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Exceptional Kangaroo Island

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Address: Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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+61 8 8553 9119
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned eco-friendly tour company for...

Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned eco-friendly tour company for Kangaroo Island off of the coast of South Australia. We are locals who understand travellers and know you want to make the best use of your limited holiday or vacation time. We know where to find the wildlife, all the cool spots, and importantly, can share the back-story of Kangaroo Island as it is the people you meet and stories you share that really make a trip memorable

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Wonderful way to see Kangaroo Island with locals

We did 2 separate tours over consecutive days and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both days! The first day was about the wildlife (lots of koalas, wallabies, kangaroos... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mihskaelli
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did 2 separate tours over consecutive days and my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed both days! The first day was about the wildlife (lots of koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas & seals). Mary & Tim were our guides & their local knowledge added a special and more authentic feel to the day. The food - a BBQ lunch in a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing day with Exceptional KI. We saw so much wildlife. It was great being in a small group at seal bay. From a hidden beach to sand dunes to a beautiful lunch it was a day the entire family will remember.

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Hi M A, Thanks very much for sharing your experience with the Trip Advisor community and I hope your memories of Kangaroo Island will encourage lots more family travels. Kind regards, Craig More 

toronto
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Eki offers home grown guides that give you the feel for this incredible island. Jamie Bowden was incredible.

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the 5 star rating - Jamie told me he had a good day with you - jam-packed and lots of fun. All the best with your travels, Kind regards, Craig More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

These guys looked after us on a recent filming trip. The food was delicious all the way..thank you Janet! And the facilitation of all our schedule was tops. Thank you Craig and Tim.

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Dear Vivica, Thanks very much for the feedback - you have a great crew and it is rewarding to find the food we provide so well appreciated. Good luck with the rest of the shoot and we look forward to seeing the results! Kind regards, Craig More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 13, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful 2 day tour with Jamie. He is as local as can be and we loved it! In addition to his in depth knowledge of the island, its history and wildlife, we also enjoyed his takes on vegimite and AFL footy among other topics! :-)

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience - appreciate the review! Jamie is a great character and wonderful ambassador for our Island community and we are glad you enjoyed spending time with him. Keep on travelling! Regards, Craig More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

My husband and I did the 2 day tour of Kangaroo with tour guides Mary and Trevor both of whom are fonts of extensive knowledge about the history, the flora and the fauna of this lovely island. The tour covers most of the island and includes two delicious picnic lunches with local wines. Tour groups are very small and thus... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017

The best way to explore the island is with a guide who is living on the island. The first tour day we had Tim and he was just fantastic. We saw plenty of animals and had a great lunch. The second day we had Mary who was equally fantastic and we saw beautiful scenery and lots of animals. Mary picked... More 

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

HI Diana, Thanks very much for your enthusiastic review of your experience with Tim and Mary - so glad you enjoyed your visit. Both guides are passionate and knowledgable and take delight in sharing their island home. Come back and see us again some time - there is plenty more to explore. Regards, More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Fantastic tour of the very impressive wildlife and sights so Kangaroo Island. Ron is a personable and knowledgeable guide who proudly shares they many unique aspects of the Island with outstanding effect and personal esperience. Breaks for tea and lunch during the tour polish the gem.

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Hi Russell, Thanks very much for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Glad you enjoyed your time with Ron and appreciated his knowledge and experience. Come back and see us again! Happy travels, Craig More 

United Kingdom
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266 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Wife and I just spent a couple of enjoyable days on the island with the enthusiastic Ron as our Guide . What he didn't know about the place i guess isn't worth knowing . The tour was enjoyable and professional and we we both left with a better appreciation of the area and it's wildlife . Lunch and coffee breaks... More 

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our tours - and thanks also for your kind words about Ron. He is an enthusiastic guide who takes pride in what he does. Happy that you also enjoyed the food and wine - there is a great team behind the scenes preparing everything from scratch and sourcing as much... More 

Scarsdale
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had Jamie as our guide for two days. Having lived his whole life on the island, Jamie knew the most beautiful spots. Jamie was extremely enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. Additionally, he made two delicious lunches for us in a beautiful setting. Jamie's in depth of the islands wildlife also added greatly to our... More 

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CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, responded to this review

Hi Deborah, Thanks very much for your review - not surprised you had a good time with Jamie. He is so enthusiastic and his knowledge comes from a lifetime of experiences on Kangaroo Island. Please tell your friends about Kangaroo Island and come back to see us again soon. Kind regards, Craig More 

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