Kangaroo Island Food & Wine

Wild and welcoming Kangaroo Island, where you can taste the unexpected and wondrous in food and wine.

Naturally enough, being surrounded by fertile lands and rich waters, Kangaroo Island produces some of Australia's finest gourmet foods. Gastronomic adventurers should get ready to be amazed by the likes of freshly caught King George Whiting, sheep's cheese, marron, a unique variety of honey and an exciting range of varietal wines.

Food & Wine Trail
Food & Wine Trail
Food for purists
Food for purists
Wine and Vines
Wine and Vines
Dining Guide
Dining Guide

Food & Wine Trail

 Take the road less travelled...
and discover food and wine at nature's pure heart 

 Take a trail to surprising places on wild and welcoming Kangaroo Island where you can taste the unexpected and wondrous in food and wine. The Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail introduces you to producers and products at their source. It invites you to enjoy the rich fruits of Kangaroo Island producers' labours in your own time in a natural unspoilt environment. 

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Dudley Peninsula

Central and South Coast

Kingscote and Surrounds


Farm gate and cellar door locations are listed separately and alphabetically. Each has its own specialities and personality. 

The three listed itineraries cover three areas, each about a day's drive (but you're welcome to take two). The Dudley Peninsula, Central and South Coast, and Kingscote and surrounds trails are a suggested guide to a variety of sensations and connections with locals.

Choose your own, guided by the listed farm gate and cellar door venues, and mix in a splash of art, scenery and natural delights.


Food for Purists

The lack of large-scale development has meant that small industry has flourished and now includes a variety of products such as free-range eggs, olive oil, native jams, smoked fish, sauces and marinades.

Kangaroo Island's apiarists harvest honey from the pure strain Ligurian bees, and regional cheeses and yoghurts continue to find a place in food lovers' hearts. Fresh seafood is featured across the Island and seasonally you can enjoy a variety of natural and farmed produce such as oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting, snapper and, not forgetting freshwater marron - it's so easy to get a taste for Kangaroo Island!


Fresh Seafood

Fresh seafood is featured across the Island and seasonally you can enjoy a variety of natural and farmed produce such as oysters, prawns, crayfish, whiting, snapper and, not forgetting freshwater marron - it's so easy to get a taste for Kangaroo Island! For more information about our food and wine visit www.goodfoodkangarooisland.com

Andermel Marron 

Don't miss this threefold opportunity for magnificent marron (freshwater crayfish), wine tastings/sales and café dining. View marron in holding tanks in the farm shed and learn more about this Island icon. Select marron, wine and bush tucker sauces to create your own Island feast or dine at the Marron Café beside the native herb garden (last orders half an hour before close). 

Clifford's Honey Farm 

Discover the Ligurian Bee, view them in a glass hive and watch the informative video, which explains the collection and extraction process of honey and bee hive by-products. Enjoy browsing the local produce, art and craft and cosmetics made with honey and beeswax. Sample several flavours of pure Ligurian honey and try Jenny's famous honey Icecream. 

Ferguson Australia 

A brand synonymous with Kangaroo Island. View live lobster and amazing King Crabs in the working depots' holding and feeding tanks. Purchase Ferguson's gourmet lobster range including lobster medallions and lobster oil. Live or cooked lobster, prawns, scallops, fresh fish, oysters, gift packs and condiments also available in season.

Island Beehive 

Visit one of Australia's largest organic honey producers, an apiary industry showcase for Kangaroo Island's world renowned Ligurian Bee. Enjoy free tastings of their award-winning honey, view bees in the glass hive and take a guided factory tour. Shop for local art, homemade honeycomb ice cream and a wide range of quality souvenirs or just relax with a coffee in the café.

Island Pure Sheep Dairy 

A dairy with a difference. Take part in a guided tour and observe the milking of sheep and the making of this famous cheese and yoghurt. There are opportunities for visitors to taste and buy the produce, which includes Spanish, Greek, Italian and Cypriot style cheeses. Wouldn't you love some fried haloumi on the BBQ tonight? To Book for the Milking Tour, please visit us at the Visitor Information Centre at Penneshaw, KI when you arrive.

Kangaroo Island Culinary Adventures 

Join a local, fully qualified Chef that will introduce you to the locals and their labours of love, producing, growing and catching Kangaroo Island's bountiful harvest. Chauffeured in a luxurious four wheel drive you will be taken to exclusive and remote locations giving you the opportunity to experience Kangaroo Island's abundant wildlife, in beautiful settings with fabulous personalised food experiences - all tailored to delight.

Kangaroo Island Source 

Established by Kate Sumner, the Island’s most produce driven Chef, Kangaroo Island Source specialises in gourmet food production and catering that is the clearest, cleanest, most natural expression of the Kangaroo Island region. All ingredients and produce are hand selected and supplied by local producers who share in the same philosophy - food that encapsulates the freshness, quality and flavour of local and natural Kangaroo Island ingredients. Kangaroo Island Source feeds not only the body but the mind with a truly unique regional food experience. 

The Oyster Farm Shop 

Showcasing Kangaroo Island’s renowned Premium Oysters (when in season), KI marron & yabbies, KI abalone, Smoked produce, King George whiting and other local fish. Situated across the road from the farm, enjoy your lunch whilst watching the oyster punt bring in fresh oysters straight from the sea!

Wines & Vines

 Vines were grown on Kangaroo Island as long ago as 1837, but it was 2001 when Australia's newest wine region was declared.  

  Today, there are 30 growers and around 200 hectares of vines. Visitors can choose from 18 home-grown labels, five of which are being exported to the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. Tastings? Of course - but prepare to indulge your eyes as well as your palate, with several cellar doors and restaurants enjoying remarkable views. And if you've got questions about the wine or winemaking, good news: there's every chance the winemaker is somewhere nearby.

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Dining Guide

Will you find a glittering array of five-star restaurants a la Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide? Not quite!  

But you might find yourself eating exactly the same gourmet produce, acquired directly from the grower... Kangaroo Island's cafés and restaurants are for the most part interesting, intimate and welcoming. They offer the best ingredients, a wholehearted rural welcome, and quite often, regardless of the cost of the meal, a million dollar view. Please telephone ahead to book.

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Penneshaw Hotel

Lot 17 North Terrace Penneshaw South Australia 5222

Telephone +61 8 8553 1042

Fax +61 8 8553 1265

Penneshaw Hotel

The Penneshaw Hotel on Kangaroo Island has commanding and uninterrupted views over Backstairs Passage with absolute water frontage from a cliff-top. Country hotel hospitality is the theme and the newly completed spacious tiered outdoor dining and bar area offers unsurpassed opportunities to enjoy...

The Oyster Farm Shop

482 Tangara Drive American River South Australia 5221

Telephone +61 8 8553 7122

Fax +61 8 8553 7122

The Oyster Farm Shop
American River

In the pretty seaside town of American River, you will find some of the best-tasting Pacific Oysters in the world! The Oyster Farm Shop is the farm-gate outlet for Kangaroo Island Shellfish located just across the road. We shuck our fresh oysters daily when in season (around April to January). ...

Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn Restaurant

7 Cygnet Road Kingscote South Australia 5223

Telephone +61 8 8553 2707

Fax +61 8 8553 2200

Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn Restaurant

The Kangaroo Island Seaside Inn is a small family run business. The restaurant has a cosy; intimate ambience with a forever changing menu designed by one of the island most experienced local chefs. The restaurant is located one kilometre out of the town centre and is a bit small and hidden...

Andermel Marron

804 Harriet Road, via Parndana South Australia 5220

Telephone +61 8 8559 4128

Fax +61 8 8559 4137

Andermel Marron

Marron - the island's prized freshwater crayfish - doesn't come any fresher. Visitors can take a tour of the marron shed and have tastings of our wines and sauces before partaking of a fine meal in the cafe. Flavours such as lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, (grown on our property), local Kangaroo...

Hannaford and Sachs Catering Specialists

Snellings Beach, North Coast Road Middle River South Australia 5223

Telephone +61 8 8559 2236

Hannaford and Sachs Catering Specialists
Middle River

Have you had lunch inside the canopy of a 150 year old fig tree before? Have you dined with the kangaroos at night under the southern stars? Hannaford and Sachs Catering Specialists have cooked for the likes of Mick Jagger to the Dali Lama, and they are now ready to cook up their next culinary...

Seal Bay Cafe

22 South Coast Road Seal Bay South Australia 5223

Telephone +61 8 8559 6115

Fax +61 8 8559 6115

Seal Bay Cafe
Seal Bay

Seal Bay Cafe is a licensed restaurant, serving a wide variety of meals. Opened in 1990, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and everything from Fisherman's Baskets and pan-fried Haloumi cheese to Greek and chicken salads, hot dogs, chips, sandwiches and rolls. For people looking for...

The Chase Cafe

442 Cape du Coudeic Road, Flinders Chase National Park Karatta South Australia 5223

Telephone +61 8 8559 7339

Fax +61 8 8559 7336

The Chase Cafe

The Chase Cafe, conveniently located at the Flinders Chase Visitor Centre, provides a welcome rest stop for visitors to the western end of Kangaroo Island. The alfresco dining area is nestled among the sugar gums adjacent to the children's fossil dig pit which provides entertainment for little...

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

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Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre

Visit with our friendly staff at Kangaroo Island's only Accredited Visitor Information Centre and let us help you customise an itinerary as unique as you are to get the most from your time on Kangaroo Island.

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre - Howard Drive, PENNESHAW SA 5222
Open: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 4pm, Closed Christmas Day.

TOLL FREE: 1800 811 080