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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…
Italian in Kingscote

Bella

Sit inside or on the pavement, al fresco, at Bella, a cheery Italian cafe/restaurant/pizza bar. Pizzas start around lunchtime (eat in or take away); dinner is à la carte (or pizzas), featuring American River oysters…
Seafood in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods

This unassuming place attached to a petrol station has some of the best seafood you're ever likely to taste. Fat oysters go for around $16 a dozen, then there are all manner of cooked and fresh KI seafood packs and …
Dairy in Kingscote

Island Pure Sheep Dairy

Near Cygnet River, 12km from Kingscote, this dairy features 1500 sheep lining up to be milked (from 2pm daily). Take a tour of the factory, which includes yoghurt and cheese tastings (the halloumi is magic).
Distillery in Kingscote

Kangaroo Island Spirits

This fiesty little moonshiner makes small-batch gin with KI native juniper berries, plus vodka, brandy and liqueurs (pray the organic honey-and-walnut version hasn't sold out).
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 lighthouse, an amazing old quilt, a tiny walled rose garden, the origin…
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.