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Cape du Couedic Road, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223 Australia
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Experience spectacular coastal scenery and wildlife whilst staying in one of three beautifully restored heritage listed three bedroom Lighthouse Keepers Cottages at stunning Cape du Couedic on the south-western corner of Kangaroo Island within Flinders Chase National Park. Cape du Couedic is located just a 20 minute drive from the Flinders Chase National park Visitor Centre and Chase Cafe. From your accommodation, take a short stroll to view New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking in the ocean and playing on rocks at Admirals Arch, and a 5 minute drive to Remarkable Rocks.
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SusieS994 wrote a review Dec 2019
Canberra, Australia171 contributions76 helpful votes
First, thank you fire-fighters - and rangers - for making our holiday possible. We like lighthouse keepers' cottages and Troubridge Lodge was a beauty. Be sure to plan what to take, including glad wrap! The evening walks were spectacular. Watching the sun set over the ocean was magic. All the nature sights were very special. We were so lucky.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Charles C wrote a review Feb 2019
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
A lovely original lighthouse keeper's cottage at the far end of Kangaroo Island in Flinder's Chase National Park. Very clean, very well maintained, very comfortable. Everything that we needed, great communication from the National Parks Service but left alone. Well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom reno. 3 bedrooms. A short walk down past the lighthouse to Admirals Arch and the seal colony. A short drive to Remarkable Rocks. A fantastic spot to take our French guests! We look forward to trying the cottages at the other lighthouses!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Susan T wrote a review Apr 2018
Melbourne, Australia250 contributions109 helpful votes
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We stayed 3 nights in Karatta Lodge - what an experience! Remote, nostalgic, comfortable accommodation. The houses are beautifully maintained as they were last used in the 1950s, but I suspect the indoor bathroom is an addition. No internet or phone but so close to Admiral's Arch and the fabulous sunsets and views, plus all the fur seals lounging on the rocks. We made this our base to do activities at that end of the Island, and it was so lovely coming home to Karatta every night! We read, played cards, talked and slept like logs! Very highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Martin v wrote a review Jan 2018
Keilor Downs, Australia136 contributions43 helpful votes
Great light house if you love visiting light houses. Well maintained and a gateway to Admirals Arch and Weirs Cove. Easy access for all visitors, though there is no access to the inside if thus working light house. Absolutely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ms_lotus wrote a review Sep 2017
Redlands, California69 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here in June 2017. The cottage has a wonderful location and a lot of character. There is a fully equipped kitchen and multiple bedrooms. It is an awesome and peaceful experience but bring your own food as there is no restaurant nearby. It was one of our favorite places and strongly recommend it to people who don't like very commercial or crowded places. Will definitely go back there sometime.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Room Tip: There is no food served anywhere nearby, nor is there any person who you can talk to when you are...
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patthwaites wrote a review May 2017
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed 3 nights at Karatta Lodge, 1 of 3 lighthouse keepers’ cottages within Flinders Chase National Park. The cottages are over 100 years old but well set up, good heating and cooking facilities with comfortable beds. The bathroom and refrigerator are modern. Otherwise the heritage feel of the cottage has been preserved. Take your own food as there are no shops of any kind. No Wi-Fi or mobile phone coverage either. It is truly isolated. All park visitors are required to leave by sundown, so you then have the place to yourself! A short walk along a bush track and boardwalk takes you to spectacular, rugged scenery at Admirals Arch with its seal colony, seabirds and crashing waves. Wallabies and kangaroos abound. Wonderful!
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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DKumpula wrote a review Jan 2017
Fort Mill, South Carolina30 contributions40 helpful votes
I stayed at the wonderful Cape du Couedic lighthouse cottages about 15 years ago and it was nothing short of amazing. When planning a trip that we took last month to Australia, this was a must-repeat. This trip, like the prior visit was in late Spring and the weather was cold and windy with a bit of rain. That's fine though as it just accentuates the isolation. An early morning walk down to the fur seal colony was a blast and there wasn't anyone else around. We had the nearby Remarkable Rocks to ourselves as well another morning. Evenings at the lighthouse were always quiet and an evening walk on the trails starting at Flinder's Chase National Park Visitor Center were shared only with kangaroos. As for the cottages themselves, they are in great shape and very roomy and comfortable. There isn't any radio or television, but there are nice books to enjoy by the fireplace. I read a wonderful short autobiography written by the son of a lighthouse keeper who had lived in one of the cottages as a child. The guest book also made for an interesting read. The kitchen has everything you could ask for to assist you in preparing your meals. Included candles were a nice touch for romantic/rustic dining (and back-up lighting if the power goes out). One welcome upgrade from 15 years ago were electric oil heaters for the bedrooms. Previously the fireplace in the living room was pretty much your only heating source. Starting up the heaters about an hour in advance of bedtime made for a nice sleep. Although there are three cottages, your will still have a distinct sense of isolation. We had a nice family staying next to us, but we only saw them for a minute during our two nights there. If all the talk about being remote throws you off, be aware that there is a new small resort nearby with fuel and a restaurant. Previously fuel and food was a two hour drive and you don't want to be driving long distances in the evening/night as the roads quickly fill up with kangaroo, wallabies and echidna. We cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner during our stay. A couple recommendations: * Spend early morning and evenings doing things near the cottages such as the lighthouse, Remarkable Rocks, the Fur Seal colony, the various trails at the lighthouse, the trails that start at the visitors center, etc. * Platypus like to come out and hunt for food when it is quiet in the evenings. Consider doing that walk from the Visitor's Center in the evening. It is a longish hike so bring a flashlight. * Spend your days exploring the many things Kangaroo Island has to offer including animal parks where you can do things like hold a koala and feed kangaroos. * Stop at a grocery store in a larger town before getting on the ferry to Kangaroo Island. If you are staying in Adelaide before going to the ferry, note that there aren't many choices grocery stores or bottle shops once you leave Adelaide. There are signs for the couple bottle shops that do exist. (A bottle of wine by the fireplace while the wind howls outside your cottage makes for an unforgettable evening.) * Follow the guidance regarding power, gas and water usage. You can pop the power breakers to all three cabins by turning on multiple heaters at the same time. * The bathroom and shower are in a room outside in the back patio - the house door can close on you (due to wind or whatever) and lock you out! Bring your key because you may not be able to call for help. Also send the least favorite of your group to shower first so they can warm up the room for the rest of you. ;) * There is an emergency phone in the head lighthouse keepers cottage, but that guest can also lock you out of it as it is in their closed patio. There is no cell coverage and the next nearest alternative is a bit of a drive. * In at least Spring or Fall, bring warmer clothes. The frequent strong winds really drive in the cold. * Be careful driving at any time of day as wildlife darts out in front of you without warning. This trip we actually got to see a koala on the ground switching to another tree in the early morning.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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leue wrote a review Dec 2016
Gold Coast30 contributions10 helpful votes
It is a Lighthouse keeper's cottage so not 5 star. But! Beds are great, adequate cooking facilities, big eat I kitchen, cosy lounge room, bathroom modern, but down a couple of inside stairs. The surrounding area and attractions, all free, are magnificent.. The walks amazing. The seals so close. The land form attractions un believable. So many other interesting and amazing things to see around the rest of the island if you have a car (which I guess is needed to get here) Put this place on your bucket list!!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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sydneywanda wrote a review Nov 2016
sydney351 contributions215 helpful votes
These cottages may be heritage and from a bygone era but they are comfortable , cosy even in cold weather with great gas heating in the lounge, simplex heaters I. Bedrooms and a modern bathroom. The kitchens are well equipped. A great base to explore the Flinders Chase area
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Traveled with friends
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OscarTosca wrote a review Oct 2016
Brisbane, Australia29 contributions42 helpful votes
Wow - amazing place to stay. Fully equipped with all the small things taken care of - bit of milk in fridge, sauces and condiments, a bar of soap etc. Bathroom looks newly renovated - 5 star. But the traditional wood fired log stove is available alongside the gas/electric and the microwave. Terrific history and a short walk to lighthouse, views of sunset and sunrise and a 1 km walk down to Admirals Arch. Weir cove is worth a visit (walk 2 hours return or 10 min drive) and remarkable rocks were great too - 15 minute drive. Visitor centre is a 20 min drive back in land but was very handy for breakfast and lunches and a pie for dinner if you are over cooking. Terrific Walk down to Platypus Pools - 2 hours return - with abundant wildlife from visitor centre. We had sun wind storms a gale and sun again in 3 nights of stay - this place is great in all of them. The absolute bonus is having the whole place to yourselves before 9 and after 5. The light is at its best then for photos and the seal pups are way more active too!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Flinders Chase National Park (4.8 km), Remarkable Rocks (4.7 km), and Cape du Couedic Lighthouse (0.03 km).
Is parking available at Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Wiers Cove (0.8 km).