Holidays are for relaxing and forgetting your everyday stresses and chores. That’s why at Sea Dragon Lodge we do everything we can to take the hassle out of your Kangaroo Island holiday. We have already sourced the best local produce and wines for your meals, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Forget about pushing a trolley around an unfamiliar supermarket…… a smorgasbord of local delicacies awaits you at Sea Dragon Lodge. Our food uses authentic local produce wherever possible, for example our lamb dishes comes from our neighbour Southrock Lamb, our fish is caught by local fisherman, we only sell Kangaroo Island wine to mention a few. When you make your booking ask for a copy of our menu order form or simply click here.
Our delicious home-cooked evening meals are delivered daily to your villa or lodge. Imagine returning home from a great day of exploring the island to find your slow cooked lamb shanks, for example, in the oven ready to serve on a bed of creamy mash with a delicious dessert in the fridge.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no shops nearby, so we have to pre-order most of our food and it is therefore important that evening meal hampers are pre-booked at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to arrival. For a copy of our meal hamper selection menu, click here.
Should you prefer to cook your own meals, all of our accommodation has well equipped kitchens that provide everything you need to cook most dishes. There is also a gas fired WeberQ BBQ on the deck if you fancy a BBQ overlooking our beautiful Pink Bay. This means you have the flexibility of self-catering, or if you prefer, ordering our delicious evening meal hampers if you want to spoil yourselves.
FULL COOKED BREAKFAST HAMPERS
All of our accommodation comes standard with a comprehensive continental breakfast. However we can supply a cook yourself hamper of bacon, eggs, mushrooms & tomatoes as an option. There is nothing nicer than sitting out on the deck enjoying freshly cooked bacon and eggs whilst watching Kangaroos grazing nearby and the waves gently lapping on the beach in the background.
"SECRET SEALS” & A “BAR WITH A VIEW" TOUR
If you love wildlife and want to do something really special that virtually no other tourists on Kangaroo Island get the privilege of trying, then this is the tour for you. This a very special Kangaroo Island wildlife experience where we travel by luxury 4WD to a remote seal colony on the spectacular south coast of Kangaroo Island. It is about 30 minutes drive from the Lodge. No other tourists visit here as it is on private property. The seal colony is located on an ancient 550 million year old coastline and the scenery is simply spectacular. You will need to be fit enough to walk up and down a steepish track to get to the Seal Colony - it is not difficult, just steep. There are very few places left in the world where you have the privilege of enjoying wildlife in the wild and where you get to observe them going about their daily routine without anyone around to spoil the experience.
After visiting the seal colony, we go to “The Bar with a View” where we enjoy a glass of Kangaroo Island bubbly overlooking stunning views, near the seal colony, and then a short beach comb along the spectacular ancient coastline.
LUXURY KANGAROO ISLAND 4WD TOUR
Looking for a personalised 4WD tour where the itinerary is created just for you, the guides are passionate and knowledgeable about the island, where there are no other guests in the car and you can spend as long as you like at the places that interest you? Sea Dragon Lodge’s 4WD tours provide just such a service. Our Tours include:
Exclusive use of modern 4WD vehicle
All park entrance fees,
Lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments
We design our tours to allow you to “see as much as possible, with time to stop, look and take photographs”. Generally our tours leave around 9:00am and return around 5:30pm.
If you are bringing your own car, but still don’t want to miss Kangaroo Island’s secret treasures or perhaps visit places that most tourists don’t know about, Sea Dragon Lodge can supply an experienced tour guide to accompany you for the day. Our guides are fully accredited tour guides and drivers, so they can also drive your vehicle giving you the chance to relax and enjoy the scenery. Our tour guides are all local residents with a detailed knowledge of Kangaroo Island and love sharing their passion for the island with you. They can help you plan a personalised Kangaroo Island Tour itinerary that will ensure you see the best the island has to offer. With this option you pay for all the costs incurred during the day.
KANGAROO ISLAND FERRY OR AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Should you be arriving on Kangaroo Island without a car and prefer us to do the driving for you, we offer transfers from the local Kingscote Airport or Penneshaw ferry terminals. Our Staff will pick you up and drop you back to the Airport (or Ferry). Transfers are conducted by private car and where possible we try and fit in a little sightseeing on the way. They Ferry Transfer from Penneshaw takes about 30 minutes each way. The Airport Transfer from Kingscote takes about 50 minutes each way.
FISHING CHARTERS &/OR DOLPHIN SPOTTING AND SIGHTSEEING
Kangaroo Island is a renowned fishing destination and there is no better fish to catch and eat than our delicious King George Whiting. Sea Dragon Lodge offers private fishing charters, dolphin & seal spotting and/or sightseeing. Kangaroo Island has fabulous coastline which many consider to be even more spectacular when viewed from the water. We only operate in sheltered waters so the chances of encountering uncomfortable conditions is small.
Our fishing charters include exclusive use of the boat, private skipper/fishing guide, fishing gear and bait. For more details click here.
SEA DRAGON LODGE INFORMATION
Some more information about our Lodge & Villa accommodation that may be helpful for you are as follows:
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RESIDENT MANAGERS AND THE OWNERS live onsite in a self-contained unit attached to the main Lodge and are available to provide advice and assistance if you require. They know the island well and will only be too happy to help you plan the best places to visit and how to get there.
OUR SECLUDED BEACH
Pink Bay, is our beautiful pristine beach, and only 3 to 4 minutes’ walk from the Accommodation. We have a small Gazebo with sun lounges to relax on and picnic ware if you want to have a picnic lunch on the beach. You can fish, swim or snorkel from the beach. If you don’t fancy the short walk up and down the hill, we will gladly take you in the car. A lovely time to visit the beach is around sunset when Kangaroos are often spotted on or near the beach. Enjoying a bottle of wine on the beach while watching the sun go down is difficult to beat.
If you are not a strong swimmer you will find the beach very safe as there are generally no strong rips and the beach has a very gradual slope, allowing you to easily wade out into the water. The water temperature varies from about 15o to 16o in winter to about 19o to 20o in Summer. Dolphins and seals regularly visit the beach and can often be seen frolicking in the shallows or feeding on the schools of ocean mullet that frequent this coastline. We are generally luck enough to see a whale or two each winter, with nearby Cape Willoughby usually seeing about 50 every season.
Sea Dragon Lodge is the only Kangaroo Island accommodation with a secluded beach with private access.
DISTANCE FROM SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
Sea Dragon Lodge is 30 minutes’ drive from the nearest town, so most of our guests dine-in. There are supermarkets at both Penneshaw
(30 minutes away) and Kingscote (1hour away).
THE WILDLIFE AT SEA DRAGON LODGE
As our 250 acre property is a heritage listed Sanctuary, wildlife abounds around the Lodge. You will see many different kinds of animals on the property often very close to the accommodation. These include wallabies, kangaroos, possums, echidnas, & goannas. We also have many different kinds of native birds and many avid birdwatchers stay at the Lodge just for the birdlife. We supply a bird guide of Kangaroo Island and small pair of binoculars in each accommodation. There is wildlife near the accommodation all year round. Marine life is also plentiful at our little beach with dolphins and seals being regular visitors. In winter whales can regularly be seen from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse and sometimes from the Lodge.
OTHER THINGS TO DO NEAR SEA DRAGON LODGE
Antechamber Bay a 3km pristine white sandy beach is a lovely place for a walk as it rarely has other people on it. Its 10 min drive from the Lodge. The Chapman River flows into Antechamber Bay and has fantastic Bird Life.
Pennington Bay is a spectacular Ocean beach. (see Photo opposite) It’s a 25 minute drive from the Lodge and is my favourite beach. It is probably one of the most photographed beaches on the island because of the spectacular vistas it offers.
Prospect Hill lookout (near Pennington Bay) commands a great view over the Southern Ocean to the south and to Pelican Lagoon in the north
American River Oyster farm (if you like fresh oysters) is 35 minute drive from the Lodge.
Enjoy fresh oysters literally straight out of the ocean.
Dudley Wines Cellars, arguably one of the best cellar doors in Australia from a scenery perspective, is a spectacular place for lunch and only 10 minutes up the road from the Lodge
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, the oldest in SA, is a 25 minute walk from the Lodge and if you do the lighthouse tour offers amazing 360o views from the top. On the way back you can walk around the cliff tops back to beautiful Windmill Bay, all time taking in breathtaking views of our dramatic south coast.
“Devil’s Kitchen” is near the Lighthouse and has spectacular scenery
We also have several beautiful nature walks on our property. It is not uncommon to see up to 50 Kangaroos and Wallabies as well as a range of other animals and numerous birds
Check in is after 2:00pm and check out is any time before 10:00am, unless by prior arrangement.
The Lodge is a smoke-free venue, but smoking is permitted outside on the deck.
The Lodge offers prepared hampers for our guests, but does not have a restaurant. All meal hampers need to be pre-ordered to ensure we have your menu selections available during your stay.
There is a laundrette at Kingscote available for public use. Unfortunately, owing to severe water shortages, we are unable to offer laundry services to our guests.
Telstra & Optus have reception at the Lodge and we suggest guests use their 3G or 4G mobile phones to provide their internet connectivity. There is no cable or ADSL service available at the Lodge owing to the remote location. We are able to offer a limited complimentary WIFI service for guests through a mobile 4G WIFI base station to enable you to download your emails. Unfortunately it is slow and has limited bandwidth but will at least let you download any important emails.