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Hotel Description

At Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Flinders Chase National Park and 3.8 km (2.3 mi) from Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy LED TVs with digital channels, and all 33 rooms feature coffee/tea makers, safes and hairdryers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, fridges, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

The restaurant, Nicolas Baudin Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a library and a terrace. Each morning continental breakfast is available.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star McDonald motel include Kelly Hill Conservation Park and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse.

Eco Lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$228* Per night/room 20 Oct. - 21 Oct.

Spa Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Eco Lodge Room King & Single

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, Courtyard Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Courtyard Suite King & Single

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Lodge Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Everyone (26) Couples (32) Family (10)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jul. 2019 by RTF

Many thanks for your kind review RTF General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jul. 2019 by RTF

Many thanks for your kind review RTF General Manager

3 out of 5
This 'retreat' is certainly near the wilderness, and makes a lot of money because of that. The room rates were twice as high as anywhere else on the island, and I'm not sure why. If you dine locally, then the food is excellent, but pricey for what you get. I guess you are paying for freight and all sorts of other things.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 May 2019 by RTF

Dear Anonymous Thank you for your review and observations You are correct in your assessment of the high costs we incur in operating a property in such a remote location. Kind regards RTF

5 out of 5

A wonderful getaway

Pros: The courtyard suites, with their fronting an area of native vegetation complete with wallabies, possums, birds &c, were comfortable and cosy.
Cons: Limited supplies in their shop for self catering for when one doen't want to eat out. Also not connected to the Optus network, only Telstra
Location: Almost right at the entrance to Flinders Chase, close to Kelly Caves, and relatively close to Seal Bay and Vivonne Bay
My wife and I just celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary by spending seven nights at the KI Wilderness Retreat. We could not have been happier with our choice. The Retreat was very comfortable and friendly, all in a superb setting. Though on the western end of the island, it didn't hinder us driving all over the island over that week to enjoy the many sites KI has to offer. The Nicholas Baudin restaurant was top class for evening meals and served a reasonable buffet breakfast. The gourmet packed lunches that we twice ordered for day tripping were amazing and well worth the price.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 12 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5
we were greeted with a room update to a courtyard suite which was very pleasing since we had wallaby and possum nightly visits. On the trail we saw 3 kangaroos grazing which were beautiful, it was great to go roo finding and 2 wallabies were grazing in the courtyard when we arrived. A wilderness retreat just up our ally.

Posted by , from Adelaide on 19 May 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice Hotel, close to Flinder Chase.

Nice hotel, surrounded by beautiful natural environment. We saw a wild Koala right outside our room.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 31 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5
The Wilderness Retreat was perfect for our visit to the National Park. Wish we could have stayed for another night.

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Simple but a great experience

The hotel and the entire furniture is very simple but you have all what you really need. The food in the restaurant is amazing! Each meal we tried was delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful. Wild Wallabies at the backyard at night was my Highlight.

Posted by , from Germany on 29 Sep. 2016

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4 out of 5
Good location to Flinders Chase, a little far away from ferry terminal point, but it works out perfectly for us.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great natural vegetation courtyard location

Pros: 'as above'
Location: close to Flinders Chase, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch - where there was an abundance of New Zealand Fur seals and the amazing Rustic Gallery.
Friendly courteous staff. Enjoyed room location - peaceful - sitting on wooden deck courtyard with wallaby within close proximity.

Posted by , from Barossa Valley SA on 25 Jan. 2016

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About the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Location 8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA 5223

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and a BBQ are also featured at the business-friendly Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat. Free self parking is available.

  • 33 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) (83.9 km / 52.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat offers 33 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Nicolas Baudin Restaurant – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Please arrive before 7:00 PM, as it is hazardous to drive at night due to wildlife on the roads.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per stay.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 25 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 12.50 and AUD 12.50 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.