next to the trees on the coast of American River Bay, the All Seasons Kangaroo Island Lodge ticks all the boxes for an ecological retreat in a motel-style atmosphere. But they forget to tell you that the mallee and gum trees mostly block the water views, and that koalas do not always show up on cue, as a group of spotlighters will tell you. Happily, there are pelicans to watch and feed a few steps across the road from the front door.
That said, the lodge makes for a comfortable night’s rest on a weekend trip to Australia’s third largest island. KI is not for those who want to relax