Welcome to Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge

Relax.   Discover.   Indulge.


Due to COVID-19 and the closing of borders within Australia, Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge has decided that safety of the residents and staff is of paramount importance. We believe that only essential travel to Kangaroo Island should be happening at this time.

We have made the very tough decision to close our doors and go into hibernation for the next few months, at this stage until the end of June.

Most attractions on the Island have also closed at this time.

We are still answering the phone and emails and are taking bookings from July onwards (dependant on what this virus does).

Our friendly team can be contacted on 08 8553 7053 or res@kilodge.com.au.

Stay safe.

Ian and the team at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge


Stay in four-star luxury 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.

(Thankfully we were spared the ravages of the bushfires, so our natural surrounds are as pristine as ever.)

 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 res@kilodge.com.au or 08 8553 7053.