Islands are special places wherever you are in the world - isolation, solitude, and contact with the ocean. "KI" was part of mainland Australia only during times of low sea level caused by global glaciation. Many of the native plants and animals are clearly different from their relatives on the nearby mainland; the KI kangaroo is a distinct sub-species of the western grey kangaroo, the endangered glossy-black cockatoo is also an Island sub-species and the Sooty Dunnart (a small marsupial carnivore) is found nowhere else on earth. Similarly the plants have evolved in isolation to the point where there are over 45 endemic species.
Day 1: Adelaide / Kangaroo Island
Fly from Adelaide to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island, and transfer to your accommodation - a super luxe eco-lodge with a splendid outlook to the Southern Ocean.