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Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour provided by Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide

Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Night Tour

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US$ 61.89
2 adults
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Experience the sounds and sights of Kangaroo Island after dark on this tour via 4-wheel-drive vehicle. Venturing out into the island's wilderness at nightfall on your own is a daunting prospect, but the presence of a guide and the hardiness of your all-terrain vehicle makes it easy and stress-free. Learn about the island's nocturnal wildlife, such as boobook owls, echidnas, brushtail possums, and tammar wallabies.
You'll start at
Aurora Ozone Hotel & Apartments Kangaroo Island
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    Bay of Shoals
    Stop: 3 hours -
    The itinerary is quite flexible and tonight we will look for all those creatures who are more active at night time. Most of the wildlife is active after sunset, specially in Summer time. We will be able to observe kangaroos and wallabies grazing in to the grassland, shy possums climbing trees and mayne a solitary own flying around. At the end we will go to a secure beach where we will look for the little penguins borrowing in to the wild.
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You'll end at
Aurora Ozone Hotel & Apartments Kangaroo Island
67 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote SA 5223, AustraliaPlease wait the guide in front of the Reception (old building) facing the sea.
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  • Guide gives in-depth commentary on nocturnal animals on Kangaroo Island
  • A small group ensures personalized attention and time to ask questions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for a stress-free experience
  • Travel in a 4WD vehicle, customized to the rugged terrain
What to Expect
After dinnertime, be ready for pickup at your hotel in Kingscote or American River. Climb in to a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, which allows easy access to the rugged terrain of Kangaroo Island, reaching places that traditional tour vehicles can't. As you head out into the dark, listen to your guide's commentary on the biology and behavior of the island's animals that are most active after dark. The drop in temperature and light after dark signals to many of these creatures that it's safe to come out; keep your eye out for Western grey kangaroos grazing in the open grasslands and wallabies coming out from the cover of small shrubs. Your guide helps you spot even more elusive creatures, such as echidna, stone curlews, boobook owls, or even penguins in their land burrows. End the tour with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aurora Ozone Hotel & Apartments Kangaroo Island, 67 Chapman Terrace, Kingscote SA 5223, Australia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for departure
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JacquieSuzanne wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom30 contributions4 helpful votes
My son and I took the nocturnal tour with Luca, and just one other passenger. He picked us up from Kingscote on time and we had the most fabulous three hours. We saw innumerable kangaroos, wallabies and possums, plus owls, little penguins, a koala and four echidna (including a
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Date of experience: March 2020
Colin wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We only booked the nocturnal 4WD tour just before we visited Kangaroo Island but we're so glad we did. You get to see so many more animals at night than you do during the day. We were literally surrounded by wallabies and kangaroos, and we also saw echidnas, possums, a koala
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Date of experience: March 2020
Nancy L wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions
Saw lots of kangaroos and wallabies as well as possums and penguins that we wouldn’t have ordinarily seen.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Charles wrote a review Feb 2020
78 contributions6 helpful votes
Despite the recent fires KI is definitely open for business and still provides much for the visitor. Went on a truly excellent 3 hour night safari seeing an abundance of kangaroos and wallabies but also penguins and our first koala and a rare echidna. Our guide was really
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Date of experience: February 2020
Alessandro Zoli wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions
If you have never been to Australia this is a must visit. If you have never seen wild animals (penguins, wallabees, cangaroos, ekidnas and opossums) within close reach, this is the activity you need to do. Island offers amicability and proximity as thankfully not many people
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Date of experience: December 2019
About the operator

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By: Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide
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Tour guide and owner Luca picked us up for our night exploration of the local night dwellers. Seemingly giving us K
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Great Tour and All-Round Great Guy...
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We will getting there one day!
My wife and my self were on the same cruise ship who unfortunately did not dock in Penneshaw the other day and we w
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Wonderful day!!!
We arrived at Kangaroo island by plane from Adelaide and were picked up by our guide Luca Lovinson at the airport.
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Kangaroo Island Experience
With only 2 days allocated to Kangaroo Island out of our 46 day tour of Australia, we choose to make the most of it
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To visit the island of Kangaroo I've booked an individual tour with Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide and we found ourse
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Way beyond expectations
Luca provided an all-day tour for our group of six, and it was outstanding. We were impressed by not only his know
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Hire For all of Your KI Tour Needs
This was by far the best thing we did on the island. My wife and I booked Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide with Luca wa
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Best of the best
A truly “exceptional” tour. Tim was our guide and he gave us two days of amazing KI highlights - sensational scener
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Best day ever on Kangaroo Island
We consider ourselves very lucky to have gotten Luca with Kangaroo Island Hire a Guide for the day we spent on Kang
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Kathy M
Had a great time on Luca's night tour
We saw lots and lots of Wallabies and Kangaroos. There was possums and also saw a Koala having a nap in his tree. F
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Stacey L
Up close & personal with KI
My partner and I had Luke as our tour guide for the Best of KI Tour. We were amazed and humbled by being able to se
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Marguerite K
Great nocturnal tour
Luca was fabulous - he knew where the animals would be and was very knowledgeable. We saw multiple wallabies, and
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Fantastic Tour with Great Knowledge and Personalized Attention!
We spent a fabulous day with Luca who shared the wonders of Kangaroo island with us. We saw loads of Kangaroos, Koa
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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