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 produce and fine South Australian wines at a private 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.
Full Day East End Explorer (Temporary Itinerary)
The Dudley Peninsula which forms the east end of Kangaroo Island is a microcosm of the rest of the island. The north coast has hills rolling down to the sea and white sand beaches. Roadside vegetation forms an avenue overhead many of the narrow roads. Ice-age dunes and rugged limestone cliffs dominate the south coast, which is indented by high-energy beaches.
Start the day at Pennington Bay situated at the narrowest part of the Island. This Southern Ocean beach is a popular fishing and surf spot. Enjoy home-baked morning tea overlooking extensive wave-cut platforms and contrasting deep aqua water.
Travelling east you will get endless views of the serene marine sanctuary which is Pelican Lagoon. Adjacent the lagoon is excellent kangaroo habitat and the tea-tree thickets harbour tammar wallabies sheltering from their constant predator – the wedge-tailed eagle. The deep alluvial soils of Willson River overlying limestone are perfect for grapevines. The team at False Cape Wines have a newly opened cellar door experience overlooking well-established wines. Sample their range of wines and then enjoy a local produce picnic overlooking the vines. Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, established in 1852, stands tall on an exposed headland.
Explore the lighthouse precinct and the granite canyon known as “Devil’s Kitchen”. This lighthouse shines a warning for sailors traversing the treacherous Backstair’s Passage. The headland provides protection from ocean swells for Antechamber Bay.
Take a walk on the long white sandy beach or seek our birds on the quiet backwaters of the Chapman River estuary. End the day in Penneshaw which we can access via a 4WD trail known as Binney’s Track. This runs adjacent to Baudin Conservation Park which provides habitat for a range of wildlife including glossy black-cockatoos, kangaroos, wallabies and echidnas.