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Exceptional Kangaroo Island

1139 Playford Highway | Cygnet River Via, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned eco-friendly tour company for Kangaroo Island off of the coast of South Australia. Highly recommend.
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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Lots to do but lots of driving to do it. Look out for wildlife we saw lots of road kill on the roads.

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East Hampton, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We spent two days with Gaynor and one each with Trevor and Ron . Although the drives between sights were fairly long, the trips were so worth it every time. Seeing the sea lions in their natural environment rolling down the dunes to the water and the mothers returning from the sea after three days calling their pups was an... More

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We absolutely loved this tour. Guides Trevor and Gaynor were excellent, lunches were exquisite and the scenery and wildlife were exceptional. I highly recommend it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent one day touring Kangaroo Island with Jaime and Trevor from Exceptional Tours. It was the best experience we had while we were traveling in Australia. We think the reason it was the best is all related to the expertise and great humor of our guides who showed us the beauty of this unique island. The lunch in the... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We spent 2 very productive days on tour with Mary and then Dale. One day we did north-south and the other east-west. We visited the scenic west with the Remarkable Rocks and then saw lots of koalas plus some roos and wallabies. The next day, sea lions, more koalas and wallabies, and also an echidna, plus birds. Both guides were... More

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craig-eki, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking time to post a review - I am glad you had a good time with Mary and Dale although not surprised as they are both great guides and warm communicators. If you think there is something we can improve on or any ideas you have from your travels elsewhere please let us know as we... More

17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We spent three days in February on KI with two of them on tours with EKI. On day one we were picked up at the airport and joined a group tour for the day with Gaynor and Dale. Although it was a slightly wet day, we were able to see a lot of wildlife, and learned about island life from... More

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New York City, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Dale was knowledgeable, patient and shared her love for KI. Spending two days with her was a highlight of our 8 week trip. Kangaroo Island now holds a huge place in our hearts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We chose the one day tour with Tim and Mary Alice who were both very knowledgeable in flora and fauna. We were picked up at Kingscote Airport. They knew where to find koalas, kangaroos, wallabies and seals. We were really impressed with how respectful they were of the animals and the environment. We were educated on how to behave so... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We had a fantastic visit to Kangaroo Island. My husband and I have taken dozens of tours in our travels. This was one off the best tours we have ever encountered. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable and the lunches were incredible! I use a wheelchair and am usually resigned to staying in the van at the less accessible stops.... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

As part of our 4 day stay at KI's wonderful Southern Ocean Lodge we enjoyed a group tour with about 8 others for half a day plus a full day private tour for just the two of us and guide. The guides from both tours live on the Island and have a wealth of knowledge about it and it's inhabitants!... More

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