Gaia is nestled under the trees, looking out across the river to a forest of eucalypts and huge grass trees. The split-level house is clean and spacious, with views all around through its huge windows. Since Gaia is located about half an hour's drive from the last of the bitumen, you need to bring all of your food and beverages with you - there's no popping down to the shops - but this was exactly why we loved it. Goannas, echidnas, possums, wallabies and more birds than you can count constantly move through the landscape, and don't forget the lady of the house, Bella. Hand raised by Graham since she was orphaned as a joey, this cheeky kangaroo and her family provided us with hours of entertaiment. We stayed for three weeks, a mix of travelling around the island and enjoying the quiet of Gaia. This is a good location for exploring the natural wonders of KI, with Kelly Hill Caves, Seal Bay and Flinders Chase national park all within an hour's drive. Graham is a wonderful host, and we were very fortunate to time our stay during strawberry season!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Your very own wildlife sanctuary in the middle of Kangaroo Island's bushland on the northwest coast. Close to private beaches, stunning bush and cliff top walks, plus fishing and swimming. A home from home. Great for nature enthusiasts, bird watchers and animal lovers. The essence of tranquility. No TV, no mobile reception, just you and nature in a comfy self contained hand built house - most of our guests don't want to leave! ... more less