Riverbank Home is situated right on The Harriet River and sports an intimate little fishing spot just metres from the front door. There are magnificent views of the river and to the ocean, from inside or from the verandah.
The home is adjacent to a conservation area. We enjoy spotting the wildlife, including a variety of birds, wallabies, a goanna, and an occasional echidna. TRecently,, we found a pygmy possum.Be sure you don't think it's a mouseBlue wrens nest nearby. One hundred metres away is a great playground , and community BBQs.
Riverbank is the perfect place for a couples retreat or for a wonderful family getaway. The solid, cottage brick home is beautifully appointed and spotlessly clean. This is just the place to get away from it all, and is so relaxing.
Our holiday home has two roomy comfortable bedrooms. There is a queen bed in the main bedroom, with two single beds in the second. There is also a comfy double sofa bed in the living area, but separate from the family lounge suite.
The kitchen is well presented also and fully equipped, so family meals are no problem . There is a great BBQ, so someone can stand on the verandah and cook the chops and sausages while they watch the kids fishing!!
We provide a dvd player and cd player, and some board games, dvds, and books.There is a little shop a couple of kilometres down the road, which has emergency supplies, stocks local wines, has petrol and gas, a phone box, and boasts famous Whiting Burgers and yummy chips. You can also order a daily paper!
Riverbank is just a few minutes walk to the river mouth and Australia’s Best Beach; a long long white beach on which to stroll, run, fish, swim or search for snorkel spots. A couple of minutes drive will take you to the jetty a beautiful spot, and good for fishing.
Nearby is a quaint golf course. The rough is really the rough, but what fun! And, just down the road, you can hire kayaks from Outdoor Action, or book a Quad Bike Tour on their property there. Kids from as young as 6 can join the tour, discovering wildlife along the way. Brenton can also arrange sand board hire so you can cruise a few kilometers down the road and enjoy adventures at Little Sahara Sand Dunes
Vivonne Bay is also close to Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, Andermel (Marron farm, restaurant , wines and delicious local produce), and Rustic Blue(seasonal) So, everything is quite central and a good base from which to discover Kelly Hill Caves, Flinders Chase (GREAT DAYTIME CAFÉ MEALS) Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch.
Vivonne Bay is only 40 minutes from the main town, Kingscote… a great place to visit, shop, discover pelican tours, a museum, art galleries, Island Honey, hotels, coffee shops and more!
Riverbank Home at Vivonne Bay has stunning views from the river to the ocean. Relax and
Attractions close by Riverbank
A day trip ttaking in the west end is a lovely option.
Flinders Chase is an historic National Park, and a place of great natural beauty and biodiversity. Juist 40 mins drive.There you will discover Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch (and thousands of New Zealand Fur Seals), picturesque West Bay, and Platypus walks.
There are hike trails, picnic areas and historic sites to explore, such as Weirs Cove, close to DeCoudic Lighthouse.
Just a few minutes drive away is Little Sahara. Outdoor Action hires sandboards or you can take your own, Great fun for all!
Close by (25 mins), Kelly Hill Caves (fantastic limestone caves) and Hanson Bay Koala walk are affordable and satisfying places to visit. At Hanson, you will find not only koalas in the wild, but also wallabies and kangaroos, echidna (often)and many birds including parrots, honey eaters, Cape Barren Geese, Ibis, Wattle Birds, magpies and many more.
The wildflowers in Spring are lovely too.
There is so much to see and so much to do on Kangaroo Island.
Andermel is just ten minutes down Harriet Road. Marron, great lunch menus, wine, jams, etc
The longer you stay, the more you'll discover and fall in love with!