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Nestled along the picturesque shores of Kangaroo Island, Seaview is more than just a motel—it's a storied landmark steeped in history and coastal charm.

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Founded by the visionary Flo Ellson in 1924, the original weatherboard structure stood proudly until...

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...1929, when Flo's brother Jack lent his expertise, crafting a new facade from the island's famed limestone. As the years passed, Seaview became not just a place to stay, but a destination in itself.


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In 1964, the bay side motel wing emerged, marking the birth of Kangaroo Island's first motel, a beacon of hospitality amidst the island's natural wonders.



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With each passing decade, Seaview evolved, with a new wing added in 1970 and continual upgrades to its services. For nearly a century, the Ellson family nurtured Seaview, infusing it with their passion and dedication...




...until 2020, when its legacy was passed to its current custodian. Since then, Seaview has undergone a breathtaking transformation, blending vintage charm with modern coastal luxe.


this isn't just a place to stay; it's a destination where the essence of coastal living meets pure luxe..


The newly remodeled rooms are all about coastal vibes and pure luxury, with every detail handpicked for an unforgettable experience.


Our Eco-Friendly Initiatives

At Seaview we take our role in protecting the beautiful natural habitat and environment of Kangaroo Island seriously. We are on a mission to make our rooms zero waste by using recycling programs and environmentally conscious products. We support brands that produce sustainablily sourced and made products and who have zero carbon footprint/offset their carbon footprint. These brands include:

'who gives a crap' for all our toilet paper, tissue boxes and dish washing cloths needs in our rooms. All of their products are made from recycled paper and 50% of all proceeds go to charity; they have raised $11,222,000 AUD so far to help people access clean water and a toilet.
Sukin skincare an Australian made eco-friendly and cruelty free skincare brand which has championed nature based, sustainable skincare products which we use at our motel for all bathroom amenities including shampoos, conditioners, body wash and hand wash.
Zoetic tea all Zoetic teas are organic certified, meaning no chemicals, pesticides or other nasties are sprayed on the crop itself. Their fairtrade certification ensures all workers that pick and pack the tea have decent working conditions as well. Along with their products being compostable and traceable to the its source of production.

ST. Remo Coffee alongside sourcing sustainable coffee, they are also committed to giving back and supporting coffee growing communities at origin. All they coffee pods used in our rooms are compostable including the packaging they come in. They also empower coffee growers at origin through funding education and infrastructure at the source


Our eco-friendly brand partners


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