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Kangaroo Island Lodge

The Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated on the banks of Eastern Cove in American River, with all rooms perfectly perched offering exceptional water views over the bay.      

Amid lush coastal vegetation, the Kangaroo Island Lodge is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings.  There is no better place to unwind and to enjoy the peace and tranquility.

The Kangaroo Island Lodge is nestled on a hillside in lush native bushland. The seclusion of this area allows for the abundance of wildlife to roam free. Tammar wallabies, brush tailed possums, black swans, Cape Barren geese, Australian pelicans and the rare and endangered glossy black cockatoos can all be found in American River.

The outer bay of Eastern Cove offers excellent sailing and fishing in protected waters. The Kangaroo Island oyster industry is also located in American River, with the Oyster Shed located just down the road from the Kangaroo Island Lodge.

If you are a keen walker, there are two main walking tracks, the Independence Trail and the Fish Cannery walk. Both walks meander through the natural coastal scrub where numerous species of wildlife and birdlife can be seen.

With four out of five tourists saying they come to Kangaroo Island to see its native wildlife and natural environment, American River has it all covered.
Kangaroo Island Lodge
Kangaroo Island Lodge

Room Information

Waterview room
Enjoy panoramic elevated water views from these large rooms which feature rammed earth walls with a kitchenette including microwave. (Additional sofa bed & rollaway available) Some Waterview rooms can be interconnecting.  King bed or Twin beds; Maximum 3 people.

Bayview room
Offering modern facilities, nestled in a natural setting overlooking the Bay, rooms have either a private patio or balcony. Additional bed is a rollaway.  King bed or Twin beds; Maximum 3 people.

Poolside room
The standard Poolside rooms overlook the swimming pool and have extended views of the Bay. Cosy and comfortable.  Queen bed and a Single bed; Maximum 3 people.

Things To Do


Reflections Restaurant: Located in the main building, the restaurant offers a mouth-watering menu specializing in local cuisine with an Australian influence.  Where possible they source fresh Kangaroo Island produce including the vast selection of premium wines.  Reflections Restaurant is the place to come on Kangaroo Island for a hearty meal in a traditional atmosphere.  With value for money meals, warm hospitality and spectacular water views over the bay, you'll come away with an experience you will never forget.

For breakfast choose from either "The Lodge's Light Breakfast" including Kangaroo Island yogurt and honey, Kangaroo Island Bakery toasts, cereals, fresh fruit, cheeses, fruit juices, teas and coffee or "The Lodge's BIG Breakfast" with eggs cooked to your liking, Hahndorf naturally wood smoked bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes (the BIG breakfast also includes the Light breakfast).  A delicious and hearty start to your day!


Pelican Feeding (free self-guided): In front of the Kangaroo Island Lodge on the foreshore, watch the local squadron of Pelicans being fed some mornings at approximately 9:00 am (subject to feed availability). You may even get to meet Bump the Pelican, a favorite at the Kangaroo Island Lodge. So famous she even has her own Facebook page! (subject to feed availability and weather conditions).

Wallaby Walk (free self-guided): After a delicious dinner in Reflections Restaurant borrow a torch from reception and take a leisurely walk through the grounds to spot the local Tammar Wallabies.  The Tammar Wallaby is a member of the kangaroo family. Traditionally a nocturnal mammal, they can sometimes be spotted during the day.

Breakfast with the Pelicans: Watch the morning Pelican Feeding on the foreshore in front of the Kangaroo Island Lodge after enjoying a fully cooked breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, fresh fruit and KI's famous sheep's yogurt. Why not spend your morning feasting on your breakfast whilst enjoying the tranquility and peace of the calm waters of Eastern Cove. A great time to spot all the birdlife on the waterfront. What an amazing experience!

Sunset Soiree: Enjoy a stunning Kangaroo Island sunset whilst feasting on a platter filled with delicious Kangaroo Island produce such as succulent American River Oysters, all with a glass of Kangaroo Island wine. With views of the beautiful bay as your backdrop, share your experience with the friendly American River birdlife. A must-do Kangaroo Island experience, one that will be a highlight of your holiday (available October to April).

Fireside Cheese and Cellar: During the colder winter months, why not enjoy a delicious cheese platter and a bottle of local Kangaroo Island wine in front of the warm open fire.  Lounge in leather seats and sample a selection of cheeses served with crackers (available May to September).

Nocturnal Tour: Visit Penneshaw's Little Penguin colony for a unique insight into the lives of these sea birds. On the way to Penneshaw the tour takes in some wildlife spotting including Tammar Wallabies and possums.  The experienced guides at the Penneshaw Penguin Centre will take you on foot through penguin territory to see, learn and enjoy the Little Penguins and their families (not available in February).



Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia



Hotel Includes:

On-Site Activities

On-Site Restaurants

Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +
Price per person, per night.