Kangaroo Island operators team up to make an impact
KANGAROO ISLAND tourism businesses have taken a multi-million dollar hit as the tourism industry deals with thousands of travel plan cancellations over the past week.
Kangaroo Island tour have been taking guests on tours on land and off the waters of Kangaroo Island for many years
Now Kangaroo Island business facing one of Its biggest challenges with cancellations and a big drop in visitation to Kangaroo Island.
The bushfires have caused a significant impact to the community and our thoughts are with the businesses and families who have lost homes and livelihoods as a result of the fires.
The tourism industry on Kangaroo Island employs families of the farming community and, by supporting the tourism industry is one way you can help the community.
Kangaroo Island is very much open for business with most of the Island unaffected by the fires, and there are most great experiences ready for tourists to visit.
Kangaroo Island Connect operates the new Fast Passenger Ferry Service from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw and is offering much reduced fares to encourage people to come to the Island.
Kangaroo Island Connect is providing a 50% discount for return ferry travel to encourage tourism back on Kangaroo Island. Travellers can take a return ferry trip with Kangaroo Island Connect to Kangaroo Island for only $25 per person for travel until June 30 2020. Bookings must be made by February 29, but travel dates may be altered afterwards sp long as travel still occurs by June 30.
To purchase a return ferry ticket for $25, visitors must stay on Kangaroo Island for at least one night to support local businesses.
Kangaroo Island Connect Hire Cars, Vans & Campervans are also available online at off-peak rates for you to explore the 50% of untouched beauty of the Island, with pristine coastline spanning more than 250km.
Tourism and Agriculture are key drivers of the economy on Kangaroo Island. Both sectors are interlinked. There is a massive job ahead to get the economy back on its feet. There has been wonderful charitable support, but we must get the Island economy trading again and as soon as possible.
People are asking us what they can do?
The best way to help is to come to Kangaroo Island with an empty esky, stay a night or two and spend some money enjoying yourselves while supporting the local towns and businesses at the same time.
This 50% discount on our normal fare to $25 return is the cheapest fare ever to Kangaroo Island.
By making a booking and travelling to Kangaroo Island, this will help to get some cash flow back into the tourism businesses on the Island.
Several accommodation, tour and experience operators are releasing promotions including free return Kangaroo Island Connect ferry travel to the island. These packages will include the $25 return ferry Kic fare.
So get together with your friends and family, grab your camera, beach towel, surfboard and get ready to fill your social media feeds with adventure, amazing food, gin, beer, wine, honey, and KI’s photogenic coastlines.
Island businesses need the rest of this summer period to be a success to help rebuild the local economy.
Don’t miss the boat and the opportunity to help start the rebuilding process on Kangaroo Island.
#BookThemOut – book your $25 return fare with Kangaroo Island Connect at www.kic.com.au or call 0419 100 100
Kangaroo Island is open for business!
ATTRACTIONS, EATERIES, GROCERIES, BEAUTY, CHEMISTS, BANKS, POST OFFICES, CAR HIRE
Penneshaw & Surroundings
Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Daily, 9am-5pm. Tour times: www.parks.sa.gov.au
Corridor Bistro Monday-Saturday, 12pm-2pm and 6pm-8pm.
Dudley Wines Cellar Door Daily, 10:30am-4:30pm. Food from 12pm-3pm.
False Cape Wines Daily, 11am-5pm.
Fat Beagle Coffee Shop Daily, 7am-2pm.
Fire and Smoke KI Visit: www.facebook.com/Fire-and-Smoke-Ki-932152700299992
Island Ocean Safari Daily. Bookings: www.kangarooislandoceansafari.com.au
KI Fish & Chips Sunday-Thursday, from 5:30pm.
Millie Mae’s Pantry Daily, 7:30am-4pm.
Penneshaw Hotel & Bottleshop Daily, 10am-late. Meals: 12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm. Sunday Brunch, 9:30am-11:30am.
Penguin Centre Friday-Tuesday, 9pm.
Robs Shearing & Sheepdog Demos Daily, 10:30am. Bookings: 85531068.
Salty Dog Diner – Penneshaw Foreshore Saturday, 4pm-8pm.
Sorrentos Pizzeria Nightly, 5pm-8pm.
Sunset Food & Wine Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-10pm.
American River & Surroundings
American River Post Office & Grocery Store Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Beach Barista Opening times via www.facebook.com/beachbarista
Drift on Bliss Thursday-Saturday, 10am-4pm and at all markets.
Flavours of Petite Provence Wednesday-Monday, 10am-4pm.
Glossy Black Restaurant at Wanderers Rest BnB Nightly, from 6pm. Bookings: 85537140.
KI Tru Thai Every Thursday, from 5pm.
Reflections Bar/Restaurant at Mercure KI Lodge Nightly, 5pm-late. Meals from 6pm (last orders 8pm).
The Deck Café Daily, 9am-3:00pm.
The Oyster Farm Shop Daily, 11am-3pm. Farm Tours: 10am, 12pm & 2pm book via 85537122
Rebuild Independence Group Monday-Saturday, 10:30am-2:30pm.
The Shed Tuesday, Friday-Saturday, 5:30pm-late (last orders 7:30pm).
Kingscote & Surroundings
Amadio Wines Cellar Door Daily, 4pm-late.
Amanda’s Takeaway Daily, 10am-9:30pm (last orders 9pm).
Bay of Shoals Wines Daily, 11am-5pm.
Bella Cafe & Pizza Bar Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm.
Cactus – Coffee, Food, Bar Daily, 7:30am-2:30pm. Bookings or caterings: 0473311049.
Caltex Kingscote Daily, 5am-10pm. After hours for fire assistance, 0428 922 256.
Clifford’s Honey Farm & Drunken Drone Brewery Daily, 9am-5pm.
Chocol’Art & Coffee Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm.
D’Estrees Bakery at Cactus Tuesday, 11am onwards.
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery Shop, Café Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. Sunday, 10am-2pm.
Fine Art Kangaroo Island Wednesday-Monday, 10am-5pm or by appointment 0417832037.
Island Beehive Daily, 9am-5pm.
Island Fitness & Massage Monday-Friday, 7am-1pm or by appointment via 0428898363. Island Variety Daily, 10am-6pm.
Kangaroo Island Boat Hire Bookings: 0417874942.
Kangaroo Island Brewery Thursday-Monday, 11am-7pm.
Kangaroo Island Ciders at Emu Ridge Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. Sunday, 10am-2pm. Kangaroo Island Fresh Seafoods Daily, 9am-8pm. Meals from 12pm.
Kangaroo Island Hire A Guide Touring and Nocturnal Tours. Bookings: 0407978680. Kangaroo Island Trails Touring, 0458471419.
Kildea Pharmacy & Gifts Kildea Beauty Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:15pm. Saturday, 9am-12pm. Sunday, 10am-12pm. Beauty: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Kingscote Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 26th January and 9th & 23rd February at Bay of Shoal Wines.
Kingscote Gift Shop & Tourist Information Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm. Saturday 9am-2pm. Sunday & Public Holidays, 10am-2pm.
Lucy’s KI Kitchen at Yacht Club Friday, 5:30pm-8pm. Catering enquiries: 0409991794.
Mel’s Balance, Beauty & Massage Bookings: 0439273085.
Northcott’s Farmland Meat (Butcher) Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm. Saturday, 8am-12:30pm.
On the Run Fuel & Store Daily, 24/7.
Ozone Restaurant Daily. Brekkie, 6:30am-9:30am. Meals: 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm Queenscliff Restaurant Monday-Saturday. Meals: 12pm-2pm, 6pm-8:30pm.
Rabbit Warren Bakery Monday-Friday, 6:30am-5pm. Saturday, 8am-2pm.
Rogers Deli & News Agency Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm. Saturday, 8am-3pm. Sunday, 9am-3pm.
Salty Dog Diner – Foreshore lawn opp. Sip&Save Friday, 4pm-8pm.
Seaside Beauty & Massage Bookings: 0428282464.
The Bay Window Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5pm. Saturday, 9am-12pm.
The Lighthouse Café Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Saturday, 8am-2pm.
The Lions Odd Shop Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Saturday, 10am-12pm.
Cygnet River Frogs & Roses Sunday-Friday, 10am-4pm.
Kangaroo Island Spirits Daily, 11am-5:30pm.
Mini De Lights at Kangaroo Island Spirits Daily, 12pm-4pm.
Springs Road Wines Daily, 12pm-5pm.
The Islander Estate Tasting Room Thursday-Tuesday, 12pm-5pm.
Emu Bay Mini De Lights Thursday-Monday, 10am-7pm.
Emu Bay Fishing Charters Bookings: 0428996447.
Emu Bay Lavender & Café Daily, 9am-4pm.
Kangaroo Island Marine Adventures Daily. Bookings: www.kimarineadventures.com.au
North Coast including Parndana & Stokes Bay
Cape Borda Lighthouse Closed until further notice, once road access etc is restored.
Davos Deli & Post Office Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm.
Kangaroo Island Estate Wines Closed until further notice, once road access etc is restored. Kangaroo Island Marron By appointment: 0427797298.
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park Daily, 9am-5pm.
Parndana General Store & Bakery Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm. Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm. Parndana Hotel & Bottleshop Daily, 10am-late. Meals: 12pm-2pm, 6pm-8pm
The Rockpool Café Closed until further notice, once road access etc is restored.
Will’s Rare Breeds Farm Contact: 0448745696
South Coast including Vivonne Bay
Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action Daily, Bookings: www.kioutdooraction.com.au
KI Tucker Box at Raptor Domain Daily, 10am-4pm.
Little Sahara Daily, 9am-5pm. Bookings: www.kioutdooraction.com.au
Raptor Domain Daily, Venom Pit: 10:30am, Birds of Prey: 11:30am & 2:30pm, Fang-Tastic Reptiles: 1pm.
Rustic Blue Gallery & Café Closed until further notice, once power etc is restored.
Seal Bay Conservation Park Daily; 9am-5pm. Visit www.sealbay.sa.gov.au for tour times.
Vivonne Bay General Store & Bottleshop Daily, 9am-5pm.
Disclaimer: This list was compiled by a volunteer resident and with direct advice by the businesses listed. Operating hours are subject to change without notice. This document was correct at the time of distribution, 11:30pm on 21st January 2020.