We arrive late Thursday night in Oct ( by ferry) and depart by early am ferry the following Tuesday morning. So it seems the Thursday night and Monday nights are best spent at Penneshaw so not driving in the dark.
So, for the other 3 nights...? It seems like a nice idea to base ourselves in one place and do day trips from there. Want to see as much of KI as possible but not racing from one thing to the other. Would like to see Flinders Chase NP and do sand surfing and seals at Seal Bay.
Hanson Bay looks lovely but wonder whether we would be better off basing ourselves in Vivonne Bay?
Accommodation wise - we want something with great beach views, strolling distance to the beach (would love to lay in bed at night and hear the sea) and an open fire. A deck with beach views for a late afternoon drink would be great. Budget aboutn$200-250 max per night. We are a family of four.