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Graham and Lyn Wheaton of Stranraer Homestead offer a unique insight into life on Kangaroo Island life on their 3500-acre property.
The Stranraer Homestead property on Kangaroo Island has been in the Wheaton family since 1911. Stranraer received its name by Robert and Mary Wheaton because Mary's ancestors resided in Stranraer Scotland. This town is regarded as a safe port, and they thought the name is very appropriate to their property at MacGillivray.
In 1920 the building for the Stranraer Homestead commenced and it took 5 years to complete construction of the 80 square building. The homestead on Kangaroo Island now has been restored to its former glory, after four years of restoration.
The farm still operates as a fully functional property; their main commodity is prime lamb production.
The farm is dotted with hummocks and two large lagoons, which support over 45 species of birds and other fauna.
Stranraer Homestead offers a country experience with peace and tranquillity. Its central location on the Island allows convenient access to other natural beauty spots and wildlife habitats.
AccommodationStranraer Homestead offers four rooms, each with moulded ceilings, high walls, an inviting fireplace and tasteful, elegant and individual decor.
ActivitiesKangaroo Islands' isolation from the mainland provides a unique habitat for the many and often rare species of flora and fauna. You can experience this by either wondering around the property or travelling out to the nearby national parks and conservation area's that make up 32 per cent of the island's land mass.
Nearest major City/TownTown - Kingscote
Air AccessAircraft from Adelaide to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island takes 30 minutes, with a short 30 minute drive to Stranraer Homestead.
Road AccessStranraer Homestead is located 30 minutes drive from Kingscote.