Food on Kangaroo Island! From farm gates to cellar doors, tastebud heaven can be found and it’s full of flavour!
This South Australian island is one of the premier food and drink exports in the entire country. Naturally flourishing with fertile lands and clean waters, you can find a range of produce grown, sold and enjoyed locally. From fresh crayfish, snapper and whiting to sweet honey and smooth wines, food and drink is an experience on Kangaroo Island.
Foodie Delights on Kangaroo Island
The food and drink is so popular on Kangaroo Island that there’s even a Food & Wine Trail. Taking you to farm gates and cellar doors, not only can you sample local produce, you can meet the people that produce it. Meet the bees at Clifford’s Honey Farm in their glass beehive and taste the delicious honey ice cream, try a seafood platter at Ferguson Australia, and take a tour of the 25-acre vineyard at The Islander Estate where you can sample premium wines made by Bordeaux’ Jacques Lurton.
Kangaroo Island’s Farmers’ Market, Events and Festivals
Celebrating the food and wine of Kangaroo Island, there are many events and festivals held throughout the year that are perfect for getting a taste of the local produce. Kangaroo Island Farmers’ Market runs every first Sunday of the month at Penneshaw on the north coast of the Dudley Peninsula. You can expect everything from local lamb and olive oil to freshwater marron and sheep’s cheese.
Other Events on Kangaroo Island
Other events include the Gourmet Gallop, held in January, which welcomes local companies to sell their fare by the racecourse track; Kangaroo Island Art Feast, which combines the food of the island with the art and culture during springtime; and Kangaroo Island FEASTival, which beckons you to discover all things delicious in May.
Dining on Kangaroo Island
Supporting the local producers and providing you with somewhere to dine, there are many restaurants, cafes and eateries that serve up delicious meals created with what you can find on Kangaroo Island. The Marron Café in Vivonne Bay showcases the island’s prized freshwater crayfish, while Bella Café specialises in Italian dishes including the K.I. Special – mushroom, bacon and pepperoni pizza.
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours
Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours provide a two-day wilderness explorer tour of this remarkable island. As well as sampling some local goods, you get incredible activities, experiences and locations such as watching sea lions on Seal Bay, sandboarding on Little Sahara, relaxing on Vivonne Bay Beach and taking in the sights of Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, both millions of years in the making. Travelling in a small group with a guide, you can enjoy one night at Vivonne Bay Lodge, with hotel pick-up from Adelaide and ferry transfers included. No matter what the specific Kangaroo Island Tour Deals are, you will always end up with more than you bargained for.
Book your 2-Day Kangaroo Island Wilderness Explorer at kiadventuretours.com.au
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