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Your Itinerary

Early Explorers and Maritime History Tour

The Eastern end of Kangaroo Island abounds in stories of maritime history and early European exploration. Including Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Prospect Hill and Pennington Bay, this tour explores the travels of early explorers, Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, and the lives of the American Sealers on the Island in1802.
Your Kangaroo Island Touring Company Guide will collect you from your accommodation before heading to the stunning Eastern end of the Island today,

with views back to mainland Australia. Today is all about stunning coastal scenery, our native wildlife in the wild, and our early history of maritime exploration and explorers.

Enjoy a private guided tour of the Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, the first commissioned lighthouse in South Australia and the churning waters of Devils Kitchen on the eastern most point of the Island.  Your guide will know the best spots to find our native wildlife, our Kangaroos, unique to Kangaroo Island, Tammar Wallabies, and also keeping an eye out for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo and some of our water birds in American River.

Hear about our history with the American Sealers in the early 1800’s, and also the early explorers, Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders in 1802.

Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at Chapman River, and time to explore Antechamber Bay, as well as the township of Penneshaw, with views back to mainland Australia.

Early Explorers and Maritime History Tour Inclusions