Karinga Park Homestead

  • Where's the butler?
    Where's the butler?
  • Spoil yourself or let us do it for you
    Spoil yourself or let us do it for you
  • Bathe in style
    Bathe in style
  • Perfect for Every Day
    Perfect for Every Day
  • Lap up the luxury
    Lap up the luxury
  • Sun, swimming and shelter
    Sun, swimming and shelter
  • Time for Us
    Time for Us
  • Attention all Chefs
    Attention all Chefs
  • Fun with family and friends
    Fun with family and friends
  • Bright and beautiful
    Bright and beautiful
  • It's easy to feed the crowd here
    It's easy to feed the crowd here
  • Pretty as a picture
    Pretty as a picture
2010Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Award Finalist for Excellence in Customer Service. Ideally located to explore the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. The Homestead, a gracious 1853 home set amid forest and bush opposite the Murray River

Special Self-contained Historic Accommodation

Hindmarsh Island, SA [Location map...]
Up to 20 people, 8 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Minimum nights: 1
Availability and Pricing
For  night.
Estimated price:

Average Rating Guest reviews average: 4.8/5

From $178 to $198 couple per night
"Our "Winter Christmas" get together was perfect. 8 adults and 8 children were able to get lost in Karinga Park, it is such a wonderful big house. We felt so at home and absolutely loved time together ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Alex, SA -Jul '10

"All my family and friends really enjoy the place, it is big and comfortable. highly recommended."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Hui, SA -Jun '09

"We all had a great stay at Karinga Park. Facilities were great and catered dinner was fantastic."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Elaine, SA -Mar '08

"Fantastic stay, homestead just lovely. Everyone was very happy, the attention to detail and surroundings topped off our holiday."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Audrey, S.A -Jan '08

"The quality of accommodation and service was impeccable. We will be back again soon with friends."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Dimitria, SOUTH AUSTRALIA -Aug '06

"House fantastic, bedrooms, bathrooms and accomodation comfortable and luxurious, house not on river but views are over other houses in front. Dining room, lounge room (complete with HUGE rear projecti..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - melissa, SA -Mar '06

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Karinga Park Homestead. The house and facilities were great. There was room enough for 8 adults and 5 children to enjoy time together comfortably in the one room at..."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Sally, SA -Jan '06

"Fantastic place for a family to celebrate a special occasion. plenty of space for everyone. we had three families together and everyone could find a corner to escape to when quiet was needed. thoroug..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - clare, SOUTH AUSTRALIA -Dec '05

Accreditation and awards for 'Karinga Park Homestead':
Accredited Tourism Business

Holiday house

Around an hour from Adelaide, opposite the Murray River, minutes to restaurants, wineries, beaches and the Coorong.
The Homestead, warm and inviting, has views over the River Murray, on the tranquil north side of the island, and amid a backdrop of forest and aussie bush. An early 1850s grand, mansion style home, gracious yet informal.


Gracious, 1853 mansion-style,
Homestead with seven well appointed
bedrooms, four bathrooms, spa, and a
choice of three indoor dining areas.

The former Ballroom is ideal for
relaxing with plenty of comfortable leather seating and a Big 132cm TV,dvd/video, stereo and library.

The Jarvis Room (with 68cm TV and
dvd/video) has French doors opening
to the Mediterranean courtyard with
two large timber outdoor settings, shade sail - home
to our outdoor
kitchen with roasting hood and
Private lawned area to the
Swimming Pool

Country kitchen equipped with a LARGE
DISHWASHER, two fridges, two
stainless steel ovens and large cook
top, microwave and a good supply of
glassware, cutlery and crockery for
all occasions.

We have a fully automatic DeLonghi
cappuccino machine available for a
small hire fee.

Children Welcome

Facilities for Retreats and Conferences.

Karinga Park can accommodate in excess of 35 guests in the Homestead and cottages.
The cottages are distinctly separate from the Homestead.
Share a meal all together in the Jarvis room - dining capacity up to 40, if required.
For those guests celebrating a special occasion we offer catering.
All linen, bedding and bath towels are provided. Incidentals included are dishwashing supplies, toilet paper, soap.
We clean floors, bathrooms etc - simply leave neat, dishes done, kitchen & bbq cleaned, rubbish/recycle placed in bins provided on site.
Check in from 4pm or earlier. Check out 10.00am. Late check out Sundays

Thankyou for a wonderful holiday. The house was truly amazing.We all had a fantastic family catch-up'Byrnes family SA
'What a lovely place to stay.Wonderful.'
Sheba & Leslie, London, UK
'Awesome' Moo, Darwin, NT
'This house is fun.I wish I could live here'Tess (6yrs) Adelaide, SA
'Excellent' The Marschalls Moonah, Tas
'We too will be back. Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful home'Dodd family, Adelaide, SA
'The best place ever.I so wish I could own it' The May children Adelaide,SA



Tons to do, all within minutes drive -
 Enjoy the River 1km via our forest walk
 Boat ramps within 2kms
 Doll Museum and lolly shop (main street opposite Caltex).
 Goolwa Beach only 8 minutes drive - great for surfing, swimming, cockling (seasonal) - 4 WD along the beach allowed.
 Sugar's Beach at the Mouth less than 10 minutes
 Award winning coffee at Café Lime opposite the reserve in the main street.
 Wooden boat making demo at Goolwa Wharf - by arrangement
 Boat hire at the Marina
 Cruise the Coorong from Goolwa Wharf - 8555 2203
 Historic Corio Hotel - book for Saturday dinner 8555 2011

Only minutes from the River Port of Goolwa, a stay at Karinga Park Homestead can be as lay back or as active as you like. For those who love the finer things in life, the South Coast and Fleurieu Peninsula provide a relaxing opportunity to browse old-world antique and craft markets. Nearby, wine regions of Currency Creek and Langhorne Creek are a must for connoisseurs along with a visit to Angus Wines within walking distance. We are at the gateway to the distinctive landscape of The Coorong, with an abundance of birdlife. Relax watching the different birds enjoying our gardens. Feed the friendly magpies. Only a short drive away is the coastal resort town of Victor Harbor, home of Southern Right Whales and fairy penguins.

The History

Once a stately residence to a 1000-acre working dairy, this rambling stone homestead has retained its original 19th century charm. Imagine the boat pulling in to pick up the daily milk cans from the jetty.Don't wait for a reason to stay at Karinga Park.Come here and relax from the stress of normal routines. But also remember us for those important events like family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, work retreats and catching up with friends. We look after you and are flexible. Suitable for smaller functions and conferences too. 150 years waiting for you to experience!

You are required to fully utilise the accommodation facilities for your guests for the wedding night. Outside caterers are not permitted. Karinga Park may be engaged for your catering needs if you are not self-catering. Maximum number of guests is 55. Maximum accommodation available is 15 bedrooms.


South Australian Tourism Commission
Fleurieu Regional Tourism
Signal Point Visitors Centre
Victor Harbor Visitors Centre
Strathalbyn Visitors Centre
Mt Compass Visitors Centre
Murray Bridge Visitors Centre
National Tourism Accreditation Programme
Friends of Fleurieu Food
Southern Alexandrina Business Association

Holiday experiences

Adult retreat, Art & Craft, Beach, Birdwatching, Bushwalking & wilderness, Canoeing & Kayaking, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Executive rental, Family Friendly, Farmland Experiences, Fishing, Golf, Great view, Honeymoon, Horse riding, Hot Air Ballooning, Luxury, Romantic getaway, Waterfront, Wedding venue, Whale Watching, Windsurfing/Kitesailing, Wine Appreciation, Winter Holiday


Accept MasterCard, Accept VISA, Air conditioning, Baby Cot, Bath, BBQ - Gas, Boat Ramp Nearby, CD Player, Conference facilities, Continental breakfast provisions available, DVD, Fans (ceiling/standard), Gas open fire, Kitchen, Laundry facilities, Linen supplied, Log fires, Meeting/Banquet facilities, No smoking, Pets not allowed, Pool, Stereo, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Telephone, Television, TV with teletext/caption functions, Undercover or off street parking, VCR, Wheelchair accessible facilities

Rooms and rates

Bookings for Fri/Sat must be for both days.


Karinga Park Homestead will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 48 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 53.9 hours)

Please note that sometimes your computer's spam filter or your ISP may inadvertently block the operator's response email. If you do not receive a prompt response, taking into account that  Karinga Park Homestead may not be able to contact you after hours, you should check your 'junk' mail folder or contact the property with the details we will send in your confirmation e-mail.

The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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