The Captain’s Kangaroo Island Tour
The Captian’s Kangaroo Island Tour
On departure from Aldinga Airfield, the flight begins by tracking south along the western coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The flight is a magnificent viewing platform for the rugged ginger and cream rolling cliffs.
Now on track to Cape Jervis where the ferry sails from the terminal to Kangaroo Island, the flight goes by the Starfish Hill Wind Farm which rises to a height of 306 metres above sea level, with 22 wind turbines rising up to 68 metres each across two hills.
Climbing up over Cape Jervis, the course is set for a track across Backstairs Passage to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, an island seven times the size of Singapore. The beach at Penneshaw is known as Hog Bay with its own colony of Fairy Penguins.
On to Kingscote which is situated on the shores of beautiful Nepean Bay and the commercial and business hub of the island. To the north there are steep cliffs that descend steeply to Reeves Point (old Kingscote), the site of the first official South Australian Settlement in the Colony-27th July, 1836.
Flying south towards American River which looks out over Pelican Lagoon, a popular place for birdwatching, kayaking and boating.
In 1802, Mathew Flinders landed to survey this part of Kangaroo Island. In 1803, a group of American sealers camped for 4 months in the area, The town takes it’s name from this time.
The flight heads out across the eastern coast of Kangaroo Island and over The Deep Creek Conservation Park, up over the hills that surround the McLaren Vale wine region and into Aldinga Airfield near Sellicks Beach.
- Minimum 1 passenger, maximum of 3 passengers per flight
- Maximum Combined passenger weight of 200 Kgs
- Aircraft – Cessna 172 or 182