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Best things to do in Kangaroo Island

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Food
“One of our absolutely favourite places. Open Friday to Sunday (and between Christmas and NY) from 11am to 7pm. Home brewed beer, cool space to hang with mates, games to play, dogs & children welcome. Caterers often on site serving up eats ...”
5 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Pub with stunning views over Backstairs Passage. There is an outdoor area if the weather is good and you can have a meal or just a drink. The menu is reasonably priced and it is child friendly. The "Posh Fish & Chips" is definitely worth having.”
5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Stunning vista of the Southern Ocean. You can view from above the beach, or if adventurous climb down the steps. It is quite a dangerous area for swimming and only very experienced swimmers or surfers should venture out. There is also good beach fishing off the rocks.”
5 locals recommend
Food
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“Sunset Food and Wine is a modern bistro which overlooks the beautiful American Beach.​ It was the first restaurant on Kangaroo Island to be awarded one Chef Hat from the Australian Good Food Guide in 2017 which it maintains today. ​ With access to so many quality local ingredients, they work closely with food producers and growers from Kangaroo Island and South Australia, only using what is in season and what is at its very best.”
6 locals recommend
Bar
“Amadio Wines Kangaroo Island Cellar Door is located on the main street of Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. In this beautiful heritage building, our whole range of wines are available to taste and purchase, there is also the opportunity to endulge in Italian inspired dishes - rustic tapas platters, pizza and other delights. With its cosy and inviting atmopshere, this cellar door is perfect for relaxing or hosting an event.”
3 locals recommend
Food
“Take a drive to D'Estrees Bay and take a walk along the rugged coastline to work up an appetite for a burger at the Honeypot at Cliffords Honey Farm. Pop inside for a honey tasting and to purchase some KI honey products.”
2 locals recommend
Food
“** LOCATED ON GUM CREEK ROAD, NEXT TO SHEEP DAIRY but system keeps adding the Bark Hut Road address** Open 6 days (closed Wednesdays) from noon to 5pm. Wine tasting ($10 per person, taken off of purchase of two or more bottles), sales by bottle (drink there or take away) or glass. Local produce available for purchase, to nibble with your wine. Watch out for koalas in the tree in the creek bed!”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It has the wonder of rock shape by nature , close to light house, and Admirals Arch.”
2 locals recommend
General Travel
1 local recommends
Food
“Delish freshly cooked seafood to eat in or take away. Fresh uncooked seafood also available for purchase - bring back to the Guesthouse & prepare in our kitchen.”
5 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Quad Bike Guided Tours for both beginners and experienced riders. Book in for their 'Wildlife Dusk Tour' which guarantees you will see kangaroos up close in their natural environment.”
2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Visit the sheep dairy and watch sheep being milked (from 2.30 pm), taste sheep's cheese, and eat lunch. If you're lucky you will get to feed baby lambs!”
6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Take away or eat in seafood, locally sourced. The Oysters are harvested from the water in front and couldn't be any fresher. If taking away they have great trays and their own Kilpatrick sauce.”
5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A modern Mediterranean inspired Tapas Bar and Restaurant, serving food and drinks to be shared. Located on the North Coast of Kangaroo Island just 1km from Stokes Bay beach is Table 88.”
5 locals recommend
Café
“Located on the stunning North Coast of Kangaroo Island, The Rockpool Cafe offers a casual & relaxed seaside dining experience.”
4 locals recommend
Store
“Tours conducted. Purchase honey and bee related products. Coffee shop on site.”
5 locals recommend