Surrounds

surround-stokes-bayStokes Bay Beach

Bordering Waves and Wildlife Cottages is one of South Australia’s best beaches – Stokes Bay Beach. This beach is accessed through a rock tunnel. Once you stroll onto this beach you will find immediately a natural rock pool which is safe swimming for children of all ages. The ocean next to the rockpool is ideal for surfing, body surfing and fishing.

The cottages are set on 80 acres behind the cliff directly surrounding Stokes Bay Beach with no roads in between. Much of the property remains natural bush land which is home to large mobs of the Kangaroo Island Kangaroo which graze around the cottages every evening. At the beach penguins, dolphin pods pass by and occasionally we spot a seal or two.

PaulsplacePaul’s Place

Bring a visit to Paul’s Place! It is down the road, around 4 km of Waves & Wildlife Cottages.

Paul’s Place is a wildlife sanctuary where you can join a guided tour. Cuddle a koala, bottlefeed baby animals or hold a kangaroo. Get wrapped up by a snake or hold a possum. The tour is entertaining and informative with something special for anyone who cares for animals.

Bookings of three nights or more at Waves & Wildlife cottages receive 50% off Paul’s Place admission fee.

Read more about Paul’s Place.

bush-gardenStokes Bay Bush Garden

Stokes Bay Bush Garden offers an easy look at a unique collection of Kangaroo Island and Australian plants in a 3 hectare setting. Flowers, seeds and natural timber crafts for sale.

  • Open 10 am till late.
  • Closed Saturdays and February/March unless by appointment.
  • Phone/Fax: (08) 8559 2244

breed-farmRare Breeds Farm

This farm saves rare, heritage and unusual breeds of domesticated farm animals from extinction.  Less than 4000 breeds of domesticated farm animals exist globally and are coming extinct at a rate of two breeds per week.

  • Highly informative guided tour
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday September to May
  • Tour times 1:30pm 2:30pm and 3:30pm
  • Phone (08) 8559 2115 or visit the website

lathmani-conservationLathami Conservation Park

The neighboring Lathami Conservation Park is a breeding ground for the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo. This park is named for the subspecies of Glossy Black Cockatoo of which about 250 remain. The subspecies is found only on Kangaroo Island. This park is dedicated to the careful nurturing and protection of Glossy Black Cockatoos and is slowly increasing their numbers.