We stayed in Postman's Cottage after Christmas and really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is on the far west side of KI and is set in a clearing near the visitor's centre in Flinders Chase National Park.
Staying here was fantastic, we were near the walks around the visitor centre, and even had our own evening shows of wallabies, kangaroos and joeys, among other wildlife right outside the door! Be careful at night if you're driving around, those critters like to jump out from everywhere. Be sure to do the platypus walk in the evening, we didn't see a platypus but we did see almost everything else in the park!
This cottage, as other reviewers point out is small and basic but very comfortable. It has 4 beds, a double bed with a single bunk over it, and another single bed. I think that this would be a small space for 4 people though! There is a table and chairs and a working kitchen, with an oven, 2 hob cooktop, microwave, fridge and pots, pans and crockery galore. The star of the room is the wood burner, which is beautiful and really heats the place up. Some books and board games are left in the room, which is a lovely touch. The toilet is in a separate outbuilding beside the cottage, and disappointingly, despite it's size it doesn't have a shower (it is clearly a disabled toilet, and even has a drain in the centre of the floor!). The showers are a short while away, past the visitor centre in the campsite facilities, which can fill up with children depending on when you time your shower. However, you don't really go to somewhere like Postman's cottage for it's conveniences, you go for it's beauty and the wildlife around you!
We found this an excellent base for our KI trip, it's remoteness was a plus for us! We came away refreshed and relaxed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the history of the early pastoralists in these beautifully restored stone cottages. Peace and comfort beckons at the end of the day exploring Flinders Chase National Park, situated within walking distance of the Visitor Centre and the Chase Café. Choose from two bedroom May’s Homestead, built in the 1890’s or Postman’s Cottage, built for the visiting mailman. Relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife. Take a walk before sunset or sunrise to the Platypus waterholes lookout, where you might be fortunate to glimpse this elusive creature. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rocky River Heritage Accommodation Kangaroo Island/Flinders Chase