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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

3.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, SA, 5223

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlinders Chase National Park15 min walk
  • Popular LocationHanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary2 min drive
  • Popular LocationRocky River Hike Trailhead5 min drive

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About this area


Located in Karatta, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is in a rural area. Cape du Couedic Lighthouse and Admirals Arch are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Heritage Walk Trailhead and Rocky River Hike Trailhead.

What's nearby

  • Flinders Chase National Park - 15 min walk
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - 2 min drive
  • Rocky River Hike Trailhead - 5 min drive
  • Woodland Walk Trailhead - 5 min drive
  • Heritage Walk Trailhead - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 51 min drive


  • Nicolas Baudin Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Baudin's Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Centre & Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Flinders Chase Cafe - 5 min drive

About this property

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

3.5-star motel near Flinders Chase National Park
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, multilingual staff and a garden are on-site. All 33 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus premium bedding and LED TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, safes and showers.
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat offers 33 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with digital channels. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: AUD 25-25 for adults and AUD 12.50-12.50 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Family friendly

  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Japanese


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • LED TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 3 PM - 7 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Please arrive before 7 PM, as it is hazardous to drive at night due to wildlife on the roads.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 20.0 per stay

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Kangaroo Island Retreat
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Hotel Karatta
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Karatta
Kangaroo Wilderness Retreat
Wilderness Island Retreat
Wilderness Retreat Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Motel Karatta
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Motel
Kangaroo Wilderness Retreat
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Motel
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Karatta
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Motel Karatta

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Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 82 out of 246 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 113 out of 246 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 34 out of 246 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 16 out of 246 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 246 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Perfect Flinders base
Unfortunately our stay was cut short by bushfire but the day and a half we spent there was nice. It is a great location to explore flinders Chase National park which is magnificent and nearby Hanson Beach is stunning. The retreat even has some small nature walks around the property that we saw some great birdlife on (they have their own bird blind so bring your camera). The bbq area is great and we enjoyed some home cooked steaks so don't be afraid to ask the restaurant to borrow what you need - they were very helpful. The manager handled the bushfire scare really professionally and calmly and we were upset to leave - we did not get to try the restaurant which some locals in town told us is great.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was so helpful and beautiful, hotel location is excellent, Rooms had everything you need.aircon makes a massive noise in the room, we were there new years eve and the food at the restaurant was a bit disappointing! Over all a lovely place.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Must rise from thw ashes
Wonderful, but now gone. Let us all hope it can be rebuilt soon. I will want to be the first guest.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019