Top things to do in Kingscote

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Amadio Wines

In a handsome corner shopfront with a lace-trimmed balcony, Amadio blasts reggae and retro Brit-pop into Kingscote's sleepy streets. It's a mainland-SA winery which also grows grapes on KI (try the sauvignon blanc a…
Cafe in Kingscote

Cactus

Occupying a former Mexican restaurant (glad they kept the 'Day of the Dead' mural!), Cactus is a progressive Kingscote cafe run by a couple of ex-Southern Ocean Lodge employees. KI wines and beer compliment interest…
Brewery in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Brewery

Here a brewery, there a brewery… Seems you can't go anywhere in Australia these days without being tempted by craft beer, and KI is no exception. This neat, black roadside shack pours some tasty drops, including a g…
Winery in Kingscote

Bay of Shoals Wines

Out past Kingscote's cemetery, overlooking the shallow Bay of Shoals itself (yes, plenty of shoals), this established winery instills confidence with its rows of mature vines and arrays of solar panels. Sip some pin…
Italian in Kingscote

Bella

In a new location on Kingscote's main strip, long-running Bella is a cheery Italian cafe/pizza bar, now occupying a former drapery (1907). The pizza menu runs all day (delivery within the Kingscote area), with cafe …
Pub in Kingscote

Queenscliffe Family Hotel

Set back from the main street with a rather regal disposition, the two-storey Queenscliffe is Kingscote's other pub (the Ozone on the waterfront gets the lion's share of attention). The vibe inside is more blokey th…
Museum in Kingscote

Hope Cottage Museum

Built on the hill in 1859, this cottage is now a fastidiously maintained National Trust museum decked out in period style, with a reconstructed Masonic lodge, an amazing old quilt, a tiny walled rose garden, the ori…
Seafood in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods

This unassuming place attached to a petrol station has some of the best seafood on the island. Fat oysters go for around $20 a dozen, then there are all manner of cooked and fresh KI seafood packs and combos. Grab s…
Farm in Kingscote

Island Beehive

Runs 20-minute factory tours where you can study up on passive, hard-working Ligurian bees and bee-keeping, then stock up on by-products (bee-products?) including delicious organic honey and honeycomb ice cream. Tou…