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Black Glossy Sunset
Just outside your door hear the Black Glossies crunching nuts as the sun goes down.
American River Emus
Meet the locals behind the Shed (opposite the boat ramp). Happly grazing with the kangaroos.
Sunrise on Falie
Summer View of Sunrise showing 3 apartments and private residence
Blue blue blue
Time for a refreshing swim in the bluest of blue waters. Kangaroo Island is full of beautiful beaches and interesting coves.
Sailing from American River
The perfect place for any boating activity. Blue skies, sandy beaches, clear blue waters all year round.
The Strawbridge Pointers, the local sailing group go out sailing from the American River Jetty every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Check with a local around the Marine Precinct as to when they are next going out, (weather permitting).
The groups activities are regularly featured in The Islander newspaper.
Some people mistake them for Porcupines - but in Australia, we have egg-laying mammals called Echidnas. This one was photographed along a dirt road, rolled into a ball because he was scared of the passing car. Drive with care please - we love to protect our lovely wildlife. This is just one example of the very special native animals across Kangaroo Island.
Close to sunrise and sunset - please SLOW DOWN - because that's when our animals are most active.
View of Sunrise on Falie apartments from Falie Court. Apartment 1 is closest to road with apartments 2 and 3 at the back.
2 new disabled friendly apartments are now available.
Friends stick together! Enjoying another beautiful start to a day on American River, Kangaroo Island, just a short walk down from Sunrise on Falie to the water's edge.
American River Boat Ramp
Our boat ramp is wonderful, only 3 minutes drive away from Sunrise on Falie. A safe, large carpark is available after you've launched. New pontoons make it easy to tie up and prepare. The calmness of American River makes boating and fishing a pleasure.
Kangaroos at American River
Meet the locals behind The Community Shed and oval at American River. Emus graze happily with the kangaroos.
View from apartment Sunrise on Failie
Sea views from the lounge, kitchen and second bedroom at Sunrise on Falie. Walk out onto the balcony for panoramic views of the sea and native bushland.
Ocean Spirit KI Connect
Ocean Spirit in American River is now running regular services between Kangaroo Island and Cape Jervis.
Bird watchers will love the unspoilt, natural beauty of Kangaroo Island, so rich in native flowering brush, it is simply Paradise for nectre seeking birds. You can spend hours watching them. The endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo makes its home in American River. Early evening is the best time to spot them at Sunrise on Falie.
About 15 minutes drive from Sunrise on Falie, Redbanks is a must visit spot at sunset. Standing atop the cliffs, look across towards Kingscote. You can follow a track down to the rock beach and have the cliffs tower above you. A very special place rich in colour and geological history.
Building the Independence
Welcome to American River's boat shed where we're building a replica of Schooner Independence, the first vessel built in South Australia ... a fun project for the town, and you're invited for a tour. Open daily 11am-3.30pm. Free entry.
Stand on the jetty to get a great view of Amerian River at sunset.
Out on the Water
Just out from the boat ramp crabing you just have to stop and enjoy the sunset. All you need is your iphone to take great photos.
For the bird watchers
There are special huts for bird watchers along the main road at American River.
Closest Beach to American River Pennington Bay is just magnificent.
Flourcask Bay just 15 minutes drive from Sunrise on Falie, American River.
New day dawns
View from new apartments opening mid 2018
Blue crabs and Sand Crabs
Just caught a few metres from American River boat ramp.
Relax outdoors at Sunrise
Enjoy your own private entertainment area and wait for the wild life to appear at dawn and dusk.
Sailing on the River
Kelly Hill Caves
Stalactites definitely hold on tight to the roof of Kelly Hill Caves. This tour is really worth it to get a feel for Kangaroo Island's massive cave network. Lasts for about 30 minutes and quite economical. Easy to get to, the cave entrance is only a short walk from the carpark and welcome centre.
Relaxing at Sunrise
Welcome to Sunrise on Falie. Relax in a natural bushland setting with ocean views.
One of the many picnic areas around Chapman River.
Paper Bark trees line the Chapman River. Many walking trails to discover. A photographer's paradise.
Penneshaw Sunday Market
Penneshaw's Growers Market is on the first Sunday of the month. 9am till 1pm.
Whiting for Dinner
Well, we might cook them first. The pelicans didn't get these beauties for lunch. Quite common to pull Whiting around the 40cm length - well above size limit. So fresh. So yummy!
Wattle Arch American River
Late winter and spring time there is a lovely walk from Sunrise on Falie down along the water front to the Jetty and Deck Cafe.
It's lovely and green with all the wattle trees out in bloom. Smell the intoxicating scent of freesias along the way. Takes about 20 minutes, an easy stroll into the township.
Fishing Occupational Hazard!
Maria from Germany very excited to catch her first snapper.