Destination guide

Kangaroo Island holiday homes to rent

Kangaroo Island is a beautiful, rugged feature of South Australia where wildlife roam free across the land. Towering cliffs, wild plains and crystal-blue waters meet trendy pubs, restaurants and shops to give you an urbanite experience among the native wilderness. Whether you’re travelling with family, as a couple or on your own, holiday homes to rent in Kangaroo Island put you in the heart of this wild landscape and all it has to offer.

Outdoor activities

Must-try activities near Kangaroo Island holiday rentals

Kangaroo Island’s stunning beaches with pure white sand and turquoise waters make an excellent adventure playground for outdoorsy travellers. Surfing, kayaking, canoeing, parasailing, swimming, diving, dolphin encounters and snorkelling are all popular water activities on the island. On land, visitors enjoy bushwalking, hiking, caving, safaris, wildlife encounters and nature trails. No matter your experience, you’ll find great ways to get out and explore the natural splendour of Kangaroo Island near your holiday accommodation.

Restaurants and bars

Restaurant areas near Kangaroo Island holiday homes

The dining experience on Kangaroo Island ranges from seasonal and boutique to artisan and local. Focusing on fresh seafood and excellent local wine, many of the restaurants in Kangaroo Island feature oysters, marron, abalone and King George whiting with fine wines from the local cellars, giving you a unique dining experience. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants and eateries minutes from your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Kangaroo Island holiday rentals

With the native wildlife and laid-back atmosphere, Kangaroo Island is the perfect place for fun with the kids. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly attractions like Kelly Hill Caves, a limestone cave system with unique stalactites and stalagmites with guided tours, and Clifford’s Honey Farm, a local beekeeper which offers demonstrations and learning experiences about honey production. You may also enjoy Raptor Domain, a nature facility with birds of prey and educational demonstrations, and Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, an interactive zoo with exotic and native species in naturalistic habitats.

Good for couples

Romance in Kangaroo Island holiday homes

Kangaroo Island’s natural beauty and unspoilt landscape make it an ideal destination for a romantic holiday. Holiday homes are available near places like Snelling Beach, a pristine beach with surf waves and soft sand, and Cape Willoughby Conservation Park, a coastal park with a lighthouse, hiking trails and guided tours. Fine Art Kangaroo Island, an outdoor art gallery with works from local artists, and Weirs Cove, a scenic walking track with historic ruins and sweeping views of the sea, are also great places for love and bonding. You could visit Cape du Couedic, a headland area with a historic lighthouse and beautiful sunsets over the ocean.

Where to stay near Kangaroo Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 246 holiday rentals near Kangaroo Island. From 193 Houses to 25 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kangaroo Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kangaroo Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kangaroo Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Penneshaw: 104 holiday rentals
  • Kingscote: 82 holiday rentals
  • Island Beach: 118 holiday rentals
  • Vivonne Bay: 21 holiday rentals
  • Emu Bay: 77 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kangaroo Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kangaroo Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kangaroo Island with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Penneshaw: 104 holiday homes
  • Kingscote: 82 holiday homes
  • Island Beach: 118 holiday homes
  • Vivonne Bay: 21 holiday homes
  • Emu Bay: 77 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kangaroo Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Kangaroo Island. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Vivonne Bay Beach: 21 holiday rentals
  • Kingscote Tidal Pool: 201 holiday rentals
  • Snelling Beach: 22 holiday rentals
  • Hope Cottage Museum: 198 holiday rentals
  • King George Beach: 21 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kangaroo Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.