Kangaroo Island is a place like no other; dramatic wilderness, pristine beaches and untouched native bushland merge seamlessly with an abundance of gourmet delights and epicurean experiences. As soon as you set foot on the Island, you are on Island time – slow down, relax and delight in the warm hospitality.
- Visit the iconic Stokes Bay, a long, isolated beach complete with a natural rock pool. Take a dip in the ocean if the sun is out, or rug up, walk along the fine white sand and listen to the roar of the waves crashing.
- Enjoy friendly service, fresh, locally caught seafood, crispy chips, salads and ice cream at The Rockpool Café in Stokes Bay, a favorite haunt with locals. Owners Josh and Lucy make the best salt and pepper squid around and are also open on Friday nights booking required for Friday nights).
- Emu Bay Lavender Farm has recently been taken over by renowned Kangaroo Island chef Sophie Sheridan and it is a fabulous spot for a decadent breakfast or casual lunch over the winter period, they are fully licensed and do a great KI Spirit cocktail. Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm.
- Kangaroo Island is fast becoming known for its cool climate wines; visit Dudley Wines, overlooking Backstairs Passage, for a wine tasting and platter of regional produce, or The Islander Estate Vineyards new tasting room at Cygnet River. Open all winter.
- Unwind in the ‘Gin Garden’ of award winning Kangaroo Island Spirits, with one of their signature cocktails. Open all winter.
- Enjoy the serenity of the bush with a hike through Lathami Conservation Park. Pack your bird watching gear and keep an eye out for the rare Glossy Black Cockatoo.
- If you decided to head into the main town Kingscote be sure to grab a coffee at Cactus or stay for a fantastic Mexican inspired lunch. The Cactus boys also do occasional friday night pop ups so check out their link for the latest events.
- Cliffords Honey Farm is the original and the best place to learn about the story of the unique KI honey bee, they offer free honey tastings as well as beer tasting of their unique ‘Drunken Drone’ brew.
- Want to cuddle a koala? Well you can at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park! A great place to observe some of KI’s iconic wildlife up close, hand feed some kangaroos and watch the little penguin feeding. They also do great coffee and takeaway food. Check out the link for show times.