Authors: Frank Jensen & Sophie Gauvin
Now is the perfect time to take a trip to Kangaroo Island, which provides the perfect weekend getaway with so many activities at your doorstep once you’re there.
As part of the #BookThemOut initiative by the South Australian Tourism Commission, to help raise awareness for Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills and help them rebuild by Booking Them Out, SeaLink announced #BookThemOut $15 passenger fares to Kangaroo Island.
The only catch is you have to spend one night on the island — so where will you stay? We’ve had a search for you and found an amazing range of accommodations, all with a stunning view. Below are some of the many KI accommodation options, but you can find even more here.
Hotels & Motels
Offers apartment style accommodation, sleeping four in each two bedroom apartment and two in the one bedroom apartment. Parndana is the most central township on Kangaroo Island, a great position to stay, allowing easy access to all the island’s key attractions.
Offers quality accommodation, fine dining, panoramic water views, wildlife and birdlife. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the region and explore the abundance of wildlife that inhabits the hotel’s grounds.
Located on the seafront of Kingscote, and directly opposite the town’s tidal swimming pool, everything you need is only metres away from your door. Seaview provides comfortable accommodation, spectacular ocean views from nearly every room. Kingscote offers a great location for day tripping to all different areas of the island
Situated on the shores of beautiful Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn features rooms with ocean views, free WiFi and a 32-inch LCD TV. Seaside Inn Kangaroo Island is 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Kingscote, the island’s largest town. The beach is directly across the street from the motel. It is a 15-minute drive from Kingscote Airport.
Self-Contained & Apartments
Situated on a private, peaceful rural property that gives you a great sense of peace and tranquillity. Each unit offers its own amazing sea views of the turquoise hues and long white beach of Emu Bay. Self catering accommodation ranges from holiday cabins with a deck, to cottages and three large houses.
A boutique, adults only retreat situated on a 250-acre coastal estate, there are three luxury 1 bedroom eco villas, two deluxe 1 bedroom spa eco villas, and two 3-4 bedroom lodges. All accommodations are self-contained with stunning ocean views and wildlife at the doorstep.
The two properties at Antechamber Bay are located on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island. They offer a private beach, in-house catering, remarkable wildlife and a fully working farm. You can swim with dolphins or watch the ships sail by from your room.
Caravan & Camping
Experience glamping, the first unique and glamorous Kangaroo Island accommodation under the stars. Say goodbye to boring and say hello to one of the five uniquely styled bell tents. Make a memory you can’t experience anywhere else in the world.
With sweeping views across Hog Bay Beach, one of the most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations in
Australia, Kangaroo Island, just across the water but a world away! Park features 6 Eco Luxury Glamping Tents, powered & unpowered sites, new amenities block, laundry & BBQ area.
Eco Camping at Discovery Lagoon Camping Grounds is nestled amongst gum trees and bottle brushes, providing you with an authentic Australian camping experience. Whether you have a tent, a motor home or you want to treat an Eco Glamping Cottage, Discovery Lagoon Camping Grounds can cater to you.
Resorts & Retreats
Offers Kangaroo Island’s private luxury beachfront accommodation and wildlife experiences in a pristine setting. The spacious design provides amazing views from all living rooms, five bedrooms and both internal and external entertaining areas.
Cape Cassini Wilderness Retreat is the only Advanced EcoTourism accredited accommodation (offering either self contained or bed and breakfast ) on Kangaroo Island with wonderful panoramic ocean view. Watch the wildlife, enjoy bushwalking, take a guided tour and experience the beauty of the sea and shoreline.
Designed to bring the view of Snelling’s Beach to life, Cliff House is perched on a cliff with panoramic views. With a cliff-bath and a circular tower bedroom, Cliff House will make you feel like royalty. A stay here will provide you with the perfect chance to unwind and admire the ever changing wildlife Kangaroo Island has to offer
Bed & Breakfasts
A new, stylish architect designed private bed and breakfast centrally located in Penneshaw, overlooking the ocean and adjacent to the marina and easily accessible to shops, restaurants and pubs. Accommodates two people in luxury surroundings.
A fully-hosted eco-luxury accommodation located on a 500-acre rural property, nestled atop the stunning Kangaroo Island coastline known as ‘Redbanks’. The off-grid, eco design and build gives guests a personalised 5-star experience along with the good feelings that come with leaving a small footprint.
Stranraer Homestead is a working property that produces lamb, wool and grain. Additionally, the property has two large bird-filled lagoons that are surrounded by hummocks for your viewing pleasure. The Homestead offers a tranquil country experience while remaining on the island, making it a convenient location to stay and enjoy day trips.
Backpackers & Hostels
The Lookout Bed and Breakfast apartment is a private and exclusive accommodation facility set in magnificent gardens with a panoramic view of the property Cuttlefish Bay, Backstairs Passage and mainland Australia.
Is privately owned and located in Kingscote. It’s ideal for travellers looking for affordable accommodation without having to forgo the comforts and convenience of home. Comprising four bedrooms: one twin room, two double rooms, and a family room that sleeps up to six. Rooms are hired out separately.
The Guesthouse overlooks the seafront and tidal pool. All rooms are equipped with a vanity, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities and a television. The Seaview Guesthouse has ornate detailings remaining from its original construction in 1924. While the bathrooms are not ensuite, the bathroom facilities are in very close proximity to the rooms.