Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / SA / Creek Bay

Overlooking the dramatic vista of Backstairs Passage, Creek Bay is a coastal haven offering captivating views of Kangaroo Island’s eastern shores. Set in the heart of Antechamber Bay, the 3,500 acre working farm is the oldest continuous farming estate in South Australia and a unique glimpse into the history of Kangaroo Island.

The property’s expansive native bushland, crowned by four kilometres of pristine white beach, is a haven for native wildlife and the perfect holiday setting for families, couples and large groups.

Stay in one of the spacious, self-contained cottages and enjoy freely exploring the walks, beaches and relaxing atmosphere surrounded by stunning views of nature on all sides. A perfect place for wildlife spotting, you’ll be treated to daily visits from kangaroos, possums and wallabies, as well as a wide array of birdlife.

Kate and Andy Gilfillan are the owners of Creek Bay, a property situated in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island off South Australia. The property is a working sheep farm, eco-friendly tourist accommodation and dedicated wildlife sanctuary. Kate and Andy have plans to establish a carbon sequestration initiative and also aim to introduce dung beetles to the property, which would improve pasture and reduce disease risks. The property is additionally protected with a South Australian Heritage Agreement.

The property covers approximately 1,500 hectares on Antechamber Bay and is comprised of pastoral land, coastal areas and native vegetation. The heritage areas and sheltered zones of the property are home to threatened narrow-leaf mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) woodland, and the remaining vegetation is typical of the eastern end of the island.

The property is home to all known species present on Kangaroo Island except koalas. This includes Kangaroo Island kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus), tammar wallabies (Macropus eugenii), heath monitors (Varanus rosenbergi), Cape Barren geese (Cereopsis novaehollandiae), black-faced cormorants (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus) and many more.

Contact the owner

This sanctuary has been listed by Kate and Andy Gilfillan who can be contacted by phone on 0427504588 or kicoast@bigpond.com