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“1 day Flinders Chase Experience tour” 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 things to do in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“1 day Flinders Chase Experience tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The tour picked us up from where we were staying in American River and went via the airport to pick up another couple. Flinders Chase, now a National Park, is coastal mallee country The tour went first to Remarkable Rocks, which is a group of granite boulders, set on smooth granite and carved into sculptures by thousands of years of wind, rain and sea spray. We then went to Lucy's Cottage where we had morning tea (or coffee) plus Lamingtons and cake.

From there we went to the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre for a loo stop and to see their interpretive displays, which explain about the flora and fauna of the Island. Our next stop was Cape du Couedic to see the lighthouse and Admirals Arch. The sea was very rough
and it was raining intermittently but no matter. The lighthouse is truly incredible, as it was built before there were any roads in the area; so the supply boats anchored in Weirs Cove, 1.5 km away and a flying fox was set up to land the building materials; from there, they were carried along a path to the lighthouse site. Admirals Arch is a large natural arch in the rock, worn away by the relentless action of the sea. There, we saw a large number of New Zealand fur seals including a lot of seal cubs. We. went back to the Visitors Centre for a late lunch as it was very windy and no outside picnic was possible. Finally we went to Vivonne Bay, once voted the best beach in Australia, before returning to our hotels.

Visited October 2012
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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“A most enjoyable two days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Small group tour in a purpose built air conditioned vehicle which dealt with the uneven road surfaces in a certain amount of comfort. With a smaller number you were able to get to know your fellow travellers well, although a number of us went to different places for our overnight stop. We stayed in a lovely B&B in Brownlow a few kilometres out of Kingscote, and were well looked after, with a lovely dinner and breakfast, and the opportunity to walk along the deserted beach before our second day's adventure began.

Over the two days we covered the length and breadth of the island, and with the expert knowledge of our local guides got a good understanding of the history of the island, its flora and fauna, and were able to see animals particularly fairly close to.

Tea breaks each morning with home produced local cakes and biscuits, followed by wonderful lunches, with plenty to eat and drink - one day a picnic, the other a barbecue both in lovely surroundings.

This wasn't quite what we were expecting, and perhaps should not have been billed as the Australian Galapagos, as the experience was very different. Nevertheless a most enjoyable two days, and for us the highlight was probably the echidna, who we saw at very close quarters, just going about his business, totally unaware that we were watching him. We did not see one anywhere else whilst in Australia.

Visited March 2012
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Temperance, Michigan
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“Great Day Tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I spent three days on KI in June and took three tours. The "two" day tours covered the island's key attractions, like Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, the Fur Seal Area, Stokes Bay, and Flinders Chase. Both of our guides, Rob and Mary were excellent. We had morning Tea and a gourmet lunch each day prepared buy our guides.

We also took a nocturnal tour to see the Fairy Penguins. Our guide Scott took us to a colony of Fairy Penguins at night to view them leave the ocean to return to their nests to feed their young.
All tours were on time and their vehicles were in great shape. I highly recommend Exceptional Kangaroo Island Tours.

Visited June 2012
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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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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“Briiliant!”
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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