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8.1

Excellent

150 reviews

150 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Flinders Chase National Park 6.4 km
Raptor Domain 46.7 km
Will's Rare Breeds Farm 50.4 km
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery 67.8 km
Island Pure Sheep Dairy 67.9 km
Kingscote Airport 71.8 km
Shep's Studio 78.6 km
Island Beehive 82.3 km
Kingscote Farmers' Market 83.3 km
Kingscote Library 83.6 km

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

Lot 1, South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, Australia, SA 5223 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Karatta part of Kangaroo Island, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Kingscote Airport. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and spa on-site.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Garden

Facilities

Car park

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Spa

Restaurants

Shops

Coffee shop

Value for money7.4
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Courtyard Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Courtyard Twin
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Courtyard view
  • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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Apartment
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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Bath suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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Twin Economy
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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Eco Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Eco-Lodge Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Basic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Classic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What is the smoking policy at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort?

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Whilst the accomodation itself was basic, the location amongst the national park is glorious."

    Elise

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    January 7, 2020

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location and facilities and the food was awesome"

    Michael

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    November 12, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Breakfast

    "Buffet breakfast was superb!"

    Catherine

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    March 6, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 111 Kangaroo Island properties
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Room comfort score
7.7/10
Location score
9.1/10
Cleanliness score
8.3/10
Service score
8.3/10
Better than
93
%
of Kangaroo Island properties
Better than
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of Kangaroo Island properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
150 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.1
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More about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

More about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The resort's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with linen service and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The resort's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the resort with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
The resort even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage and spa. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 98% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 95% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 92% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Spa
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Satellite/cable channels

Location

Lot 1, South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, Australia, SA 5223
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 AUD
The property
  • Number of rooms 33
  • Year property opened1985

Reviews of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.1
/
10
Cleanliness8.3
Facilities7.6
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.3
Value for money7.4
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10.0
Exceptional
Elise from Australia
Couple
Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Beautiful location ”

Whilst the accomodation itself was basic, the location amongst the national park is glorious. We really enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. And there’s an amazing beach within 5 mins drive, plus you’re only 5 mins from the visitor centre of the national park. Once the fires are under control I would encourage everyone to return to the island and to this place. You won’t regret it.

Reviewed January 08, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Michael from Australia
Couple
Bath suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Exceptional”

Great location and facilities and the food was awesome

Reviewed November 13, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Alan from Australia
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Excellent”

Great location, very comfortable, no 'Continental Breakfast' option so we had breakfast at the excellent cafe at the National Park Visitor Center.

Reviewed November 04, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Cheryl from Canada
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Excellent”

Excellent place to start your tours from. Food was great as were the walk abouts they have if you have time. But be careful and don’t do them too late in the day when its getting dark.

Reviewed December 02, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
John
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Excellent”

Great location to visit Founders Chase National Park - a must see

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Suzanne from Australia
Couple
Apartment
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Good location to explore the National Park. Lovely bush setting”

Restaurant is very ordinary. We booked an apartment with sparse cooking facilities. That proved to be useful as restaurant was not good value

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Mengjiao from China
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

nice in general,but few choices for dinner”

pro: close to Flinders chase national park, and the wildness. cons: poor internet connection and mobile phone reception.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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7.2
Very good
John from United States
Couple
Basic Triple Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Close to Flinders national park”

Our room was in the eco-lodge. Refrigerator, but no microwave or any type of cooking facilities. There is a barbeque grill on the grounds where you can use or fill water. Front desk staff uninterested. Fairly worn rooms and furnishings. They pride themselves with being eco friendly with newer solar panels. Water is scarce on island and their tap water is rain water which may not be to everyone's satisfaction. Bottled Water is available for purchase at front desk. Wi-Fi works only in lobby. The free night nature walk is superb and worthwhile attending. It's not luxurious, but they don't claim to be a luxury hotel.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Catherine from Australia
Couple
Courtyard Twin
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very good”

Buffet breakfast was superb!

Reviewed March 06, 2019

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6.8
Good
tanya from Australia
Family with young children
Basic Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

probably wouldn’t stay again although now we have had the experience of staying there ”

Definitely great location for travelling to all the places we wanted to see on that side of the island. Staff were accommodating when I requested to upgrade my room. Fortunately there was a spare to upgrade to.

Reviewed December 19, 2019

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6.4
Good
Jason from Australia
Solo traveler
Eco Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Good”

Renovations are need desperately.

Reviewed March 01, 2019

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4.8
Phil from Australia
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Could be much better - no recommendation for friends”

The location gives easier access to many beautiful sights. The resort itself is a little run down and is dire need of a refresh. The rooms are small, dark and pokey. The staff were not very helpful although the 'backpackers' serving int he restaurant did make an effort. Although this probably came from their own experiences not necessarily trained by the resort. Dinner is between 6:30 and 8:30. you have to book a slot. Trying to work in a dinner around a sunset at one of the beautiful locations around was difficult. Staff were unresponsive to emails and phone messages. We stayed in another accomodation on KI for 3 nights for the same price as 2 nights at the resort and was 10 times better.

Reviewed January 08, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
Aaron from Australia
Couple
Spa Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

All Great!”

Wallaby on our belcony eating out of our hands at breakfast time.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort has spacious rooms that is well designed, with plenty of room to move around its grounds. The most important is that it is a top resort at affordable prices near Flinders Chase National Park, a must-visit place on Kangaroo Island, with Admiral Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

Reviewed October 08, 2011

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8.7
Excellent
Lok from United States
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2011

Great experience”

wild life animals anywhere

The stay in Wilderness Retreat is unforgettable. The wild life animals are all around. The room is fair, not the luxury type, but good enough to stay for a day or two. The resturant provide suprisely very good food and service. And the location of the resort is close to the National park, i will pick this resort again if i ever go to Kangaroo Island again

Reviewed April 04, 2011

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8.3
Excellent
JAYAKRISHNAN from India
Couple
Courtyard Suite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

Wonderful experience ”

great location

It was a wonderful experience staying at the KI Wilderness retreat - great location, clean rooms, friendly staff and what more do you want, the resident wallabies offering you a friendly welcome! I don't think that our visit to KI would have been such a memorable experience if we had chosen to stay elsewhere. The price is reasonable and they have a petrol station as well (it is 20-30 cents dearer than the rest of the island though). The restaurant is good; however, the menu is limited and it is overpriced. It is better have food at Finders Chase Cafe or the cafe at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. They provide internet, but it is annoyingly slow and the wifi signal reception was poor in the room where we stayed.

Reviewed January 26, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Aw from Singapore
Group
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Nice & clean resort ”

It was a nice & cosy resort where we were very near to the nature and we can even see kangaroo hopping around the resort

Reviewed July 23, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Yan from China
Couple
Courtyard Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Excellent experience, worth for money”

Environment, nice room, yummy dinner

It is excellent experience to live in this retreat, where the location is pefect to visit the national park in the afternoon. The food is also good. Room condition is worth for money

Reviewed October 09, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
James from United States
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

Near-Perfection in the Wilderness”

Perfect location -- at the west end of the island and right in the heart of what many of us travelers go to KI for: Remarkable Rocks and wildlife. Just be ready for the long drive back to the ferry..... The restaurant staff, in particular, worked hard to make everyone happy.

Reviewed November 15, 2016

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7.3
Very good
Reinilda from Australia
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Quiet area”

Near to the wilderness

The room was clean and the place was a nice one to stay if you like wilderness. It was out of the way, but it is a good base for exploration in the southwest area. It is a good base for Flinders Chase and Remarkable Rocks exploration as well as north west area.

Reviewed February 04, 2013

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9.2
Exceptional
Guang from Australia
Couple
Eco-Lodge Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

good for family and couples”

Been in the hotel twice within a year. Once with my parents in family room, the other with my BF in a standard room. The family room even got a kitchen and living room. The food is fantastic. It will be better if the hotel could provide more drinking water and TV signal.

Reviewed August 15, 2016

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