Local Activities

Whether you want to fish, bush or beach walk, tour the island or just relax, you will enjoy the peace and
tranquillity of Flour Cask Bay Retreat. It’s the perfect getaway for city dwellers wanting to refresh and get back to nature. For overseas visitors it is a real snapshot of the best of Kangaroo Island’s coast and country, wildlife and bird life.
Some popular spots and activities are:
• Seal Bay with ranger guided walks among basking Australian sea lions.
• Flinders Chase National Park which includes Remarkable Rocks, Admiral’s Arch, lighthouses at Cape Borda and Cape du Couedic, and multiple walking trails. Lighthouses and diaries of light house keepers give an extraordinary insight into the hardships endured by these hardy families.
• Little Sahara, where you can surf down huge sand dunes on the south coast.
• There are adventure marine tours, you can swim with dolphins, take a fishing charter, plus much more!

Pictured on the left is Cape Willoughby Lighthouse. Click to enlarge.


Several wineries are dotted around the island boasting not only boutique wines, but also beautiful ocean and rural views. The island’s temperate climate makes for wines strong both in fruit flavours and colour. As well as wine tastings, some wineries offer platters, showcasing the island’s gourmet food produce.


Kangaroo Island’s clean, green, healthy environment equates to delicious, pure produce. Here are some that the visitor should not miss:

• A wide range of fresh seafood (including lobster, oysters, crab and the famous King George Whiting) is seasonally available both at restaurants or retail outlets.

• A visit to the sheep dairy means a taste sensation of cheeses and yoghurts.

• Honey from the Ligurian Bee is a prized honey. Delicious honeycomb or rich honey ice cream is a real treat.

• Try the Farmers Market at Penneshaw for boutique pies, breads, jams, olives, pickles, or freshly picked fruit and vegetables.

• Try kangaroo pies and fresh fish in the Ulonga Cafe at American River.


Not surprisingly, the beautiful and pristine environment of the island inspires artists to paint sea and landscapes, but the thriving visual arts culture encompasses far more. Sculptors use various mediums to create their stunning masterpieces. Limestone rock, readily available on the island, features greatly in many art pieces. Art is displayed at art galleries at Baudin Beach and Kingscote, and many accommodation and eating-places feature the work of local artists.

The Old Salt Lake at Flour Cask Bay. Click to enlarge.