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Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide

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Address: | Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 , Australia
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+61 407 978 680
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08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Over the years, KI Hire A Guide has successfully offered their touring...

Over the years, KI Hire A Guide has successfully offered their touring services to thousands of tourists from both Australia and overseas.

 

Their unique and customised itineraries allow visitors to discover the island their own way. See the unique Australian eco-systems such as: unspoilt, prisitine beaches; lush bush lands with an abundance of native flora; native animals such as, sea lions, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, possums, echidnas, goannas and an endless array of native bird life.

 

KI Hire A Guide's Tour Guides have been professionally trained in eco-tourism and nature conservation, providing a skilled approach under certification so visitors are able to visit protected areas in the National Parks.

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Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour
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Kangaroo Island 4WD Full-Day Tour - Flinders Chase National Park

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Up close with a young sea lion!

We did both the day tour and the nocturnal tour with Luca in March. It was a fantastic experience, seeing sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, an echidna, and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Molly M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both the day tour and the nocturnal tour with Luca in March. It was a fantastic experience, seeing sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, an echidna, and a penguin, not to mention incredible scenery! Luca is very knowledgeable and also quite handy with the barbie, fixing us a very tasty lunch. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Molly M
london
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful two days with Luca touring all over the island. He showed us everywhere and is very knowledgeable about all the animals and plants. Good mix of being taken around and given some time to walk and explore ourselves a little. Couldn't have asked for any more in this packed and very exciting two days. He's a... More 

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Minnesota, USA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I hired Luca for a nocturnal tour. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He has lived on the island for many years and knows the areas animals tend to migrate. I would highly recommend him for your next visit to Kangaroo Island. He also does day tours, which sounded very nice!

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1 Thank dymullen
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We just called Luca one day before, and had a great 3 hours wildlife tour around Kingskote and Emu Bay, incl blue pingvins under the jetty. God knowledge about Nature and animals, If you Think of Comming to or near Kingskote - Call Luca!

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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Daytime tour in 4x4 with Luca, who was a great guide, fun and extremely knowledgable. We saw all the native wildlife that we wanted to see plus some great attractions. Would definitely recommend. Paul & Judith O, UK

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went on the nocturnal tour which lasted about 2 1/2 hours. We travelled in a Ford SUV with four passengers and our guide, Luca. Luca picked up up from our Kingscote motel. We started out at the back of Kingscote and then went to Emu Bay. We spotted many wallabies and kangaroos and few possums but no night birds.... More 

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We took the nocturnal tour which lasted close to 3 hours. There was only one other person in the vehicle so felt very personal. Luca knew the places to spot tons of wallabies, a few kangaroos, owls and an echidna. We also got out of the car to see the stars including the southern cross. Tour was recommended by our... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We went with Luca all over the island. Saw all the attractions, minus the private places . a beautiful place, and really fun day. Luca is very knowledgeable and gives interesting information. He was easy to spend a day with. We also, never felt rushed The weather was windy and cool at times but a rain jacket was perfect. We... More 

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing guide to discover KI, especially a wild life of the Island with a private tour. Luca was a great guide telling us a history and local life, even we didn't book the private tour we were only one couple for 2 days and he adjusted the tour based on what we wanted to do. Good knowledge... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We picked up a leaflet on the nocturnal tour at our accomodation (the highly recommended Seaside Inn) and though a bit more expensive than its competitor it looked more personal and professional with a 4WD rather than a larger vehicle. The more people , the more noise to scare away the animals! Luca (the owner of the business) took us... More 

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KI_expert, Owner at Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide, responded to this review

Thank you Timothy for the great review. Yes, in a small group we can see a lot more than in a large group and using a real 4wd can make the difference between driving around on normal roads hoping to see something or driving on small track with the guarantee to see nocturnal wildlife! Nocturnal animals have very sensitive eyes,... More 

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