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American River, SA

American River is a small town tucked into native bushland overlooking Eastern Cove and Pelican Lagoon. Its natural surroundings, lack of crowds or hustle and bustle make it a haven for wildlife and birdwatching. At night the town comes alive with nocturnal animals such as wallabies and possums. The town and surrounds are dotted with self guided walking trails that are the perfect setting for prolific birdlife and native flora.

American River

For those seeking peace and quiet amongst nature, American River is an ideal central location for touring Kangaroo Island .

American River Map


  • Nature based
  • Island

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching

About American River

  • Locality: Urban locality
  • American River Postcode: 5221
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Kangaroo Island
  • Latitude: -35.77305
  • Longitude: 137.77996
  • Elevation: 15m
  • Population: 238
  • Median Income: $21892
  • Area (Sq/km): 1.82
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

Tours In American River

Discover some of the tours options around American River

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


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Glasshouse Mountains