Kangaroo Island is not your average holiday island, it’s designed with the wildlife and natural environment in mind. ‘Observation not interraction’ is what you’ll hear here. And there aren’t just kangaroos and wallabies, there are also echidnas, dolphins and seals, and birds of all kinds, and they come first. But of course that just makes the visitor experience even better. And the best places to stay in Kangaroo Island offer peace and quiet, as well as the opportunity to see some of Australia’s natural beauty.
There are a limited number of bedrooms in the best places to stay on Kangaroo Island, and, as well as protecting the environment, this also means that this still feels like a rural community. The kind of place where farmers advertise for wives in the local paper.
Most visitors to Kangaroo Island arrive by ferry into Penneshaw on the Dudley Peninsula, which is the most touristy spot on the island, what with the pub and the hostels. But Kingscote is the laid-back hub of the island, a postcard-perfect town with a couple of pubs and decent eateries and plenty of Norfolk Island pines.
If you’re here for the beaches then head to the north coast where the waters are calmer. But if you’re here to see the island’s true treasures then head west into the Flinders Chase National Park, Rocky River or the Seal Park Observation Park.
You might not expect it, but Kangaroo Island has an amazing farmer’s market - this is a largely rural, farming community - plus several wineries, dairies, honey farms and even a eucalyptus distillery. So you’re certainly in for a treat as far as the food is concerned. Which all in all makes for a very relaxing, very luxurious break.
But don't forget that this is a popular destination. So if you want to be sure of a room in one of the best places to stay in Kangaroo Island, do yourself a favour and plan ahead!
Four luxury private villas on Kangaroo Island by Snelling's Beach. Ensuite rooms, dining area, outdoor terrace, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Fully inclusive dining packages are available too. Perfect for a private getaway and families.
Stunning cliff top location on Kangaroo Island's south coast. Luxury detached accommodation, with floor to ceiling glass bathroom walls, limestone floors and some with private plunge pools. The ultimate combination of rugged wilderness and sumptuous creature comforts.