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9.1
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Flinders Chase National Park6.43 km
Nearby landmarks
Flinders Chase National Park6.43 km
Raptor Domain46.69 km
Will's Rare Breeds Farm50.41 km
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery67.85 km
Island Pure Sheep Dairy67.93 km
Kingscote Airport71.77 km
Shep's Studio78.58 km
Island Beehive82.35 km
Kingscote Farmers' Market83.35 km
Kingscote Library83.6 km
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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

Lot 1, South Coast Road, Flinders Chase, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, Australia, SA 5223 - See map
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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 92% of guests
Excellent cleanliness
8.3 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.3 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort

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

Aw | July 23, 2017

Definitely great location for travelling to all the places we wanted to see on that side of the island.

tanya | December 19, 2019

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

Elise | January 8, 2020

Food was great as were the walk abouts they have if you have time.

Cheryl | December 2, 2019

Staff were accommodating when I requested to upgrade my room.

tanya | December 19, 2019

Great location and facilities and the food was awesome

Michael | November 13, 2019

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

  • Shops

Value for money7.4
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Courtyard Twin
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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Courtyard Suite
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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Basic Triple Room
Basic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Eco-Lodge One-Bedroom Apartment
Eco-Lodge One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 2 bunk beds ...
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Classic Triple Room
Classic Triple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Double Room with Bath
Double Room with Bath
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double Room with Spa Bath
Double Room with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Twin Economy
Twin Economy
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
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Eco-Lodge Double Room
Eco-Lodge Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Spa Suite
Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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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 3:00 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 property 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. Car parking is free for guests.

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. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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Review score - United States
8.2/10
Location score
9.1/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Service score
8.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.1
Excellent
560 reviews
Cleanliness
8.3
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
Great stay and amazing food
Vachana from India
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More about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

More about Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort

Exuded in 113 acres of natural landscape, this property is surrounded by the best of nature. A wilderness retreat, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort offers an intimate experience with Australia's wild animals. Get up close and personal and feed the Tammar Wallaby, paddle with the sea lions, or pamper a Koala bear. For a relaxing time with a loved one, take a walk through the white sandy beach or explore the bushland. What's more, this eco-friendly property offers a wide range of fully contained apartments that rest peacefully amidst the bushland garden. A stay at Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort also gives you easy access to landmarks and attractions like Koala Sanctuary, Grassdale Kangaroos, Admirals Arch & Seals, Remarkable Rocks, and much more. An ideal place for animal lovers, eco-tourists, or even adventurists, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Resort offers the ultimate wildlife experience.

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Internet
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Restaurants on site

Nicolas Baudin Restaurant
Cuisine:French, Australian
Menu:Buffet

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Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.3
Value for money7.4
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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
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
10.0
Exceptional
Henry from United States
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Very convenient to Flinders Chase Pk”

Very convenient to the beautiful Flinders Chase Park. If you want to day hike and be early enough to see all of the animals or walk any trail privately, thus is perfect. The restaurant is quite good as well, so you can sit tight for meals. It’s very quiet and remote and has nice trails on the property. This was a great bush stay for us!

Reviewed March 30, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Jonathan from United States
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2018

Very good”

Great location, relaxing setting, the bush right at your back patio. Night walk with "Nature" was terrific. Petrol tank on site is a big plus since resort is located many kilos from civilization, but right next door to the National Park. Food was excellent, but expensive and very small portioned. No wifi in room, only (limited) access in lobby area.

Reviewed March 22, 2018
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
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
8.7
Excellent
Richard from Australia
Couple
Courtyard Suite
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Well established wilderness retreat on K I”

Dining, Comfort, Situated within the wilderness

Apart from not having a booking on arrival, (we had in fact booked and paid for our accommodation well in advance), we had a wonderful time at this hotel. Fortunately Manager found a room for us otherwise we would not have been happy travelers. What went wrong?

Reviewed October 29, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Jenny from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Courtyard Suite
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Decent room and surprisingly good food”

Room standard, proximity to Flinder's Chase, dinner at restaurant

Had a good one night stay in a standard room overlooking the courtyard. Not hugely private but suited our needs fine (visiting Flinder's Chase with 2 year old). Room was spacious, comfortable and clean. Staff were friendly and helpful especially the young Dutch waiter and food in the restaurant at dinner was excellent. Didn't have breakfast as it seemed expensive.

Reviewed September 03, 2013
8.0
Excellent
John from New Zealand
Couple
Courtyard Suite
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

all we expected”

Great location, comfy bed helpful staff

Just what we expected, super location for visiting the places we wanted to see. Only negative was we expected to have internet access. It seems this is always unreliable, so suggest the owners be honest about lack of availability in the publicity material.

Reviewed September 08, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
5.2
Lynette from Australia
Couple
Courtyard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

That Old School Camp Feeling ”

This place cost a bomb to stay in. The room was clean but the king size bed was two singles put together hence when you rolled into the middle you went down a whole. The building just seemed tired and shabby. The staff did not go out of their way to help or suggest things. The restaurant was like eating in a school canteen and so over priced. The food was over cooked and dry. The heater in the restaurant had seen much better days and consequently the room was cold. Your better off staying in Kingscote.

Reviewed May 15, 2018
7.2
Very good
Daniel from Switzerland
Couple
Eco Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

First night in an Eco-Room, nightmare, no hot water and a permanent electric noise from the warm water system, which did not work”

Nevertheless, after our complain the next morning, the staff reacted in a professional way and they gave us a nice courtyard suit, which everything worked and was nice. Also they offered us a bottle of wine for the dinner, which was appreciated and equalized the horrible night before. But why it has to go this way all the time? We experienced this now a couple of times that the first day you are put in a bad room and after you complain about it, they give you a nice one. We made this experience now with a couple of bookings we made over agoda.

Reviewed November 17, 2016
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