Open House At Parndana

PO Box 84, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, 5220, Australia
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Forum Posts

Where to stay and for how long?

by moirholj

Hello all,

I will be visiting Kangaroo Island mid-November this year, and I am wondering if anyone has any Bed and Breakfast recommendations. Also, do you think a two night stay is enough to really enjoy the area? I will be on a 3 week trip, so I am trying not to spread myself too thin. Any advice is appreciated. Cheers!

Re: Where to stay and for how long?

by gerrypmac

I have no recommendations on accommodation but feel that a two night stay is more than sufficient to see the island. We had a day trip.Drove down from Adelaide to Cape Jervis in the early morning.Caught the ferry across and linked up with organised bus tour at kangaroo island ( booked from motel previous night). Great day seeing all the sights of kangaroo island, including seals, koalas, kangaroos etc. The bus covered a lot of Kilometres and included the whole island, but it was excellent. Got back to ferry and drove back to adelaide that night. a great day.a longer stay would enable things to be not as rushed (although we did not really miss anything)An overnight stay would be good but 2 days (1 night) would be sufficient from a tourist/wildlife perspective for most people, unless you have a specific interest. It is a good choice to put on your itinery and well worth the visit. Have a good trip and best wishes

Re: Where to stay and for how long?

by woj813

hello, im from adelaide and have been to Kangaroo Island 3 times. i dont really have any advice on Bed and breakfast coz we stayed with family and in caravan parks. but 2 nights isnt really long enough. its along way between sights driving and it takes a while to get from one end to the other especially place like the remarkable rocks which are a must see. milla

Travel Tips for Kangaroo Island

Paul's Place

by Kate-Me

One of my fondest memories of Kangaroo Island is visiting a house called "Paul's Place" where the owner takes in all kinds of animals, native and domestic, and they all practically share his semi-built house (which should be finished by now if he's still there!) and his yard. He had a real love of nature and animals.

Hiking on the beach

by kyoub

D 'Estrees Bay is a good surfing-fishing beach.
You can walk around the coast from here to Seal Bay and see colonies of New Zealand fur seals and Australian sea lions along the way.
It is an enjoyable walk but it will take you two days. Be sure to carry along your own water.

Cape Gantheume Wilderness Protection Area

by Diceman_

If the D'Estrees Bay road is followed to the end, a walking trail begins, leading into the Cape Gantheume Wilderness Protection Area and presumably ending after a very long hike at Cape Gantheume.
I didn't go too far down the trail (about 20 minutes walk) but it was the most interesting part of my venture down to D'Estrees Bay. I found good coastline views, and a variety of fly which was larger than normal with a shiny rainbow-coloured body .

Remarkable Rocks

by Kathrin_E

The Remarkable Rocks are part of Flinders Chase National Park. At this spot on the Southwestern coast of the island, granite boulders have appeared out of nowhere, like giant bubbles rising from deep in the ground. Geologists will have a scientific explanation for their existence, whatever it may be. Wind and erosion have turned them into fantastic sculptures that ignite everyone's imagination. Lichens give them their characteristic reddish colour.

The rocks are situated more or less on the cliff's edge. There is no railing. The flat parts are safe but the rock becomes steeper and steeper towards the cliff (photo 2). Moisture and lichens may make them slippery. Take care where you walk, don't go too far down.

More photos in my Remarkable Rocks travelogue

Eucalyptus Oil Distillery

by kyoub

Emu Ridge Is the only commercial Eucalyptus Oil Distillery left in South Australia and are totally self sufficient. generating their power by steam.
Native farming is far better for our environment, no sprays and chemicals, a great renewable resource and a natural product.
We took a tour of the distillery. Stopped in the gift shop to buy some oil take home with us.
We also saw an orphaned baby kangaroo. in the gift shop.
They try to rehab orphans here in this area and they have a special place where they are kept.


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