About THORN PARK on the island

luxury regional accommodation kangaroo island
South Australia

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Thorn Park on the island is currently undergoing significant renovations and we expect to reopen in early 2022. We have moved permanently to the Kangaroo Island property to supervise the renovations and to plan the next stage of Thorn Park on the island.

Will, there be hosted accommodation on the island, cooking classes and degustation dinners? This is precisely what we are using this brief break to consider…so stay tuned!

In the 35 years of Thorn Park by the vines we have made many, many, friends and we would like to thank all our guests for their loyal patronage over so many years.

David Hay and Michael Speers….owners

Kangaroo Island is loved for its rugged unspoiled coastline, Kangaroo Island is South Australia’s most famous tourist destination. Visitors enjoy the beauty of the untamed bushland and variety of the wild life, including koalas, wallabies, echidnas, fairy penguins, the exotic Australian sea lions and, of course the kangaroos from which the island takes its name.

The pristine environmental conditions have meant that the island’s fresh seafood is eagerly sought after by some of the world’s most well-known chefs. The island’s famous marron, King George whiting and rock lobster are unrivalled. This island also produces some highly-regarded wines and there are excellent cellar door venues. Visiting Kangaroo Island is to step back in time and to enjoy a slower pace almost impossible to find in today’s busy world.

Thorn Park on the island, is a modern beach house, set amongst three acres of local bushland that embodies privacy, space, luxury, superb views and tranquillity. Available to only one group. It is self–catering and provides one of the best venues to enjoy the magnificent food and wine; and so having great kitchen and entertaining facilities in your accommodation is important. Many choose not to move from the comfort and privacy of their accommodation, spending the time eating, drinking, sleeping and reading. Equally, however, for guests looking for an active and adventurous holiday, the breath-taking and wild environment is there for exploring — with swimming, diving, fishing charters, and much more.

The accommodation offers three luxurious double bedrooms with ample privacy, several bathrooms, a well–appointed living and dining area, a smaller study and a spacious deck overlooking beautiful Penneshaw Harbour, the ocean, and distant views of the South Australian mainland.

thorn park on the island

has consistently
received the
highest accolades

Thorn Park on the island is a world class beach holiday destination. At Thorn Park on the island, you can choose to stay at home, enjoy the view and read a book, or take in the many things that Kangaroo Island has to offer. Amazing seafood harvested in pristine waters, to excellent wineries and dining options, some of them in the quirkiest locations with incredible views, it is small wonder that a great proportion of guests return on a regular basis.

Owners David Hay and Michael Speers have consistently received the highest accolades both nationally and internationally.  After thirty five years a third property Thorn Park by the Vines has been sold as a private residence and closed in October 2020.

Kangaroo Island is South Australia’s number one tourism destination!

we have two brilliant properties


In addition to Thorn Park on the island we also have another property Thorn Park in the City, located in inner city Adelaide, South Australia.

Drinks on the deck at

Thorn Park
on the island

Can lead to making some charming new friends…like our family of wallabies!


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