A relaxing morning reading the paper
Kangaview Private Bush Retreat
Views from the deck looking over the Bush
Master Bedroom - Queen size
Second Bedroom - Queen size
Bunk Bed Room
Stokes Bay beach in the distance
resting after a morning run!
sunset over the sea and bush
View from the top of cliff looking down on
beautiful North coast, Stokes Bay
Kangaview and 40 acres of bush
View from front deck
Kangaview looking across bushland to the…
local wildlife - a little penguin in his…
kangaroo with joey in the pouch
Beautiful Stokes Bay beach
Stokes Bay Winter Sunset
Winter - a glass of wine and a warm fire
Breakfast on the deck
Welcome to Kangaview
Master Bedroom - Queen size
One of the locals
Sunset on the deck
Stunning and uninterrupted wide-sweeping views across native bushland and Investigator Strait, Kangaview offers you a relaxing, private fully self contained home. See our own Kangaview site for more pictures and special offers.
From every room you look out onto gum trees and woodland vistas with resident Wallabies, Koalas, Echidna, and blue (superb) Fairy Wrens going about their daily business. In fact for most guests sitting on the deck with a glass of wine in hand, reading a book or taking in the views is the most popular activity.
The covered outdoor entertaining deck offers a excellent dining experience with fully equipped gas BBQ for those beautiful summer evenings and amazing star gazing.
If you think that ‘holiday’ and ‘cooking’ and two words that don’t belong together, then try out one of the local restaurants instead! As well as the friendly local pub at Parndana, there is a café at the beach, and just around the corner a restaurant looking out across the Bay. Failing that there is a company that can deliver freshly made meals to your door, made using the best of local Kangaroo Island produce! (note some eating venues are seasonal)
Kangaview is home away from home, with a fully self contained kitchen and laundry, 2 large queen size bedrooms, a bunk-bed room for 2 and a double sofa bed in the lounge. All linen is provided; you only need to bring your food, wine, and friends or family!
The lounge is equipped with TV, DVD/VCR, CD and iPod stereo dock as well as a selection of books, DVD films, games and magazines.
Full washing, drying and ironing facilities are provided. The kitchen offers a large fridge freezer. Externally there is a fish cleaning station.
KANGAVIEW comfortably sleeps 8.
READ WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID ABOUT KANGAVIEW:
What a fantastic home away from home. We bought half our kitchen (food) and were happy we did as this kitchen was so well equipped! We love the little 1% touches of the videos and chess/backgammon set. The fire was homely. There was so much to do and we are most certainly going to have to come back to do the rest!!
Hinksman family, Adelaide SA Australia OCT 2011
Kangaroo Island is great! Landscapes are amazing, nothing like this in France. Your house is really quiet. We are so luck to find this place. Thank you.
We are truly enjoying our stay here, the house is lovely. Being 8 people from 6 different countries, we are perfect tourists and we are trying to make the most of this beautiful island!!
Guest from South Korea, China, France, Germany, USA, the Netherlands. JULY 2011
An ideal settling, which is equipped with everything a family needs for a complete holiday. This has been a great experience for all the family, from our 4 year old up to Grandad.
Guests from Thailand APRL 2011
Wonderful house with plenty of kitchen utensils and everything we needed. Had some lovely strolls on Stokes Bay and our son caught the biggest flathead we have ever seen. We had a lovely stay!
Guests from Sydney, NSW Australia APRIL 2011
Kangaroos, Wallabies, Parrots, echidnas, possums, seals, penguins etc, even a couple of small snakes to be seen wild on the island! Great introduction to Australia’s unique heritage and relatively natural wildlife. Thanks for a beaut stay!!
Guests from Germany APRIL 2011
We had a fantastic stay here at Kangaview a holiday we will always remember. The space, amenities and the wildlife we appreciated by us all. Thanks!
The Hall Family, VIC, Australia FEB 2011
Thank you for creating such a wonderful holiday home. You have thought of and provided everything you could need away from home. Stokes Bay is god’s country and our time there has left us with beautiful memories. We look forward to a return visit.
Catherine and Family, Adelaide SA Australia JAN 2011
We spend time in a lot of rented holiday homes and your thoughtfulness in what is provided was truly outstanding and made for a lovely time.
Guest, QLD, Australia JAN 2011
Great trip, perfect for getting the mountain bike out, a great ride around Lathami National Park. The wildlife over here is amazing.
Guest from Adelaide, SA Australia NOV 2010
Kangaview provides a spacious and comfortable space with a marvelous view which we found a perfect base for exploring the island. The owners have gone to great effort to make sure every last detail is attended to. The house is attractive and family friendly - no easy task! The surrounding bush is beautiful and the local beach is great for rock-pooling or for swimming depending on the weather. Kangaroo Island is unique place and I'd definitely recommend Kangaview as a great place to stay.
Guest, UK NOV 2010
We had a great time, the beds were great and Stokes Bay is the best beach. We found a cavern in the rocks, we played monopoly lots.
Max (aged 9) and Family, Victor Harbor, SA Australia OCT 2010
No traffic to worry about. Kids could wander around looking under rocks for bugs and lizards - this was a real highlight for our boys. Good facilities for a family. Lots of indoor activities provided, DVD's, games etc. It was warm, quiet and relaxing.
Rachel, VIC, Australia JUNE 2010
We had a lovely time. The house is spacious and comfortable and the views glorious. We saw lots of wallabies and kangaroos and hear some glossy black cockatoos. We had a good feed of Mullet from Snellings and beautiful figs from “the magic fig tree” – beautiful with goats cheese and KI honey!! It was a great place to spend Easter.
Moira and Friends, Adelaide SA Australia APRIL 2010
We wished to stay longer! Great Australian experience! We enjoyed the remoteness on one side but with all the comfort on the other side. One day we will come back
Guests from the Czech Republic APRIL 2010
Kangaview everything we were after- seclusion, peace and tranquility. Enjoyed the games and reconnecting with family away from the pressures of work and school. We did all of the touristy things including Quad bikes and sand surfing, saw lots of wildlife including 2 baby snakes on the beach which was a bit freaky and absolutely loved the fishing-rock cod seem to just jump on the hook. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful home. Our whole week has been perfect!
Liz and Family, Melbourne, VIC Australia MARCH 2010
This place is great, I don’t think there is anything you have not thought of! WOW. AWESOME! We would come here again
Trish and Family, QLD, Australia JAN 2010
We have had a wonderful week at Kangaview, we visited Admirals Arch, Remarkable rocks, Vivone Bay, saw the seals on the rocks, did lots of fishing. The house is very comfortable, well equipped with lovely balcony and views. Great for watching the abundant wildlife. Stokes Beach was where we spent most of our time beautiful and refreshing
Heather and Family, VIC Australia JAN 2010
We loved our stay at Kangaview; my favorite thing was seeing all the wildlife! We saw; lots of goannas, lots of wallabies, two koalas, and some kangaroos and lots more. Thanks for having us! Great sunset! Loved it!
Emily (Aged 9) and Family, Melbourne, VIC Australia Jan 2010
A quick long weekend break before Christmas chaos and took our tinny out…great fishing. Caught 2 snapper and quota of King George Whiting off Stokes Bay. Great day out and perfect place to cook them on the deck at Kangaview
Stuart, VIC, Australia DEC 2009
A beautiful place, very roomy and all the mod cons. It all made us feel at home. Thank you for the lovely stay.
McAndrews Family, WA Australia DEC 2009
The house was lovely, with everything we needed and in a great location. Great place to escape from the pace of life and just enjoy some peace and quiet. If you want to get away from mobile phone reception and really escape work (unless you have NextG) it's perfect! Had wallabies around most mornings and evenings. Would definitely recommend an evening meal at the Stokes Bay Bar and Grill.
Guest, VIC, Australia OCT 2009
What a sweet little oasis. We really enjoyed our stay. The sun is shining today and the scenery is just gorgeous. Thanks so much. Really love your place, everything a family needs.
Jake and Family, Adelaide SA Australia SEPT 2009
We had a wonderful time exploring the island from our base at Kangaview. What an exceptional view!! It was lovely to be so comfortable in this well appointed holiday home where all the details have been carefully considered. Yet, right in the middle of the stunning bush….AND so close to a wonderful beach with a great café. Thank you!
Julia and Family, Adelaide, SA Australia SEPT 2009
Enjoyed the stay, enjoyed the setting. Thanks for the little touches that made it feel like home. This is a really central location.
Ben and Family, The Netherlands AUG 2009
A lovely, comfortable retreat. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Many thanks
Jenny and Family, NSW Australia JULY 2009
Good standard of accommodation with generous fit out. Particularly liked firewood, magazines, condiments and other supplies.
Don and Family, Adelaide, SA Australia APRIL 2009
A stunning sunset at 6pm, I asked her and she said YES. Thanks for providing the perfect scene- you made me look a real smoothly (finally he asked!!!)
Guests from Sydney, NSW, Australia APRIL 2009
Awesome, Simply amazing. We loved all the wildlife you can see just walking up the road. Loved the furnishings, this is the first place that we have stayed that feels human. Thanks
Miranda and Family, Adelaide SA Australia MARCH 2009
We all had a most enjoyable and relaxing stay at Kangaview. With everything we needed and even many extras, this truly is a home away from home!
Tim and family, Adelaide SA Australia JAN 2009
Coming to see the wildlife? Let the wildlife come to you! Koalas, Echidnas, Wallabies, Birds, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Wedge Tail Eagles
Seeing the Kangaroo Island native birds and animals in their own beautiful environment is one of the special things you will do during your stay.
Kangaroos, Wallabies and Echidnas will often be spotted around Kangaview, particularly in the morning and at dusk when they come out to feed. If you look closely you will usually find a Koala asleep in a gum tree, particularly in Lathami National Park which Kangaview is adjacent to.
Birds too are plentiful – from the deck you can keep an eye out for families of blue Wrens (Superb Fairy Wren) hopping in and out of the bushes. Robins, Lorikeets and Rosella are commonly seen, as are the majestic Wedge Tail Eagles which are always soaring around overhead. See our own Kangaview site for a listing of some of the birds that have been seen.
Lathami National Park opposite the entrance to Kangaview can offer a glimpse of the rare and endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. The park is about 1,500 ha in size, and the native vegetation is an important feeding and breeding area for these birds.
Local Attractions and Things to Do - swimming, fishing, boating, diving, walking, golf, fish and chips on the beach, explore rock pools
Kangaview is only 3 minutes from beautiful Stokes Bay, arguably the best sandy beach on the island, and DEFINITELY the best fish and chips (as well as other gourmet offerings) from the Rockpool Café. Spending a day swimming fishing or surfing on the long sandy beach, wandering over to the Café for a fish and chips lunch followed by a relaxing afternoon by the water is surely one of the best ways to spend a holiday.
Stokes Bay has a hidden tunnel which the kids will love – after making your way down a narrow rocky pathway between huge boulders and cliffs, you finally descend through the tunnel and the long sandy expanses and blue waters of the ‘secret’ beach opens out in front of you – a never to be forgotten sight.
SURFING - Suitable for beginners through to advanced surfers, Stokes Bay has reef and beach breaks depending on the size of the swell. The best winds for surfing at Stokes are southerly, unlike the south coast which is best on northerly winds. When there are waves, Stokes Bay can turn it on as good as any south coast break.
Paste this link to get further information about surfing on KI. There is a link on this page where you can download the surfing guide to Kangaroo Island
Further down the road is the picturesque King George Beach, a sheltered cove with fantastic snorkeling and fishing opportunities around the rocks, and plenty of rock pools for the kids to explore. Walk to the corner of the pebble beach and check out the view around the corner looking down the coast - spectacular!
Stokes Bay is the perfect base for exploring Kangaroo Island. Located next-door to Lathami National Park and the amazing Stokes Bay Bush Gardens.
Kangaview is centrally located for easy access to both ends of the island. Easy to get to from the Airport, Kingscote or Penneshaw, you are also well situated to visit the Western end of the island and the famous Flinders Chase National Park, or the South Coast attractions of Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks and Vivonne Bay.
There is great fishing to be had on your doorstep, including a boat ramp for those lucky enough to be bringing their own boat! Widely regarded as one of the best fishing spots on the island, Snapper Mullet, Whiting and squid can often be bought back for the evening meal. There is a fish cleaning station and also boat storage if you want to keep the boat dry!
Bring the golf clubs - KI has four golf courses the closest being at Parndarna so if the fish aren’t biting grab the clubs and enjoy the scenery of Kangaroo Island as you sink a few Birdies. The course is an 18 hole, Par 70, 5199M facility.
Kangaroo Island has 50 vineyards and 15 wineries, so if wine is your thing, take a drive and enjoy the sampling! Some of the nicest Kangaroo Island wines are grown and produced on the doorstep - Dudley Wines is a family run business producing a 100% Kangaroo Island product. Although they don’t have a cellar door you can try a drop at the Parndarna Hotel. Also check out The Islander Estate Vineyard and Two Wheeler Creek Wines, both in Parndarna.
DIVING – Kangaroo Island has some of the best temperate waters for diving in Australia. Over 50 recorded shipwrecks have occurred around the island. Descending 20-24 meters you can see walls of gorgonia corals and an impressive array of fish including the rare Leafy Sea-dragon, also seals and dolphins make regular appearances.
Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking
- DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
- High chair, Cot
- Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave
- Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
- Open Fireplace, Heaters
- Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Parking
- Kettle, Toaster, Steamer, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker, Filtered Coffee Machine (BYO Coffee), Esky and Beach Picnic Set, Alo foil, Glad wrap, Tomato & BBQ sauce, salt & pepper, ALL Linen & Towels (BYO Beach towels) , Ipod Station, Books, Board Games, Winter Blankets, hot water bottles, Electric blanket (master only), External fish cleaning station
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