Kangaroo Island

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Kangaroo Island sits 110 km southwest of Adelaide in South Australia. It is a total of 4,405 square km’s, making it the country’s third largest island. Kangaroo Island consists of coastline and bush land and is home to a rich variety of native wildlife, pristine beaches and a thriving agricultural community.

The island is known for its agriculture, fishing and nature reserves. It is such a diverse destination that it caters to all sorts of travellers. Outdoor lovers, adventurists and beachcombers enjoy visiting the island alone, with a loved one or with the family.

Kangaroo Island has a population close to 5,000 most of whom reside in the larger towns being Kingscote or Penneshaw. These are the island’s two main ports of entry: Kingscote by air and Penneshaw by ferry.

Around 205,000 people visit Kangaroo Island each year, making it one of the most popular destinations in South Australia. Some of the most visited attractions include Flinders Chase National Park, Kelly Hill Caves, Little Sahara, Parndana Wildlife Park and Seal Bay.

There are approximately 1600km of sealed and unsealed roads on Kangaroo Island. Many visitors self-drive around the island, and it is possible to book an organised tour. It is also possible to cycle around the island.

Surfing, fishing, swimming, bushwalking and canoeing are just a few of the activities that are available on Kangaroo Island. Watch sea lions play in the ocean, koalas enjoying the shade under an eucalyptus tree, kangaroos basking in the sun and little penguins along the beach.

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Kangaroo Island Environment

More than 40 percent of Kangaroo Island is a combination of National Parks, Conservation Parks and Wilderness Protection Areas, Heritage Areas and privately owned bushland, ensuring significant areas of diverse and fascinating ecosystems are maintained. A harmonious balance of conservation and agriculture graces Kangaroo Island while the gentle tidal influence of its nutrient rich, pristine waters yield a bountiful harvest.

The island and its marine waters are home to 18 species of terrestrial mammals, 18 reptile species, 6 frog species, 231 recorded fish species and 5 kinds of seagrass. With its remarkable abundance of wildlife and its unspoilt, natural environment, it truly is a beautiful place on earth.

KI has it’s own subspecies of kangaroo (aptly called the Kangaroo Island, or Sooty Kangaroo). They’re a little smaller and stockier than their close relatives, the Western gray, with a slight chocolate brown tinge in their fur.

Australian Sea Lions and New Zealand fur seals are both extremely popular animals on Kangaroo Island. While the Australia Sea Lions prefer the beaches in and around Seal Bay, the New Zealand Fur Seals can be seen around the islands’ rocky coastline. The Australian Sea Lions are unique to South Australia and Western Australia.

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Authentic Kangaroo Island

The Kangaroo Island Brand trust mark attached to businesses or products is your assurance that the product is an authentic Kangaroo Island product, from a business which has committed to uphold the Brand Values of Kangaroo Island.

This strong brand leads to authenticity, connecting unspoilt nature, creating personal relationships, peacefulness, seclusion, and discovering what really matters in life.

Find out more about Authentic Kangaroo Island and the businesses they support here.

Kangaroo Island Community

Being a small population, our local community are very close-knit when it comes to supporting each other in life and business. We love to see each other thrive! We encourage you to check out fellow Kangaroo Island businesses that pair well with Kangaroo Island Oats’ products and approach.

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Clifford’s Honey Farm

Dave and Jenny Clifford have been hiving since 1933, and during that time have opened a shop to sell their unique honey products. Dave runs approximately 300 honey producing hives and it is continues to increase each year. Clifford’s Honey Farm aims to provide quality honey, select regional product and to provide information on the unique Ligurian bee found only on Kangaroo Island.

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The Figgery

Situated at Stokes Bay on the North Coast of KI, The Figgery grows figs and produces Sticky Figs and Sticky Fig Syrup. They have a small orchard of about 300 fig trees from which they source all of the fruit used to make the sticky figs. They also have a number of outlets in and around Adelaide, and also post products across Australia.

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Emu Bay Lavender

The sweet and gentle scent of lavender and the sight of beautiful purple fields encapsulates the wonderful Emu Bay Lavender. Specialists in all things lavender, you can find soaps, skin & home care products, as well as tasty lavender flavoured ice cream in the delightful gift shop. After visiting the lavender fields, treat yourself in the café which focuses on local seasonal produce.

Cactus Cafe

Cactus Kangaroo Island

Serving breakfast and lunch, Cactus Kangaroo Island is a casual and vibrant café in the heart of Kingscote. Their menu offers a wide range of options created using the finest Kangaroo Island produce.

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Fryars Kangaroo Island Free-Range Eggs

A family owned and operated pastured egg farm where hens have unlimited access to the outdoors, crisp sunlight, and clean fresh air. Fryar’s Kangaroo Island Free Range Eggs have a unique and wholesome flavour as the hens eat a natural diet supplemented by grain harvested and crushed on the farm.

Latitude 36

Latitude 36

Making great Kangaroo Island products since 1992, Latitude 36 are a family-owned business with a passion for sustainable food farming. The moderate climate combined with careful preparation of the freshest ingredients allows them to bring you the best of Kangaroo Island chutneys, balsamic dressing, and mustards.

D’Estrees Bakery

One of our most popular bakeries, D’Estrees Bakery provides KI with authentic sourdough bread. Delivering to the city of Kingscote and appearing at weekly markets, the bakery offers a wide range of delicious treats such as pastries, granola, and dark chocolate sourdough.

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