Wild and free; experience Kangaroo Island
Escape the everyday in the untamed wilderness of Australia’s third largest island. Spot sea lions, koalas and kangaroos, or laze on footprint-free beaches. Taste the fruits of one of Australia’s newest wine regions while grazing on premium local food, including sheep’s milk cheese, Ligurian bee honey and Kangaroo Island Marron.
Offering world-class nature and culinary experiences in an unblemished natural setting, Kangaroo Island is a short 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Jervis (the southernmost point of the Fleurieu Peninsula) or a short flight from Adelaide.
Discover the island’s many food producers and a blossoming wine region on the Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail. With famed chefs and passionate locals calling the oasis home, Kangaroo Island is developing a reputation that heroes its gourmet goodies as much as its renowned wildlife.
After a long day wandering among sea lions, watching platypuses at play and surfing down sand dunes, enjoy a truly regional feast or visit the state’s only eucalyptus distillery.
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A weekend on Kangaroo Island
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.
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 Macgillivray, while Island Beehive on the Playford Highway offers natural honeycomb, creamed honey and delicious honey icecream.