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Welcome to Mercure

Welcome to Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

4 star Kangaroo Island Accommodation
Relax. Discover. Indulge.


Stay in four-star accommodation with an award-winning restaurant and surrounded by trees, birdlife, animals and fronting the tranquil ocean waters of American River…Quite simply, there is no better haven to base yourself on your visit or revisit to KI.

About us.

We are situated in bushland on the banks of Eastern Cove overlooking the ocean waters of American River.

The Lodge is designed to blend with its natural surroundings, and we have 38 superb guest rooms, most with unmatched views over the bay.

Around us is abundant wildlife and birdlife.  (You can even borrow torches from reception to spot for wallabies and possums after dark or request to see our pelican feeding experience on the foreshore.)

Reflections, our own restaurant, is sure to be a highlight of your visit. You’ll soon discover why it is one of the Island’s most-awarded and loved restaurants.

Our location.

The Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is located on the eastern side of Kangaroo Island in the township of American River. 

From the ferry terminal in Penneshaw or the airport terminal near Kingscote, the drive to American River takes approximately 30 minutes.  Just take the American River turnoff on the Penneshaw - Kingscote Road and drive straight ahead. 

There is no public transport or taxis on Kangaroo Island so if you require a transfer to the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge please contact us on or 08 8553 7053

Staff at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge are taking the COVID-19 virus seriously.  We are doing all we can to ensure the safety of our customers and staff.  We have always maintained high standard of hygiene and cleanliness and will continue to do this with added measures in place. 

To read our detailed document with our procedures and practices that we have implemented, please click here.


Hotel Features

  • Outdoor saltwater pool
  • Children's paddle pool
  • Full size Tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Award-winning 'Reflections Restaurant'
  • Outdoor atrium
  • Pool table
  • Darts board
  • Walking tracks
  • Tour desk
  • Sundries shop
  • Guest laundry facility
  • Business centre
Waterview Studio bedroom with king bed at Mercure Kangaroo

Waterview Studio

With water’s edge views looking straight over Eastern Cove, these large rooms are appointed with a feature wall, carpeting throughout and balcony or patio.

Bayview Superior with king size bed at Mercure Kangaroo Island

Bayview Superior

Offering gorgeous bay views from the private balcony or patio, this room features air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a seating area.

Poolview Superior with king size bed at Mercure Kangaroo Island

Poolview Superior

Situated overlooking the pool and views of the bay beyond, this modern room features a Queen bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making and ensuite bathroom.

Close up on a small wave at Mercure Kangaroo beach in evening

Cancellation Policy

Flexible cancellation policy for border closures applies but if you can re-book we'd greatly appreciate that.

Special Offers

Check out our current specials and packages for our latest deals

Ariel view of the beach area at Mercure Kangaroo at sunset

Fantastic 4nts incl ferry

Our all-inclusive package includes:

Woman walking on the sandy beach at Mercure Kangaroo

Red Hot November

Red Hot November Special - Last Minute

People checking out the aquatic animals near Mercure Kangaroo

So Much Included

This is a great little 3 night getaway with some of the best things to see and do included.


Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge offers seasonal cuisine in a comfortable, contemporary setting with charming water views. Check out our current menu (subject to change).


Meetings & Events

Discover our on-site Conference Room for your next meeting or event on Kangaroo Island

Choose the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge for your meeting or conference.

Offering a small to medium conference room, a relaxing natural environment, delicious catering options, break out alfresco area, comfortable accommodation, award winning dining options, transport, transfers and touring options.

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge is an inspiring destination for meetings

Our massive conference room is a bright, airy setting for up to 70 guests with floor-to-ceiling windows, pool table, large screen TV and white board.

Such an excellent place to stay!

We arrived at Kangaroo Lodge for a 3-day stay and were there for 11 days. Ian and Sue (2) could not have done more to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. Our spacious unit overlooked the water providing a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere.



Lovely Surprise Accomodation

I stayed at this accommodation recently, and found a very pleasant surprise!
All staff i met were very friendly & helpful. From Front of House to Restaurant and Breakfast staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The meals were stunning and everything I tried was delicious. Must say i was impressed by the limen is the rooms, the towels were the fluffiest I have ever seen

Edna Burnside

Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge Logo
73 Scenic Drive, American River, Kangaroo Island, SA 5221, Australia