SeaLink launches 'Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour' to capture domestic market

Kangaroo Island Odysseys legendary local tour guide Nikki Redman shows off recovering bushland to visitors. Photo SeaLink
Kangaroo Island Odysseys legendary local tour guide Nikki Redman shows off recovering bushland to visitors. Photo SeaLink

SeaLink has launched a new 'Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour' promotion, hoping to lure domestic travellers onto its luxury tours.

The new one-night/one-day Kangaroo Island Odysseys tour also aims to help the Island's recovery after devastating summer bushfires.

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

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

SeaLink mainly marketed its KI Oydessy tours to high-end international visitors but since the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions, SeaLink like all Australian tourism operators is switching its focus to domestic holidaymakers.

Designed in consultation with the company's local tour guides, the KI Odysseys 'Road to Recovery Tour' visits the bushfire affected areas at the western end.

This includes Bunker Hill, Remarkable Rocks, Cape du Couedic and Admirals Arch in Flinders Chase National Park.

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

Guests arrive on Kangaroo Island late afternoon and enjoy overnight accommodation at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, at scenic American River.

They spend the following day touring the Island before returning to Adelaide that night.

The promotion reads: "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. See tree trunks and roots shoot with buds, and ash beds now full of nutrients which have greatly enhanced the proliferation of seedling germination. With the once dense scrub now gone, see for the first-time hills and terrain that has been hidden for years and now show 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 sea lions.

The tour also includes a delicious 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 KI Odysseys 'Kangaroo Island Road to Recovery Tour's' 'Hot Deal' rate starts from only $599 per person, twin share from Cape Jervis including breakfast. Upgrade for an extra $25 per person to deluxe accommodation.

The Hot Deal is available for travel until August 31. For a full tour itinerary and further information visit: www.kangarooislandodysseys.com.au

About SeaLink Travel Group

SeaLink Travel Group is a publicly listed multi-modal transport and tourism operator, delivering world-class customer services and brilliant Australian holiday experiences.

Carrying more than 360 million passengers a year in different locations around the world, our Group has over 8500 employees operating nearly 3400 buses and 78 ferries in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory, Western Australia, London and Singapore.

SeaLink was founded in 1989 in Adelaide providing transport and ferry services between the mainland and Kangaroo Island.

Today, it is a leading Australian marine, tourism, and public transport provider with established international operations in London and Singapore.

SeaLink successfully listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in October 2013 (ASX:SLK).

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