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Matthew Flinders Terraces, American River

Matthew Flinders Terraces Holiday Retreat is a delightful and central location from which to explore Kangaroo Island. Nestled on a hillside in a terraced bushland setting, Matthew Flinders Terraces offers guest peace, tranquillity and fully self contained accommodation. The sea views overlooking Pelican Lagoon and Eastern Cove are spectacular. Eight only air conditioned one or two bedroom suites have a separate living and dining area and a kitchenette with microwave, each with stunning bay views from your private deck. Wildlife abounds with pelicans, black swans, possums and a walk after dusk will reveal dozens of wallabies grazing around the township. An oyster farm at American River provides the best value fresh oysters for sale at the wharf (daily in season).

Accommodation Options


One double and one or two single beds.

Activites and Experiences at Matthew Flinders Terraces

  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Sightseeing
  • Animal Viewing
  • Wholesale
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Honeymoon
  • Island
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Wildlife
  • English English
  • Cheques By Arrangement
  • Bankcard
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • 3 Stars
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cooking Facilities – Limited
  • Electric Blanket
  • Refrigerator
  • Hairdryer
  • Heating
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Linen
  • Microwave oven
  • Non Smoking Room
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television

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