Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

Kangaroo Island

Has baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt and of course wine and dodgy buskers (including, once, a certain Lonely Planet writer who shall remain unnamed). SeaLink offers dedicated passenger-only return tickets (adult/child $42/32) from the mainland if you'd just like to visit the market for the day. Additional market days happen when cruise-ship passengers are in town.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kangaroo Island attractions

1. Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

0.42 MILES

Inside a 1922 stone school house, this salty museum displays artefacts from local shipwrecks and early white settlement (check out those girthsome…

2. Frenchman's Rock

0.45 MILES

When intrepid French explorer Nicholas Baudin surveyed the KI coast in 1803, he came ashore at what's now Penneshaw for a look around. He left his mark:…

3. Browns Beach

6.93 MILES

A lovely protected beach, around 14km southwest of Penneshaw en route to American River and Kingscote. Good for a quick dip.

4. Island Beach

9.52 MILES

Loong beach between Penneshaw and American River, backed by rows of fancy beach houses. Go for a wander and see what's washed in on the tide.

5. US Schooner Independence

10.55 MILES

In a big tin boatshed near the American River jetty, the timber ribs of the new US Schooner Independence are slowly starting to resemble a hull. A…

6. Cape Willoughby Lightstation

13.79 MILES

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (via an unsealed road) on a treeless headland, this tidy white turret started shining out in 1852 (SA's first lighthouse…

7. Flour Cask Bay

17.76 MILES

Down a well-maintained dirt road south of American River, this remote beach is just the spot for a little soul-searching, a breezy paddle in the brine or…

8. Hope Cottage Museum

17.81 MILES

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…