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Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island
Ranked #1 of 1 Seddon B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013 via mobile

Perfectly located for a week+ stay on KI! Easy to get to everything! Cabin is clean, beautiful and boasts gorgeous views. Kitchen is well appointed for basic cooking. We ordered the week's worth of breakfasts and weren't disappointed. Cereal, peanut butter, fruit spreads, bread, fruit, bacon, eggs, orange juice, milk were all waiting for us to prepare throughout the week. Hosts were friendly and accommodating. Feeding their resident kangaroos was a highlight of the trip. Genie, the falcon, is an attraction on her own! Cannot imagine you would be disappointed with choosing Eleanor River Homestead for your trip to KI!

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

Eleanor river homestead is a beautiful cabin situated in an amazing location. Anytime of the year. All season bring different feels and stunning visual scenery. I visited Eleanor river in the summer and found the golden grass with rich green trees and shrubs at sunset quite breath taking. The owners are more than accommodating and have never meet nicer people, always there to help and always stop to say hi. I had the optiunity to feed kangeroos and hand feed an amazing kestrel named genie because of them, what an experience. So do yourself a favor, stay at Eleanor river homestead.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

The cabin was amazing. It was the perfect getaway for people who love nature and the outdoors. The kitchen had everything that you needed. Remember to stop at the grocery store in Kingscote or Penneshaw before driving out to the cabin, as the local grocery store in Pardana doesn't have much to offer. We went in the winter and had to work quite a bit to keep the fire going as this was the only form of heat. My husband didn't mind though. The homestead wasn't hard to find at night but it takes a bit longer that we expected as we did not realize how big the cabin was. The scenery was amazing. There were plenty of kangaroos just outside our doorstep.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Kangaroo Island isn't hard to reach, take the ferry to Penneshaw and then drive wherever you want! This homestead is located in the central-south part of the island and from there within an hour time all of Flinder's Chase Park, Cape Borda, Little Sahara, Seal bay are accessible. The homestead isn't hard to get to, just look for the signs on the road. During beautiful sunsets, Graeme can let you feed the wild kangaroos. The homestead is confortable inside with 2 single beds, a king size one and a sofa-bed. You can cook your own meals in the kitchen. everything is very clean. Outstanding experience.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Eleanor River Homestead is a big find!! It was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia and we would have stayed much longer if we had known how special it would be. You live in a darling, well-equipped cabin with front porch looking out over the meadows and trees of Kangaroo Island, with Kangaroos on your front lawn. We rented a car in Kingscote and drove there, not sure what to expect. The last 3 km along a fence line caused a little apprehension since we were driving the equivalent of a rollerskate (our English Rose as the car person called it). All of our fears were for naught. We had no difficulty negotiating the drive to the cabin or anywhere on the island, and we did so one day in pouring rain (just one more part of the adventure). It is in an excellent location - central to all the important sightseeing spots, and within a few minutes of Pardana, where you can get groceries, gas, etc. The hosts are wonderful and very responsive to anything you need. We were there in early June, the beginning of winter, and the wood stove was a dream for heat and ambience. The provisions for breakfast were delicious and generous. The wildlife is right there "in your face," and there is a beautiful walk down to a deck and sitting place at the Eleanor River. We simply felt we did not have enough time there to really explore and settle in. Spend at least 3 days, and more if you can, to see all there is to see in such a special place and a wonderful island.

In terms of sightseeing, the Seal Bay park service tour is not to be missed! Don't be cheap and only walk the boardwalk. The tour is great and we were with the guide, only the 2 of us, for over an hour. Saw every behavior imaginable from baby seals nursing and playing to two big bulls fighting. Incredible.

Stay at Eleanor River and stay as long as you can.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

We were looking for a secluded, peaceful hideaway on beautiful Kangaroo Island. Eleanor River offered everything we were looking for and then some! Wonderful hosts, luxury accommodation, amazing scenery, the opportunity to get up close with wildlife and a well deserved break from our hectic lives!
Highly recommended...... we will definitely be back!!!

  • Stayed March 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

We stayed 4 nights at Eleanor River Homestead in February 2012 and this place is really remarkable.
The cottage is very cozy - yet modern and very clean.
The surroundings are just breathtaking with lots of beautiful yacca palms everywhere. It is very central located at the middle of the island with easy access to all attractions - and a charming red bumpy dirt road leads to the place.
We stayed with our two boys and the whole family enjoyed the days driving around the island and the evenings where we fed Genie (the "eagle") and the many kangaroos which the children could handfeed - not to mention all the other animals on the property and the island which was like being in a zoo.
Furthermore the marron experience is worth trying - it's fun netting them but even better eating them - the preparation of these as well as the other seafood is very delicious.
Will definitely recommend this place to anybody enjoying nature & tranquility - and who wishes easy access to main attractions on this amazing island.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island
Address: 563a Gregors Rd, Seddon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Seddon
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Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Seddon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eleanor River Homestead - Kangaroo Island 4*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pristine Kangaroo Island Accommodation. After a days touring on Kangaroo Island drive down a 3km private road to The Mary Ellen, a luxurious yet warm and cosy 2 bedroom, rustic log cabin nestled in a magnificent bushland setting. Eleanor River Homestead is a 250 acre property located amongst rolling hills and valleys on the banks of the Eleanor River offering the best Self Contained accommodation on Kangaroo Island. ... more   less 
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