How to stay the night at Kangaroo Island

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/25/2019

Reading time: 2 mins

Kangaroo Island promises an eclectic showcase of stunning scenery and plenty of activities for the whole family.

So, instead of merely staying a day why not stay the night? Spending a weekend or week immersed in the rich bushland and natural wonders. Read our list of the top places to stay on Kangaroo Island that’ll satisfy any budget.

The Main Areas to Stay

  • Emu Bay

    Nestled about 18 kilometres from the Kingscote, its home to pristine white beaches. If you are looking for trip jam-packed with water activities, this place is for you. With swimming, boating, fishing, and surfing all on offer.

  • Penneshaw

    Undoubtedly, one of Kangaroo Island’s most popular towns. Penneshaw is a small but active country town. Overlooking the Backstairs Passage, the town lets you sit back and relax in the tranquil environment while being only a stone’s throw from the mainland. As well, it is quite handy as it is very close to the ferry that gets you to and from the island.

  • Heartland

    Head to the very heart of the island, home to sprawling farmland and bushland. Home to a Wildlife Park, you can meet the local animals of Australia while enjoying the true beauty of the island.   

The Type of Accommodation

  • A Swanky Stay

    Get your extravagance to fix at one of the many five-star retreats scattering the area. With private houses, hotel apartments, or an island lodge all on offer. Combining a lavish home with the incredible natural surrounds, with waterfront views, private balconies, and spa bathrooms. Have your troubles melt away at these homes away from home, perfect for a weekend away with your partner or posse.  

  • Camping Adventures

    Enjoy nature first hand by setting up amidst it! With camping grounds littering the coastline, you can enjoy a week of pure nature, relaxing in the sun, plunging into the ocean waves, and discovering the unique wildlife right by your camping ground. With barbecues, toilets and showers, and even caravan friendly, you don’t even need to rough it much.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.