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“Fantastic experience!!!” 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
0885539119
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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Kingscote
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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.
Miami, Florida
1 review
“Fantastic experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My family including our three teenage children ages 18,17, 14 spent two days with Gaynor from Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Wow, we all a wonderful time! Gaynor is fantastic. She is very knowledgeable and personable. We were also lucky enough to run into her husband, Jamie, who is also a tour guide with Exceptional Kangaroo. We highly recommend visiting Kangaroo Island and hiring Exceptional Kangaroo for a tour. By the way, Gaynor cooks a wonderful lunch!

Visited July 2013
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Mundelein, Illinois
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“Outstanding Touring!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We are both experienced world travelers, who were nonetheless simply amazed by the two days of touring with Exceptional Kangaroo Island. The service was very personalized and really felt like the guide was genuinely befriending you and showing you the sights that were of interest to you. The tour was also exceptionally well run, with no doubt as to when you would next eat or when the next bathroom stop was scheduled to occur. In addition, they handled my food allergies without any issues at all. These basic items completed the picture of an extremely well executed tour.

The price may seem a bit high, but we believe it is worth it. We took a "big bus" tour of the Barossa Valley outside of Adelaide and it was not even comparable to the Exceptional Kangaroo Island tour experience.

Visited July 2013
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“A MUST-DO EXPERIENCE!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Everyone visiting Australia must visit Kangaroo Island and MUST take a tour with Jamie of Exceptional Kangaroo Island! My husband, two kids (ages 13 and 9) and myself recently vacationed in Australia for two and a half weeks. Spent three days on Kangaroo Island and I must say it was the BEST part of our holiday!! Jamie is a native of Kangaroo Island and has a passion for the island - he knows everything there is to know and shared all of that knowledge with us. He included the kids in everything - including the cooking and serving of lunch, which the kids loved!! The lunch spots Jamie chose for us were beautiful and the food was delicious! Jamie showed us everything there is to see on Kangaroo Island and so much more! We saw many, many kangaroos, wallibys, koalas, seals, and so much more!! If we could have spent a week on the island with Jamie, we would have done so. Yes, it is a bit expensive, but it is worth every penny ---- and so much more. My husband and I have been on many, many tours and this far exceeded every tour and Jamie far exceeded our expectations!! Thanks, Jamie, for a quite memorable experience!!

Visited June 2013
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“top end stuff all the way”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

yes you pay a lot compared with some of the other tours, but the guides are professional all be it sometimes a little abrupt (such is the 'ozzy' way), food and wine was great, scenary was great. we saw everything on the hit list. i would only do 2 days touring personally. 1 day would have been too rushed. 3 days would have been a little too much. but it does depend on how much of a hurry you are in. i would say one thing though, try and fly if you get sea sick. we had an awful expereince on the ferry coming over!

Visited February 2013
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“A must-do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Our guide lives on Kangaroo Island and is passionate about showing it off to people. He was very knowledgable about its history and wildlife and geological attractions, and gave us a wonderful morning complete with stories of shipwrecks and encounters with wildlife!

Visited July 2013
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