Kangaroo Island Food and Wine
One big picnic
Savour seafood plucked daily from the sea. Crack open sweet, freshwater crayfish or feast on a spit-roasted organic lamb. Kangaroo Island’s artisan producers add to the bounty, with Ligurian honey straight from the hive and handcrafted sheep’s milk cheese.
As a wine lover, you’ll intimately know your wines. Visit a cellar door and compare notes with Kangaroo Island winemakers. They’ll tell you about the diverse and distinct labels they now produce. The value-add here is the stunning scenery on offer.
Soothe your palate while filling your senses with remarkable ocean views, rolling hills and natural bushland.
Local hotels in most towns offer terrific, traditional pub food. Head to Kingscote, Penneshaw and American River for more formal dining.
Kangaroo Island also has a vibrant café scene. Order coffee and delectable pastries, then sit back and enjoy the million dollar views. At the Chase Café in the heart of Flinders Chase National Park dine alfresco in the Aussie bush.
Dine al fresco
Eating fresh fish and chips on a Kangaroo Island beach makes this simple meal magical. Dress it up with a great bottle of local wine and throw down a picnic blanket… Ahhh!
At Chapman River Wines on the Dudley Peninsula, experience something rather different. Sample superb wines and gorgeous regional platters in a "bohemian-inspired" old airport hangar.
Kangaroo Island Spirits is South Australia's only boutique distillery, producing delicious liqueurs and cordials. They make Limoncello with organic lemons. The Wild Gin with native juniper is simply amazing.
In a state where produce, producers and preparation are world-class, Kangaroo Island is one of the “must do” food and wine experiences. Come and get a taste of this unique gourmet-loving region.
Kangaroo Island, here to serve you.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events in Kangaroo Island. Here are some ideas you might like.