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Gardens, Landscapes & Sights of Kangaroo Island in Spring

Adelaide Return

Trip Code: BTK4
4 Days
15 Oct 2021 & 17 Oct 2022

Trip Highlights

See bushfire recovery

Witness first-hand the bushfire recovery efforts on Kangaroo Island after the devastation of the 2019/2020 fires.

Your expert Botanical Guide

Travel with celebrity gardener Sophie Thomson, who has been involved in restorative work as part of bushfire recovery.

Gardens and gourmet delights

Visit a range of private gardens on the island, open exclusively for Botanica guests, and enjoy gourmet delights.

  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 4 days with celebrity gardener Sophie Thomson, personally involved in horticultural restorative work as part of the bushfire recovery
  • Return ferry to Kangaroo Island
  • 3 nights at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge and 7 meals
  • Airport transfers on first and last day; travel on a comfortable coach with room to spread out
  • Enjoy a tour and afternoon tea at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery
  • Visit a range of private gardens on Kangaroo Island, open exclusively for Botanica guests
  • Learn about Kangaroo Island’s organic Ligurian bee honey at Island Beehive
  • Wander through the wicking beds at Parndana Community Garden

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size 15-25 guests
  • This tour can be combined with: South Australia’s Heritage, Art & Gardens with Clare Valley (BTWR7)
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
BTK4 Map
Adelaide Return

You’ll be picked up from the Adelaide pre-tour hotel this morning and taken to the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis. After the short journey across to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, enjoy a visit to a special private garden followed by a guided tour and afternoon tea at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery. Travel to your hotel, where you will enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. 

Stay: Three Nights, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge or similar

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  • Dinner

Your day begins amid the beautiful floral displays of another of Kangaroo Island’s private gardens. Continue to Island Beehive and learn how their organic honey is produced by the Ligurian bees there. First introduced to Kangaroo Island in the late 1900s, Ligurian bees were brought over from Bologna in Italy for early colonial settlers. We then pay a visit to nearby Emu Bay Lavender Farm, whose 51 acres contain an estimated 7,500 lavender plants. Today’s final stop is Seal Bay, home to spectacular coastal views and the largest colony of Australian sea lions.        

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning takes you to Parndana Community Garden. A project developed by celebrity gardener Sophie Thomson in response to the 2020 bushfires and a place that grows vegetables and community spirit in equal measure. Later, wander through the garden at the whimsical Frogs and Roses Nursery. Afterwards, we make our way to one last garden, which displays a unique collection of plants native to Kangaroo Island. Return to your hotel for dinner tonight

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After your final breakfast on Kangaroo Island, we’ll transfer you back to the ferry terminal for your return trip to Cape Jervis. Your journey concludes on arrival in Adelaide by midday. 

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  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.