Kangaroo Island photography tour

A week on Kangaroo Island with Len Metcalf will be an unforgettable experience. Full of unique wildlife opportunities, birds and wildflowers. Rugged seascapes through to gentle beaches. Rolling pastoral hillsides dotted with unique Australian buildings. Kangaroo Island even has its' own mini desert sand dunes. Photographically there is something for everyone.

We pick you in Adelaide early in the morning from your hotel and whisk you to our ferry. We will have you shooting before lunch. Alternatively you may choose to fly in so you can avoid the 40 minute ferry ride and we will pick you up from the airport, only ten minutes from our accommodation venue.


Unique boutique small group photography tour with Len Metcalf

31st August - 7th September 2016


Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, photograph copyright Len Metcalf


Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Shooting days

8 days & 6 full days shooting (includes 7 nights accommodation)

Start / finish location

Adelaide pick up and drop off (airport or city) 

Preferred travel arrangements 

Book to arrive in Adelaide on the 30th and we will pick you up from your hotel in the morning at 7 am

Preferred accommodation and pick up location in Adelaide is Gleneig

Rocks at Cape Willoughby, Kangaroo Island Photograph Copyright © Len Metcalf

Recommended Adelaide accommodation is Oaks Liberty Towers - Gleneig which is close to the airport and walking distance to beach and lots of fantastic resturants

We will return you to your hotel / apartment on the 7th September

Book return flights from Adelaide on the 8th September

Alternatively you may fly directly to Kangaroo Island and we will pick you up there. This avoids the 40 minute ferry trip from the mainland to the island and the two hour drive south from Adeliade.

Other pick up locations by direct negotiation with Len


31st August - 7th September 2016


Auora Ozone Hotel & one night in a unique lighthouse cottage.


various high quality - hotel, restaurant, coffee shops, and home cooked


$6200 - private room

$1000 deposit

Remainder due 2 months prior to departure


4WD / 8 seater mini van / 12 seater mini bus

Group size

2 minimum / 6 maximum


gentle = easy

Weather conditions expected

Delicate native orchard, Kangaroo Island, Copyright © Len Metcalf

  1. sun
  2. clouds
  3. rain
  4. mist
  5. wind
  6. mean average temperature 10˚ - 17˚ degrees Celsius (min - max)

Landscape genres expected

  • Rugged coastal landscapes
  • Boulder choked beaches
  • Lighthouses
  • Sweeping sandy beaches
  • Eucalypti forests
  • Rural pastures
  • Limestone lakes & caves
  • Wildflowers
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Admirals Arch
  • Cape Willoughby
  • Stokes Beach
  • Hog Bay

Tree at Hog Bay, Kangaroo Island, photography copyright © Len Metcalf

Animals expected

  • Kangaroos
  • Koalas
  • Bandicoots
  • Ecidnas
  • Penguins
  • Seals
  • Sea Lions
  • Eagles
  • Osprey
  • Owls
  • Black cockatoos
  • Lorikeets, Parrots and Curlews
  • Kookaburras

Note:  we will visit a few wildlife sanctuaries including:

  1. Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Raptor Domain
  3. Seal Bay Conservation Park


Fields of flowers Kangaroo Island, photography copyright © Len Metcalf

  1. Transport ex Adelaide
  2. Accommodation - private room at Auora Ozone Hotel & one night in a unique lighthouse cottage.
  3. All meals
  4. All personal photographic tuition - in the field and on your computer
  5. Critique of images
  6. Clothing and equipment advice & tuition
  7. Entry fees


  1. Travel and medical insurance 
  2. Wet weather clothing 
  3. Warm clothing for mild temperatures
  4. Medical forms & waiver or liability documentation


  1. Alcoholic beverages
  2. Extra barista coffees
  3. Travel to and from Adelaide
  4. Accommodation in Adelaide


deposit confirms your booking



AUD6200 - includes eight day tour, private room, personalised tuition with Len Metcalf and delicious meals, airport transfers and transport, national parks fees

AUD1000 deposit will secure your place


TESTIMONIALS from a similar Tour

“I wanted to write and thank you so very much for a truly wonderful week. We saw Cradle Mountain in all its weather systems and you made sure we were all able to capture its uniqueness. It is certainly a stunning part of the country and the world and I was so thrilled to finally make it there after years of wishing! You were such a fabulous tour leader and looked after us so so so well!!! I never saw you show any sign of anything other than care and concern. Thank you! It was a wonderful tour and a great group. We certainly experienced some fantastic wildlife and some stunning scenery. The weather was fabulous and to have had the chance to experience the frost and that special fog / mist rising was amazing! I just hope I have a few photos to do it justice. It was lovely to get to know you better and to have the opportunity to have so many great chats. Thank you for being so attentive and supportive and for your guidance and advice both when taking photos and when processing them. I learnt so much. I just need to write a lot of it down so that I don’t forget it! I have been able to upload all of my photos which is wonderful. I loved seeing you fly your way around Lightroom and absolutely adored your processed images! WOW!!!!! Just stunning! You must have been thrilled! Looking forward to seeing you next week. Again, thank you for such a brilliant experience! Kind regards,”

— Fiona Huddleston

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