Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat Porky Flat

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat Porky Flat

To book, enquire, ask for a quote or general questions - email anne@ocrentals.com.au or phone 0447 023 051


1. Book and stay 5 nights and pay for 4 nights - for stays between 1st May and 15 September 2017 - we can put together  a package with the KI Sealink Ferry when staying at Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat

2. Stay 7 or more nights all year round and receive a 10% discount on the total number of nights booked for the total number of people staying.

Please ask us to quote on a package with your accommodation and the KI Sealink Ferry.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat is the perfect nature lovers retreat.  The Eco-house on a private 100 acre property is perched up on the cliffs of the South-East Coast. This is literally your own wildlife sanctuary with designated walking trails and your own private seal colony! Comfortable, near new villa with 270 degree sea views - shipping, yachts, fishing boats,  sea eagles, wedge tail eagles, pelicans and more.    

This stunning two bedroom house comprises lounge/dining/kitchen with main bedroom with King bed (stunning sea views from the bedroom) and one bathroomas well as a second bedroom with a King bed and the ability to add one or two single trundles, together with a bathroom, down a small flight of stairs. Ideal for one or two couples or a family staying in the two bedrooms, the house can accommodate up to 7 persons if guests wish to book the double sofa in the lounge for 1 or 2 people,

Bedroom configuration

Bedroom 1 - 1 king bed this bedroom boasts magnificent sea views

Bedroom 2 - 1 king bed - plus 1 portable single trundle bed

Double Sofa lounge in main part of the house

Child up to 3 yo. FREE. If requiring cot for babies, please BYO together with own cot linen and towel.

Washing Machine, tumble dryer and iron/ironing board are located in the shed adjacent to the house.

Enjoy your Kangaroo Island holiday at Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat and you are about to experience the Southern Ocean.

This property has a 3 or 5 night minimum, depending on the time of the year.

A 2 NIGHT booking may be AVAILABILE WITH A $100 SURCHARGE APPLICABLE. Please enquire.

The tariff is based on the first two people with an additional charge per person applicable. Linen is included. BYO beach towels. You will need to take toiletries, beverages and food requirements for your holiday.

The adjoining land is the wildlife abundant Lesueur Conservation Park. You also have access to around 3km of magnificent coastal cliff oceanfront reserve and over 100 acres of privately owned, State Heritage protected land.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat boasts panoramic coastal and sea views to the south, the lighthouses of Cape Willoughby to the north and the Page Islands to the north east. The coastline offers secret caves for the adventurous to discover, and walking access to the ocean provides a rock swimming pool and numerous fishing and diving spots. An abundance of wildlife parades at dawn and dusk, including Western Grey kangaroos, Tamar wallabies and possums. Echidnas and goannas as well as many native bird species, including the soaring wedge tailed and sea eagles, share this unique heritage listed property. The nearby resident sea lion colony, the southern right whales migrating from Antarctic waters to the Great Australian Bight, dolphins and huge schools of fish add further dimension to the beauty of this ever-changing canvas of living art.

The eco-retreat has state of the art electronic alternative energy powered by the KI wind and the Earths sun. There is a gas heater and electic blanket. The expansive outdoor decking takes advantage of the constantly changing moods of the ocean and showcases the spectacular southern ocean swells crashing against the rugged cliffs.

The peace, privacy and serenity of the location are unsurpassed, and offer what some world travelers have described as "some of the most stunning views we have ever seen". Cape Hart will steal your heart.

Go on an adventure to see if you can find all 9 points of interest signs on the property and remember Rest. Relax. Revive.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat is situated on the cliff top. It is ideal for two couples, or a small family (4) in the two bedrooms, with additional trundle beds and a double sofa, enabling a total of 8 persons to stay.Should you wish to take children to Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat, please note that the property has no fencing and is located in an isolated area and as such may pose a danger to unsupervised children If taking a child or children (0-14years) please be advised that the responsible adult booking a child or children to stay at the property will be totally responsible for the safety and welfare of such child or children and shall be deemed to agree by making the booking that such adult will absolve and indemnify Club KI or the owners from any injuries to the child or children or other like incidents that may arise during heir stayat Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat.

Free standing cooler in lounge and gas heating. Telstra Next G only is available at the house.

Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat has WIFI connections through the landline phone.  PLEASE USE SPARINGLY - do not download movies which use a large amount of WIFI, then others can enjoy the WIFI facility too.  Thank you.

This is a unique property and you may like to read some of the questions/answers we've provided below.

Q: Is the road accessible in all weather conditions?
A: Accessible by car all year round but 4WD recommended

Comment from the owner on 24 August, 2015 "The track has since been graded and is in much better condition now. We still recommend vehicles they dont have low clearance (such as sports cars with low front bumpers). Recent feedback is that normal sedans, SUVs and 4WDs have no problems at all. Whales were spotted recently out the front."

Q: How long is the drive from the ferry?
A: Approx 25km or 45 minutes (depends on how fast you drive on dirt roads - it can be down in 30 minutes or up to 60 minutes)

Q: Where is the nearest petrol station and supermarket?
A: Penneshaw

Q: How do we operate the solar and wind power system?
A: There are full instructions left at the property and also will be explained by the cleaner on arrival. It is easy.

Q: What happens if the power goes out and we can not reboot the system?
A: This has only happened once before in a huge storm. Make sure that you have adequate supplies. There is a battery lantern & candles at the property plus gas heating. Time to get romantic!

Q: Can we walk down the cliffs to see any animal life or go fishing?
A: You will be entering Marine Reserve at your own risk


Ocean as far as you can see, wonderful bush setting, seal beach the closest I have ever been to seals and if you move slowly they become used to you. Will definitely be back. Access road is very interesting, do not attempt this road in a normal vehicle, our Jeep Compass handled it fine. Small SUV or 4wd needed. Watching seals and dolphins feeding every day. Another holiday we will never forget. Come to stay you will not be disappointed. Mike, July 2015

This house is wonderful and even if the price is higher that some other places on the island, it is totally worth it.
The view is unbelievable and you have "private" walking tracks around the house.
Lost in southern coast of the Peninsula, this is definitely one of the best place to stay and not that expensive for everything you get (beautiful house, very well furnished, big bathroom and your private piece of land) Ceclie - April 2013

'We would not have changed one thing of our stay. It was like Heathrow Airport for Eagles. Wedgetails and Sea Eagles flying together! The wildlife is truly inspiring. Comfy house."Gary and Amelia 10/2012 England

If you're looking for a beautiful Cliffside retreat off the beaten path, Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat is the place for you. In addition to absolute privacy and pristine views, this fully furnished home offers all the comforts of home: refrigerator, gas heaters, A/C, satellite TV, gas stove, on-demand hot water and a reverse osmosis system for drinking water. The house layout is friendly for both winter and summer stays and quickly turns into your home away from home while you're whipping up a quick breakfast in the morning. 4WD is a must to handle the different types of road and weather as you make your way to the house. Julie. August 2013.

FAMILY - 2 adults, 2 children - ACCOMMODATION/FERRY SPECIAL OFFER. Valid for travel between 1st May 2017 to 25th  August 2017.  No other special offers or discounts available with this offer. Terms and conditons apply to both accommodation and the KI Sealink ferry transport

2 nights accommodation at Cape Hart Wilderness Retreat, a self-contained house at Island Beach  for 2 adults and 2 children (3-14 yo) including  2 adults, 2 children (3-14 yo) and 1 standard vehicle return on the KI Sealink Ferry  - Total cost $1,070.   Additional Adult $138  Additional child $65.00  Child up to 3 yo free.