Minutes from the mainland, but a world away.
A million miles away, but just minutes from the mainland, Kangaroo Island is home to a thriving artisan food and wine hub.
Savour seafood plucked directly from the ocean, feast on spit-roasted organic lamb, indulge in honey from one of the only remaining Ligurian Bee sanctuaries in the world, and sample fresh cheeses, milks and yoghurts straight from the farm. The island may look compact, but there’s plenty to tickle your fancy; a three-day trip is essential.
Experience lunch within the Enchanted Fig Tree on the Island’s North Coast at Snelling’s Beach, and let the outside world melt away.
Visit Kangaroo Island Spirits’ boutique distillery at Cygnet River and let Sarah and Jon Lark guide you through their range of handcrafted Australian spirits, including organic Limoncello and their famous Wild Gin with native juniper.
Honey is a big thing here on Kangaroo Island, thanks to the colonies of Ligurian Bees that call the island home. Organic honey and beeswax products are available at Clifford’s Honey Farm at Kingscote, while Island Beehive on the Playford Highway offers natural honeycomb, creamed honey and delicious honey icecream.
If you're based in the city for the duration of Tasting Australia, head to the South Australian Maritime Museum's event, Culinary Voyagers - Dinner with Baudin. Enjoy a five-course menu inspired by foods eaten during Baudin’s sojourn on Kangaroo Island in 1803 while curators provide tantalising insights into the culinary history of the voyage.