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“Fabulous Tours” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Exceptional Kangaroo Island

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
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned eco-friendly tour company for Kangaroo Island off of the coast of South Australia. Highly recommend.
reading, pa
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“Fabulous Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We spent two days with Exceptional Kangaroo Island guides--Tim and Mary. Both were island locals and were knowledgeable and clearly love their island home. Our tours were full days-9 to 5:30. We were driven around is comfortable 4 wheel drive vehicles. The tours included morning tea, exceptional and large picnic lunches and tons of great sight seeing. We were scheduled for shared tours, but it ended up being just our family of 4 each day. We did a nocturnal tour to see the little penguins with Scott (the piano teacher) who was young and charming. Definitely a company worth using.

Visited June 2012
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

This was a two-day guided tour around the sights of Kangaroo Island. Our guides (Jamie and Brian) were very knowledgeable and were extremely friendly and helpful. Each day, they provided lunch for us (the grilled fish on the first day was superb), and they also provided us with tea/coffee and cakes. We found the tour a bit tiring - but that's just because the distances between attractions are unfortunately a little long. We would recommend this tour to anybody.

Visited March 2012
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Everett, wa
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“Amazing wildlife encounters, small groups, great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We started our Australian adventure off with a 2 day, 1 night tour on Kangaroo Island and it wound up being the highlight of the entire 2 week trip. We saw koalas, pelicans, seals, echidnas, kangaroos, wallabees, butterflies, penguins, Goannas, ants, starfish, cockatoos - all in their natural environment. If you are coming to Australia to see the wildlife, this is a must visit and Exceptional Kangaroo Island is the company to see it with. We were never with more than 8 people, everyone had a great view and the guides were exceptionally knowledgable on the island and the wildlife. Another important thing to point out is how amazing the home cooked lunch was each day! We truly felt special and were consistently one step ahead of all the large, crowded tour buses :) thanks for an amazing two days!

Visited March 2012
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“2 days most enjoyable..but enough”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Our son treated my wife and i to a three day visit to the island with "exceptional kangaroo island". We flew in from Adelaide and recommend the flight...especially when you hear the horror stories of bad ferry crossings ! We were met at the airport and joined up with 3 other guests...making 6 of us plus driver/guide.Like many such tours some driver/guides are better than others and it is a bit of luck of the draw who you get.
we did a 3 day tour..on reflection i thought 2 days was enough and the third day itinery was no where as interesting as the first 2. Plus one of the guides on the third day just did not stop talking to the driver...no interest in us and frankly rather spoiled the day.
did not see as much wild life as we did on the great ocean road trip...but the seal beach was just great. guests are restricted to 40 mins visit there...i could have stayed for hours.
if you have a good budget (or a son paying) then the island is a good option to visit.if you have already seen a lot of wildlife or outback experience I might question the cost.bottom line ,we are pleased we went and enjoyed it ...but hesitate to say it is a must do !

Visited March 2012
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“A great way to see wildlife”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I've met several tourists who bemoaned the fact that they haven't seen any koalas or kangaroos outside a zoo. Here's an effective antidote. With the help of an expertly trained guide, we spotted koalas in the trees even before morning tea and then proceeded on to a grove where 14 kangaroos were lounging. As the day progressed, we saw wedgetail eagles, wallabies hiding (from the eagles) in the underbrush, goannas, sea lions, and lots of other flora and fauna I would have missed without the guide. Good meals included, good information, overnight accommodation before or after the tour--a perfect day!

Visited March 2012
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