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Rocky River Heritage Accommodation

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

A cozy little cottage with all the amenities you could need, including a comfy bed and they even supplied a portacot for my baby. Also a clean shower block and toilet to my husbands delight! Nice and warm with a wood stove that kept the whole cottage warm through the night. Woke to a misty morning with Cape Barren Geese...

Thank olivia m
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I found this accommodation by chance on the internet and was very thankful for it. This was the highlight for my parents. It was a quaint cottage with lots of character. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night. Wished we had more time. The setting in the national park was perfect. Kangaroos and wallabies around in the morning and evening....

1Thank Cindy C
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We stayed one night in Postmans Cottage and really enjoyed staying in a historic place. It was our favourite place we stayed on KI and we'd be keen to go again. The cottage was cozy and we loved the smell of the wood burner. We didn't use it as the weather was 36 degrees, but the cottage stayed fairly cool....

1Thank ellyshort
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

This is amazing value. You get park entrance included in your price. To see the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch you need access to park. The visitors centre is also excellent. It provides breakfast and lunch if you don't want to take supplies. The cottage is great for a couple but snug for 4. Bathroom is in a separate building...

1Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We stayed for one night in the postman's cottage. This place is so adorable and a fantastic stay! We felt like we had travelled back in time, but with electricity :) The kitchen is well appointed with everything you would need to prepare meals. There is tea, coffee, salt and pepper available. Do make sure you go grocery shopping before...

1Thank Shamina C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We couldn't have found a better place to stay at Kangaroo Island. It was the perfect experience we were hoping for - complete privacy in the middle of the nature. Only company is the wildlife! The accomm has all facilities inside, however, the bathroom is detached, so bit challenging when it is pitch dark at night! The national park entry...

1Thank NuTraveller
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Awesome stay. Did three walks, saw heaps of wildlife right outside our cottage. Peaceful and beautiful. The cottage was clean and had everything you need to be self sufficient. The modern bathroom was great and the koala in the massive tree or front was amazing.

1Thank Jenny C
Horsham, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2015

The cottage is comfortable and fully equipped and is a wonderful holiday location for wildlife, walks and comfort. The wood heater was very efficient, the kitchen had everything we needed and the bathroom was clean and well laid out.

1Thank Mitoz
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We had such a fabulous time at the Postman's Cottage. It was a great alternative to camping, and very good value. We had long days exploring the island, and it was so lovely to come 'home', light the stove fire, cook up a storm and watch the animals and stars. The bathroom is a little bit of luxury. We felt...

1Thank Bert C
Wellington NZ
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Accommodation is basic, but we knew that before we booked. Fantastic modern bathroom. Wildlife viewing was stellar - there were two kangaroos beside the cabin as we parked, we saw koala and wallaby within fifteen minutes walk on the first night and an echidna ambled past at dusk the second night. The only negative comment is re space - there...

1Thank HippoWellingtonNZ

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the history of the early pastoralists in these beautifully restored stone cottages. Peace and comfort beckons at the end of the day exploring Flinders Chase National Park, situated within walking distance of the Visitor Centre and the Chase Café. Choose from two bedroom May’s Homestead, built in the 1890’s or Postman’s Cottage, built for the visiting mailman. Relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife. Take a walk before sunset or sunrise to the Platypus waterholes lookout, where you might be fortunate to glimpse this elusive creature. ... more   less 

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Address: | Kangaroo Island, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia 5223, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kangaroo Island > Flinders Chase
Price Range: $98 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Stay in accommodation accessed via sealed roads within the Park like Mays Cottage or Postmans Cottage as unsealed roads in v. bad repair”
 of 5 bubbles jannydel, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The bedding could accommodate four people which would be quite cozy, so make sure you all get along!”
 of 5 bubbles shaminac2015, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you need space for more than 2 adults, book May's cottage.... if you are a very tall person, the bed in the Postman's cottage might be too small for you... we are 1m70 and loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles JLxI, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“You need to be self sufficient as far as food is concerned.”
 of 5 bubbles AlastairD296, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The toilet is outside, but clean and very modern! Don't be put off.”
 of 5 bubbles 718jillt, 30 Mar 2014 | Read review
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