Parndana - Kangaroo Island Township


The local township on Kangaroo Island Parndana which means “The Place of Little Gums” was established in 1963 to service the booming Kangaroo Island farming community of the time. The soldier settlement scheme, which began after the Second World War in 1953, almost doubled the area of agricultural land on Kangaroo Island.

Today Parndana serves the locals with a supermarket, hotel, fuel, ice, local bakery, Post office and mechanical repairs.

Parndana Hotel

Parndana Community Hotel

This hotel is only 15 minutes from your accommodation and offers good value meals.
Parndana Hotel takes pride in being home to the Kangaroo Island Shearing Hall of Fame, a highly respected award in the town. This includes information and pictures of those that have made the list, as well as original shears and other artifacts.

Township Services Summary

  • Hotel – Good Value Meals
  • Bottle Shop
  • Petrol Only – No Gas
  • Vehicle Repairs
  • Deli – Groceries Fresh Fruit & Veg
  • Post Office
  • Ice
  • Bakery
  • Take Away Food
  • Childs Playground
  • Settlement Museum
  • Wildlife Park Nearby
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals!

From cuddly Koalas, to slithery Snakes, our feathered friends and everything in between you can see it at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.
LOCATION 3 KM from Parndana  OPEN: 9am – 5pm every day, including Christmas Day

Parnda Soldier Settlement Museum

Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum

Telling the stories of the development of the soldier settlement scheme on Kangaroo Island in the early 1950s, the museum was established in 2001 with funding from a Centenary of Federation grant.  It is based in the Returned Service’s League Hall, dedicated as a memorial to Soldier Settlement.

The building now contains memorabilia, photographs and stories relating to the development of Parndana and surrounding districts. Visitors will learn how the land was cleared and improved for farming.