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).
  • Table 88 is a Mediterranean inspired tapas bar and restaurant, a short three-minute drive from Stowaway Kangaroo Island. Kick back with a glass of local wine, or a cocktail featuring Kangaroo Island Spirits and watch the sun set over the ocean. Caleb and Stacee are champions of authentic Kangaroo Island produce and their menu is a true reflection of this. An added bonus is that Stowaway guest will receive 10% off their total meal when they dine in October and November.  *Table 88 reopens on September 29th 2018*
  • Indulge in a long lunch showcasing the very best Kangaroo Island fare at one of the more unique dining venues on the Island, the acclaimed Hannaford & Sachs Enchanted Fig Tree restaurant. *The Fig Tree is closed over winter. Reopening in summer TBA*
  • Emu Bay Lavender Farm has recently been taken over by renowned Kangaroo Island chef Sophie Sheridan and it is a fabulous spot for a casual lunch over the winter period, they are fully licensed and do a great KI Spirit cocktail. Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm.
  • Experience a cooking class with renowned Kangaroo Island Chef, Josh Deer, where he will show you how to prepare some of the Island’s most celebrated foods, including marron, haloumi and lamb.
  • 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.
  • Unwind in the ‘Gin Garden’ of award winning Kangaroo Island Spirits, with one of their signature cocktails.
  • 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.
  • John at the Stokes Bay Bush Garden has curated a unique collection of native Australian flora, including over 150 species endemic to Kangaroo Island. Sit in the cosy little bird hide – if you’re lucky, the Glossy Black Cockatoos might even fly in for a drink. *Closed for winter. Reopening Mid September 2018*.
  • 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. It is also the home of the local favorite food truck The Honeypot KI which serves the most amazing cheeseburger you have ever tasted (they even make their own pickles! Even a non pickle lover will love these.) *Opening Friday 21st September*
  • 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.