Incorporating: Pelican Lagoon & Pennington Bay.
A perfect place to go sailing, fishing and bushwalking, this quaint and inviting fishing village lies between hillside and native bushland. Excellent accommodation options are available in this area offering four star to self-contained cottages and cabins.
Beyond being a ‘twitches’ paradise with birdwatching galore, American River is the region to taste some of Kangaroo Islands finest oysters at the Oyster Farm Shop or to indulge in Fish and Chips at the Shed Café on the wharf overlooking Pelican Lagoon.
There’s also a superb expanse of coastline in this region which includes the marvelous Pennington Bay, a must visit for photographers and surfers or those wanting to see pods of dolphins surfing the waves.
Prospect Hill, the highest point of Kangaroo Island is also a must visit. Located just off Hogs Bay Road and named in honor of Captain Mathew Flinders, you too can become an explorer and survey the landscape by soaring to the top of the 512 stairs. At the top you will be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views. Don’t forget your camera!
American River highlights include:
Prospect Hill • Pennington Bay • Fishing & Fishing Charters • Sailing • Bird Watching • Oyster Farm Shop
• Beyeria Conservation Park Walk • Independence Trail • Fish Cannery Walk • Red Banks
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Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.
Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
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