What is the best town to stay in Kangaroo Island?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/06/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Kangaroo Island is a beautiful paradise island in South Australia.

A great way to spend a weekend away is to go to Kangaroo Island. The island has stunning scenery and is a perfect getaway. One of the best towns to stay in Kangaroo Island is Kingscote. This town is the largest town on Kangaroo Island, and it has an endless amount of activities and attractions to do!

Where can I stay in Kingscote?

There are amazing and spacious places to stay in Kingscote with ocean views.

Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn

If you desire an ocean view, then the Seaside Inn is perfect for your stay. You can cross the road and be at the beach! The rooms can fit up to four people and you can access free Wi-Fi, air conditioners, tea and coffee, and a washing machine.

Aurora Ozone Hotel

This hotel is right next to the beautiful Kingscote Seafront. Some of the rooms will have a stunning coastal view and the rooms can fit up to four people. The hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar.

What can I do near Kingscote?

There is a range of activities and attractions you can do nearby Kingscote. You will also find a tonne of local shops and cafes you can go to.

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery

This oil distillery is a family-owned business since 1991. Inside the shop, there is a large range of products from oils, sweets, and hand and body creams to buy. There is also the Emu Ridge Café available if you’d like to stop by and enjoy a drink and some lunch.

Clifford’s Honey Farm

Now it’s time to enjoy some pure Kangaroo Island Ligurian honey products. At Clifford’s Honey Farm shop, you’ll get the chance to buy some local delicious honey. The shop does also stock honey popcorn, lollies, and chocolate-coated honeycomb.

Pennington Bay

If you’re up to surfing, Pennington Bay is one of the best surfing spots on Kangaroo Island. You may spot some surfers out in the water or even dolphins! The bay is always great to just sit back and relax or you can even do some fishing if you desire. The bay has a beautiful scenic view and is a very photogenic place.

A great way to explore Kangaroo Island is by having a car or booking a tour. This allows you to easily get around the island without any issues. There is a two day tour you can book which is perfect for a weekend getaway. You’ll be able to see some of the best and most beautiful parts of Kangaroo Island.

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.