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Parndana, SA

Centrally located on Kangaroo Island, Pardana is a hub that provides access to the north and south coasts of the island, Seal Bay and Flinders Chase National Park.


Often described as a typical Australian country town, wildlife can often be seen on road verges and, in late winter and spring, they are covered with wildflowers. The Soldier Settlement Museum is also here, with a historical display of the early years of the development of the island’s heartland by returned soldiers. Parndana was the town centre for the Soldier Settlement Scheme, which commenced in 1948 when the country was cleared for rural purposes.

The town has a small shopping centre and bakery, churches and a community hotel which can offer evening koala tours by foot.

Parndana is on the Playford Highway, 40 kilometres from Kingscote.

The Spinners and Weavers Guild conduct a wool spinning demonstration and sell hand spun knitwear each Thursday afternoon.

Where to stay?


  • Active
  • Rural/Country
  • Historic/Heritage

Popular Activities

  • Golfing
  • Sightseeing

About Parndana

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Parndana Postcode: 5220
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Kangaroo Island
  • Latitude: -35.78983
  • Longitude: 137.26087
  • Elevation: 163m
  • Population: 149
  • Median Income: $35204
  • Area (Sq/km): 2.804
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

Tours In Parndana

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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

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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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