Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery
During the 1930s there were 48 eucalyptus stills in operation employing over 600 people on Kangaroo Island. Today, Emu Ridge is the only commercial eucalyptus oil distillery in operation in South Australia. The technology of this operation may surprise you! The rustic outlook hides some clever bush technology and processes which are simple yet effective. Emu Ridge is self-sufficient with solar and wind power. An extensive range of local art and crafts are also available from the gift shop and Rookery Wines have their cellar door on site with tastings available. Free entry, tour fee applies.
Emu Bay Lavender
This beautifully presented farm showcases 14 cultivars of English lavender with over 8,000 individual plants in terraced rows. Walk among the fragrant garden and then relax in the outdoor area with a light lunch and a cup of tea or coffee, complete with a lavender shortbread. The charming gift shop includes lavender essential oil, scented candles, soap, culinary items and other Emu Bay Lavender products. The homemade lavender ice cream is a speciality.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park
This award-winning wildlife park (previously known as Parndana Wildlife Park) - the second largest privately owned park in South Australia - is noted for giving visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with an extensive range of birds and animals. Hand feed kangaroos and wallabies, pat koalas and take a walk through the aviary. Other facilities include a large souvenir shop and a well-presented BBQ and picnic area.
To purchase the entry fee, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw, KI when you arrive.
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary
Location: Stokes Bay Road, Stokes Bay
Telephone: (08) 8559 2232
For a hands-on wildlife experience, you can't go past Paul's Place. Cuddle a koala, bottle-feed baby animals or hold a kangaroo. Hand-feed lorikeets, hold a possum or get wrapped by a snake! A fun experience for people who love all creatures, great and small.
Stokes Bay Bush Garden
A natural and exciting look at a unique collection of Kangaroo Island and Australian plants, including over 150 Island species. Take a self guided walk and look up the colour-coded plants identified in your own plant encyclopaedia. Flowers, seeds and woodcrafts are available for sale, a picnic area is provided. As seen on ABC's ‘Gardening Australia'.
Raptor Domain, Birds of Prey & Fang-Tastic
Join Dave, Leeza and their amazing collection of birds for an entertaining, educational and interactive experience suitable for the whole family. During the free-flight presentation, marvel at the natural hunting abilities and amazing physical adaptations these spectacular birds of prey posses.
Introducing "Fang-Tastic" Interactive Reptile Show. An educational, interative and inspiring experience with their friendly lizards and snakes. Learn some interesting facts about their reptiles in Australia, find out how to treat a snake bite and much more. A great photo opportunity.
Rob's Shearing Demo's
Ever wondered what happens in a real Aussie shearing shed? Meet Rob Howard and his dog Toby on their working farm just outside of Penneshaw. Rob has been involved in farming on Kangaroo Island all his life and has many interesting facts and stories to share with visitors. He will demonstrate shearing, wool classing and hand-spinning as well as mustering and yarding with Toby. Whether you're from Australia or overseas, you're sure to learn something new and find Rob both informative and entertaining.
To Book, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw, KI when you arrive.
Tiger Trails Horse Riding
Location: East West Highway Two, Central Kangaroo Island
Telephone: 0427 392 030
Take this unique opportunity to experience the beauty nature has to offer on this majestic horse ride for all ages and abilities. Escorted by an experienced guide, follow the banks of the Harriet River where you will find native animals living amongst their natural scrublands, trickling waterfalls, swirling rocks pools and from the hilltops of the scenic farm, enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the south coast.