Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages

Find out more about Kangaroo Island and your hosts at Kangaroo Island Garden Cottages, located near Kingscote.

Australia’s third largest island with over 500 kilometers of coastline

Kangaroo Island is 145km long and between 900 meters and 57 kilometers wide and covers an area of 4,405 square kilometres. It is Australia’s third largest island with over 500 kilometers of coastline. The highest elevations are on the north coast plateau reaching 307 meters above sea level.

A very popular destination for tourists wishing to spend between a few days and a week or more

More than half of the island has never been cleared of vegetation. About one third is conserved in National and Conservation Parks, including five Wilderness Protection Areas.

Because of its isolation from mainland Australia, foxes and rabbits are absent on the island. The Kangaroo Island Kangaroo, Tammar Wallaby, Brush-tail Possum, Short Beaked Echidna, New Zealand Fur Seal, Australian Sea Lion and Little or Fairy Penguin are native on the island. The Koala, Ring-tail Possum and Platypus have been introduced and still survive here.

Some popular sights…

  • Seal Bay with ranger guided walks among basking Australian sea lions
  • Flinders Chase National Park with the lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic and the koalas at the Hanson Bay Sanctuary
  • Remarkable Rocks
  • Cape Willoughby
  • Kelly Hill Caves with guided cave tours
  • Little Sahara, huge sand dunes on the south coast the island-lookout Mount Thisby (Prominent Hill) with a 360 degrees view around the island
  • Read more about what to see on KI.

For quarantine reason it is prohibited to bring honey products and bee-handling equipment to the island. Potatoes brought to the island must be in new packaging. Kangaroo Island is accessible by Sealink vehicle and passenger ferry or air, flying Regional Express Airlines. If you would like us to make your Ferry booking, please Contact us.

Your Hosts


Frank and Kathy O’Brien bring together great design, passion for beautiful surroundings and a warm atmosphere to provide a holiday you have been waiting for. Kathy is a retired Primary School teacher who has interests in art, painting and gardening. Frank is a practicing Architect who’s interests are in building and music. Together they started building the cottages in 1997 and have been welcoming guests to the hand crafted haven since.