4WD Tour 1: Kangaroo Island Wildlife Highlights
Seal Bay to see Sea Lions. Vivonne Bay or Little Sahara .
Lunch at Parndana Wildlife Park.
Stokes Bay: wallabies, koalas & kangaroos.
Lathami Conservation Park to look for Glossy Black Cockatoos.
4WD Tour 2: South Coast Wildlife
Seal Bay to see Sea Lions. Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary.
Lunch at Rocky River Interpretative Centre.
Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch to see NZ Fur seals. Platypus Waterholes Walk.
4WD Tour 3: Western End Wildlife
Western River Cove - spectacular coastal country scenery.
Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch to see NZ Fur Seals.
Lunch at Rocky River Interpretative Centre.
Platypus Waterholes Walk. Grassdale Farm to see kangaroos during the day
4WD Tour 4: Birdwatcher's Delight
6 locations including Murray's Lagoon, American River and Lathami Conservation Park to see birds such as cormorants, ducks, ibises, spoonbills, oystercatchers, terns, wrens, honey eaters, parrots, lorikeets and others.
4WD Tour 5: Nocturnal Tour
5pm Pelican feeding in Kingscote followed by evening meal. Marine Centre Tour and Little Penguin Boardwalk Tour. Also wallabies, possums and perhaps a kangaroo or two.
4WD Tour 6: Choose your own Itinerary
Select from above or include other destinations such as: Cape Borda Lighthouse and canon firing, Kelly Hill Caves, Island Pure Sheep Dairy, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery, Island Beehive, Clifford's Honey Farm, Wine Tasting at Sunset Winery or The Bay of Shoals Winery and more.
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat
Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia. To avoid disappointment we strongly recommend at least a two day minimum stay. If you enjoy bushwalking, wildlife, birdwatching or photography then 3 to 5 nights is ideal. We are located at the centre of spectacular coastal scenery, fantastic wilderness walking and wildlife Facilities
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat offers three separate guests rooms and can cater for up to 6 with a range of living areas and dining options.
The retreat's eco certified accommodation includes two ensuite rooms with queen size beds and a twin room with a downstairs private bathroom. All rooms feature a table and chairs, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits and Port for a nightcap.
The queen size ensuite rooms have a balcony offering panoramic ocean views. From the balcony guests have a view from Althorpe Island across Investigator Strait to magnificent Cape Cassini. At sunrise and sunset watch the wallabies and kangaroos feed. The cliff top is 100 metres from the house where you often see a family of Wedgetail eagles play in the updrafts at the edge of the cliff. No matter what time of year the rooms are usually bathed in sunshine and provide a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the view.
Retreat features & facilities for guests to enjoy:
- Dining Room
- Large screen television, video and stereo
- Laptop computer, wireless modem for internet access
- 180 degree coastal & ocean views
Ocean views, rammed earth walls leading to a raked pine wood ceiling, a feature stone wall, and a huge wood fire designed by your host, David, make the lounge a pleasant and cosy part of the retreat.
The library is a special place full of information about Kangaroo Island. There are brochures and information books to peruse at your leisure, or novels and photographs to enjoy.
The Conservatory has many different growing herbs and plants. It is a great place to socialise or just sit in the sun and watch the animals come out to feed in the evening.
Guided Walking Tour 1: Coastal Wildlife
To see Little Penguin burrows and perhaps a penguin or two, Pebble Beach survey to check for unusual items washed ashore (we found a message in a bottle recently). Children like to hunt under rocks and in rock pools for crabs etc. For the more agile, a look for caves such as Cray Pot Float Cave, Thunder Cave, Penguin Cave and hunt for Fossils. Perhaps try the Drunk Seaman's Nerve Test to get to Driftwood Cove where we can look for unusual items washed ashore.
Guided Walking Tour 2: Orchid Gully Wildlife
To look for evidence of Glossy Black Cockatoos, spot Native Fish, hunt for 6 or more species of Orchids, unusual plants such as Native Cherries, Apricots and Fungi. View our 10m Waterfall and perhaps have a bush BBQ. Measure the rate of flow in the creek and take a water sample for testing. Do a weed survey (and perhaps some weeding). Hunt for yabbies.
Guided Walking Tour 3: Cliff Top Views
To see and identify an endangered plant, spot an Echidna Burrow, a land slip, pick Native Cherries for "Trees for Life", hunt for Bridle Creeper (and remove it if we find it) and enjoy spectacular scenery.