Minutes from the mainland but a million miles away, there’s an unmistakable sanctity about Kangaroo Island. Find its rugged coastline and crystal-clear waters via a SeaLink Ferry from the mainland or jump on a connecting flight from Adelaide airport and you touch down in a place you won’t ever want to leave.
Sip... Award-winning gin. South Australia’s first boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits produce a range of high quality liqueurs and spirits, with an emphasis on using local and native ingredients. While gin is their passion, they also produce a variety of liqueurs and vodkas. All the products are handmade in small batches using hand crafted copper pot stills. The products have received international awards in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Eat... At Cactus. The quirky café offers breakfast and lunch in a friendly, casual atmosphere complete with music, great coffee and personalised service. Enjoy dining outside under the verandah or relax inside, all year-round. No request is too difficult, no dietaries are too hard. Just ask the team!
Stay... At Stowaway. Comprised of two luxury self-contained lodges on 200 acres near Stokes Bay, overlooking a panorama of native bushland down to the coast. Guests will have wildlife greeting them at dusk and they don’t even need to leave their cosy window seat. Stowaway Kangaroo Island has been designed as the ultimate retreat for two guests with a king bed, alfresco hot tub on a private deck, glass-fronted sauna and double sided wood fire. Other features include full cook’s kitchen, bbq, mini bar, en suite underfloor heating, reverse A/C , quality linen and matching robes.
See... seals up close and personal. Kangaroo Island’s award-winning tourist attraction, the Seal Bay offers visitors an unforgettable wildlife experience. Learn about the amazing lives of these endangered animals as experienced guides take you on a tour into the colony. There will be plenty of time for photos as the sea lions shelter in the dunes, rest on the sand or surf in the
Wander... through lavender fields. Emu Bay Lavender is a farm gate cafe set amongst rows of lavender. The mother-and-daughter team make and package their extensive range of lavender products on site. The café is famous for its oversized lavender scones, handmade ice cream and offers a fresh and tasty breakfast and lunch menu.