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“Finally Saw Roos!”

Kangaroo Island Odysseys
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Kingscote
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kangaroo Island Odysseys offer the ultimate in first-class eco-touring with multilingual driver/guides. We tour daily in English, with regular French,Italian & German tours and Spanish and Japanese on request. Discover why our tours have received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellent 3 years running! Experience personalized travel in comfort in luxury four-wheel drive vehicles and discover Australian wildlife as it's meant to be seen - roaming free! Tours range from 1-5 days and offer guests high quality wildlife and nature based experiences of Kangaroo Island. Private charters and tailored tours are also a specialty. Discover the best personalised tours of Kangaroo Island
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had the opportunity to spend 2 days with Nikki Redman, guide with Kangaroo Island Odysseys this past week and we absolutely loved the tour she provided! While the winter weather was cool with showers, being from the Northwest, that didn't bother us. Nikki was fabulous at finding the animals and sea life for us to view, provided recommendations for places to eat and had a wonderful conversation with our 20 year old son on photography. We didn't realize when we made the arrangements that we would be her only clients - a specialty of KIO - so were pleasantly surprised. She was great at predicting how long we had before the rain hit so that we always made it back to the Land Cruiser before the hardest rain hit. As long as we were willing to get out of the car to go in search of things to see, she always found them for us, provided us with wonderful detail and was just as delighted as we were when we found not one but two echindas! Heartly recommend the tour and Nikki! By the way, the food was great, even for me, a very picky eater.

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SeaLink_Travel, Online Marketing Coordinator at Kangaroo Island Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2013

Dear Hrgeek,
We’re so pleased that you loved your KI Odysseys tour; we will pass on your lovely feedback to Nikki. It sounds like you had a fantastic adventure! While it is winter and cold here in July it certainly is a fantastic time to see all of the wildlife at Kangaroo Island.

KI Odysseys is proud to offer personalised 4WD tours that allow us to cater to your interests and to go off the beaten track to discover wildlife in the wild.

Thanks so much for recommending us – I bet your son captured some amazing images!

Regards, Monique - KI Odysseys (SeaLink Travel Group)

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Reviewed July 9, 2013


I admit i wouldn't have chosen this island without my daughter. Then I would have missed something great! Heaven of nature, animal, colour, perfumes. Every corner a stunning view, every place a bigger WOW. When nature shows us how big and perfect can be and drive some reflection on sense of life. I felt in peace and connected to best of world here. For sure all this has been driven by our superb guide, Nikki of odyssey. We felt her love for her island so more than good explanations, excellent glance for hiddend animals, she gave us part of the core of this island. We were also well adviced by our travel agent: 2 days are the minimum for KI, and winter is great: less people, more nature.

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SeaLink_Travel, Online Marketing Coordinator at Kangaroo Island Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Hi Cristina, thanks for your review of KI Odysseys! A big pat on the back for your daughter for suggesting Kangaroo Island! You are right, KI is such a stunning place with beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife. Winter is such a fantastic time to tour here as all of the animals are out and about in the cooler weather.
I will pass your lovely comments about our fantastic tour guide Nikki on to her. She is very passionate and knowledgable about Kangaroo Island and loves to pass her knowledge on to her guests.

Thank for touring with us and for your great review.

Cheers, Monique, Online Marketing Coordinator - KI Odysseys (Part of SeaLink Travel Group)

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had the wonderful opportunity of having Nikkie Redman as our tour guide of Kangaroo Island. She is a passionate, knowledgeable, friendly person, who had no problems adjusting the tour to our desire to see as much of the local wildlife as possible. Wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, snakes, echidna, humpback whales, seals, beautiful scenery, we saw it all! We cannot recommend this group more highly!

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SeaLink_Travel, Online Marketing Coordinator at Kangaroo Island Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2013

Dear PZamanis,
Thanks for providing us with your fantastic review of the KI Odysseys Tour and for the great photo of the koala! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your tour with Nikki. We are fortunate to have Nikki on our team as she is so incredibly passionate not only about Kangaroo Island (where she was born and bred) but also wildlife in general.

While July is often quite chilly on Kangaroo Island it is such a fantastic time for wildlife spotting and this season has been fantastic for whale watching too as you know!

The beauty of KI Odysseys is that as we host small group tours which means we can really tailor and personalise the experience to our guests and what they would like to see.

We’re so pleased that you had a wonderful time with us and thank you for recommending us!

Regards, Monique - Online Marketing Coordinator KI Odysseys (part of SeaLink Travel Group)

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had a fantastic experience in a beautiful world! We've seen things you people would not even imagine!! Day that my children and we will never forget! Everything we have seen and there 'was shown and explained by a guide and fantastic person ! If you happen 'Mia as a guide your experience will be' even more 'fantastic! The organization is 'perfect, congratulations!!

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SeaLink_Travel, Online Marketing Coordinator at Kangaroo Island Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Hi Andrea Donata Giacomo ed Eleonora,
Thank you so much for your fantastic review of Kangaroo Island Odysseys!
We’re so pleased that you had such an incredible time; I imagine your children will remember this holiday forever! Thank you for your kind words about our wonderful guide Mia, I will certainly pass them on to her.
Cheers,
Monique - Online Marketing Coordinator - KI Odysseys (SeaLink Travel Group)

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Tour guide was Terry Pearce. Met us at ferry, he was ok but not fantastic. Spoke so softly, could hardly hear him in back seat. Tour was fine but very pricey. Unfortunately, we didn't see that much wildlife, except koala and the sea lions. Of course, not tour guide's fault. My major issue is what happened at the airport at KI. While this tour company did inquire about our problem , I believe they are ultimately responsible to provide us with part or whole compensation for the airline fare. We paid extra $240 to fly back to Adelaide, to arrive around 7 - 7:30 pm. Guide dropped us off at airport 6 pm and within minutes told plane couldnt land and a new one had to come from Adelaide. There is no food at this airport; other tour company took their people to eat, Reg. Express was of no help; offered no compensation.Did NOT get back to Adelaide until 10 pm, later than if we'd taken the ferry and saved $240. This tour co. inquired to Reg Exp who offered nothing; I believe this tour co. is ultimately responsible to us. After all we paid $240 for nothing, They say we could have contacted them on KI, how would we have known to do that? The tour guide never said if we had a problem to call them at any time. I am waiting on a second response from this tour company. Be smart if you plan to fly back, ask about flight delay
issue.

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SeaLink_Travel, Online Marketing Coordinator at Kangaroo Island Odysseys, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2013

Dear Mitzys531,

Thank you for providing KI Odysseys with a great rating, we also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.

Your flight delay was an unfortunate situation and we’re disappointed that you were inconvenienced by the airline. We were not made aware of your delay until receiving notification from your travel agent on 17 April. We immediately investigated and responded to your correspondence via your travel agent. We have not received any further communication from you or your travel agent since then.

It is unfortunate that KI Odysseys was not advised of the delay by the airline or yourselves at the time. Our Operations Manager could have certainly offered assistance to you as we have a 24/7 operations phone line. It was an unfortunate situation that the scheduled plane had mechanical problems, delaying the flight by 2 hours and 6 minutes – Safety is the ultimate priority.

Being a small airport there are limited catering options with a cafe open until 6.30pm. Kangaroo Island Transfers (airport shuttle service) announced they would take anyone waiting for the delayed flight into Kingscote to purchase dinner and to return them to the airport by 7.30pm in time for the flight.

We are sorry to hear that you were inconvenienced. Should you wish to provide us with any further information or comments we would be happy to talk to you. You can contact us directly at kireservations@kiodysseys.com.au

kind regards,

Monique, Online Marketing Coordinator - KI Odysseys (SeaLink Travel Group)

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