Exceptional Kangaroo Island Two Day/Two Night Stay
Spend two days touring with Former wildlife ranger, Craig Wickham and his expert team of guides and step off the grid into a fully-hosted Eco luxury experience at Oceanview Eco Villas on Kangaroo Island.
Allow yourself to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in luxury accommodation whilst enjoying the stunning 500-acre coastal property and get an introduction of to Island life and its incredible wildlife and walking trails.
A stay at Oceanview Eco Villas is more than accommodation, it offers an exclusive, luxurious and memorable experience to the most discerning guest. Your hosts, Tim and Tamsin Wendt, have worked with leading eco designers, builders and interior designers to create an exceptional space for guests to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. Oceanview Eco Villas are a testament to the best of Island craftsmen, with handcrafted stone work and cabinetry, in a timeless, but contemporary design. This has continued throughout the villas, with furnishings seeking to showcase the best of South Australian design and renewable industry, whilst providing our guests with the luxury and comfort expected of a 5-star accommodation.
With an elegant and contemporary feel and small footprint, Oceanview Eco Villas offers true ecoluxury, allowing guests to enjoy their stunning location and environment in comfort, but with the good feeling knowing that their stay has left a minimal impact on the environment.
Kangaroo Island is famous for its abundant wildlife species and natural beauty. Covering almost 4500 sq km (a third of which is conservation land), the island is relatively free of feral species allowing animal and bird populations to thrive.
See koalas in millennia-old native forests, walk among sea lions on pristine white-sand beaches, dive historic wrecks to see the famous Leafy Sea Dragon, watch Ospreys wheeling over rocky headlands… Rich farmland and fertile seas have supported spirited island communities that are rich in history, culture and cuisine. Today, the passions of art communities, wine growers and artisan food producers help complete this extraordinary off-shore escape.
Get an introduction to Island life – an island where things take time, an island where drivers wave as they go by, or even stop for a chat… Have a cuppa with some home-made cakes before taking a walk down a country track through tall eucalyptus trees where koalas snooze overhead. Travel through some of the Island’s best farming country to the North Coast and Lathami Conservation Park. Walk quietly through the bush with your guide. What makes that noise? Whose tracks are those? Look for wallabies which are almost extinct on the mainland, and a kangaroo found only on KI.
Break for lunch and enjoy a delicious meal featuring local seafood, fresh salads and fine South Australian wines at a private bush location. At Seal Bay Conservation Park, walk with your guide among Australian sea lions on a beautiful sandy beach. Watch pups nursing, or playing in the surf, see old bulls bearing the scars of territorial disputes and learn about their unique breeding biology. The remainder of the afternoon is spent exploring more of the south-east region of the island with destinations and experiences chosen to reflect seasonal opportunities.
Flinders Chase Focus Itinerary
Flinders Chase National Park is a wilderness that covers the entire west end of the Island. It’s home to kangaroos, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren Geese. Visit Rocky River, site of an impressive visitor centre interpreting many facets of the park and its history.
At Cape du Couedic, visit a fur seal colony: once decimated by hunting in the early 1800’s, it now numbers over 20,000 animals, usually observed at rest on the rocks or frolicking in the surf under Admirals Arch, a spectacular coastal grotto. On the headland above is a beautiful stone lighthouse where three light keepers and their families lived, maintaining a warning for ships. With no road access until 1940, life was tough — supplies came by sea only every three months.
Another impressive stone structure had a different architect: the Remarkable Rocks are huge natural granite sculptures carved by relentless winds, rain and salt from the Southern Ocean. The end result looks like a Henri Moore and Salvador Dali had a meeting of minds!
Good wines and local produce feature highly in our picnic lunch which we can enjoy out in the bush before exploring more of the Island. Depending upon the day, the afternoon might include a visit to “Grassdale” in the heart of Kelly Hill Conservation Park, the secluded pools of the Rocky River or a rugged South Coast cove.