1. Australia
  2. SA
  3. Kangaroo Island
  4. North Coast Western End
  5. #22805

DeMole River Retreat

House, North Coast Western End

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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Min 4 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Kangaroo Island remains one of the most unspoilt natural wonders of the world. You'll find seals basking on quiet beaches, whilst koalas munch on gum trees and echidnas search for ants. Kangaroos, goannas, wallabies, penguins and birds, such as eagles and rare parrots are at just about every turn. A third of the island is managed conservation and national park, and half the island has never been cleared of vegetation.

Situated in the exquisitely beautiful, north west corner of Kangaroo Island in South Australia, the Demole River Retreat offers a unique holiday experience for the eco-tourist, or anyone, searching for that special touch of paradise.

DeMole River Retreat or 'GAIA', is a self contained, modern, spacious and very comfortable, solar powered, two bedroom, pole frame dwelling that allows visitors to share the experience of an idyllic bush retreat whilst sacrificing no modern conveniences.

The house features two large bedrooms, each with a private patio area, equipped kitchen, slow combustion heater, bbq, spacious dining/lounge and private parking. Demole River Retreat is unique, and because of its location, nature abounds. Most creatures are so tame they will eat out of your hand...

Surrounded by 70 acres of pristine bush land with a running creek close to the house, let yourself be captivated by the natural beauty that is the stunning environment of Cape Forbin, Kangaroo Island.

The sound of the many rills and waterfalls of the little Demole River, forms the perfect soundtrack to an idyllic afternoon, as kangaroos and wallabies visit the retreat at evening. There are frequent sightings of the rare Glossy Black, as well as echidnas and goannas. Take the walking trails to Demole Beach, or a short drive to Kangaroo Beach, and be the only people there.

DeMole River Retreat is situated on the north-west coast of K.I. near Cape Forbin, and managed by Graham Burnell.


Strictly no children under 5

Due to the abundance of wildlife - strictly NO PETS

No mobile phone coverage (including CDMA), no TV/DVD/Video

Fridge/Freezer is supplied

Stereo C.D/Radio is supplied

A large covered Gas Barbeque is supplied.

All linen and bedding and towels are supplied

Sleeping Arrangements

The property sleeps up to four people. There is one bedroom with a queen bed, and another with two king singles or one king bed. Each bedroom has its own private patio area.


Kitchen Linens provided Outdoor grill Stereo
DeMole River Retreat is rated 4.571428571428571 out of 5 by 7.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Place to Stay The De Mole River Retreat is a wonderful family holiday house surrounded by South Australian wildlife. There are lots of nice walks around the house taking in the spectacular North coast of Kangaroo Island where you will not see anyone else. The nearby river is excellent for Marron fishing. The wildlife includes echidnas, possums, goannas and a family of kangaroos who will appear at the window each morning.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glamping with the roos! The ideal getaway for nature lovers, seeking a remote and private retreat - far away from phones, computers and televisions. A highlight for us was the resident kangaroos that linger around the house and are so tame they eat right out of your hand... plus two possums that visit each evening. Nestled in a bushland setting, the house had wide open curtain-less windows to take in the treetop views, and all the water for the house comes directly from the river. The house is over a 30 minute meandering drive off the main road along a dirt track, with no nearby facilities. So it's the kind of place where you'll need to stock up on supplies and fuel on the way and nestle in for the peace and tranquility.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Hidden Paradise Thanks for an amazing holiday Graham. We loved the peaceful bush setting and seeing all the amazing wildlife. Catching some marron was good fun.The coastal scenery nearby was spectacular. It was such a relaxing and enjoyable holiday after a busy year.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The place to be if you want isolation & tranquility. Our stay was exactly what we were hoping for - quiet and peaceful with delightful walks and bike rides to the most spectacular coastal scenery; complete with pods of dolphins that you could almost touch. Friendly roos, wallabies and possums also welcomed us and made us feel special. If you aren't into human contact, this is the place to go and enjoy the silence.
Date published: 2008-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DeMole River is an incredible accomodation. Firstly it is located in the middle of the forest and really remote which gives you a true experience of the Australian outback. The animals came every morning and evening to meet with us: 5 possums, 4 kangaroos and some wallabies. In addition, the accomodation is really comfortable, large and the kitchen is fully equiped. Finally we were warmly welcomed by the owner who lives nearby (so you do not feel too isolated).
Date published: 2008-01-02
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