Our eco-lodge provides the independent traveller with a 'home away from home', for those wishing for a fully contained, self-catered getaway. Perched above the secluded Kangaroo Beach Cove on the western side of Kangaroo Island, you'll enjoy uninterrupted coastal views, wildlife at play and a pristine private beach.
Headland is a four bedroom/three bathroom lodge and can sleep up to 8 people each bedroom can be set up with either a king bed or two single beds. Our rates are based on what time of year you’re staying and how many bedrooms our caretaker will have to prepare for your stay. You will have full and exclusive use of the lodge during your stay, however, our caretaker will close off any bedrooms/bathrooms that you won’t be using.
We provide all linen and towels as well as standard pantry items including tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, some assorted spices, cooking oil, foil, cling wrap, baking paper, paper towel, dishwashing liquid + sponges, dishwasher powder and washing machine powder. There is a Nespresso coffee machine available in your lodge so you are welcome to bring along your own coffee pods to use original style.
Part of the charm of the lodge is its isolation, but this means that there are no restaurants/shops in close proximity; you will find an IGA supermarket at Penneshaw if you are arriving via ferry - 1.5hour drive from the lodges or a Foodland at Kingscote 60min drive from the lodges. For forgotten essentials, there is also a small store in Parndana closest town to the lodge - 40min drive that stocks the basics like milk & bread etc.
Headland on Kangaroo Beach is located on private land, you will therefore need to meet the caretaker at the Homestead prior to driving down to the lodge. PLEASE NOTE we only accept check-in between the hours of 2pm-5pm.
The roads on the property surrounding Headland on Kangaroo Beach are negotiable with a 2WD vehicle, however we do recommend bringing a 4WD where possible winter months in particular. We also suggest guests bring with them good walking shoes if they wish to walk down to the beach. It's not far, but the small hill can be tricky to negotiate. Alternatively, there is a 4WD track to the beach note: accessible by 4WD vehicles only.
In the best interest of guest safety, we do not recommend driving across the island after 4pm during the winter months June-August due to the abundant wildlife on the roads from dusk onward. If you are arriving on the island after 4pm, we would recommend organising accommodation close to your point of arrival for your first night, then travelling across the island the following day.
Depending on your service provider, mobile phone coverage can be a little unreliable on the Island. Mobiles on a Telstra network are generally fine and as a reminder, there is a landline telephone and Wi-Fi Internet available in your lodge. We do ask that calls from the lodge telephone be limited to incoming and local outgoing calls excluding the need to contact the caretaker via mobile if you are unsuccessful contacting them at the Homestead. We also would like to highlight that the Wi-Fi Internet service is provided for general browsing and emailing only, no streaming or large uploads/downloads are allowed. The Internet speed is the best on offer in regional Australia, which may be slower than what you are accustomed to.
Headland lodge was designed by award-winning architects Troppo, whose focus on sustainability has enabled us to make the most of the unique location of the lodge to provide cooling/heating. In the warmer months, the large breezeway and the carefully placed windows can be opened to draw cool breezes through the house and there are ceiling fans in each room. In winter, the wood stove can be fired up no pun intended and the heat from it is plumbed to the radiators in the bedrooms. We recommend getting the fire going in the afternoon when the weather is really cold so that it has a chance to get established before nightfall when the temperature drops.
PLEASE NOTE: Headland lodge is holiday rental accommodation only - it is not serviced accommodation and no concierge service is provided. No meals or transport/transfers are provided. The caretaker lives on the property to provide security as this is private land, and they are only to be contacted in case of an emergency ie electricity supply problem, water not running etc.