teeming with native wildlife, pure white sand and warm azure waters. Sounds like heaven, huh? It’s a real slice of Australiana – with the best the continent has to offer all in one place. But while Kangaroo Island mostly conjures up images of fluffy joeys, cuddly koalas and towering gum trees, it’s also home to some of South Australia’s most luxurious accommodation. Thanks in part to its remoteness, Kangaroo Island is dotted with off-grid beach houses, spa retreats and cabins surrounded by native bush and offering uninterrupted island views. Below, we’ve rounded up the crème de la crème of Kangaroo Island accommodations to inspire your next “abroad” trip to this Australian island.
1. A kangaroo island
One Kangaroo Island offers some of Kangaroo Island’s finest luxury private beachfront accommodations and wildlife experiences. Situated on beautiful north facing Brown’s Beach, this stunning architectural accommodation features five king double bedrooms (four en-suite), internal and external entertaining areas and ample deck space with stunning coastline views.
2.HAMILTON & DUNE
Hamilton & Dune are two properties overlooking the pristine north facing bay of Emu. Hamilton House is a 1960s beach house just 100 yards from the beach that underwent a full renovation in 2018 that brought in modern contemporary amenities and luxuries without sacrificing old world charm. Nearby, Dune House is a modern, bright, architecturally designed home with views from every room.
3. PRIVATE LIFETIME RETREATS
Five distinct properties make up this Kangaroo Island retreat, aptly named LifeTime Private Retreats. The spectacular and private villas and holiday homes are all beautifully appointed, luxurious and set amongst natural bushland with views of Snellings Beach and surrounding areas. Choose from The Sky House, The Cliff House, The Settlers Homestead, Sheoaks and the newest addition, the Beach Retreat.
4. Underground Kangaroo Island
This Kangaroo Island lodge allows guests to see wildlife up close without having to leave the comfort of a comfy seat by the window. At Stowaway Kangaroo Island, which has two luxury self-contained lodges set in 200 acres of private land, wildlife sightings are guaranteed. You will also enjoy stunning views over native bushland to the northern coast of Kangaroo Island and the beautiful beaches of Stokes Bay. Designed to be the ultimate couple’s retreat, features include a king bed, an outdoor hot tub on a private deck, a glass-fronted sauna and a double-sided log fire.
5. Ecopia Retreat
Over 60 acres of wilderness surround Ecopia Retreat, located in the center of the island. From this Kangaroo Island retreat, guests are placed front row to experience the untouched bush 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 power system. Ecopia Retreat is perfectly positioned to explore Kangaroo Island; Seal Bay is located just 15 minutes away and Flinders Chase National Park is only 45 minutes away.
6. Oceanview Eco Villas, Kangaroo Island
A seamless connection between sustainability and luxury, at Oceanview Eco Villas you can relax in absolute comfort while doing your part for the environment. Perched atop a cliff on a secluded and private 500-acre property on the beautiful coast of Kangaroo Island, these brand-new villas are just steps from the beach. A fully hosted experience, your hosts Tim and Tamsin will ensure that your every need is met, including gourmet meals. And this property has some serious eco-credibility; Designed by leading eco-specialists, the property is completely off-grid and solar-powered, and every element has been carefully considered, right down to the luxury furnishings made from recycled materials. All you have to do is relax in 5-star comfort with the reassuring feeling that your stay has minimal impact on the environment.
7. ALCHEMY ON THE ISLAND BEACH
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 just 50 steps from the waterfront deck. The island’s stunning white sand beach stretches for over two miles, making it ideal for long morning walks or endless summer days lapping the crystal clear waters.
Explore Kangaroo Island
Make the most of your Kangaroo Island getaway with our guide to things to do, sights to see and the best places to eat and drink. Get back to nature on a camping vacation or relax with a group of friends in a vacation rental.
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