Kangaroo Island Kangaroo
Glossy Black Cockatoo
Duration: Full Day
Type: Groups, Private Charter, Shared.
Interests: Birds, Land Invertebrates, Land Mammals & Marsupials, Marine Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians.
Kangaroo Island is blessed with a diverse range of habitats, with this full day tour showcasing a variety of landscapes to give guests a sample of what life is like living on this remarkable island. From Redgum forests across Cygnet Valley and the Central Plateau, to the coastal heath, dunes and rugged limestone cliffs across the south coast, guests are amazed at the beauty the changing topography. The tour also showcases the way Kangaroo Island has retained space for nature in a productive farming landscape.
Key wildlife species sought are Koalas, Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, Tammar Wallabies and Australian Sea-lions. Other possibilities include Short-beaked Echidnas, Glossy Black Cockatoos, Rosenberg's Goanna (warmer months) and a range of bushbirds and shore-birds.
The day starts with an exploration of the central Cygnet Valley, traversing through picturesque redgum forests, narrow-leaved mallee and mixed farmland, then up to the north coast to Stokes Bay to a sheltered beach into the sheoak woodland. After breaking for lunch (grilled fish, haloumi and salad with local wines) in the upper Cygnet Valley, guests will explore a blue gum/sugar gum forest before travelling south to Seal Bay where coastal mallee transitions through coastal heath into dunes. This is the opportunity to encounter the third largest colony of Australian Sea-lions. Other regular wildlife encounters include Koalas, Tammar Wallabies and Kangaroo Island Kangaroos, with Short-beaked Echidnas, Glossy Black Cockatoos, Rosenberg's Goanna (warmer months) and a range of bush and shore-birds sighted often.