pelican Bay, the rugged south coast and beautiful beaches of Kangaroo Island, and look for local kangaroos often seen lazing in the paddocks.


Kingscote, Free Time, Reeves Point, Bay of Shoals

Upon arrival, in Kingscote, southern Australia's oldest European settlement and the largest township on Kangaroo Island, approximately two hours of free time is made available to explore the main street, browse the local shops and/or relax with a refreshing drink in a local café at your own expense. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier. En route, learn about the history of Kangaroo Island, and pass by historic Reeves Point, the point of South Australia's first settlement, and the scenic Bay of Shoals.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with three-four steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. Walking at Kingscote is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket from the ship. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, animal sightings are not guaranteed. The tour sequence may vary. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

RIB-Boat Ocean Safari

Marvel at the coast and wildlife of Kangaroo Island from the water during this scenic and exhilarating, 'Ocean Safari' excursion.


Christmas Cove, Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point

Depart the pier for the short transfer to Christmas Cove. En route, a photo brief stop is made to take in spectacular panoramic views over Penneshaw. Upon arrival at Christmas Cove, embark your awaiting, 24.6-foot (about 7.5-metre) rigid-inflatable boat (RIB), the Gemini Waverider, and begin your approximately one-hour coast and wildlife tour. Along the way, your panoramic route wraps around the coastline of Kangaroo Island, and visits locales like Dolphin Cove, Cuttlefish Bay, Kangaroo Head and Snapper Point.


Wildlife

During your exciting journey via RIB-boat, you may encounter pods of bottlenose and common dolphins frolicking happily in their natural environment, or swimming alongside the boat. Seals also inhabit the coasts of Kangaroo Island, and may be seen resting up on the rocks. In addition, look for the many diverse species of seabirds, including sea eagles, osprey and wedged-tailed eagles. At the conclusion of your RIB-boat adventure, return to Christmas Cove and disembark your boat, then re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), at times over uneven surfaces and inclines, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a weatherproof jacket from the ship. Although frequently encountered on this type of tour, wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. The tour sequence may vary. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions.

Seal Bay Discovery

Explore the diverse flora, fauna and wildlife of Kangaroo Island during this picturesque excursion to Seal Bay,a national parks set up to protect the endangered the Australian Sea-lion and its natural habitat.


Seal Bay

Depart the pier for the scenic, 80 min narrated drive to Seal Bay. See the endangered Australian Sea-lions in their natural environment of coastal vegetation, dunes and beach. It is a large sandy beach and dune area where approximately 600 Australian sea lions rest and nurse their young. Seal Bay is one of only two places in the world where you can stroll with your guide through a wild seal colony.


Wander along the 800-metre boardwalk which meanders through the limestone cliffs and dunes to viewing platforms where you can observe the sea-lions surfing the waves or sunning themselves on the beach while you enjoy the stunning coastal scenery.

Re-board the coach and continue driving to Pennington Bay, a superb surf beach and photographer's dream, and a popular for swimming and fishing.


Your tour concludes with the transfer from Pennington Bay back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Expeditions

“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.