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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
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.

Maraki is a rescue White-bellied Sea Eagle

Raptor Domain

58 Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, South Australia, 5223
9136772 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 5108

Interaction and viewing of animals only during presentations. Raptor Domain is an environmental education Rehabilitation Centre. We do not display animals, we present them in educational, interactive and fun presentations. Join us daily for one, two, or all three presentations. Venom Pit: 45 minutes 10.30am You will be able to get up close and personal in a safe environment with some of Australia's most venomous critters. Meet our local deadly snake species and come face to face with the world's second most deadly spider. This is a fascinating presentation about venom and the animals that use it. Birds of Prey "In Flight" one hour 11.30am and 2.30pm Raptor Domain delivers the only "In-Flight" Birds of Prey Display in South Australia. Meet an array of birds including Jedda the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle. Enjoy a delightful interactive experience with Casper the friendly Barn Owl, Banjo and Clancy the laughing Kookaburras and many more. This display is thought of by many to be the most interactive and educational Birds of Prey display they have seen. "Fang-Tastic" 45 minutes 1pm Enjoy an interactive hands on and educational experience with our friendly lizards and snakes. Learn some interesting facts about our reptiles here in Australia.

Kangaroo Island Farm Gate & Cellar Door Trail, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail

Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre, Howard Street, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
9165389 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 1185
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 1255

Take the road less travelled and discover food and wine at nature's pure heart on the Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail. 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. Farm gate and cellar door locations are listed separately and alphabetically. Each has its own specialities and personality. Refer to the guide for individual opening times. The three listed suggested 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. Copies of the guide can be downloaded from the website.

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Murray Lagoon - Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park

Seagers Road, Seal Bay, South Australia, 5223
9001511 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4444
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 8273

Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park is located on the southern coast of Kangaroo Island approximately 40 kilometres south west of Kingscote. It possesses vast areas of wilderness and spectacular coastal scenery. Murray Lagoon to the north of the reserve is the island's largest freshwater lagoon, a wetland habitat supporting abundant birdlife. The park also includes D'Estrees Bay, a historic site of the early whaling industry with sandy beaches and low key camping areas (camping fees apply). At D'Estrees Bay and Murray Lagoon there are a number of walking trails in the Murray Lagoon area and wilderness walking opportunities along the coast commencing from the end of the road to D'Estrees Road.

Chapman River Wines, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Chapman River Cellar Door

73 Allen Lashmar Rd, Antechamber Bay via, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
9184363 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 1371

Set in a former aircraft hanger Chapman River Cellar Door is just behind the dunes at Antechamber Bay and next to the airstrip (fly-ins welcome). The four acres of vines just up the hill deliver enough grapes to make the small and interesting range of Chapman River 'Happiness' wine. Enjoy free tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and box. Our current range includes 2011 Chardonnay, 2011 Merlot, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon , 2004 Cab Sauv/Shiraz/Merlot Blend and for the sweet tooth's an 2009 Viognier. Open from 11am to 4.30pm Thursdays to Mondays we offer our highly renowned lunch platters using local produce such as South Rock lamb, Island Pure cheeses and yoghurt, KI Fresh salads, Modras eggs, locally grown vegetables and herbs and in-house chutneys, dips and biscuits. Try our home made lemon curd cheesecake, chocolate fudge cake,and coconut custard tarts, all served with fresh cream. To finish there's espresso coffee, your choice of teas and hot chocolate. See and enjoy current works in the Gallery by Diana Keir and friends, muse the bookshelves and make us an offer! And for the kids there's the playground whilst you enjoy a glass of 'Happiness'!


Admirals Arch

Flinders Chase National Park, Cape du Couedic Road, Flinders Chase, South Australia, 5223
9002080 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4450
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 7364

Witness the amazing forces of nature at Admirals Arch, located at Cape du Couedic in Flinders Chase National Park. A viewing platform and boardwalk around a cliff face leads visitors to this spectacular natural rock arch known as Admiral's Arch, sculpted by weathering and erosion from the sea over thousands of years. Observe a colony of New Zealand fur-seals on the rock platforms around Admirals Arch from the viewing platforms and boardwalk. These dark brown seals feed at sea but return to land to rest and breed. Breeding occurs in summer when males establish territorial areas encompassing a number of females. Fur-seal pups can often be seen playing near the rock pools beneath the arch. Admirals Arch can be easily reached from the boardwalk at Cape du Couedic. Lighthouse heritage accommodation is available nearby.

Kangaroo Island Gallery, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Gallery

1 Murray Street, Kingscote, South Australia, 5223
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.


Rustic Blue

South Coast Road, Vivonne Bay, South Australia, 5223
9130745 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 7371

Rustic Blue is a gallery of vibrant art, photography and objects. Rustic Blue represents a journey with nature. From the rustic red deserts of central Australia to the azure blue ocean of Kangaroo Island. Rustic Blue houses photography, fine art and objects that are created from the essence of the earth and inspired by the pristine environments of Australia. Our gallery houses works in art, photography and jewellery by the resident owners. The owners have also travelled Australia capturing amazing scenes with photography and collecting amazing pieces of Australian fine art and objects by unique artists, to display and sell in the gallery. Rustic Blue has a lovely protected deck off of the gallery that looks over the rolling countryside and the kangaroos that shelter in the trees. Enjoy wildlife experiences, mind, body and soul treatments at the 'Retreat' and picnickers are welcome. Enjoy meals from the cafe or just a great coffee, speciality tea or cake. Located eight kilometres west of Vivonne Bay on the main South Coast Road to Flinders Chase National Park. Please note Rustic Blue is closed June, July and August.

False Cape Wines,  Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

False Cape Wines

Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort, 49 North Terrace, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
9127915 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 1028

The False Cape vineyard was established in 1999 by the Follett family of Langhorne Creek, who have had a long association with Kangaroo Island. The Follett’s began grape growing in Langhorne Creek in the 1880’s and more recently established the award winning Lake Breeze winery. They have embarked upon a journey to produce some of the best quality and value wines on the island. The False Cape vineyard is located four kilometres inland from the rugged south coast between Penneshaw and Cape Willoughby and was selected specifically for its terra rossa soil and cool maritime conditions. The wines produced here exhibit excellent varietal characters and intense colour, and with carefully cellaring will age well. The False Cape range of wines, including our gold medal winning Sauvignon Blanc and trophy winning Cabernet, are available for tasting at Sorrento’s Restaurant at the Kangaroo Island Seafront Resort, overlooking the ocean at Penneshaw.

Seal Bay Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay Road, Seal Bay, South Australia, 5223
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.

Information provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse