Internationally renowned for its picture-perfect environment, Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest Island and only a short ferry or plane ride from the mainland. This Island is not only unmatched for its landscape, showcasing towering sea cliffs, rolling fields and beautiful beaches but also for its food and wine offerings. A range of small-scale producers have taken advantage of the environment and are willing to serve you high quality artisanal food and drink.
While discovering all that Kangaroo Island has on offer, we’ve collated some of the best spots to help you cover your basis.
False Cape Wines
Whether you’re a Kangaroo Island local or a visitor you can’t go wrong with a day at False Cape Wines. Hidden among the gumtrees and vineyards, you can enjoy premium wines, picture-perfect cheese boards, homemade pies, and socialise with friends and loved ones in this idyllic location.
1054 Willson River Road, Dudley Peninsula
0447 808 838
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is fun day out for all ages. Get up close and personal with a range of wildlife and listen in on the educational keeper talks. Wander the park at your own leisure or book from a range of unforgettable experiences with the animals, such as koala holding, encounters with marmosets or feedings.
4068 Playford Highway, Duncan
08 8559 6050
Join Raptor Domain for feathers, fangs and fun. See South Australia’s only free flight birds of prey and experience these majestic birds up close. Afterwards, head to their reptile presentation to see, learn about and hold their amazing reptiles. Book a private experience and interact with six different birds of your choice.
58 Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay
08 8559 5108
Parndana in the heart of Kangaroo Island is home to a classic country pub. Serving lunch and dinner, at the Parndana Hotel you’ll find a hearty meal to satisfy. From burgers and schnitzels to a range of Asian-inspired dishes, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with any of the Island’s wines from the list.
Corner of Cook Street & Wedgewood Road, Parndana
08 8559 6071
Western KI Caravan Park
Become immersed in nature while staying in a cabin or on a site while surrounded by animals in their natural environment. See koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and more, daily. Located in the west of Kangaroo Island you will be on the doorstep of Flinders Chase and its iconic natural wonders.
7928 South Coast Road, Karatta
08 8559 7201
The Deck Café on the Wharf
Indulge in an extensive breakfast and lunch menu at the waterfront Deck Café on the Wharf on your next visit to the American River. The dishes are made using locally sourced produce and are able to cater to dietary requirements. Relax with beautiful views and a satisfying meal.
103 Tangara Drive, American River
0437 266 916
Bay of Shoals Wines
Sip beautiful award-winning wines, as you sit and overlook the spectacular vineyard and sea views at Bay of Shoals Wines in Kingscote. Rated four and a half stars by Halliday Wine Companion in 2021, the cellar door offers an extensive wine list, which is available for tasting with a hamper lunch.
49 Cordes Road, Kingscote
08 8553 0289
Millie Mae’s Pantry
This Kangaroo Island treasure is the perfect spot for a cup of coffee and a fresh, healthy meal on their deck or in the lush garden. Millie Mae’s Pantry sources their produce locally and has a wide selection of local products to purchase from their pantry store.
1 Nat Thomas Street, Penneshaw
0455 689 292
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