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COMING SOON: Cove Landing will be a seaside escape on Kangaroo Island

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Penneshaw, at Christmas Cove on Kangaroo Island, is set to become home to much needed tourist accommodation, as construction starts on the Cove Landing Marina Apartments.

The Cove Landing Marina Apartments offers three, two-bedroom four-star apartments, with sensational views overlooking Backstairs Passage and the Christmas Cove Marina.

Christmas Cove is steeped in maritime history and as such, each of the apartments will be named after vessels that have played their part in supporting Penneshaw and the Cove in the past; The SS Karatta, SS James Comrie, and the Lily May.


Christmas Cove and the Apartments are just an easy five-minute walk from the ferry dock at Penneshaw and a quick thirty-five-minute drive from the Kangaroo Island Airport, making it a perfect spot for tourists.


The view for inspiration…

Each apartment will be equipped with its own undercover carport.

Cove Landing will also offer extended stay holidays for intrastate, interstate, or overseas visitors, as well as delivering the Kangaroo Island experience to South Australians who just want a quick weekend getaway, without the need to take a car.

Nestled amongst beautiful sandy beaches, cafes, hotel, takeaway and dine-in eateries, supermarket, post office, hire cars (if you need them), boat tours, and bus tours, everything you need is within walking distance.

For those celebrating special occasions or just pampering themselves, there is a full catering service available at Penneshaw offering premium Island produce and wines direct to the table.


This exciting new tourism project is partially supported with a grant through the State Government’s Tourism Industry Development Fund – an initiative to support and accommodate the increasing demand for quality holiday accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

Tourism provides one in every two jobs on Kangaroo Island and is also driving significant employment and economic growth, with Cove Landing expect to boost this further.

The proprietors/developers of Cove Landing are Susan Craig and Mark Simpkin. Both Susan and Mark have held special individual and joint connections with Kangaroo Island and have operated their own individual businesses nationally and internationally for three decades, prior to creating the Cove Landing Marina Apartment Project.

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said it is exciting to see this new development in the heart of Kangaroo Island get underway.

“As international tourism continues to rebuild, it is fantastic to be adding new and improved accommodation to Kangaroo Island – a region which is world-renowned,” she said.

“The additional rooms provided by Cove Landing Marina Apartments will help drive the recovery of Kangaroo Island’s visitor economy which currently contributes $161 million to the state.

“Kangaroo Island is on the minds of travellers globally, having recently topped coveted lists such as ‘Australia’s Best Beach’ and making the top 10 of New York Times’ 52 Places to Go for 2023. There are plenty of reasons to visit Kangaroo Island, and when Cove Landing is complete – even more places to stay.”

Cove Landing will be ready to welcome guests aboard in late 2023.

Where: 7 to 9 Christmas St, Penneshaw SA 5222

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