Visitors to Kangaroo Island have a rare opportunity to taste nature at its best. Local producers have been fiercely protective of the clean, green character of the island, producing a stunning array of foods from high quality dairy products and pure honey to gourmet ice-cream and some of the finest seafood available in Australia.
Food and wine on Kangaroo Island
Visitors can experience first-hand the skills involved in making some of the produce, enjoy it in local restaurants or take it home and savour it with premium local wines. Many of the wineries have opened cellar doors and most food producers have visitor facilities for tasting.
A great attraction is top quality produce that is hard to find anywhere else. Most producers have retained small-scale operations so they can focus on quality rather than quantity. Their handcrafted products retain the unique characteristics of the island.
Here, you can find everything from regional cheeses and yoghurts to olive oil and native jams. The island is also renowned for its honey, produced from pure strain Ligurian bees, and free-range chickens and eggs. No visit to Kangaroo Island is complete without trying the local seafood ranging from oysters, prawns and crayfish to whiting, barramundi, snapper and freshwater marron.