We stayed for two cold nights in June. I want to mention the time of year because some others talked about how hot is was or how windy it was. I highly recommend staying here. Some highlights:
1.) Away from it all - no phones, no distractions, which means...
2.) My kids and I played marathon games of monopoly together (which we don't do much of at home) and had a blast because...
3.) In June it gets dark by 5:15 - so hole up and have family time, but...
4.) We still took a stroll down to Admiral's Arch with the flashlight/torch they provided and enjoyed the company of no one but a few stray kangaroos and a bunch of seals since...
5.) No one else can get into the park at that time - and there weren't other people around to scare the wildlife away. I could have shaken hands with one of the kangaroos if it was allowed
Some tips for the actual accommodation:
1.) If you come in winter, bring slippers, the bathroom is out back and cold
2.) Enjoy the games and toys
3.) Read the blurb on the history of the place - and the lighthouse keeper stories provided
4.) Bring in enough food to cook - just enough/not too little/not too much. We hauled supplies in from Kingscote and rationed it right.
This was an unique experience that I highly recommend and only wish we'd had more time.
And, oh by the way, in the morning when daylight came, we still had over an hour before anyone showed up. I have great pictures at Remarkable Rocks as a result.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife whilst staying in one of three beautifully restored heritage listed three bedroom Lighthouse Keepers Cottages at stunning Cape du Couedic on the south-western corner of Kangaroo Island within Flinders Chase National Park. Cape du Couedic is located just a 20 minute drive from the Flinders Chase National park Visitor Centre and Chase Cafe. From your accommodation, take a short stroll to view New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking in the ocean and playing on rocks at Admirals Arch, and a 5 minute drive to Remarkable Rocks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation Kangaroo Island/Flinders Chase