Wineries and spirits
Kangaroo Island might be considered a ‘newbie’ to the winery scene (first blending in 1982) but it has quickly grown to a comfortable collection of over 30 growers and 12 respected vineyards —enough to spend an entire weekend tasting and still be thirsty for more. Highlights include False Cape Wines, located between Penneshaw and Cape Willoughby. Founded by produced by award-winning winemaker Greg Follett, is the largest and vineyard on the island, producing concentrated and intensely flavoured Cabernet Sauvignons.
Or embark on a spiritual journey with Kangaroo Island Spirits, the island’s first boutique distillery and home to high-quality internationally awarded liqueurs, gins and vodkas infused with the bush flavours of their Australian home.
Beer lovers are also catered for with Kangaroo Island Brewery, specialising in brews made from pure water collected straight from the tin roof of the brewery itself.
Seals, whales, dolphins, birds, take your pick. Kangaroo Island’s ocean life is as diverse below sea level as it is on land. Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures takes visitors directly to the action all year long, offering the unique opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in their natural habitat. While in the cooler months of May to August Southern Right and Humpback whales can be spotted as they migrate north to breed in warmer waters.
From spectacular 15-minute strolls around ancient rock formations, all the way to multi-day adventures through pink gum woodlands and by bright turquoise bays, Kangaroo Island makes it easy to for visits to get a little wild. Flinders Chase National Park is home to iconic rock formations such as Admirals Arch (a beautiful spot for sunset) and the startlingly beautiful granite boulders of Remarkable Rocks, easily accessible on loop trails starting at the visitors centre. Those with small children will appreciate the even tracks along the Murray Lagoon and D’Estrees Bay, while more intrepid travellers will enjoy the 4-hour 8km Ravine das Casoars hike across wild beaches and soaring sea cliffs.