And no itís not a form of alcohol unfortunately, its oil extracted
from the leaf of the eucalyptus tree, this is the last working
distillery in South Australia. They offer tours and have many
products for purchase made from Eucalyptus oil including shampoo.
Itís believed that aboriginals used Eucalyptus as a form of
There are two lavender farms on the Island; they offer products for
sale like, essential oils, scented candles and soap. If you like
your Lavender then make the time to see one or both of these places.
There are two companies that produce honey on the Island and itís
all good. Stop by and sample some of the several different varieties
that are available, most visitors that do try end up purchasing some
to take home with them. If you like it that much inquire about their
If you have ever wondered what its like to shear a sheep well wonder
no more, there is a shearing demonstration available by appointment
only with a minimum of 4 people.
Rob's Shearing Demo's Ph 08 8553 1068
Well I think some one made a mistake with this one; I thought it was
cows that you milked not sheep. But seriously they do make some
great Cheese and Yoghurts; I would say the Haloumi on a barbeque
would be my favourite. They also have gourmet baskets with a range
of their productís, this would go great with that chicken and
Champaign you are having on the beach later.
Island Pure Sheep Dairy Ph 08 8553 9110
If you are after fresh seafood well there are only two places on the
island for that and they are both in Kingscote. They have a large
variety of locally caught seafood, so call in and try some fresh
Kangaroo Island seafood.
Marron are fresh water crayfish, they were introduced to the Island
and farming them has become another one of the islands industries.
There is only one farm that offers tours and they also have a cafť
so you can experience marron at there freshest.
There are several wineries on the Island and the number seems to be
growing. If you like your wine, well you might want to allow a whole
day to see them all, it can take a while tasting. A better
idea might be visiting one or two a day while you are touring
around, they are spread through out the Island.
There are two wildlife parks on Kangaroo Island so if you want to see
wildlife up close then here is a must for you. Holding a koala or
feeding some kangaroo's is possible at these parks. Make sure
you check tour times and opening times as they do vary depending
on the time of year.
There are several art galleries on the island, with a variety of
different art; there are two that display most of the artist on the
island. The other galleries are more selective with what they
display or they display their own work. The two main ones are at
Baudin Beach and Kingscote, others are dotted through out the island
and are worth a look.
Kingscote Gallery Ph 08 8553 2868
Baudin Beach Gallery Ph 08 8553 1381
Birds of Prey
Here you will get a close look at some of Australia's native bird
life with a public display every day including the Wedge
Tailed Eagle, so make room in your schedule to visit here.