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Waves and Wildlife Cottages
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“Kangaroo Sunsets”
Reviewed June 22, 2009

My sister and I had a 3 night stay at W&W in June. There was only one other cabin in use as it was winter time so it felt very private. We arrived at dusk and were greeted by 40 or so kangaroos grazing in around the cottages with the sun setting in the background. Stunning!

The cottages are self contained - full kitchen with kitchenware, bedroom, bathroom, sitting area with TV and a heater. We found ours clean, new and tastefully decorated and it really felt like home for our few days on the island. Linens were provided, we had hot water and the bed was comfortable.

The road out to the cottage is only paved halfway but the unpaved portion is not too bad. We were quite comfortable driving there in our small rented car.

The cottages are located near to a cliff edge which looks over a pristine beach that can only be reached through a rock tunnel. We were tempted to stay at Stokes Bay the entire time but did end up doing some sightseeing on the island.

  • Stayed June 2009
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Reviewed February 11, 2008

Searching for a very special accomodation on Kangaroo Island we found Waves and Wildlife cottages near Stokes Bay in the north of the island. There are 7 self-contained cottages, three of them one bedroom, four with two bedrooms. All cottages are equiped with a modern european style kitchen, sattelite-tv, cd, dvd, bathroom with shower. Due to electricity restrictions there is no air conditioning but a effective ceiling fan. All cottages are right on top on a cliff overlooking Stokes Bay and the hidden beach. The balconys offer a stunning view.

Waves and Wildlife are a 30km drive on well maintained dirt roads from the Playford highway. 4WD is recommended. There is a nearby camping site with a small restaurant but no shopping facilities. Fuel and cash are in Kingscote, a 1 hour drive away, IGA-Supermarket (not cheap!) in Parndana.

We loved it to be there, the silence, the new, clean cottages and especially the very lovely kangaroes in the evening just infront of our balcony. Without a A/C it's sometimes very hot at daytime but the variable doors and windows together with the fan make it tolerable in the evening.

  • Liked — The kangaroes
  • Disliked — The ferry company
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waves and Wildlife Cottages
Address: 1-8 North Coast Road | Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island
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Ranked #1 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Kangaroo Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Waves and Wildlife Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fully self contained one and three bedroom Seaside Cottages on the north coast of Kangaroo Island. If you are planning a holiday to Kangaroo Island, please contact us anytime, Paul has lived here all his life and we are more than happy to help you plan an itinerary to make the most of your stay. Cottages are set on 80 acres bordering Stokes Bay beach and being revegetated, providing sanctuary to abundant wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, birds, echidnas, and the occasional koala discovering our newly planted gums. Pods of dolphins and resident pelicans are also sighted often at Stokes Bay. Property features· Great swimming beach with safe natural rockpool for children· Central location· Neighbours Lathami National Park – home to the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo· Boatramp – 500 meters away Each Cottage features· Magnificent ocean views· Fully equipped kitchen· Queen beds· Gas heating and Ceiling fans· BBQ· TV, DVD, Video· Phone· DVDs, Toys and Games available ... more   less 
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