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The Islander Estate Vineyards, Parndarna, Kangaroo island, South Australia

The Islander Estate Vineyards Pty Ltd

639 Bark Hut Road, Parndana, South Australia, 5220
Email: yale@iev.com.au
Website: www.iev.com.au
9082493 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 9008
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 9228

The Islander Estate Vineyard is located in the heart of Kangaroo Island, west of Kingscote on the gentle slopes of Kohinoor Hills. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia. Kangaroo Island offers near perfect growing conditions of wine grapes, including a cool, semi dry climate that allows slow ripening, significant factors in producing The Islander Estate Wines. The idea of making wine on Kangaroo Island occurred to Jacques Lurton in 1997, when he visited the island on a holiday. He fell in love with its natural beauty, saw few planted vines but recognised its considerable potential. A modern 70 tonne winery respecting the classic Australian style has been erected on site. The equipment has mainly been brought from France with sorting tables to select the best of the grapes. After destemming the fruit, open concrete fermenters are used for fermentation and large wooden vats for ageing. Islander Estate is open daily for private tours and tastings. Bookings are required.

Parndana Golf Club, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Parndana Golf Club

Playford Highway, Parndana, South Australia, 5220
Email: annearnold1@bigpond.com
9002154 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 6066

The Parndana Golf Course is within easy walking distance of the Parndana Township. It is an 18 hole course with tree lined fairways and sand scrapes. The course itself is on land, which is slightly undulating, and a challenging feature of play is that many of the holes cross small creeks, which have running water in the wintertime. The course, which was established in 1981, is typical of many country courses where the members carry out the maintenance. Competition golf is played in the wintertime from March to October and visitors are always welcome. Competition days are on Sunday for men, hit off 12pm and ladies play on Tuesday, hit off 9.30am there is ample room on the course for people who simply wish to have a hit on those days. The course is 5,199 metres, par 70 and has an Australian course rating of 65. Green fees on application.

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, Seddon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

4068 Playford Highway, Seddon, South Australia, 5223
Email: admin@kiwildlifepark.com
9195466 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 6050
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 6009

The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, formally known as The Parndana Wildlife Park is located three kilometres past Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island. The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is set over 10 acres and is home to over 1500 animals. Visitors can spend time with some of Australia's unique wildlife including kangaroos, koalas and wombats. You can also see many of our reptiles and birds that are also on display. All animals on display can be viewed daily from 9am to 5pm. We are also open from 10am to 3pm on Christmas Day. Enjoy the picnic area with barbecue facilities for guests. We are currently developing daily talks and displays which will allow visitors to see and hear about some of our animals up close and have the chance to interact with them. With family tickets available this is a must do on all family itineraries.

Sheps Studio art gallery, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Sheps Studio art gallery

190A Bellmore Road, off North Coast Road via, Kingscote, South Australia, 5223
Website: www.shepstudio.com.au
9171809 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 2116

Sheps Studio art gallery is the working studio and gallery of artist, Neil Sheppard (alias Shep). You will receive an enthusiastic welcome when you visit his art space - you may find him at the easel with the paint brush in his hand creating a new artwork. Shep is a very versatile artist, experimenting with many styles and subjects. Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, contemporary birds, fish, abstracts, nostalgic old buildings and the Australian character are among his many subjects. Located only eight kilometres out of Kingscote, after hours appointments are welcome. Please reconfirm opening hours during winter. The venue has wheelchair access and is family friendly with play mat, and blackboard for young children.

Rookery Wines,  Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Rookery Wines

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus And Craft Gallery, Willsons Road, Macgillivray, South Australia, 5223
Email: rookerywines@bigpond.com
Website: www.rookerywines.com.au
9128139 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 9099
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 9201

Rookery Wines is a boutique winery located in the pristine conditions of Kangaroo Island with the vineyard being planted in 1986. The climate of Kangaroo Island is heavily influenced by the surrounding ocean which means there is less temperature variation in summer, ensuing ideal grape ripening conditions. Rookery Wines is owned and run by Garry and Gael Lovering. Garry's family have lived on Kangaroo Island for three generations, farming high quality beef cattle and lambs. Garry and Gael are now also producing their own boutique medal winning wines. The fruit is all hand selected and picked, ensuring that only the best quality fruit reaches the bottle at Rookery Wines. Vines from Kangaroo Island produce low – yielding fruit, ensuring the wines have rich flavoursome characteristics. Cellar door tastings and sales of Rookery Wines are available at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus And Craft Gallery.

Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Flinders Chase National Park

Cape du Couedic Road, Flinders Chase, South Australia, 5223
Email: flinderschase@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Kangaroo_Island/Flinders_Chase
9002076 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4450
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 7268

Kangaroo Island is known for its amazing wildlife experiences and some of its best attractions are found in Flinders Chase National Park. From wind-sculpted rock formations that sit atop a smooth granite dome known as Remarkable Rocks to Admirals Arch, a perfect sweep of rock under which the surf pounds and New Zealand Fur Seals play or the beautiful beach at West Bay and the walk to the mouth of the Rocky River, the national park is a must see for any visit to the island. Watch the abundant wildlife or go bushwalking along trails that open up to stunning beaches or allow you to discover the forests and waterways of the park. Live the life of a lighthouse keeper and stay in a cottage at the Cape du Couedic or Cape Borda lighthouses or stay in one of many campgrounds. Cosy self-contained accommodation is also available at Rocky River where you can stay in the historic Postman's Cottage or Mays Homestead. A number of picnic areas and camping areas are available in the park. The Rocky River Campground has all facilities including hot showers. Camping fees apply. Please enquire direct.

Sunset Winery Kangaroo Island, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Sunset Winery Kangaroo Island

Main Penneshaw/Kingscote Road, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
Email: cellardoor@sunset-wines.com.au
Website: www.sunset-wines.com.au
9048853 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 1378
Fax Number: 61 08 8553 1379

Sunset Winery is Kangaroo Island’s first purpose built cellar door/winery. Part of our production policy is that all fruit for the wine is sourced from Kangaroo Island vineyards. Sunset Winery has elevated sea views overlooking picturesque Eastern Cove and beyond. The winery is situated amongst fourteen hectares of native bushland. Many species of birds can be seen, and kangaroos, the goanna and echidna, all call Sunset Winery home. Four hundred sheoaks have been planted as a food source for the endangered Glossy Black Cockatoo. Enjoy a light lunch featuring their Savouring Platter served with tastings of their seven premium wines, or relax with a glass of wine on the all weather deck area. With your wine purchase, why not buy some of the local cheeses, olives or oil and share the Sunset experience with special friends back home.

Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum

Wedgewood Road, Parndana, South Australia, 5220
9002198 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 6039
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 5009

The Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum is a modern historical display telling the stories of the development of the soldier settlement scheme in the early 1950s. A short stop will give you a snapshot of the lives of the settler's. Tales of logging, chaining, dozing and lavvy lane will capture your imagination. In an era before 240 volt power, good roads and telephones, the innovation and humour shown by this generation is a delight. The hall was built by the Returned Services League and dedicated as a memorial to Soldier Settlement, the building now contains memorabilia, photographs and stories relating to the development of Parndana and surrounding districts. The museum tells of how the land was cleared and improved for farming. The stories tell of their experiences, hardships, fellowship and humour that saw them successfully reshape their lives and build a community to be proud of.

Andermel Marron, Parndana, Kangaroo Island, South Australia,

Andermel Marron

804 Harriet Road, via, Parndana, South Australia, 5220
Email: andermel@kin.net.au
Website: www.andermel.com.au
9049319 Phone Number: 61 08 8559 4128
Fax Number: 61 08 8559 4137

Marron - the island's prized freshwater crayfish - doesn't come any fresher. Visitors can take a tour of the marron shed and have tastings of our wines and sauces before partaking of a fine meal in the cafe. Flavours such as lemon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, (grown on our property), local Kangaroo Island honey and mountain pepper feature in our meals, and in our sauces which are also made on site. Of course, such a meal isn't really complete without a fine wine, and the cafe boasts its own label, Two Wheeler Creek. Diners can choose from a sparkling white, sparkling Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - all made from grapes grown on the farm's vineyard. It's without doubt a complete food and wine experience that captures everything special about Kangaroo Island. And those visitors who still want more can buy marron at the farm and taste the wines at the Two Wheeler Creek cellar door, where sales are available. Kitchen closes at 4pm daily except for in Winter (7 May to 31 August 2012 inclusive) kitchen closes at 3pm. Winter opening time (dates above) 12pm to 3.30pm.

Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Lashmar Conservation Park

Hog Bay Road via, Penneshaw, South Australia, 5222
Email: DEWNRInformation@sa.gov.au
Website: www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Find_a_Park/Browse_by_region/Kangaroo_Island/Lashmar
9143092 Phone Number: 61 08 8553 4444

A favourite for beach lovers, Lashmar Conservation Park adjoins the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay. The park is an ideal location for swimming, fishing and bird watching and is just a short drive from Cape Willoughby lightstation. Explore the park further by canoeing your way along the tranquil Chapman River which flows through the park and into the sea at Antechamber Bay. A scenic picnic area and campground are also available within the park. Please note camping fees apply.

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