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Demole River Retreat, Gaia

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near Cape Borda, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place to base yourself to explore KI. The house itself has everything you could need for your stay - complete with resident kangaroos (and their feed!). You can even be self sufficient and catch some local marron for your dinner! A good 20 minute drive from a 'main road' means you really feel and appreciate the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The only regret I have is that we didn't have more time to spend on KI so we could enjoy Demole even more. It is a very nice, roomy house - incredibly clean, perfectly equipped and makes for a most pleasant stay. The roos, possums, etc., parading outside on the deck are the ultimate KI experience and there is no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My partner and I as well as the extended international family stayed at Graham's Demole River Retreat on the basis that we wanted to give our international guests a glimpse of the wildlife in Australia. Needless to say we were all blown away with the wildlife on display right on our door step at Demole - a truly unique experience.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have known Graham for over 35 years and my wife and I have only been to KI together once before around 10 years ago with our son. We caught up with Graham but unfortunately did not stay at Gaia. Our loss! We have just come back from spending 4 of the most relaxing days and nights I can remember.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay! The house was great, larger than we expected, and the five of us fitted in comfortably. We stayed for ten days and, apart from some mandatory sightseeing to island highlights, it was bliss to stay most of the time in such a natural and unspoilt paradise. We had the best Xmas holiday we could... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed for a few nights at Gaia in early December and the experience was just wonderful. The setting is spectacular and the house is beautiful: split level, two large bedrooms, large kitchen and sitting room, large windows on all sides so full of lights, and a wooden deck all around the outside. When we arrived, a mother kangaroo and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Demole River Retreat (Gaia) is situated in a secluded, forested area, right in the soothing, serene cradle of nature. Expect to wake up to the warm, golden glow of sunlight filtering through trees... to listen to the soft rustle of branches and leaves swaying in the wind and the gurgling of the creek nearby... to get closer than you've ever... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This retreat is great for relaxing with wildlife just at your doorstep. It is very spacious and cozy which makes you feel at home. The owner, Graham is very friendly and will help you when you are in need. There will be around 7 or 8 kangaroos outside your doorstep when it is not too hot.You can get to feed... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We particularly chose to stay at Gaia because of its remote situation, Eco credentials and access to wildlife. It was such a veritable Garden of Eden (without the snakes!) that I am now writing my first ever review on Tripadvisor! We stayed for 3 nights and booked from the UK - the owner, Graham, was helpful and friendly at all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

De Mole River Retreat (or Gaia) is worth the drive in because you are rewarded with peace & quiet, visits from the local kangaroo mob (the photos on the website are accurate!) as well as breathtaking stars at night. We didn't spend much time in the day here, but used it as a base for exploring the north coast including... More

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Address: near Cape Borda, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
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Your very own wildlife sanctuary in the middle of Kangaroo Island's bushland on the northwest coast. Close to private beaches, stunning bush and cliff top walks, plus fishing and swimming. A home from home. Great for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers and animal lovers. The essence of tranquility. No TV, no mobile reception, just you and nature in a comfy self contained hand built house - most of our guests don't want to leave! ... more   less 
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