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One Kangaroo Island offers Kangaroo Island’s best private luxury hosted accommodation.

Your hosts, Coreena and Hugh Rischbieth have owned the property for over 20 years and are dedicated to ensure their guests enjoy both memorable and unique experiences at ONE KANGAROO ISLAND. They are passionate about Kangaroo Island, its flora and fauna, food and wine and the environment. 

Your hosts are there to welcome you and provide their personalised assistance and knowledge as hosted accommodation. They stay nearby.

Both retreats are customarily offered on a hosted serviced basis. Due to COVID- 19 and current international travel restrictions, Walcowrie is currently being offered as self-contained accommodation only  on a select enquiry basis.

ONE KANGAROO ISLAND recommends guests consider one of two excellent bespoke tour companies to explore Kangaroo Island. Exceptional Kangaroo Island  is a well established, accredited, experienced, nature based tour operator. Both offer personalised small group tours of the Island in luxury four wheel drive comfort.

One Kl and Walcowrie are conveniently located:
  • 10 minutes by car from the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal
  • 25 minutes from the Kingscote Airport

The retreats are situated on the eastern end of Kangaroo Island and have not been affected by the December 2019 and January 2020 bushfires at the western end of the Island.

In close proximity to ONE KANGAROO ISLAND there are a wide range of attractions including fine food, wine and beverages, amazing beaches, National Parks, walking trails and other nature based touring options.

For local Kangaroo Island produce that is perfect to take home as gifts, Millie Maes Pantry located in Penneshaw only 10 minutes from ONE KANGAROO ISLAND provides you a providore with local selections and produce. 

When travelling to Kingscote, approximately a 25 minute drive – Cactus is an excellent choice for lunch with a contemporary menu and a great representation of Kangaroo Island’s laid back lifestyle.

Kangaroo Island is renown for terrific food and wine, and False Cape Wines, Islander Estate Wines, Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island Spirits and  Kl Brewery each provide a unique offering and a taste of the Island. 

Fresh, seasonal produce is enjoyed with experiences to go behind the scenes and meet the producers at the American River, Oyster Farm Shop, Island Beehive and Cliffords Honey Farm.

Within 10 minutes of ONE KANGAROO ISLAND, with a sense of adventure and nature based experiences, join a dolphin safari with Kangaroo Island Ocean Safaris or a nocturnal penguin discovery tour with the Penneshaw Penguin Centre.

ONE KANGAROO ISLAND uses local fresh produce and supports its amazing local community of artists and producers.

One Kangaroo Island is located at Browns Beach, Kangaroo Island South Australia.

One KI and Walcowrie are conveniently located within close proximity - however with full privacy and seclusion from each property.

The accommodation is conveniently located between Kingscote Airport and the Penneshaw ferry terminal.

By Plane
Qantas currently flies from Adelaide Airport to Kingscote on Kangaroo Island twice a week (on Wednesdays and Fridays). See the Qantas website for more information. If you require airport transfer, we recommend contacting either Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours or Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Alternatively, there are car rental operators in Kingscote and Penneshaw. The drive from Kingscote Airport to both ONE KI and Walcowrie is roughly 25 minutes.

By Sea
If you are travelling via car, Sealink operates ferries to and from the island, running between Cape Jervis (on the Fleurieu Peninsula) and Penneshaw. The drive from Adelaide to Cape Jervis is three hours. The ferry crossing is 45min. Alternatively, for those travelling without a vehicle, Kangaroo Island Connect offers a passenger ferry service between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw, as well as car rental on the island. From Penneshaw, both ONE KI and Walcowrie are a short 10 minute drive.

All reservations accepted include hosting, with breakfast and dinner provisions included in the rate.

At this time, reservations without hosting are not offered.

As a luxury, private accommodation - children aged 5 years and above are accepted at One Kangaroo Island however the full nightly tariff applies. Children are accepted at Walcowrie, charged at 75% of the full adult rate.

Children under 1 year of age are accepted at no additional charge.

Dietary and special meal requests can be catered for. Please advise your agent, or via email prior to your arrival to ensure that your requests can be fulfilled.

One Kangaroo Island does not provide touring, however we work closely with Exceptional Kangaroo Island, and Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours who offer comprehensive packages with accommodation at both One KI and Walcowrie.

They can be booked through the below websites:

Walcowrie is not wheelchair accessible, however One KI provides a no-step entrance and access to all areas of the property.

Bathrooms and facilities at One KI are accessible for guests with limited mobility, however there are no handrails in bathrooms.

We have outlined our recommended attractions, food and drink venues on our page - visiting Kangaroo Island.

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