Welcome to Parndana, the “Heartland” of Kangaroo Island.
Here in the agricultural heartland of Kangaroo Island you can explore a charming rural settlement created by ex-servicemen seeking a new start after World War II. Many descendants of the Soldier Settlers still farm the land to make a living for their families, while providing a valuable contribution to the Island’s economy.
Centrally located Parndana is the perfect spot for visitors to base themselves while they explore the Island, providing convenient access to both the north and south coasts with many country roads to explore.
Parndana is the service centre for the region and provides an attraction in its own right, with an award-winning wildlife park, a Museum, a scenic golf course and beautiful remnant native vegetation surrounding the township. The township offers excellent services, including take away food, fuel and mechanical services, basic food supplies, laundromat, bakery & post office and a well-stocked bottle shop featuring local wines.
A broad selection of accommodation is available in the district, offering a variety of rural retreats, homestead homestays, cabins, hosted & non hosted Bed & Breakfast establishments, plus small caravan park & camping grounds. The unique history of this township can be unravelled as you tour by foot or vehicle. A strong community spirit can be seen in the towns’ sporting facilities and clubs.
Parndana hosts the Parndana Campus of Kangaroo Island Community Education (KICE). The Parndana Campus has developed and manages the first freshwater barramundi fish farm on the Island which enhances the curriculum being specialized at the school.