Famous for its colony of sun-bathing sea lions and popular with visitors eager to explore its rugged coastlines, sprawling Kangaroo Island is home to numerous accommodation options read more...
Seal the deal with an indulgent beach stay
Perched dramatically off the tip of the South Australian mainland amid the surging seas of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island is a haven for nature lovers and visitors seeking solitude alike.
The playful sea lions which frolic along the shores of the aptly-named Seal Bay are one of the island's most prominent attractions, and the Seal Bay Cottages at Kaiwara are an understandably popular Kangaroo Island accommodation choice– not least for their convenient proximity to the Seal Bay Conservation Park.
Sample some sun and sand near Little Sahara
You don't need to travel to the desert to see the sand dunes, as Kangaroo Island boasts its very own Little Sahara. Experience all the family-friendly thrills and spills of sandboarding, in what is one of the island's most exhilarating leisure activities.
Little Sahara is located close to Vivonne Bay, and this sandy stretch of coastline – once voted Australia's best beach – is also home to the Vivonne Bay Lodge. Not only is it regarded as some of the island's best accommodation, you can even enjoy a spot of al fresco dining on the outdoor deck among the lodge's resident kangaroo population.
Enjoy an illuminating lighthouse cottage stay
Surrounded by the southern ocean and located some 15 kilometres from the mainland, Kangaroo Island naturally harbours a lengthy maritime history. That's reflected in the many lighthouses which dot the island's coastline, some of which now double as attractive places to stay.
Lighthouse cottages are available on all corners of the island, from Cape Borda to Cape du Couedic and Cape Willoughby in between, with the cottages themselves ranging from simple stone outhouses to more luxurious multi-bedroom dwellings.