How do you get to De Coudie Beach House?
Kangaroo Island lies 13Kms off the coast of mainland South Australia, in the Great Australian bite. It’s beauty is in the wilderness and untapped natural wonder. Although not as famous as some Australia’s other islands, this well kept secret is actually the third largest island in Australia.
You can get to the Island by either ferry or plane.
Sealink operates a daily ferry service from mainland South Australia to Penneshaw, a major town on Kangaroo Island, 15minutes from De Coudie Beach House. The ferry departs from the town of Cape Jervis, which is a 90-minute drive south of Adelaide, if you don’t feel like driving Sealink operates a shuttle service from Adelaide to Cape Jervis (and back).
Daily flights also transfer passengers from Adelaide to Kangaroo island with Regional Express (Rex) and Qantas operating flights to and from the Island. Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) airport is a 30 minute drive from De Coudie Beach House.
Several tour operators offer guided experiences and multi-day trips. You can take a car on the Sealink ferry or hire a car on the island.
Is De Coudie Beach House child friendly?
Due to the large internal staircase and no railing on the bottom deck, De Coudie Beach House is not recommended for toddlers. There are facilities such as high chairs for those with babies.
Older children will love the downstairs bunkhouse where they can have their own space and make as much noise as possible without disturbing the adults
Are pets allowed?
Strictly no pets allowed at De Coudie Beach House.
What is there to do on Kangaroo Island?
There are countless adventures to be had across the entirety of the island. Approximately 1/3 of the Island is national park housing some truly amazing natural landscape including; remarkable rocks, admirals arch, little Sahara, seal bay, and numerous stunning beaches.
Other activities include exploring the numerous surf beaches, visiting local wineries (we recommend The Islander and Dudley wineries), tasting Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS), making your way to the honey farm, and dining at some of the Islands renowned restaurants.
On the other hand there is more than enough fun to be had just out the front door on Island Beach.
When is the best time to visit?
De Coudie Beach House has something to offer year round. The Summer time does have the best weather and you can make the most of the beach.
In Winter the open fire place warms the whole house and makes it a cosy oasis to watch the winter storms roll in, and make the most of the quieter tourist times on the island
Peak Season: November - April
Off Peak Season: May - October