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Address: Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Phone Number: +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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Great guide and experience on Kangaroo Island

My 11 year old was enthralled by the idea of Kangaroo Island - Kangaroos roaming free, Koalas, penguins, sea lions, unique birds, so we made it a stop on our whirlwind tour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 11 year old was enthralled by the idea of Kangaroo Island - Kangaroos roaming free, Koalas, penguins, sea lions, unique birds, so we made it a stop on our whirlwind tour of Australia. As July is winter "down under" it was chilly and a bit rainy, but that actually may have added to the fun. We had a ball... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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81 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently took a 2 day personal tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island. From the moment Dave picked us up in Penneshaw the experience was top rate. Believe them when they say "they have a conversation, not a commentary covering the rich history, unique ecology and contemporary Island lifestyle". It's such a refreshing change from the often well rehearsed spiels of the... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our travel agent booked a tour with this group and we could not have been more pleased! Scott picked us up at the airport and took us for an island tour, timing it so that we would miss the larger tour buses and maximize our wildlife viewing. We saw the sea lions, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and the elusive echidna, as... More 

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

Dear Susan, Thanks very much for your enthusiastic review - it is great to know you enjoyed the landscape, wildlife and hospitality with Scott. Those crimson rosellas are spectactular birds - we literally have them nesting in our front yard and many Australians sometimes take them for granted as they are an everyday encounter. We are constantly reminded how lucky... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute must when visiting Kangaroo Island... The tour guys and gals were funny and full of knowledge about the island and the animals. And the 4x4 van we toured in was very comfortable. They hit all of the top landmarks of the island, and the lunches they cook were amazing. Would highly recommend to family and friends...

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

Hi there, Appreciate your recommendation and review - thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Happy to accept any suggestions for improvements to our services and hope to see you again some day. All the best with your travels, Craig More 

Sitka
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two days we spent traveling with EKI were amazing. Day One our guide, Jamie, showed us all the hidden spots and back roads that make this island such a gem. He shared so many interesting facts and stories about island life and the scenery that KI has to offer. We saw koalas, a echidna, seals, eagles, and tons of... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community - glad you enjoyed your time with Jamie and Scott. They have very different styles and experience but share the same level of knowledge, enthusiasm and passion for giving you access to the best elements of our Island home. Appreciate your time - and note that you can't think... More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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165 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Dave, our guide for two days, did an exceptional job with all aspects of our tour. The lunches at bush settings along the way on both days were really good .. no pre-made sandwiches like we had on other tours. These meals were multi-course and delicious, complete with wine. Dave did the fish on the barbeque at one of our... More 

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

Thanks very much for your review of your visit with us - not surprised you had a great time with Dave as he is a nice bloke and a knowledgeable guide to go with it. Pleased also you enjoyed the meals - it is a nice way to showcase the quality of Island produce and adds to the range of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Our last two days of An antipodean Adventure could not have finished with a more memorable experience Mary our guide and host went above the call of duty to ensure we got a great insight of what the island had to offer, scenery fauna and flora were superb From lorakeets to parakeets, from kangaroos to koalas, from seals to sea... More 

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

Hi Ian, Thanks very much for your review - we love hearing from our guests to make sure we are continuing to provide valued service. Mary is a delight to have as part of our guiding team and takes great pride in sharing her island home with our guests. If there are any aspects you think we could improve upon... More 

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not very often does the name of a company perfectly describe the experience or product they offer, but Exceptional Kangaroo Island does just that; it is exceptional. Our two day tour was filled with moments that made the trip memorable; having lunch on top of a cliff overlooking the Southern Ocean, walking on a beach amidst sea lions, crawling through... More 

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

Wow what a great review - thanks very much for your warm summary of your experience with our team. Janet and I (the owners) are very much active behind the scenes - as our our teenage son and daughter when they are home from their studies. We have lots of great material to work with her on the Island -... More 

Hawkesbury, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had a wonderful two days on Kangaroo Island. Mary was a wonderful guide and host. We saw Kangaroo, Wallabies, Koala, Echidna and fur seals in their natural habitat as well as learning about the plant life. We saw spectacular scenery at Admiral's Arch and the remarkable Rocks. The lunches in the bush were a very nice treat during the... More 

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

Dear Peter, Thanks very much for sharing your experience - great to know you enjoyed your time with us and Mary's hosting. She is a real character with so much knowledge and a very relaxed manner. Stranraer is an experience all on its' own - the family heritage, the hospitality and Lyn's cooking is a real treat. We look forward... More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We did a few tours during our stay at Kangaroo Island and we had Tim on our first day and Mary on our subsequent days - they are such fabulous people with such an extensive knowledge of every nook and cranny of Kangaroo Island - this was undeniably our best experience of South Australia. As many locations were not convenient... More 

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

Hi Barbara, Loved your review - thanks for taking the time and I appreciate you nominating our guides for their knowledge, service and humour. We are fortunate to have a really great team of guides as well as the behind the scenes crew to make it easy to deliver grerat service. Please recommend us to your friends and if you... More 

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