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Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a nice accommodation next to the lighthouse at Cape Borda at the north eastern end of Kangaroo Island, inside Flinders Chase National Park and is run by Parks SA. We were the only residents for the night, except for the family of kangaroos keeping us company on the lighthouse grounds. We also had the fortune to get a...

1Thank sathwick
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I drove all the way out to Cape Borda to visit and photograph the Cape Borda lighthouse and to do the lighthouse heritage tour. Despite the dirt road for much of the journey in, the visit was well worth the effort. The 12.30pm tour with Mick the light house keeper extraordinaire was a highlight. He is a real character and...

Thank Fotosnapper
Hong Kong
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We stayed in Woodward Hut for one night. You can make simple meal using the kitchenware (pan & pots, eating utensils, fridge, stove and microwave). Heater found in hut, and in fact the hut is quite warm, not as cold as we expected even it was winter time. The wind is not strong too as compared to the other 2...

1Thank Felix_FeFe
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We were the only residents and it was quite an experience to live in a lighthouse keeper’s lodging with the whole area to ourselves. The first night was good weather with an incredible sunset and habituated Kangaroos right in front of us. It rained on the second day and we had no sunset and the Kangaroos were hiding from the...

4Thank Naturelover_777983
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 May 2015

What a brilliant experience. The hut is tiny but has two comfortable single beds, a small fridge, microwave, stove and crockery plus a table and two chairs. While there's a bit of leaning over each other to reach things, it's such a unique opportunity to experience how the settlers did it. I'd say you'd have a good chance of having...

2Thank bckpckrau
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Our stay at Flinders Light Lodge at Cape Borda made us appreciate the modern day comforts available compared to the life of the families who operated the light in the 19th Century. Outside it was blowing a gale and raining, but we were snug inside our well appointed cottage. Trevor the helpful Ranger informed us that Cape Borda lighthouse was...

Thank Paula H
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I spent the time to take the guided tour of the Cape Borda Lighthouse with Mick the ranger and it was one of the best, most informed, fun presentations I have ever had. My kids loved him and the UK relatives thought he was amazing. Very animated, great story teller, true passion for his job. At the end of this...

1Thank Ian U
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We spent two nights in Hartley Hut at Cape Borda, the only true lighthouse on the island. You'll have to take the tour to get the full story and it's well worth it. Mick is a true story teller...and then some Hartley Hut is a basic accommodation for two, but clean and comfortable. There is a full kitchen with adequate...

1Thank cooperr61
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Isolated and very special accommodation at the end of the island. I don't know if I have ever stayed anywhere more special than this little hut. The sunset was incredible and there are lots of wild kangaroos and wallabies jumping around the property. You need to be prepared and bring your own supplies as there are no shops nearby but...

Thank Travelobsessive82
Reviewed 18 February 2015

great experience. just we, the lighthouse-keeper and lots of kangaroos and wallabies :-) very relaxing and atmospheric. one of the few operating lighthouses where you can stay. woodward hut inside is basic but absolutely enough for a few days.

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Experience a step back in time by staying in a beautifully restored 3 bedroom heritage listed Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at stunning Cape Borda on Kangaroo Island’s remote north-west coast. Other affordable options are available in Hartley Hut, a one bedroom cabin or rustic Woodward Hut, a bunkhouse for two. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Borda Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation

Address: 10145 Playford Hwy, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Price Range: ₹ 5,463 - ₹ 10,342 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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