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Stranraer Homestead Properties

Stranraer Homestead
4 Guest Rooms

Stranraer Homestead offers four rooms, each with moulded ceilings, high walls, an inviting fireplace and tasteful, elegant and individual decor. Three rooms have queen-size beds and the other has two singles. Three private bathrooms cater to the guests with clients never needing to share facilities.
Kangaroo Island

Year Round

Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January to March. The ski season takes place during June to October in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere.

Spring: September-November
Summer: December-February
Fall: March-May
Winter: June-August
Penguin Viewing at Penneshaw and Nocturnal Wildlife Spotting, Bird Watching Trips to Murray's Lagoon, Visiting the Australian Sea Lion Colony at Seal Bay, Flinders Chase N.P. for Historic Lighthouses, Remarkable Rocks, Fur Seal Colony & Viewing Koalas.

Explore the unique island with your professional naturalist guide. Travel in four wheel drive comfort while visiting traditional destinations and remote places that only a local can show you. Drive down endless red dirt roads, while your personal guide 'spins yarns' about shipwrecks, lighthouses and fridges being turned into mailboxes. At Sandy Bay watch adult sea lions snooze only meters away and pups play in the surf. Walk through a Redgum forest at Cygnet River, smell the Eucalyptus and seek out koalas sleeping - and feeding if you are lucky!- in the forks of trees. Break for lunch and enjoy a crisp South Australian wine as your Guide cooks lunch. Visit D'Estrees Bay where ospreys' nest and kangaroos come out to graze. Stand on a cliff top watching waves crashing onto the rocks - the first land they have encountered since Antarctica. This evening return to the peaceful Stranraer Homestead for another delicious home-cooked meal. The next day, continue exploring Kangaroo Island with your guide. Visit Flinders Chase National Park, a 74,000 hectare wilderness, home to kangaroos, possums, wallabies, goannas, echidnas koalas, platypus and many birds including rare Cape Barren geese. Lunch is a picnic in the bush before visiting Cape du Couedic. See the Cape du Couedic lighthouse, Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks. At the end of the day you will be returned to your accommodation and the hospitality of the Wheatons.
Local Info

Kangaroo Island is one of Australia's great scenic treasures and a must for anyone interested in travel to wilderness destinations. Located 110 km (70 miles) south-west of Adelaide and easily accessible by Ferry or Plane. A mix of attractive small townships and fascinating wilderness; Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island. Due to its size and the number of things to do and discover, it is impossible to see it all in a day or 2. If you only have one or two days available on your itinerary, choose places from the things that interest you most. The Island has a fascinating History and was almost claimed by the French in 1804. Throughout the nineteenth century various attempts were made to establish a viable industry on the Island. Salt was mined; farmers tried to carve pastoral leases out of the poor soils; eucalyptus oil stills were set up, Yacca was threshed for it's gum to produce lacquer and explosives; commercial fishing was undertaken, gypsum mining established itself and the tourism industry began. From the start of the 20th century tourism became a fundamental component of the islands economy. To this day Kangaroo Island's numerous natural wonders, beaches, conservation parks and wildlife sanctuaries are visited by tens of thousands of people each year. The agricultural industry has adapted to the poor soil and forestry, sheep dairying, bee keeping and marron farming has become popular. There are still traditional farms but these are diminishing in number as the land is broken up into smaller 'hobby' style farms, making this island an ever changing wonder of lifestyle choices and experimental agricultural pursuits. Viticulture has commenced here and the vines grow well in the moderate climate. The wines produced are world standard. A fabulous place to stay and explore, this relatively large Island has many facets and is an interesting and welcoming location.
Owners & Hosts

Lyn and Graham work together to provide an outstanding food experiene for every day you stay! Dine in comfort beside the warmth of an open fire for a truly memorable meal - Stranraer style... Lyn has a flair for food which is hard to match! She has spent many years passing her skills to others as a teacher in local schools and for some time ran a home restaurant which enabled many to enjoy her cooking abilities. Lyn takes pride in the food produced in the Stranraer kitchen, and it is a daily delight to discover the delicious meals that await you on your return from a day of touring. This beautiful Homestead is surrounded by rolling farmland and offers more than a few surprises... Lyn and Graham will help you discover their special part of Kangaroo Island.
Stranraer Homestead is set on 1290 hectares of working property, producing prime lamb, wool and grain. Adding to its beauty, the property has two large, bird filled lagoons surrounded by hummocks, beautiful scenery and wildlife.
Buffeted by the waves and winds of the Southern Ocean, Kangaroo Island boasts some of Australia's most spectacular coastline and wildlife unaffected by the introduced species of European settlement. Tamar wallabies, now almost extinct on the mainland, Grey kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, Fairy penguins, seals and sea lions plus a variety of bird life, live within the safety of the island's ocean boundaries. Graham and Lyn Wheaton have lived on Kangaroo Island their whole lives. Graham is a third generation islander - his grandfather settled on the island and set up their farm. They continue to farm 3,000 acres around their beautiful homestead in addition to welcoming a small number of guests into their home. The property is also home to two lagoons with excellent bird and wildlife viewing around it and Graham's knowledge as a wildlife guide is with you during your stay.

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