Kangaroo Island has a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes: ranging from ultra LUX, through boutique luxury retreats, hotels, motels, B&Bs, guesthouses and holiday homes. While the more traditional accommodation such as hotel/motels tend to be centred in the towns at Kingscote, Penneshaw, American River, Emu Bay and Vivonne Bay, the more interesting accommodation tends to be located in secluded locations around Kangaroo Island’s spectacular coastline. Places such as Cape Willoughby, Hanson Bay and Snellings beach boast some of Kangaroo Island best accommodation.
- A pristine secluded beach with private access
- Wildlife literally at the doorstep, that guarantees special wildlife encounters every day
- Spectacular ocean views from every room
- Luxury eco-friendly accommodation
- Delicious meals that feature local produce
- Private Fishing and Dolphin Tours
- Luxury 4WD tours with personalised itineraries
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The following provides details of most of the accommodation on Kangaroo Island
BUDGET KANGAROO ISLAND ACCOMMODATION
DRAGONFLY GUEST HOUSE
19 Murray St, Kingscote SA 5223
Telephone: (08) 8553 2787
Dragonfly guest house is a small family run guesthouse offering very comfortable budget accommodation, for singles, couples and small groups. The atmosphere is relaxed & welcoming the moment you step in the door! The accommodation is ideal for travellers on a budget, but who enjoy the comforts of home and meeting people from all walks of life. The guesthouse offers free wifi, free on-street car parking, a fully equipped kitchen & large dining area. The hosts Susi & Bruno are delightful and will ensure that you get the most out of your stay on KI ... and have lots of FUN!
KANGAROO ISLAND BACKPACKERS HOSTEL
LOT 43 North Terrace, Penneshaw SA 5222
The Kangaroo Island Backpackers Hostel is a great place to kick back and relax, offering budget accommodation to anyone travelling to Kangaroo Island. They are located less than 100 metres from the ferry terminal at Penneshaw.
KANGAROO ISLAND BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION
FICIFOLIA LODGE KANGAROO ISLAND
45 Cook Street Parndana, SA 5220
Ficifolia Lodge provides quality, modern, self-contained and bed and breakfast style accommodation with all the comforts of home and is centrally located in the township of Parndana which is often referred to as the gateway to “Flinders Chase National Park”. They pride themselves with providing all the comforts of home, and personalised service. They offer a boutique style accommodation sleeping a maximum of 14. Catering for small groups, families, couples or singles. Meals are available at nearby Parndana Hotel.
ADAGIO BED AND BREAKFAST
Lot 1 Nepean Drive Island Beach, SA 5221
Adagio Bed and Breakfast is a four and a half star rated, family run Kangaroo Island bed and breakfast with modern facilities. It is located in a peaceful romantic and natural beach setting at Island Beach. Where the bush meets the beach- experience the harmony between the sounds of nature and the contemporary facilities offered at Adagio. Adagio Bed & Breakfast is a modern Kangaroo Island B&B situated on the seafront at Island Beach and provides great service. Island Beach is a pristine sandy beach offering excellent swimming and walking trails with lovely scenery and wildlife. Adagio lets you enjoy the beauty and peace of this pristine beach.
Cnr Ian Road and Willoughby Road Penneshaw, SA 5222
The Lookout Bed and Breakfast offers a 2 bed room apartment that provides a private and exclusive accommodation facility for up to four people. It is set in beautiful gardens and with delightful ocean views, and allow its guests to enjoy Kangaroo Island in style.
The 2 bedroom apartment is booked on an exclusive basis. The beautifully landscaped property is perched high over Backstairs Passage and is conveniently located a short 10 minute drive from Penneshaw and the ferry terminal. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need and accommodates up to 4 people on a self-catering basis.
WANDERERS REST OF KANGAROO ISLAND
Bayview Road American River, SA 5221
Wanderers Rest of Kangaroo Island is a small four star country guesthouse set in bushland, high on a hillside overlooking the peaceful waters of American River. Wanderers Rest offers typical Kangaroo Island hospitality and friendly service. Their views look out over American river as it winds its way into Eastern Cove, with the mainland in the distance. Wanderers Rest provides a casual yet sophisticated ambience and natural charm. It caters for up to 20 guests so you enjoy uncrowded facilities, privacy and personalised attention. Wake up to the call of native birds and watch the sun rise over the sea.
KANGAROO ISLAND SEAVIEW GUESTHOUSE
51 Chapman Terrace Kingscote, SA 5223
Kangaroo Island Seaview Guesthouse was built in 1927 from local limestone found around Kingscote. Enjoy old world charm in this classic building with a seafront location and views from all bedrooms. It has frontage to three roads, Chapman Terrace on the seafront and Drew Street and Dauncey Street, which is the main street in Kingscote. The walls are made of thick stone and with high ceilings, this building stays nice and cool even in the middle of summer. Free standing fans are supplied, but there is always a lovely cool sea breeze to enjoy through opening windows too! While each bedroom has its own private hand basin, large mirror and vanity area in the room, there is no ensuite. The bathrooms are a shared facility, located just out the end of the hall.
22 Lades Road Macgillivray, SA 5223
Stranraer Homestead is set on a 1290 hectare working farm, producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Stranraer Homestead is a historic federation homestead built in 1920 from limestone which was collected from the property. It has been meticulously restored to its former glory and this traditional Kangaroo Island bed and breakfast offers an outstanding glimpse of the rural Kangaroo Island lifestyle. Their lagoons offer abundant bird life including cape barren geese, musk duck and banded stilts. Enjoy meals with other guests while dining in comfort beside the open fire. The homestead is surrounded by rolling farmland and offers a quality Kangaroo Island Bed & Breakfast experience.
THE FIG TREE BED & BREAKFAST
107 Leander Avenue Baudin Beach, SA 5222
The Fig Tree Bed and Breakfast accommodation is situated in a peaceful Baudin Beach with ready access to the beach. Baudin Beach was named in honour of the French explorer, Nicholas Baudin, who was the first to circumnavigate Kangaroo Island. The Fig Tree Bed & Breakfast offers home cooked meals and is located about 8 minutes by car from the Ferry terminal at Penneshaw. The bed and breakfast has been carefully designed for couples who value privacy and has been running for over 15 years. Their quality self-contained apartments are well equipped for the modern traveller.
KANGAROO ISLAND HOTELS& MOTELS
KANGAROO ISLAND SEAFRONT
49 North Terrace Penneshaw, SA 5222
The Kangaroo Island Seafront provides quality four-star motel style accommodation and is situated in Penneshaw overlooking the magnificent Backstairs Passage. This Kangaroo Island hotel accommodation is located on the Esplanade just 500 metres from the Sealink Ferry Terminal. The Kangaroo Island Seafront has 16 rooms and 12 villas, many with seafront views. You can choose from a range of Seafront Rooms or the privacy of private one, two or three bedroom self-contained 3.5 Star Villas. They also take bookings for KI Shores, Caravan and Camping on the Penneshaw foreshore. The nearby Penneshaw Hotel provides evening meals.
KANGAROO ISLAND SEASIDE INN
7 Cygnet Road Kingscote, SA 5223
The Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn is a small family run accommodation situated on the foreshore of Kingscote, offering 3.5 Star accommodation. All 20 rooms offer coastal views and they are located 10 minutes' walk from the town centre. Situated on the shores of Nepean Bay, each room at the Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn has a coastal view, free parking at your door and free Wi-Fi. It is a short drive from Kingscote Airport and the town beach is located directly across the street from the motel. Each room at the Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn includes a digital LCD TV, heating and air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, and a small bar fridge. They have a restaurant which is open for breakfast daily.
MERCURE KANGAROO ISLAND LODGE
73 Scenic Drive American River, SA 5221
Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge offers 4 Star accommodation, fine dining, panoramic water views, overlooking Eastern Cove. It has been designed to blend in with its surroundings, and is located in bushland overlooking American River and Eastern Cove . It offers 38 rooms with pool or water views and the Mercure Kangaroo Island features a restaurant, bar, pool and conferencing facilities. The American River Oyster farm is just down the road and offers oyster lovers some of the best they will taste. American River is a peaceful holiday town and offers great fishing for those interested in catching our prized King George Whiting. See KI Fishing Charters if you want to try your hand at catching some King George Whiting.
ISLAND MOTEL KINGSCOTE
4 Telegraph Road Kingscote, SA 5223
The Island Motel is located in the heart of Kingscote. It offers comfortable rooms in a variety of configurations. All rooms have flat screen TV’s, wifi access, reverse cycle air conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. They offer gardens and an indoor heated swimming pool. Breakfast and evening meals are provided in their licensed restaurant, and they offer cook yourself BBQ facilities in the garden. They are located near the Kingscote shorefront, and situated amongst shady trees and gardens. You can stroll to the beach and the jetties or to the nearby shopping centre.
Kingscote Fine Art Gallery is just a few minutes’ walk from the Motel.
KANGAROO ISLAND WILDERNESS RETREAT
Lot 1 South Coast Road Flinders Chase, SA 5223
Lot 1 South Coast Road Flinders Chase, SA 5223 Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is an eco-friendly retreat discretely nestled in a natural bushland setting near Flinders Chase. Set on 113 acres of Australian bushland, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat offers a range of comfortable accommodation to suit various budgets. The property has abundant wildlife, offers meals and has on site walking trails. Their Nicolas Baudin’s Restaurant offers various styles of local cuisines and begins serving dinner at 6pm. The aim is to provide a selection of dining experiences for house guests and locals. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner.
67 Chapman Terrace Kingscote, SA 5223
The Ozone Hotel is located on the foreshore of Kingscote with views looking out over Nepean Bay. The Ozone Hotel offers a variety of accommodation to suit a range of tastes from rooms, suites, apartments, townhouses & penthouses. The Ozone Hotel also caters for conferences, corporate events, private function and milestone celebrations. The Zone Restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The hotel is suitable to host small weddings, corporate dinners and events. The Ozone Hotel offers 2 private function rooms suitable for a variety of events as well as the Zone Restaurant. The function rooms are situated on the ground floor with undisrupted sea views. They are suitable for 5 to 144 guests.
PARNDANA HOTEL CABINS
Corner Cook Street and Wedgewood Road Parndana, SA 5220
Parndana Hotel Cabins are fully self contained and sleep up to six people. They are situated in a tranquil rural bush setting on the perimeter of the quiet township of Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island
KANGAROO ISLAND RETREATS
ANTECHAMBER BAY RETREATS
2131A Cape Willoughby Road Penneshaw, SA 5222
Antechamber Bay Retreats is situated on a large working farm on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island overlooking Antechamber Bay. This retreat offers two homestead getaways with lovely views of Kangaroo Island's eastern shores. The Gilfillan family have welcomed visitors since 1999 to their 3500 acre working farm. Originally known as Creek Bay, the property was first settled in the 1820s by two great KI legends: English sealer and whaler Nat Thomas and his Tasmanian Aboriginal wife Betty.
Their two distinctive cottages , Nat's and The Kona enable you to share in Creek Bay’s unique heritage. Both Nat's and The Kona offer everything you could want in a Kangaroo Island retreat. Each property is fully self-contained, with contemporary kitchens and outdoor barbecue facilities. Should you prefer a catered-for experience, they offer in-house catering from an extensive menu – featuring their own Southrock Lamb – by arrangement.
CAPE BORDA LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS HERITAGE ACCOMMODATION
10145 Playford Highway Flinders Chase, SA 5223
Perched high above the ocean, Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers cottages offer guests a peaceful Kangaroo Island retreat in the remote northwest corner of the Island. Cape Borda is located within the Flinders Chase National Park, offers peace and tranquillity. Explore the park’s walking trails and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and spectacular views across Investigator Strait. Guests can choose from three self-contained cottages; quaint Woodward Hut, Flinders Light Lodge or cosy Hartley Hut. Flinders Light Lodge is an ideal getaway for couples or a family retreat. This restored stone homestead comfortably sleeps up to six guests. Woodward Hut is a bunkhouse for two, with a small stove. Hartley’s Hut is a cosy one-bedroom cabin with kitchen facilities, sleeps three guests and was the former relief lighthouse keeper’s quarters.
CAPE CASSINI WILDERNESS RETREAT
16 Hummocky Road Stokes Bay, SA 5223
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat offers eco-friendly accommodation on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. It is centrally located for you to explore and enjoy your Kangaroo Island holiday. This retreat offers both fully hosted Kangaroo Island Bed and Breakfast accommodation or Self-contained accommodation. It has some good walks on and near the property. Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat has received Eco-certification and is carbon positive operation.
LIFETIME PRIVATE RETREATS
Snelling Beach, North Coast Road, SA 5223
LifeTime Private Retreats offers luxury private accommodation complimented by authentic Kangaroo Island food. Life Time Private Retreats is one of Kangaroo Island leading Retreats and offers four delightful holiday houses – The Cliff House, The Sky House, Sheoaks & The Settlers Homestead. Guests have the option of fully self-contained accommodation or ordering in-house dining. Each of their private houses are situated in coastal locations and have been renovated by three generations of the Holden and Hannaford family.
The owners of Life Time Private Retreats also operate the Enchanted Fig Tree and the Shearing Shed restaurants which both serve the most amazing food in the surreal surroundings. Definitely one of the best dining experiences you will ever have!
ROCKY RIVER HERITAGE ACCOMMODATION
Flinders Chase National Park Flinders Chase, SA 5223
Experience life as the early pastoralists did at the Rocky River Heritage Accommodation located in the Flinders Chase National Park. Guests have the choice of two self-contained stone cottages. Mays Homestead is an old white-washed limestone cottage built in the 1890s. It reflects the simple life of the original pastoralists. The cottage has two bedrooms accommodating up to six guests, gas heating in the lounge room and full kitchen facilities.
Postman’s Cottage is next door and was originally built for the mailman who dropped by every two weeks. It is a bed-sit style of accommodation. The cottage has one main room that includes a double bed and two single beds that comfortably sleeps four guests and kitchen facilities. Adjacent to the cottage are Shower and toilet facilities.
KANGAROO ISLAND ULTRA LUX ACCOMMODATION
SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE
Hanson Bay Road Karatta, SA 5223
Southern Ocean Lodge is Kangaroo Island’s only ultra lux accommodation.
Southern Ocean Lodge offers a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. It is located atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast. Southern Ocean Lodge has extensive views over the Southern Ocean and offers refined comfort and luxe.
Twenty-one luxe suites offer great views of the Southern Ocean. Interiors feature lavish king beds, dramatic glass walled bathroom featuring Southern Spa amenities a sunken lounge, and outdoor terrace with an outdoor setting and daybed. Other features include; complimentary room bar, walk-in robe, optional climate control, heated floors, twice daily housekeeping, music system (with MP3 input), safe internet, and telephone. Televisions are in selected suites.
Hanson Bay is also the home of Hanson Bay Koala Sanctuary which is a great place to see Koalas in the wild.