Kangaroo Island is home to artisan food and wine producers. Try Ligurian honey straight from the hive, or liqueurs, seafood and sheep’s milk cheese.
One big picnic
Savour seafood plucked daily from the sea. Crack open sweet, freshwater crayfish or feast on 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.
Soothe your palate while filling your senses with remarkable ocean views, rolling hills and natural bushland. Kangaroo Island Spirits is South Australia's only boutique distillery, producing delicious liqueurs and cordials. They make Limoncello with organic lemons, and their Wild Gin with native juniper is simply amazing.
Enjoy lunch in the Enchanged Fig Tree at Snellings Beach.
Make dining out on Kangaroo Island as casual or formal as you wish. 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.
Dine al fresco
During the summer months, have lunch within the Enchanted Fig Tree
on the island's North Coast at Snellings Beach. With “dining rooms” buried deep within the tree, all you see of the outside world is dappled light streaming through the fig leaves.
Throw down a picnic rug on the beach and enjoy some local fresh fish and chips. Dress it up with a great bottle of local wine and make a simple meal magical.
In a state where produce, producers and preparation are world-class, Kangaroo Island is a must-visit location for food and wine. Come and get a taste of this unique, gourmet-loving region.
Eat Local SA
Do you want to eat like a local on KI? There's honey, ice-cream, sheep's milk yoghurt and cheese, free range eggs, seafood, wines and spirits. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA
Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail
It might look compact on a map but Kangaroo Island is big enough to boast three day-long itineraries along their Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail.
Covering Dudley Peninsula and American River, central and south coast and Kingscote and surrounds, these trails will see you sip wine and cider, slurp oysters straight from the shell, nibble on sheep cheese and savour honey ice-cream.
Take your pick – from a five hour trip, six hours or the 10-hour epic trail. Find out more about the Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail
South Australian Food & Wine Guide
The South Australian Food & Wine Guide contains information and ideas about cellar doors, markets, restaurants and food producers.
With more than 200 cellar doors within an hour's drive of Adelaide - South Australia is a fine wine lover's paradise.