KANGAROO ISLAND 4WD LUXURY TOURS
Welcome To Escape Tours of Kangaroo Island
Escape Tours of Kangaroo Island conduct private 4WD Island and Wildlife Safaris for in-house guests staying at Seascape Lodge. This exclusive combination guarantees both the finest accommodation and tour experience available on Kangaroo Island. With your personal naturalist guide and exclusive use of our spacious air conditioned 4WD vehicles, you have a choice of how long you wish to linger at particular touring destinations as well as a tailor-made itinerary to suit your particular interests or special requests.
To ensure maximum understanding of the island’s history, wildlife and natural wonders your experienced guide provides a fully interpretive, informative and entertaining touring experience. Tours are conducted in English and language guides are also available on request. Day tours include BBQ or picnic lunches (special menus by prior arrangement), refreshments, including Kangaroo Island wines and Morning Teas. Tour duration is approximately 9 hours but if you wish to enjoy a shorter day than this then just let your driver know and he’ll adjust your itinerary to suit.
4WD TOUR EXPERIENCES
Kangaroo Island is a must see ‘Wildlife’ destination with packages ranging from 1,2, 3 and 4 days. Certainly if wanting a good wildlife experience at least 2 days touring is required but the longer you stay the more there is to enjoy!
Kangaroo Island is in the unique situation of having been separated from the mainland for several thousand years. This has meant that many of the issues that have impacted on mainland Australia’s wildlife populations have not been affected here. Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koalas roam freely without the threat of foxes, nor do they compete with rabbits for grazing land. These European species have always been banned from the island and conservation parks were established very early in the last century. This has meant that much of the island is still, and always will be, virgin bushland. A haven not only for our own unique native species of mammals, reptiles, birds and plants but also for those from mainland Australia that have faced population threat and been allowed to thrive here. Kangaroo Island supports healthy populations of the worlds only two Monotreme Mammals, the Echidna and Platypus. These unique but illusive egg laying mammals can be found in various spots around the island.
Visit the spectacular natural formations of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, within the Flinders Chase National Park. Walk amongst a colony of Australian Sealions. See New Zealand Fur Seals, Koalas, Birds, Wallabies, Reptiles, endemic plant species and wildflowers. Look for Echidna, Platypus and many rare bird species like the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. Enjoy beautiful pristine beaches , clear blue ocean, rugged coastlines and travel down sandy bush tracks to discover hidden wonders.
Kangaroo Island is also well known for it’s local artists, many of whom have their work shops open to the public. Other local attractions include pure Ligurian Bee Honey, Island Pure sheep’s Cheeses and Yogurts, Andermal Marron, a Eucalyptus Distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits and other local wineries are certainly worth a look. Various walking trails, conservation parks, coastal routes with breathtaking views and secluded bays and beaches can also be included in the itinerary. Maybe a Marine Tour that includes swimming with a local pod of Dolphins or sandboarding at Little Sahara might be something special for the children to experience.
NOCTURNAL PENGUIN TOURS
After dinner we can also conduct nocturnal tours (Seasonal) visiting the local colony of fairy penguins and other nocturnal wildlife. Night tour duration is approximately 2 hours.