KANGAROO ISLAND ACCOMMODATION

The bookings and reservations team at Exceptional Kangaroo Island can assist in booking accommodation which complements our touring experiences to make a simple, one-stop shop for your Kangaroo Island visit.

For our small-group scheduled tours, we pick up from accommodation located within a 30-kilometre radius of our tour base at Cygnet River. Locations include Smith Bay, Emu Bay, Kingscote, American River, Kingscote Airport and MacGillivray.  

Our regular stable of properties, which we have chosen because they offer comprehensive hospitality with all private bathrooms and options for dinner and breakfast. These are:

See below for more information on each of these accommodation options.

There are many self-catering properties which we offer tour pick-ups – please check with us if unsure and we are usually able to find a convenient meeting point if you are staying further away.
 
For private touring we can collect you from anywhere on the Island, so the above list of accommodation options with whom we package expands to include:

See below for more information on each of these accommodation options.

*Please note we can also collect you from the ferry in Penneshaw on a private tour but not our scheduled small-group tour as the morning ferry and flights arrive at the same time but 60 kilometres apart.

STRANRAER HOMESTEAD

DELUXE FARMSTAY ★★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
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.

MOLLY’S RUN

DELUXE FARMSTAY ★★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
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.

AURORA OZONE HOTEL

HOTEL ★★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
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 well suited 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.

MERCURE KANGAROO ISLAND LODGE

HOTEL ★★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
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.

KANGAROO ISLAND SEASIDE INN

HOTEL ★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn is a simple property situated across the road from the Kangaroo Island Yacht Club and overlooks Nepean Bay. It is located only a few minutes walk to the centre of Kingscote. There is a breakfast dining room with evening meals available at nearby restaurants 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.

SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE

LUXURY LODGE ★★★
TOURING: PRIVATE CHARTER ONLY
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. In terms of 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.

LIFETIME PRIVATE RETREATS

PRIVATE VILLA ★★★
TOURING: PRIVATE CHARTER ONLY

Five 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. 

OCEANVIEW ECO VILLAS (OPENING 2019)

PRIVATE VILLA ★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
Two contemporary clifftop villas purpose-built to accommodate discerning guests seeking to explore the best of Kangaroo Island. Each villa is 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and fully self-contained. This property will be presented with a range of options from self-catering, a provision kit or arranging a personal chef. We recommend at least a day at leisure to relax and enjoy the surrounds. We recommend tour day one, overnight, day at leisure, overnight and tour day three before departing as a minimum stay. Minimum 2 night stay. Touring will be either small group or private charter.

ECOPIA RETREAT

PRIVATE VILLA ★★★
TOURING: PRIVATE CHARTER ONLY
This private sanctuary is located high in the Eleanor River valley in the central part of the Island. There are two villas, each with a King bed and private bathroom and catering for up to 3 people with an additional roll-away bed. Situated to make the most of the solitude and unspoiled natural views, the front deck is perfect for spotting wildlife while you enjoy a glass of wine in the evening or your morning coffee. Architecturally designed, the contemporary villas are passive-solar with double-glazing, making them energy efficient and comfortable year-round. Hosts live nearby on the property and are only a phone call away. Touring is private only, includes a catering package and has a minimum 2-night stay. 

STOWAWAY KANGAROO ISLAND

PRIVATE VILLA ★★★
TOURING: PRIVATE CHARTER ONLY
Catering exclusively for couples, these contemporary villas are glass-fronted with wide vistas over rolling paddocks to Lathami Conservation Park and expansive views of the north coast and Investigator Strait. The open plan design is spacious, heated in winter with a wood fire, and has a large bathroom with shower, free-standing tub, sauna and hot tub out on the front deck. The two villas are set well away from each other, guaranteeing you of privacy and solitude. Hosts live nearby on the property and are only a phone call away. Touring is private only, includes a catering package and has a minimum 2-night stay. 

WANDERER’S REST

HOTEL ★★★
TOURING: SMALL GROUP OR PRIVATE
Wanderers Rest is set on a spectacular hilltop location with 8 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 a challenge for guests with limited mobility. 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.