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Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat

3.5-star motel in Karatta with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking

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  • Suite, Courtyard Area - Terrace/Patio
  • Spa Suite - Living Area
  • Eco Lodge Apartment - In-Room Dining
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8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, 5223, SA, Australia
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Staff was so helpful and beautiful, hotel location is excellent, Rooms had everything you…

    Dec 30, 2019

  • Unfortunately our stay was cut short by bushfire but the day and a half we spent there…

    Dec 28, 2019

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Guests rated location

Quiet
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 33 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Flinders Chase National Park - 15 min walk
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - 35 min walk
  • Heritage Walk Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Rocky River Hike Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Woodland Walk Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Kelly Hill Conservation Park - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Suite, Courtyard Area
  • Eco Lodge Room
  • Bath Suite
  • Eco Lodge Apartment
  • Spa Suite
  • Courtyard Suite King & Single
  • Eco Lodge Room King & Single

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Flinders Chase National Park - 15 min walk
  • Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary - 35 min walk
  • Heritage Walk Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Rocky River Hike Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Woodland Walk Trailhead - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Kelly Hill Conservation Park - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Snake Lagoon Hike Trailhead - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Rocky River Mouth - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Cape Bouguer Wilderness Protection Area - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail Trailhead - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
  • Hanson Bay - 6.8 mi / 10.9 km

Getting around

  • Kangaroo Island, SA (KGC-Kingscote) - 51 min drive
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8125 South Coast Rd, Karatta, 5223, SA, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 33 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Please arrive before 7 PM, as it is hazardous to drive at night due to wildlife on the roads.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Barbecue grills

Services

  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Nicolas Baudin Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 25 and AUD 25 for adults, and AUD 12.50 and AUD 12.50 for children (approximately)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay

Policies

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard.

Also known as

  • Kangaroo Island Retreat
  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat Motel
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  • Wilderness Island Retreat
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FAQs

  • Yes, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Nicolas Baudin Restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Baudin's Restaurant (3-min walk), Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Centre & Cafe (2.3 mi), and Flinders Chase Cafe (3.2 mi).
  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Retreat has a picnic area and a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Must rise from thw ashes

    Wonderful, but now gone. Let us all hope it can be rebuilt soon. I will want to be the first guest.

    Anthony, 1 night trip, Nov 1, 2019

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location. So. Lose to the national park. They have gas and a restaurante on site

    2 night family trip, Aug 12, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Nature all around!

    We tried early check in but the room wasn’t ready. When we finally did check in we got a little tour of the property, complete with a wallaby chomping on some plants nearby. The room itself had a funky, musty smell but was clean overall. The heater worked well, though the power tripped a couple of times (kind of expected that far out in nature!) Dinner in the on-site restaurant was delicious. Breakfast was good too with a buffet. Overall a great, affordable stay in the heart of nature!

    Eric, 1 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Location was great for us at the western end of Kangaroo Island.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 28, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the bush setting, proximity to the NP, friendly and helpful staff and the restaurant.

    3 night trip, Jul 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Was disappointed that the advertised safari tours are only every other night and not at all during the day during low season months. Hotel location is fab. Access to the national park until midnight per the ranger. Ideal if you want to be in the park.

    2 night trip, May 3, 2019

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    This 'retreat' is certainly near the wilderness, and makes a lot of money because of that. The room rates were twice as high as anywhere else on the island, and I'm not sure why. If you dine locally, then the food is excellent, but pricey for what you get. I guess you are paying for freight and all sorts of other things.

    2 night romance trip, Apr 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great family holiday

    Really enjoyed my stay with my wife and two teenage daughters. Great place to relax and enjoy the national park.

    David, 3 night family trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely location, easy access to nature walks including the resident Koala, restaurant food was very nice. Only downside was limited access to wi fi from main lobby.

    Catherine, 2 night trip with friends, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It is very well located. I don’t think it should be rated four star as the rooms were basic. However the water pressure in the shower was the best ever.

    2 night trip, Apr 5, 2019

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