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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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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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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We booked this tour as part of a nine day stay in Adelaide before heading off to Perth on the Indian Pacific train. This is an excellent overnight tour - flight left Adelaide at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
malawi40
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High Wycombe, England
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High Wycombe, England
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311 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this tour as part of a nine day stay in Adelaide before heading off to Perth on the Indian Pacific train. This is an excellent overnight tour - flight left Adelaide at 09:30 the first day and returned to Adelaide at 18:30 the next. We had three guides for our two days - Jamie for both, plus Scott... More 

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

Hi there Malawi40, Thanks very much for your great review - glad you enjoyed interacting with some of our guiding team. We are really lucky to have such an enthusiastic bunch of guides who take a lot of pride in what they do. You are right about being able to spend more time here - we do a couple of... More 

Bundoora
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating island filled with unique wildlife, in a beautiful and unspoilt setting. A must see for a unique view on the quieter and more restful way to experience Australian life

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

Thanks for your review - so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again some time. Regards, Craig More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the island with this company for 2 days. Scott and Mary were nice, kind and knowledgeable. They told us how to watch animals without scare them and respecting their environment and space. The food they brought was amazing. They were always on time and worry about our comfort. Vans were super comfortable. After 2 days with them it... More 

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

Hi there, Thanks very much for your lovely words about your time with Scott and Mary here on Kangaroo Island. They will be pleased to know you enjoyed yourself and their services so much. The respectful way to observe wildlife is so important to us and our long-term future - we appreciate the fact that you value this. Please tell... More 

Columbus, OH
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took two private tours and really enjoyed them. Rob showed us animals and beautiful scenery and seemed to really enjoy his work. I would recommend the private tours.

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

Hi Summercruiser, Glad you enjoyed your time with us - our private touring options give you lots of flexibility and allow us to tailor the experience to suit your interests. I trust the rest of your travels were equally enjoyable and you keep exploring! Regards, Craig More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We joined an existing group for just one day. The tour was well organised with water, tea, coffee and delicious home made ANZAC biscuits. The guide knew where to look to find wildlife so we saw koala in three sites, plus kangaroo, wallaby and glossy backed cockatoos which are very rare. He also told us lots about the island and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had this company for a full 2 days whilst on the island and our tour leaders were Tim (both days) and Mary and Scott shared the other days between them. AMAZING! All the guides were, well...... exceptional! The sites we saw intrigued me and the commentary provided by the guides first class. The food ....... well..... leaves me in... More 

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

Dear Pamela, What a great review - thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community. So pleased you enjoyed spending time with our guides and the food. We take a lot of pride in preparing the best food we can - as much of it is sourced locally as possible. Chan who is our Chef... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 854 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we were picked up at the airport by our driver/guide Dave, we could sense this was going to be a great experience - and so it proved to be right up the moment until he dropped us back at the airport the following evening. We packed so much into our two full days with him, seeing just... More 

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

Wow - best tour ever! That is high praise indeed - I will make sure Dave sees your review! He puts a lot of thought and effort into his guiding so will be pleased you enjoyed it so much. Pleased to see you saw plenty of wildlife - yes the platypus is a tough one to find. My wife has... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two tours with EKI and both were indeed exceptional, with the guides having an in depth knowledge of the island and its history and wildlife. The included lunches were amazing out in the open air with local wine, beer and other options to drink. We arrived from Adelaide on the 0930 flight and were met at the airport... More 

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

Dear Timothy, Thanks very much for taking the time to review our services - we appreciate the feedback. Tim is a great guide and takes pride in sharing the best of the Island. I will make sure I share your review with the team behind the scenes also - as their efforts are integral to making sure everything works smoothly... More 

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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We have have had the pleasure of using Exceptional Kangaroo Island several times for corporate events and been very satisfied with their service every time. The lunch locations are only surpassed by the amazing food that is served. With Chan or Craig cooking onsite, the local whiting on the BBQ is perfect with the local wines. Thank you to Craig,... More 

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

Thanks Action Man! The collaborative days where we get together to create a suite of experiences for our guests are always fun - and it provides a nice example of how the Island community works together. Looking forward to the next adventure, Craig More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were staying at the Southern Ocean Lodge which is an absolutely fabulous hotel on Kangaroo Island. The Lodge offers complementary tours as part of your stay. Upon check-in, the hotel signs you up for these tours. These excursions were excellent!! We loved them. The guides were great, and we saw tons of sea lions, koalas, and kangaroos. Our travel... More 

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to review our services - we take guest feedback very seriously as it is a family business and our reputation is on the line on every single tour. I am very sorry we did not meet your expectations as our aim is to exceed the expectations of every guest and for the overwhelming... More 

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