Wildlife Adventure Australia: Shark Diving and Kangaroo Island

On this Kangaroo Island and Adelaide wildlife tour, get up close and personal with iconic Australian animals! Explore Kangaroo Island with a private guide and get in the water with Great White Sharks for a heart-pounding adventure.

From $3,799
per person
9 days
Includes in-country flights
Based on
2 travelers

We designed this Wildlife Adventure Australia: Shark Diving and Kangaroo Island package for an adventurous couple in their 50s. They were both nature lovers and the wife was enamored with Australian animals, so we created this trip as the ultimate wildlife vacation!

Based on everything they wanted to see and do, we knew South Australia, with its incredible food, wine, wildlife, and beaches, was the perfect destination. Our clients started their trip in the cosmopolitan capital of Adelaide, where they had a day to rest and explore. Then their Wildlife Adventure Australia took them to Port Lincoln—a perfect base for delicious seafood and ocean adventures. They had wanted to go cage diving with Great White Sharks for many years, and were finally able to cross this thrilling experience off their bucket lists!

Next, they took the short flight back to Adelaide and had 2 days with a rental car to explore the area at their own pace. They visited incredible wineries in Adelaide Hills, fed kangaroos at Cleland Wildlife Park, and spent an afternoon on the lovely Glenelg Beach.

Their Wildlife Adventure Australia continued on the gorgeous Kangaroo Island, where a third of the land is set aside for wildlife conservation. They loved the stunning scenery and the opportunity to see iconic Australian animals in their natural habitat. We arranged 2 days of private nature and wildlife touring with our friends at Exceptional Kangaroo Island, and our clients formed a close connection with their guide. Exploring Kangaroo Island was certainly a highlight of their trip.

Last but not least, it was another short flight to Adelaide, where they had a free day to enjoy the fabulous restaurants and shop for unique souvenirs at the Adelaide Central Markets. They had not heard of Adelaide before they started working with us, but this quirky little city became one of their favorite places in the world thanks to its local charm.

After a week of incredible Australian experiences, it was time to begin their journey home. They returned with some amazing memories and photos to share!

Day 1
Welcome to Australia! Fly Air New Zealand from the US to Adelaide, the cosmopolitan capital of South Australia. Enjoy a transfer to your city hotel and spend the afternoon exploring the charming colonial streets, selecting unique souvenirs at the Adelaide Central Markets, and uncovering hidden gems among the city’s many wonderful bars and restaurants.
Mayfair Hotel

Day 2
Board a short flight to Port Lincoln today and explore this stunning coastal town at your leisure. Port Lincoln is known as the seafood capital of Australia, so indulge your taste buds with some deliciously fresh oysters, lobsters, tuna, and much more—paired with fabulous Aussies wines, of course! Head to the beach for a swim or stroll through town and visit the local shops.
4-star hotel in Port Lincoln

Day 3
Today, enjoy a heart-pounding adventure: cage diving with great white sharks! Be submerged in a cage underwater and watch these magnificent creatures swim right up to you. Don’t worry—it’s completely safe. If you prefer to stay dry, you can still view the sharks underwater in the Aqua Sub. You may even see some inquisitive dolphins on the way to the action! After this excitement, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy in Port Lincoln.
4-star hotel in Port Lincoln

Day 4 – 5
Fly back to Adelaide, where you’ll pick up your rental car and enjoy 2 days at leisure. There’s much to explore in and around Adelaide! Head to Cleland Wildlife Park to see cuddly koalas and hand-feed kangaroos. On Adelaide’s doorstep, world-renowned wine regions like Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and many more are begging to be explored! Enjoy a long lunch among the vines or visit some of the cellar doors for delectable wine tastings.
Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Day 6
Today, drop off your rental car at the airport and take a short flight to the idyllic, wildlife-filled Kangaroo Island! You will be picked up from the airport by your fabulous local guide and set off on an incredible wildlife tour. Discover the laid-back way of life on the island, along with its bountiful local produce, as you enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in a scenic location. You’ll have a chance to see wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, and much more in the wild, and even visit Seal Bay to see countless sea lions basking on the beach! Your accommodation for the evening is a comfortable B&B filled with local charm.
B&B on Kangaroo Island

Day 7
Enjoy another day of touring the beautiful Kangaroo Island with your guide. Today, you’ll explore the highlights and lesser known backtracks of Flinders Chase National Park—a wilderness covering nearly 200,000 acres. It is home to a wide array of wildlife species, such as kangaroos, fur seals, wallabies, possums, goannas, echidnas, koalas, platypus, and many birds, including rare Cape Barren Geese. You will be dropped back at your B&B this evening.
B&B on Kangaroo Island

Day 8
Back to Adelaide today! Perhaps head to the local Glenelg neighborhood, with its al fresco cafes and white sandy beach, and enjoy a leisurely afternoon. You can also pick up some unique souvenirs at the boutique shops in town.
Mayfair Hotel

Day 9
Your incredible Australian vacation comes to an end today. Enjoy a transfer to the Adelaide airport, where you’ll begin your journey home.

  • 1 night Mayfair Hotel Adelaide
  • 2 nights Port Lincoln
  • 2 nights Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Adelaide
  • 2 nights Kangaroo Island
  • 2 days rental car
  • Cage diving with Great White Sharks
  • 2 days of private touring on Kangaroo Island
  • Scheduled return flights Adelaide/Port Lincoln
  • Scheduled return flights Adelaide/Kangaroo Island
  • Private airport transfers throughout itinerary

Air New Zealand

Partner Information

  • A Down Under Endeavours Preferred Airline Partner
  • Comfortable Long-Haul Flights to New Zealand, Australia, and the Cook Islands
  • Direct Flights to Auckland from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago
  • Exceptional Customer Service and Safety Record
  • Award-Winning Menus and Wine List Inflight
  • Foot Rests and Extra Leg Room in Premium Economy
  • Lie-Flat Beds in Business Premier

Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

Partner Information

  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel
  • Comfort Level: First Class
  • Located in Central Business District
  • Free WiFi
  • Mayflower Restaurant and Bar
  • Hennesy Rooftop Bar
  • Gym
  • Complimentary Mini Bar
  • 24-Hour Room Service

Things To Do

  • Afternoon High Tea
  • Barossa Valley Wine Tours
  • City Beaches
  • Shopping at Rundle Mall
  • Award-Winning Cafes and Bars
  • Day Trip to Kangaroo Island

Exceptional Kangaroo Island

Partner Information

  • Location: Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • Small Group or Private Touring with Local Guides
  • See Australian Wildlife in the Wild
  • Tours Include Delicious Lunch of Local Produce and Wine
  • Private Touring Options: Family, Art, Food, History, Photography, and More