Definitely the highlight and best two days of our trip. From the outdoor teatime along the river to the unbelievable grilled fish, grilled cheese (yes, grilled cheese) fresh salad and wine, to the remarkable guide, the first day was truly exceptional. The things that we got to see up close and personal were sensational
A variety of accommodation available on the island has been listed below. Click on the name to read more information about their accommodation options and facilities.
Southern Ocean Lodge
This property combines leading edge design, superb cliff-top accommodation and the best in food and wine. Opened in March 2008 it sets the benchmark in luxury experience for the Pacific and is fast becoming a focus for premium Australian travel. The full service day spa, superb cellar, plunge pool, dining space and lounge with 300 degree views combine with three accommodation choices to enable guests to create an exceptional Kangaroo Island experience. Attention to detail defines both the accommodation and service. Minimum 2 night stay.
Touring - there are a range of experiences incorporated in the room rate which are operated in-house but for completely customised experiences with local guides we can provide private charter experiences.
The following two properties can be utilised as part of our share tour packages in the category of Deluxe Bed and Breakfast. All packages are inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast and nocturnal tours provided by the properties are booked under the Deluxe Farmstay Nocturnal rate on a per person basis.
Stranraer is a working sheep farm which has been in the Wheaton family for generations and their hospitality is legendary. Guests are accommodated in four guest rooms although only three are used at one time unless booked sole use. Three main guest rooms each have a dedicated bathroom but not all are en-suite. The larger multi-space bathroom facilities used for families or twin share occupancy are shown in the plan below. Touring can be on share or private basis. Maximum occupancy per room is three guests in a double and single bed.
This beautiful farm homestead is located on acreage on the North Coast with views out over the ocean. There are three guest rooms - two Queen doubles and one King, all with en-suite bathrooms. One Queen room is upstairs with ocean views, the other downstairs and opens out to expansive gardens and the King room has access to a large courtyard garden. Rooms are relatively small but guest living areas are spacious and well-appointed. Excellent hospitality and wonderful meals. Maximum occupancy per room is two guests making a total capacity of 6 people.
The following two properties can be utilised as part of our share tour packages in the category of Country Inn. All packages are inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast.Due the fluctuations in little penguin numbers the status of nocturnal tours should be checked at the time of booking.
Wanderers Rest has 9 guest rooms, all king doubles which convert to twin. The property is on three levels - restaurant, pool and garden, and guest rooms, with two flights of stairs so it is inappropriate for guests with mobility challenges. Similarly as the pool is not fenced from within the property, children under 10 years of age cannot be accommodated. Great views over Eastern Cove and a good chance of seeing endangered glossy black cockatoos right from the property. Touring can be share or private. Maximum occupancy per room is three guests in a double or twin plus a pull-out sofa bed.
Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn
The former Wisteria Lodge has been relaunched under a new name with a soft furnishing upgrade. Hosts are a very experienced Kangaroo Island hospitality family the Schumann's and guest response has been excellent. The property is situated on the seafront overlooking the Island's yacht club and is only a few minutes walk to the centre of Kingscote. The restaurant is excellent and there are a variety of room configurations. It is priced at 3 star but performs better than this in terms of amenity and hospitality. Free wifi included.
The following two properties can be utilised as part of our share tour packages in the Hotel category. All packages are inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast.
Kangaroo Island Lodge
38 room property on the water front in American River - 28 4 star rooms with similar decor and sea views. A majority of rooms are King doubles - all bathrooms are en-suite and there are 8 interconnecting pairs making it well suited to families. Part of our share touring packages in the “Hotel” category. Touring can be on a share or private basis . Maximum occupancy is four guests in some of the larger Waterview rooms.
A major addition to the Island’s largest accommodation in Kingscote these 4 star rooms are contemporary and well appointed. All rooms are king doubles - some have an additional single bed. Bathrooms are en-suite and 8 interconnecting pairs make it wel lsuited to families. Touring can be on a share or private basis. Maximum occupancy per room is three guests with a single and King double configuration.
Due to the more remote location of these properties from our tour base the following properties can only be used on a private charter tour basis rather than our share touring packages.
LifeTime Private Retreats
Four luxurious private villas overlooking spectacular Snellings Beach on the North Coast. Includes all meals, transfers, beverages and yoga. Additional fees for fishing, diving, touring, massage or cooking classes. Tailored gourmet dinners are served in your own private villa or join other guests for a celebration meal under an ancient fig tree or in a converted settlers shearing shed courtesy of Hannaford and Sachs. We recommend at least a day at leisure to relax and enjoy the surrounds. Suggest tour day one, overnight, day at leisure, overnight and tour day three before departing as a minimum stay. Minimum 2 night stay. Touring - private charter only.
Kangaroo Beach Lodges
Three contemporary inspirational homes overlooking a private beach on the west end of the north coast. Each house is 4 bedroom/3 bathroom and fully self-contained. Day to day this property is presented as a self-catering option however we can provide options including a provision kit right through to a private chef. We recommend at least a day at leisure to relax and enjoy the surrounds. Suggest tour day one, overnight, day at leisure, overnight and tour day three before departing as a minimum stay. Minimum 2 night stay Touring - private charter only.