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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat, Karatta

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat offers visitors to Kangaroo Island a true Australian wilderness experience combined with intimate accommodation, superb food and wine and unsurpassed levels of personalised service only ever experience in owner-hosted establishments. Resident owners, Helen and James Knight welcome guests to their eco friendly retreat discretely nestled in a natural bushland setting.

Perfectly situated, the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is the only accommodation complex adjacent to the entrance of the Flinders Chase National Park. Exploring Kangaroo Island is easily achieved from this one location with major attractions including Rocky River, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Kelly Hill Caves, Seal Bay, Koala Walk, Vivonne Bay, Hanson Bay and beautiful bushwalks all within easy reach.

With 46 hectares of pristine Australian bushland in the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat is as much a retreat for the wildlife as it is for guests. Take a stroll on one of the many walks from the retreat and it is likely you will see an echidna, goanna, kangaroo or koala. Closer to the rooms, wallabies and possums playfully entertain guests in the courtyard at night while an amazing array of bird life provides the perfect background chorus at dawn and dusk.

Guests are invited to spoil themselves in one of 22 (AAAT four star) luxuriously appointed Wilderness Courtyard Suites featuring all the amenities you would expect to find in a first class international hotel room. Families wanting to self-cater can choose from one of five (AAAT four star) Eco Lodge Apartments while less disconcerting guests can still experience this idyllic setting with one of five (AAAT three star) Eco Lodge Rooms.

Enjoy the serenity of our location and experience the splendour of Kangaroo Island all from the comfort of this unique wilderness retreat. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Accommodation Options

Wilderness Courtyard Suites

One king size bed or two single king size beds.

Interconnecting Family Suites

Two king size beds or four single king size beds or one king size bed and two single beds.

Wilderness Spa Suite

One king size bed.

Wilderness Bath Suite

One king size bed and one queen size sofa bed.

Eco Lodge Rooms

One king size bed or two single beds.

Eco Lodge Apartments

One king size bed, two single beds, bunk bed or double sofa bed.



  • Food and Wine

Popular Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bush Walking
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • National Park
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife

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