08 Jan 2020

THE BEST Kangaroo Island Hotels, Lodges & Retreats

Looking for Kangaroo Island luxury accommodation, a nature retreat, a wilderness lodge or the convenience of a hotel room? Look no further than our list of the top hotels, lodges and retreats on Kangaroo Island.

1. one kangaroo island

One Kangaroo Island
One Kangaroo Island

One Kangaroo Island offers one of Kangaroo Island's best private luxury beachfront accommodation and wildlife experiences. Situated on the beautiful north facing Brown beach, this stunning architectural accommodation features five double king bedrooms (four with en-suites), internal and external entertaining areas, and an expansive deck space providing amazing views along the coastline.


Hamilton & Dune
Hamilton & Dune

Hamilton & Dune are two properties overlooking the pristine, north facing Emu Bay. Hamilton House is a 1960's beach house just 100m from the beach which underwent a complete renovation in 2018 which brought in modern contemporary fittings and luxuries without sacrificing the old world charm. Nearby Dune House is an architecturally designed, light filled and modern house which provides views from every room.


Lifetime Private Retreats
Lifetime Private Retreats

Five separate properties make up this Kangaroo Island retreat, aptly named LifeTime Private Retreats. The spectacular and private villas and holiday houses are all beautifully appointed, luxurious and set among natural bushland with views over Snellings Beach and its surroundings. Choose from The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead, Sheoaks and the most recent addition, the Beach Retreat.  

4. sea dragon lodge

Sea Dragon Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Sea Dragon Lodge, is nestled in nature and surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, spend your days at your own private beach or taste test the local Kangaroo Island produce as the sun sets. Indulge in their all inclusive Holiday Package with breakfast, lunch and dinner hampers proudly featuring the Kangaroo Island produce, all beverages and a personalised and private 4WD touring itinerary. 

5. Stowaway Kangaroo Island

Stowaway, Kangaroo Island
Stowaway, Kangaroo Island

This Kangaroo Island lodge allows guests to see wildlife up close without having to leave the comfort of a cosy window seat. At Stowaway Kangaroo Island, which boasts two luxury self-contained lodges situated on 80 hectares of private land, wildlife spotting is guaranteed. Guests can also enjoy sweeping views over native bushland down to Kangaroo Island's north coast and the beautiful beaches of Stokes Bay. Designed to be the ultimate couple's retreat, features include a king bed, alfresco hot tub on a private deck, glass fronted sauna and double-sided wood fire.

6. ecopia retreat

Ecopia Retreat

More than 60 hectares of natural wilderness surrounds Ecopia Retreat, located in the centre of the island. From this Kangaroo Island retreat, guests are given "front row seats" to the untouched bushland and native animals that roam the island freely. Choose from three bespoke luxury retreats – two Villas and the Residence – each designed to be eco-friendly using 100% pure Kangaroo Island rainwater and an off-grid solar energy system. Ecopia Retreat is perfectly positioned to explore Kangaroo Island; Seal Bay is located just 15 minutes away and Flinders Chase National Park is just 45 minutes.

7. Oceanview Eco Villas, Kangaroo Island

Oceanview Eco Villas, Kangaroo Island
Oceanview Eco Villas, Kangaroo Island

A seamless connection between sustainability and luxury, at Oceanview Eco Villas you can kick back in complete comfort while doing your bit for the environment. Perched cliff-top on a secluded and private 500-acre property on the stunning Kangaroo Island coastline, these brand-new villas are just a short stroll to the beach. A fully hosted experience, your hosts Tim and Tamsin will ensure your every need is catered for including gourmet meals. And this property has serious eco-cred; designed by leading eco specialists, the property is completely off-the grid and solar-powered, and every element has been carefully considered, down to luxe furnishings made from recycled materials. All that’s left to do is kick back in 5-star comfort with the reassuring feeling that your stay is having a minimal impact on the environment.


Alchemy on Island Beach, Kangaroo Island

Alchemy on Island Beach offers families a special place to stay on Kangaroo Island. With an absolute beachfront location and 180 degree sea views, these two properties are only 50 steps from the deck to the water's edge. The glorious, white sandy Island beach spans for more than three kilometres, making it convenient for long morning walks or endless summer days lapping in the crystal blue waters.


Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island
Aurora Ozone Hotel, Kangaroo Island

One of Kangaroo Island's best-known hotels, the Aurora Ozone Hotel is situated on the foreshore in Kingscote, the island's biggest town. Boasting all types of accommodation from family to deluxe and excellent facilities including an outdoor pool, sauna, barbecue area and free WiFi, this is the perfect spot to start your Kangaroo Island getaway. A quick 15 minute drive from the Kingscote Airport, the hotel's Zone Restaurant overlooks Nepean Bay and showcases the best of Kangaroo Island's produce.

10. kangaroo island seafront

Kangaroo Island Seafront, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

Perfectly situated in Penneshaw and overlooking the magnificent Backstairs Passage, the Kangaroo Island Seafront has 16 rooms and 12 villas and is located just 500 metres from the Sealink Ferry terminal. For the best views choose the Seafront rooms which boast spectacular views and private balconies. Enjoy a glass of wine from your balcony or head downstairs to Sorrento's Pizzeria for a bite to eat.

11. Cape Willoughby Lighthouse

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Kangaroo Island

One of Kangaroo Island's unique accommodation offerings, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse boasts panoramic view across Backstairs Passage and surrounding coast. Stay overnight in a spacious lightkeeper’s cottage which dates back to 1852. The cottages have since been restored but the isolation, ruggedness and beauty of this part of the island remains. Self-guided walking trails provide further insight into the lives of the early Lighthouse Keepers and the construction of the Lightstation.

Explore Kangaroo Island

Make the most out of your Kangaroo Island getaway with our guide of things to do, tours to join and the best places to eat and drink. Get back to nature on a camping holiday or kick back with a group of friends in a holiday rental


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