Discover the best top things to do in Kingscote, Australia including Kangaroo Island Odysseys, Kangaroo Island Spirits, Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures, Island Beehive, Emu Ridge, Pelican Feeding, Clifford's Honey Farm, Bay of Shoals Winery, Emu Bay Lavender Farm, Kangaroo Island Brewery.
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5 based on 501 reviews
Kangaroo Island Odysseys offer the ultimate in first-class eco-touring with multilingual driver/guides. We tour daily in English, with regular French,Italian & German tours and Spanish and Japanese on request. Discover why our tours have received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellent 3 years running! Experience personalized travel in comfort in luxury four-wheel drive vehicles and discover Australian wildlife as it's meant to be seen - roaming free! Tours range from 1-5 days and offer guests high quality wildlife and nature based experiences of Kangaroo Island. Private charters and tailored tours are also a specialty. Discover the best personalised tours of Kangaroo Island
We booked an overnight 2-day tour with Odesseys and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Our guide, Nikki was fun, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of Kangaroo Island. We were part of a small group tour so were able to move around quickly and quietly, allowing for close encounters with koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies and many birds including the glossy black cockatoo. We also saw many Australian sea lions and and fur seals, Admirals Arch and the Remarkable Rocks.
We stayed overnight at the Mercure Kangaroo Island Lodge, which was a lovely hotel with an excellent dining room.
Nikki’s lunches were excellent, served on a tablecloth with China dishes and even included wine! My only criticism of the entire tour was the use of disposable plastic water and pop bottles which seemed to contradict the environmental consciousness of this tour company. They should try to come up with an environmentally friendly solution, knowing how detrimental plastics are to such a fragile marine ecosystem.
A thoroughly enjoyable 2 days. I’d highly recommend Kangaroo Island Odysseys and especially Nikki as they’re able to guide you to sites not accessible to the general public.
2 thumbs up!
4.5 based on 313 reviews
South Australia's first boutique distillery, Kangaroo Island Spirits is producing award winning Gin and a number of liqueurs which utilise local and native ingredients. The cellar door offers free tastings in a rustic but personal setting. Great coffee or have a cocktail and platter of local produce in our Gin Garden.
I really liked the whiskey barrel gin but felt it was over priced.
They do not seem to be able to cope with small groups arriving at the same time - we went twice and it was the same both time. You are greeted with 'we'll be with you soon' but they weren't. And then part way through your tasting they move to another customer and just leave you.
5 based on 214 reviews
Kangaroo island marine adventures is truly a unique experience in marine nature tourism, we are the only marine operator fully eco certified on kangaroo island providing best practices for our clients and our marine animals , come aboard our purpose built vessels and discover the wonders that await you on your marine adventure tour (dolphin swim). We travel along the pristiene north coast which is very much protected from the swell and tides to visit sea eagles in the wild, seals in there colonys, and swim with wild dolphins, visit remote Beaches, snorkell amoungst some of the 240 species of fish life, enjoy morning tea of home made biscuits, tea, coffee in some of the most secluded parts of the island , kangaroo island marine adventures is more than just a boat ride , we allow you the time to enjoy your experience giving you a true understanding of our marine animals in there natural environment , our purpose built vessels are large and spacious allowing plenty of room to walk around whilst onboard to maximise the wildlife experience and get the best pictures. Our vessels are also very dry and stable providing a very comfortable ride in any conditions, our skippers have a combined 40 years of local experience in kangaroo island waters. Your safety is our number 1 priority, and our years of experience will guarantee you the best marine nature experience kangaroo island has to offer. THIS IS THE MARINE TOUR TO PUT ON YOUR MUST DO LIST WHILST VISITING KANGAROO ISLAND , BUT DONT FORGET TO BOOK , YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS .....
This tour is worth travelling to KI for in itself! It was just magic and absolutely beautiful. I've met dolphins in captivity before but it's nothing like swimming with a massive pod of them free and happy in their natural environment including a baby dolphin. Andrew is great fun, knowledgable and a true local. The water was clear and a beautiful temperature and we had plenty of opportunities to swim with the gorgeous dolphins multiple times. Also, these guys went above and beyond to get me and my family from Penneshaw (off a cruise ship) to Emu Bay so we could join the tour. Bring life jackets if your kids are not confident swimmers and make sure you've all gone to the toilet before the tour as there isn't one on the boat. Thanks again guys, absolutely loved it and hope to do this again sometime!
4.5 based on 260 reviews
Island Beehive produces world renowned, Certified Organic Ligurian Bee Honey. Complete with Cafe, Gift Shop, Honey Produce and Tours.
Great main road location, easy access, huge warehouse type shop with honey tasting, goods to buy, cafe with real coffee, scones honey and cream, locally made honeycomb, honey ice cream. Tours and info on bees and honey making offered..u will be astounded how honey making comes about and the story of the life of a bee. Be aware of prices though, some of their honey products were $5 or more above other tourist places for same products. Worth a stop.
4 based on 238 reviews
Emu Ridge is on Kangaroo Island in South Australia, an award winning tourist attraction. Tours available, we Manufacture and Retail many wonderful natural products. South Australia's only commercial eucalyptus oil distillery, manufactures, craft gallery, light meals and Cellar Door for the award winning Kangaroo Island Ciders.
Stop here on the way to the honey farm. Very interesting talk on eucalyptus oil production and lots of eucalyptus products for sale.Thanks for taking the time to review Emu Ridge, we hope you had a great holiday. You will always find our great natural products online. Kind regards Bev
4 based on 532 reviews
It was great to see these very large birds up close. The information and banter of the presenter was both fun and informative. A good chance for some wildlife photography.
However, anyone attending should be aware there is an expected charge of $5 per head. No sign is displayed showing this, and we were not told until the show was under way making it awkward to leave. The presenter also abused anyone who didn’t pay (including those who may not have spoken English and may not have understood his demands - or those who had not brought money with them) which we felt was inappropriate considering the lack of ‘price’ advertising. Luckily we had a $10 note on us, but we felt for others and it soured the whole experience.
4 based on 394 reviews
Learnt a lot of facts about bees and the honey business in Kangaroo Island. Cap gum honey was our favourite and stringy bark came a close second. It’s inspiring that Clifford and the family members are passionate in keeping the honey processing as natural as...MoreThank you for your great review. We love sharing our passion for bees and honey with visitors so we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. Kind regards from the Clifford's
4.5 based on 60 reviews
Very friendly and reasonable tasting here - $5 per person which they drop if you buy anything. A few lovely wines and most about $20 a bottle which I found totally reasonable. The lady who served us was lovely, and the setting itself is absolutely beautiful. Worth a visit!
4 based on 123 reviews
This is a well run farm with a small shop and café with seats inside and out. I liked the way they labelled their neat rows of lavender with big signs. This was a coffee stop for us and we did enjoy our coffees served by a friendly and helpful young person. The costs were very reasonable.
4.5 based on 49 reviews
Kangaroo Island's first micro-brewery cellar door with great beer, food and views. Come for a quick beer, or stay for a few hours with some delicious food. Tea, coffee and soft drinks available for the non-beer drinkers, and 20 acres of paddock for the kids to play in! Open Saturday's, Sunday's and Public Holiday Monday's / Friday's 11am to 7pm. Hand Built Brewery serving Hand Build Beer.
Did a round of beer tasting here.Had some very good locally manufactured light beers. The food was good too.The brewing process was explained, was not on during our visit.Hey jccooray! Cheers for your review. We were bummed when you left as we found the two stars missing from your review under your seat! Also, the beers were all over 5% abv, that’s some solid light beer - peace!
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