We stayed in Parndara lodge -- it was very spacious and clean. The kitchen had more than enough utensils, and one of the previous guests had written in the guestbook that they baked bread in the wood stove. We did bring sufficient groceries because the cabins are located far away from everything -- I think it was a 30 minute drive back to the park headquarters, and another 2 hours or so past that to Kingscote.
We enjoyed the quietness of the setting and seeing wildlife (mostly wallabies) at our doorstep. There are tour buses during the day that visit the lighthouse and walkways that overlook the seals playing in the ocean, but everyone leaves by dusk and you then have acres of land to yourselves. We didn't see our neighbors at all in the other two cabins.
It was cool when we visited but the heaters in the rooms kept us warm, and the gas fireplace worked well too. The bathroom is in the enclosed back porch -- and can be cool when the weather is cool. While it isn't the Four Seasons and won't appeal to anyone looking for luxury, it was a stay for us that will provide many pleasant memories. The remoteness and wildlife can't be beat. There are many good hiking trails in the area where we spotted tons of 'roos and echnidas.
- 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