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Island Intrigue, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Island Intrigue, Kangaroo Island Self Drive Audio Guide

Howard Drive, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
Email: michael.buick@islandintrigue.com.au
Website: www.islandintrigue.com.au

Island Intrigue is an audio tour of Kangaroo Island for the self-drive tourist that will show you Kangaroo Island in a way that only a local can. With Island Intrigue you are free to go where you want , do what you want and when, while learning about the best that Kangaroo Island has to offer. Find all the wildlife, hear about their life in the bush, learn about Kangaroo Island’s cultural history and be entertained with some interesting stories. Extensively researched, written and narrated by a fifth generation islander, it's like having your own local guide in the car with you. The English speaking audio tour is available to purchase as a CD pack from the Kangaroo Island Gateway Information Centre at Penneshaw, or download the guide from the Island Intrigue website and put onto your iPod, iPhone, Walkman or chosen player.

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, South Australia, 5223
Email: sealbay@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/sealbay/Home
9002164 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4460
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 4295

At Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, you can join one of the regular guided tours to see the endangered Australian Sea-lions in their natural environment of coastal vegetation, dunes and beach. Wander along the 800-metre boardwalk which meanders through the limestone cliffs and dunes to viewing platforms where you can observe the sea-lions surfing the waves or sunning themselves on the beach while you enjoy the stunning coastal scenery. Seal Bay is a 45-minute drive from Kingscote. Beach access to the sea-lion colony is by guided tour only but sea-lions can also be seen from the self-guided boardwalk. Special pre-sunset tours are also available in summer school holidays. Entry tickets can be purchased from Seal Bay Visitor Information Centre, where you can learn more about these fascinating creatures and also browse for souvenirs. Please refer to website for tour options and prices. Nearby is Bales Bay picnic area where picnic shelters, gas barbecues and toilets are provided.

Kangaroo Island Gallery, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Gallery

1 Murray Street, Kingscote, South Australia, 5223
Email: k.i.gallery@hotmail.com
9195465 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 2868

The Kangaroo Island Gallery is the retail outlet for members of the Kangaroo Island Art Society which was established in 1988. The centrally located gallery, with its diversity of beautiful artworks, is unique as all work is produced entirely by local artists. You can view and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums including jewellery, ceramics, glasswork, photography, woodcraft, painting and sculpture.

Kangaroo Island Spirits, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Spirits

856 Playford Highway, Cygnet River, South Australia, 5223
Email: info@kispirits.com.au
Website: www.kispirits.com.au
9121909 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 9211
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 9211

Kangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) is South Australia's first boutique distillery and was established in 2005. KIS partners Jon and Sarah Lark produce a range of high quality liqueurs and spirits, with an emphasis on using local and native ingredients. While Gin is our passion, the range now includes eight liqueurs, four Vodkas and two premium Gins. All the products are handmade in small batches using hand crafted copper pot stills. Our products have received international awards in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Products are available online and in discerning local restaurants and outlets. (See website for more details). Visit the cellar door Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 5pm (open seven days during public/school holidays) or by appointment outside these times. Small groups and special events catered for with prior arrangement. Watch Kangaroo Island Spirits on Facebook for details of their regular off island events including a Gin Masterclass series.

Hope Cottage Museum, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Hope Cottage Museum

Centenary Avenue, Kingscote, South Australia, 5223
Email: hopecottage@internode.on.net
Website: www.hopecottagemuseum.com
9001757 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 2656

One of three original cottages built at Kingscote in 1856. The cottage has a collection of items depicting the early settlement of Kingscote, the site of South Australia's first official settlement, including the history of many early pioneers, photographs, automobile memorabilia, laundry display and an original cellar that can be viewed. The display includes a large range of obsolete farm machinery, tractors and engines including the Ruston Hornsby engine which powered the electricity supply for Kingscote before the introduction of electricity from the mainland and a restored pre-diesel internal combustion engine. Some of the tractors and motor vehicles are still operational and more items are regularly obtained and restored. The Lighthouse tower with light assembly was brought from Cape Willoughby when it became obsolete with the introduction of mainland electricity to Kangaroo Island in 1968. A good view of the town can be seen from the balcony of the tower.

Cape Willoughby Lightstation - Cape Willoughby Conservation Park, Willoughby, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Cape Willoughby Lightstation - Cape Willoughby Conservation Park

Willoughby Road, Willoughby, South Australia, 5222
Email: capewilloughby@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Kangaroo_Island/Cape_Willoughby_Lightstation
9002077 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4466
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 1039

Situated in the easternmost point of Kangaroo Island, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be built in South Australia in 1852. The isolation, ruggedness and beauty of this part of Kangaroo Island, is striking. Standing 27 metres high with 102 steps to the lookout tower, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse offers a stunning panoramic view across Backstairs Passage and the Kangaroo Island coastline. Guided tours of the Lightstation precinct, including the impressive tower, are held daily. The Visitor Centre includes a fascinating museum reading room, with light refreshments and souvenirs available. Or stay overnight to live the experience from the comfort of one of the beautifully restored Lighthouse Keepers Cottages. Self-guided walking trails provide further insight into the lives of the early Lighthouse Keepers and the construction of the Lightstation. Nearby Antechamber Bay, in Lashmar Conservation Park, offers a long sandy beach perfect for swimming, beachcombing, with picnic and camping facilities. A 1.9 kilometre loop walk commences from the Visitors Centre.

Monument To Soldier Settlement Scheme, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Monument To Soldier Settlement Scheme

Timber Creek Road via Playford Highway, Parndana, South Australia, 5220
9001967 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 6035
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 5009

The Monument to Soldier Settlement is situated at the Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, located in the R.S.L. (Returned Servicemen's League) at Parndana. The Sir Cecil Hinks plough is a symbol of the land clearing that took place in late 1940 and early 1950 on Kangaroo Island. Sir Cecil Hinks was Minister of Lands during the major period of operations. All that remains of the camp is the gantry that was used to unload the trucks and all the equipment as it arrived and some concrete blocks where the workshops were. The former Kangaroo Island Research Centre is now home to forestry operations on Kangaroo Island and houses a pine log milling plant. Housing is privately owned. The former administration building has been converted into Timber Creek Lodge tourist accommodation.

Emu Bay Lavender, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Emu Bay Lavender

75 HD Menzies, Emu Bay Road, Kingscote, South Australia, 5223
Email: maria@emubaylavender.com.au
9063460 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 5338
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 5211

Emu Bay Lavender is situated on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, 15 kilometres form Kingscote and just minutes from Emu Bay Beach. Emu Bay Lavender was established in 2002, the farm showcases 15 cultivars of English Lavender and has 9000 established plants. Along with the fragrant field of lavender, Emu Bay Lavender offers a variety of culinary, cosmetic and crafts items. Devonshire Teas with assorted homemade lavender jams, espresso coffee, lavender shortbread and homemade lavender ice cream are also on offer. Relax and enjoy the sweet smell in our outdoor area while you sample the culinary delights. Open seven days during South Australian School Holidays. Closed May to September during the dormant growing months.

Kelly Hill Caves Conservation Park, Karatta, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kelly Hill Caves and Conservation Park

South Coast Road, Karatta, South Australia, 5223
Email: kellyhill@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Kangaroo_Island/Kelly_Hill
9002071 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4464
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 7373

Beneath the vast expanse of native bushland of Kelly Hill Conservation Park lies a maze of surprising caves. Be sure to join one of the regular guided tours to discover Kelly Hill Caves' treasures of impressive stalagmites, stalactites, helictites and straws. As one of the few dry limestone caves in Australia, Kelly Hill offers an ideal spot where you can try adventure caving. Don a hard hat and overalls as you crawl through amazing caverns. Above ground, interpretive walking trails offer the chance to spot native wildlife and enjoy the island's peaceful natural beauty. The spectacular Hanson Bay hike, an 18 kilometre return walk, commences from the Visitor Centre. There is also the Burgess Hike, which is a delightful 1.25 kilometre loop trail through a forest of majestic gums. Kelly Hill's Visitor Centre houses interesting interpretive displays, souvenirs, drinks and snack food. Picnic facilities with shelter and gas barbecues are located in a tranquil bush setting. Tour prices vary depending on activity. Please refer to website for tour prices and times.

Penneshaw Maritime And Folk Museum,  Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Penneshaw Maritime And Folk Museum

52 Howard Drive, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
Email: trethewey@kin.net.au
Website: www.communitywebs.org/PenneshawMaritimeMuseum
9001745 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 1109
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 1359

The Penneshaw Maritime and Folk Museum is a National Trust Museum situated in Penneshaw on the Dudley Peninsula at the eastern end of Kangaroo Island. It has displays, information and artefacts on the maritime and folk history of the Dudley Peninsula. The Museum was started in 1968 by a group of dedicated local people led by Keith and Margot McKenzie. At that time many people came forward to donate personal historical items from the Dudley Peninsula. The Museum was initially a sub branch of the Kingscote Museum and the Kangaroo Island Branch of the National Trust. In the 1980s the Dudley area became a National Trust branch in its own right. Open from September to May inclusive or by appointment. First Sunday of the month open 12pm to 5pm.

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