Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Scenic Drive, American River , Kangaroo Island SA 5221

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After a day of touring Kangaroo Island's natural wonders what better place to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquillity than American River, Kangaroo Island's most non-commercial hub. Situated in bushland on the banks of Eastern Cove and designed to blend with its natural surroundings Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge offers 38 superbly appointed guest rooms, most with exceptional views over the bay at American River where the tree lined native gums silhouette the tranquil waters .

Visitors from all over the world come to Kangaroo Island for a true, unspoilt Australian experience. We invite you to enjoy the breath-taking views that abound, explore the abundance of flora and fauna that inhabit the hotel's surroundings. Watch the feeding of the Pelicans on the foreshore in front of the hotel or take in a peaceful nature hike. After dinner go for a self-guided tour around the hotel grounds watching the wallabies grazing on the flats and the possums in the trees, or take in a Nocturnal tour to see all this plus kangaroos and if lucky the little penguins in Penneshaw.

A nature-lovers paradise, American River is best known for its American River Oysters, recreational fishing and the quiet waters of Pelican Lagoon Aquatic Reserve providing sanctuary for the large population of waterbirds; from the sun rising over the waters, to relaxing at dusk on our alfresco terrace watching the families of gliding waterbirds heading for shore whilst the Tammar wallabies graze nearby.

At the end of the day dinner in Reflections restaurant is sure to be a highlight of your visit. Our Head Chef, using fresh local produce, has created a mouth watering menu of culinary delights, with an emphasis on Island and Australian delicacies. Featuring locally farmed oysters, King George Whiting, Ligurian Honey and sheep's yoghurt and cheeses complimented by a large selection local wines.


  • Bar on Premises
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Games Room
  • Guest Laundry
  • Lodge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant - On Premises
  • Tennis Court - Full Size
  • Free Wi-Fi

Reception Hours:

7:00am to 9:00pm daily.

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Please refer to travel documentation regarding access out of reception hours.

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Distance To Nearest Airport:

30km to Kingscote Airport.

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Restaurant Info:

1. Reflections Restaurant within the hotel is open daily.
Breakfast 7.30am until 9am. Offering local breads, KI Ligurian honey, Sheep's yoghurt, cereal, juices and fresh fruit, or if a hot breakfast is needed we have a menu to appease any appetite.
For Dinner be prepared for an unforgettable experience. Our menu offers a hearty 3 course selection including local oysters and whiting caught fresh, Australian lamb, plus more. Finishing off with our mouth watering desserts. All this can be accompanied by local wines or a cup of coffee.
Dinner starts at 6pm. Neat, Casual attire.

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Credit Cards Accepted:

All major credit cards.
Note that a credit card my be requested upon check-in as a form of security deposit.

Childrens Facilities:

Tennis Court, Swimming Pool, Games room

Driving Info:

Located on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island in the Township of American River. American River is quiet even by Kangaroo Island standards.
From the ferry or airport terminal the drive to American River, where Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is situated, is 30 minutes. From the American River turnoff on the Penneshaw - Kingscote Road, drive straight ahead - We are located on the left hand side Scenic Drive, between Bayview Road and Ryberg Road.

For ferry, coach or shuttle bookings please check with Reservations staff for Sealink transfers. Rex flies to the Island daily.
Hertz and Budget have hire cars available.

Ample free off-street parking is provided. Set down area for coach and private vehicles adjacent to reception.

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Hotel transfers at the airport and ferry terminal are available but must be pre-booked.

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