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Luxury Accommodation on Kangaroo Island For a Dreamy Getaway

Discover the best luxury Kangaroo Island accommodation you’ll want to return to time and time again.

Dune House Kangaroo Island

Just a short journey down from Adelaide’s CBD sits an island paradise, where good food, untouched wilderness and the most gorgeous getaways collide.

Kangaroo Island is a destination like no other Perfect for a romantic rendezvous, an unforgettable girl's trip or an adventure for the whole family.

Get back to nature and immerse yourself in the island's secluded sanctuary, while having everything you need at your fingertips thanks to Kangaroo Island’s incredible accommodation offerings.

From luxury stays in self-contained pods and boutique retreats to enchanting eco-lodges and unforgettable villas, this is our swoon-worthy edit of the best luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island you need to book into ASAP.

WanderPod | Image Credit: Remy Brand


Escape from the chaos in one of the four luxury, eco-aware WanderPods resting atop the northern bluff overlooking Snelling Beach on this magical island.

Named after constellations only seen in the southern skies, and part of the Heavenly Waters family of stellar formations, their names relate to the great oceans, rivers, sea creatures and ships (the Carina, the Columba, the Vela and the Pyxis).

Choose the perfect pod to suit your style and enjoy wood-burning fires for cosiness, an outdoor bathtub and a private deck with panoramic views to catch the spectacular sunrise or sunset.

6208 North Coast Road, Middle River

Hamilton & Dune

Hamilton and Dune are two very different – but both equally as luxurious - homes on Emu Bay Beach. Hamilton is a fabulously renovated 1960s colourful beach house, complete with its very own jetty and boat ramp, seafront lawn and a sundeck with barbecue.

Dune House, in complementary contrast, is thoroughly modern; circular, light-filled and built into a sand dune in the bush.

Either way, these incredible, bucket-list accommodation options are worth their weight in getaway gold.

Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge

Connect to the landscape, culture and wildlife of Kangaroo Island at the acclaimed Southern Ocean Lodge.

Perfect for solo travellers, couples or whole groups of travellers, the luxury cliffside suites offer privacy and impeccable coastal wilderness views.

During your stay, you can wine and dine on premium fare at the restaurant, relax in the spa and tour the island with an itinerary of signature and bespoke experiences guaranteed to create lasting memories.

Open once again following a rebuild after the KI bushfires, this is as good as it gets for luxury accommodation in Kangaroo Island.

Hanson Bay Road, Kingscote


Stowaway Kangaroo Island

There’s complete indulgence and seclusion to be found with Stowaway luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

The views across the ocean, farmland and native bushland can be enjoyed across all four properties. Perfectly suited for couples, these standalone escapes come complete with hot tubs, saunas, wood fires and boutique amenities, making it some of the most luxurious accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

3923 North Coast Road, Cassin

One KI

One KI

No one does luxury on Kangaroo Island quite One. The exclusive retreat takes it a step further than sister property Walcowrie, with an all-inclusive, beachfront paradise experience that few dwellings in the world could hope to capture.

Think private access to the beach below and being surrounded by such pristine and natural beauty, plus access to timelessly designed and eco-friendly accommodation for up to 10 people. 

The lavish outdoor bath and shower areas overlooking the ocean epitomise the complete serenity of this private retreat.

Also included in this blissful package is an in-house chef, who will prepare breakfast, lunch and three-course dinners from the freshest local produce, alongside premium Kangaroo Island and SA wines. Say cheers to one of the best holidays you'll ever take!

Lot 205 Mad Mile Track, Brown Beach

Sheoaks Villa

Sheoaks Villa

Tucked away down an unsealed road on Kangaroo Island, Sheoaks Villa stuns with its charm.

This 4-bedroom haven seamlessly caters to every guest's need. For couples seeking a romantic escape, a self-contained studio bedroom awaits, while larger families or groups of friends can also make use of the space.

There is a circular elevated day bed for relaxing and taking in the views of the Kangaroo Island coastline, a crackling wood fire, and a screened patio for an insect-free summer dining experience.

Located in Middle River, Sheoaks provides total seclusion and an ideal spot to reconnect with oneself, partners, friends, family, and nature.

Middle River, address available upon booking

Sky House

Sky House

Find privacy and luxurious inclusions at Sky House Kangaroo Island that are guaranteed to be more than accommodating.

Sky House is perfect for couples seeking the ultimate romantic experience, with sweeping views and private courtyard spaces to watch the sun slowly sink behind the horizon.

With a fireplace and heated floors, this is a cosy retreat come winter, while the rather fabulous outdoor terrace is calling on balmy summer evenings.

Snelling Beach, 6208 North Coast Road, Middle River

Headland Lodge

If you’re after a fully contained, self-catered space that you can call your home away from home, then the Headland Lodge is for you.

The four-bed, three-bath eco-lodge provides uninterrupted coastal views from its secluded location right above Kangaroo Beach Cove.

Bring the whole family, or your group of besties to enjoy the pristine private beach and peaceful privacy.

133/133C Kangaroo Lane, De Mole River

The Cape

The Cape

Sitting pretty on Emu Bay's hill, The Cape is a hidden gem on Kangaroo Island offering breathtaking panoramic views. This chic retreat features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a stunning living area that flows seamlessly onto a spacious deck.

Embracing the tranquillity of the bay and beyond, The Cape provides a secluded space for those yearning for peace with a touch of ocean breeze.

Committed to sustainability, the home relies on solar panels and self-sufficient rainwater. Ideal for discerning travellers, the open-plan design and sea-facing bedrooms deliver premium quality and comfort.

Emu Bay, address available upon booking.

Oceanview Eco Villas

Oceanview Eco Villas

Looking to splash out on a getaway on Kangaroo Island? This is the place to do it. Set on a 500-acre coastal property atop the cliffs at Red Banks Beach is Oceanview Eco Villas.

The villas themselves are completely off-grid, yet they have all the trimmings of a luxury getaway; an OEV Sky Window in the bedroom designed for you to watch the sky at night, a three-course gourmet dinner in the privacy of your villa, butler's pantry generously provisioned before arrival, and cooked breakfast daily.

With gorgeous views out across Nepean Bay from your private clifftop (no biggie), this is undoubtedly some of the best luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

31 Point Morrison Road, Nepean Bay

Walcowrie (Photo credit: Kangaroo Island)


Sister to the One KI dwellings, Walcowrie is a spacious, self-contained contemporary beach house that sleeps up to 8 guests.

You’ll find ample entertaining space complete with a large outdoor lounge and panoramic views, a private outdoor bathtub, and direct access to the pristine white sand private beach, where you are likely to spot some wildlife lazing about on the sand or in the ocean.

Lot 217 Mad Mile Track, Brown Beach

Ecopia Retreat

Ecopia Retreat

As the name suggests, Ecopia Retreat was created with the environment and sustainability in mind – with their luxurious eco villas running completely off-grid thanks to solar power and rainwater.

The three bespoke properties immerse you in the wilderness of Kangaroo Island, with panoramic views to drink in as you take a soak in the outdoor bathtub or warm yourself in front of the wood fire.

This is the sort of place where nature calls you to explore its stunning surroundings. It's the laidback luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island you need on your radar this year. 

Seddon, Kangaroo Island

Island Burrow

Island Burrow

Island Burrow is a beautifully presented holiday house, where you'll be able to enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed vibe of island life the minute you step foot on the property.

Perfectly situated on the edge of Penneshaw town, it's nestled among a forest of she-oaks, so expect visits from kangaroos, wallabies, glossy black cockatoos, and even the occasional echidna.

The house itself is unique and thoughtfully styled with quality furnishings and artwork to reflect the colours of the picturesque surroundings.


Little Cuttlefish (Photo credit: Cullen Royle)

Little Cuttlefish

Sea views or mountain views? Why not both!? Little Cuttlefish is an extraordinary, eco-friendly and rammed earth villa, nestled in a private spot complete with 18-metre outdoor swimming pool and alfresco dining terrace.

It's perfect for a romantic getaway, a family break or a trip with the girls. After a day of getting close to nature, be sure to freshen up in one of the beautiful Moroccan-style ensuite bathrooms, then relax with a glass of something tasty in the villa’s shared lounge area, opening out to a magnificent garden space.

A holiday you won't soon forget, this is hands down some of the best luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

1185 Cape Willoughby Road, Cuttlefish Bay

Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island

Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island

Unmatched tranquillity, crisp air, calm coastal walks, inviting crystal waters and fascinating wildlife are all at your fingertips at Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island.

The luxurious Kangaroo Island accommodation is dreamy in summer, with the secluded white sand and crystal-clear beach at Pink Bay calling your name, but there is something about enjoying a glass of KI red wine, cosied up inside watching the waves roll in during the colder months that speaks to us.

Whenever you choose to visit, rest assured this accommodation will provide breathtaking views, pure class and comfort.

2575 Cape Willoughby Road, Pink Bay

If you loved our pick of the best luxury accommodation on Kangaroo Island and want to continue discovering the best South Australian places to visit, check out our favourite spots in Port Lincoln and the best romantic getaways to book.

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