Vivonne Bay Lodge 

Backpacker Hostel Accommodation on Kangaroo Island

Available to book on it's own or as part of a Self-Drive Package.
You can also stay at Vivonne Bay Lodge as part of a Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour


Vivonne Bay Lodge, on Knofel Drive in Vivonne Bay, is located on 206 hectares of bushland, with 1 kilometre of beach frontage and 10 kilometres of sign posted walking and biking trails. Vivonne Bay is situated on the South Coast of Kangaroo Island, and is centrally located to many of Kangaroo Island's top attractions and activities. Vivonne Bay Lodge is a fantastic choice for your Kangaroo Island accommodation.

There's abundant wildlife and native vegetation throughout the property, with recreational and barbecue facilities. Private rooms cater for up to four people with shared bathroom facilities and free Wi-Fi. Adventure tickets are complimentary when staying 2 or more nights (also available for purchase) that include use of bikes, kayaks and sandboards.


Vivonne Bay Lodge comprises comfortable, modern dormitory, twin and four-share rooms with 34 beds all together. All rooms share modern communal bathroom facilities. Rooms available are;

  • 4 private rooms - either king and a bunk or 2 singles and a bunk (Bed Linen & Bath Towels included)
  • 1 double private room - either King or 2 singles (Bed Linen & Bath Towels included)

Vivonne Bay Lodge accommodates a regular adventure touring program in two dorms. Whilst the bedrooms are separate, you may be sharing communal areas including the kitchen/lounge and outdoor deck area.


Pricing starts at $120 per room per night. Private rooms and dormitory upgrades are also available. You can securely book-online or call SeaLink's Helpfull Adelaide based Call Centre on 13 13 01. All prices are in Australian Dollars.

Private Room

Includes continental breakfast. Private Room Sleeps up to 4 people.
Choose from a king and a bunk or 2 singles and a bunk, linen included.

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Double Private Room

Includes continental breakfast.
Choose from a king or 2 singles, linen included.

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Features & Facilities

  • Bar Facilities
  • Barbeque area with BBQ & cooking utensils, condiments, crockery & cutlery
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Off Street Parking
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Barbeque Packs (pre-order at additional cost)
  • Communal Lounge
  • Boat parking
  • No Pets
  • Bush Surrounds with wildlife
  • Adventure Ticket (Use of kayaks, bikes & sandboards) FREE for stays of 2 nights or more
  • Microwave
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Events & Functions catered for

Eat & Drink

Vivonne Bay Lodge is relatively isolated from supermarkets, although the Vivonne Bay General Store is within walking distance for snacks and drinks and they do a good burger!

Breakfast is available at Vivonne Bay Lodge from 6.30am - 9am. For lunch and dinner we can offer BBQ and salad packs for purchase to cook on one of our BBQs. From $15 per person these delicious fresh packs include an assortment of BBQ meats and salads.

Alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks can be purchased on site from the bar situated on the deck area.


Vivonne Bay Lodge is the perfect location for a range of activities and the perfect base to explore Kangaroo Island. Vivonne Bay is a 6km, curved, sandy beach which is superb for picnics, beachcombing, swimming, surfing and fishing. Safe swimming areas can be found around the Harriet River mouth to the jetty or the sandy-bottomed Harriet River. Fantastic fishing spots at Vivonne Bay include the jetty, beach, from a boat or the Harriet River mouth.

There are several walking tracks and trails throughout the property, including two that take you directly to the beach front. Vivonne Bay Lodge also provides bikes for guests to use around the various tracks on the property and also kayaks for use on the nearby Harriet River and sandboards to take to the slopes of Little Sahara sand dunes.

To make a booking or for more information please book, enquire or email [email protected]

Events & Venue Hire

Vivonne Bay Lodge is the perfect place to host a function, event or even team-building weekend. Our bistro is licenced to hold up to 165 people and the outdoor decking area 100 people. We can provide a suitable setting to suit the style of your function whether it is cocktail, sit down lunch or a wedding or special event.

For more information about hosting an event at Vivonne Bay Lodge please contact us on (08) 855 94232 or by email [email protected] or [email protected]

Vivonne Bay Lodge on Channel 7's SA Life

Briony Hume, from SA Life, looks at Vivonne Bay Lodge's accommodation in Vivonne Bay on Kangaroo Island. "An excellent place to stay that won't break the bank".

Kangaroo Island Self-Drive Backpacker Packages

Self Drive Packages

Thinking about taking your own car to Kangaroo Island? Check out our great value Vivonne Bay Lodge Self Drive Information (PDF Download).

There's something really special about arriving on Kangaroo Island by ferry and bringing your own car. You’ll enjoy the sense of freedom that discovering the island at your own pace gives you. Vivonne Bay Lodge is centrally located on the south coast and close to many of the major attractions. The Vivonne Bay Lodge 2 Day/1 Night Self Drive Package is available from $147pp and includes Ferry Travel, Accommodation and Breakfast!

Use the booking and enquiry options below or call us on 13 13 01 to speak to a knowledgeable tour expert about your trip.

Don't have your own car? Car hire is available as part of the Hire Car pakage below. Hire cars are supplied by Budget Car Hire based in Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.

All Self-Drive Packages include

  • Accommodation in a Private Room at Vivonne Bay Lodge (Linen included)
  • Continental breakfast daily from 6:30am – 9:00am

Own Car Self-Drive Inclusion

  • Return ferry for up to 4 adults and one standard vehicle (up to 5m)

Hire Car Self-Drive Inclusion

  • Return SeaLink Coach and Ferry transfers for up to 4 adults
  • Budget Kangaroo Island (Group C) car hire for the duration of your stay

Own Car - Prices are Adult per person (AU$)

Package Options 4 Share 3 Share 2 Share Single
2 Day Ferry & Accommodation Package $147 $170 $216 $354
3 Day Ferry & Accommodation Package
Includes a bonus Adventure Ticket (Free use of kayaks, bikes & sandboards)
$177 $210 $276 $474

Own Car Prices valid from 1st of April 2015 to 31st of March 2016, for other dates please enquire.

Hire Car - Prices are Adult per person (AU$)

Package Options 4 Share 3 Share 2 Share Single
2 Day Ferry, Hire Car & Accommodation Package $219.50 $252 $317.00 $512
3 Day Ferry, Hire Car & Accommodation Package
Includes a bonus Adventure Ticket (Free use of kayaks, bikes & sandboards)
$283.50 $337 $444.50 $767

Hire Car options include a standard car hire rates using Budget Rent-a-Car Kangaroo Island. Prices valid for bookings and travel from 8th of September 2015 until 31st March 2016. For travel on other dates, please enquire.