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Exceptional Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island, Australia
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About Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Exceptional Kangaroo Island is a family-owned eco-friendly tour company on 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. Our business has been in operation since 1986 and we focus on bringing you the best experiences our Island home offers - the wildlife encounters, rural and wilderness landscapes, fresh local produce prepared by our in-house Executive Chef, travelling in comfortable four wheel drive vehicles and hosted by our enthusiastic local guiding team. The Island is big and there are lots of choices to make so our experienced planning team can assist in co-ordinating the travel, accommodation and experience sectors to ensure you have a relaxing trip.
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Craig wrote a review 14 Oct
Adelaide, Australia27 contributions20 helpful votes
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I did two days touring, Flinders Chase Focus on the first day and Island life on the second, both days were amazing. Travelling solo it can sometimes be tricky to find and book tours, but from the moment I emailed I was in great hands with Jamie and Carina. As soon as some tour dates became available with another booking they let me know and organised everything for me from the tours, airport transfers and accomodation. Michael was an amazing guide with an incredible knowledge of the island and great personality. He kept things moving at a good pace without us ever feeling rushed and had an eagle eye for spotting the local wildlife. The home made treats (lamingtons and anzac buscuits) and lunch provisions Janet put together were amazing and Michael's expertise on the BBQ on the second day was another highlight. An absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Kate E wrote a review 10 Oct
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An absolute must do on your KI trip! We were spoilt and treated like royalty from the moment the tour started. Lee, our tour guide was more than accommodating, he was a “google guide of knowledge” as well as having a personality and character to make our day even better with his genuine, down to earth, happy and professional vibes. Mr Google, thank you again for an amazing experience and day. See you again soon, Kate and Stephen 😊
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Edna Burnside wrote a review Jul 2021
Greater Adelaide, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
I did 2 days and the trip was personalized. We stopped and coffee and provisions came out the back of the bus! Not only did we have a white tablecloth but home made bickies. Quite unexpected and beautiful. For lunch on the first day we came onto a farm with sheep. In fact the Farmer bought a baby lamb over to show us for a pat! Lunch was cooked on a barbeque under a tent. King George Whiting has never tasted better. Saw heaps of Kangaroos and a few koalas in the bush. On the second day we went to Flinders Chase and saw the devastation from the fires. The regrowth is happening and the animals are returning. so amazing to experience with such a small group and to have any questions answered as we wished. Awesome time on the Island and will definably be back!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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nerissa____1 wrote a review Jun 2021
Woodend, Australia4 contributions5 helpful votes
Gorgeous day out on E-bikes with a lovely lunch. Craig clearly carers his tours to his customers’ interests. We’re so glad we booked with EKI. We even had the treat of seeing an echidna train! Also koalas, kangaroos and many birds.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Responded 29 Jun 2021
What a fun day - some days we get lucky! Nerissa said something like "I would love to see an echidna train"* and my response was I had only seen one about a dozen times. An hour later we found one comprising 4 industrious males doggedly following one female. Our e-bike tours are a new product and we are really enjoying the quiet travel mode and the wildlife viewing opportunity it provides. Thanks @Nerissa____1 - hope to see you two again soon. *Echidnas have an unusual breeding ecology in that females are come into a breeding phase only every 3 - 4 years whereas the males are active every year. This means there is always plenty of interest from the boys and they politely line up behind a female in what is called an "echidna train" and she is the engine! Last remaining male gets to mate - patience and persistence wins the day
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Charlotte F wrote a review Jun 2021
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Had such an amazing tour! My mother and I did 3 days across the whole island. Two of the days we were with Lee and one day with micheal. Both of them were such knowledgeable tour guides sharing the history of the island and facts about the local plants and animals. We saw so much of the island we would have never seen without them as tour guides. Lunches were amazing with great attention to detail and dietary requirements of the people attending the tours. It was really such a special experience thanks to Lee and micheal, couldn't recommend it enough.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from CraigWickham, Owner at Exceptional Kangaroo Island
Responded 29 Jun 2021
Thanks for spending your Island time with us - Michael and Lee are enthusiastic hosts and we are lucky to have them on the team. We are glad you appreciate the attention to detail - and hope you come back and visit again soon. Happy travels, Craig
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