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Kangaroo Island’s road to recovery

When vast areas of Kangaroo Island went up in flames earlier this year, the tourism sector took a massive hit.

This has only become worse since the implementation of travel restrictions caused by the pandemic.

Now that the situation in South Australia is improving, Kangaroo Island Odysseys has launched a new one-night/one-day ‘Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour’ to aid the recovery on the island.

The tour operates daily and a special ‘hot deal’ rate of just $599 per person twin share, normally $650 per person twin share, is available for travel from 531 August including a free breakfast.

The tour visits the bushfire affected areas at the western end of Kangaroo Island, including Bunker Hill, Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admirals Arch, all in Flinders Chase National Park which reopened recently to certified tour operators.

The tour also visits the fire damaged areas of Vivonne Bay Beach and Point Ellen at Vivonne Bay and the north coast of Kangaroo Island.

Out of the ashes, witness the amazing regeneration and regrowth of the flora and fauna that is bringing a whole new sense of beauty and life to the island. With the once dense scrub now gone, see for the first time hills and terrain that was hidden for years and now reveals an incredible heat produced mosaic pattern on the landscape.

The island’s iconic wildlife has not been forgotten, with the tour visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park for a guided beach walk among wild Australian sealions.

The tour includes lunch in a bushland location and an afternoon tea at Snellings Beach.

Visit beautiful Stokes Bay in the afternoon to spot kangaroos, koalas and possibly Australia’s rarest cockatoo, the glossy black cockatoo. Throughout the day guests will enjoy many opportunities for unique wildlife and native vegetation regeneration photography.

The tour offers a personalised small group touring experience, with guests travelling in luxury touring vehicles that will still allow for social distancing.

Each small group is accompanied by a local KI tour guide who is passionate about the island and has their own personal story to tell.

The hot deal rate includes return SeaLink ferry transfers from Cape Jervis, shuttle transfers from ferry to accommodation, overnight accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge in a Superior Bayview Room, free breakfast, Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour, all entrance fees, guided tours, special permits, and lunch.

For a full tour itinerary and further information visit: www.kangarooislandodysseys.com.au

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Ben Hocking
Ben Hocking
Ben Hocking is a skilled writer and editor with interests and expertise in politics, government, Centrelink, finance, health, retirement income, superannuation, Wordle and sports.
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