Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Craft Gallery
Farmers and Distillers of 100% Pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil
The Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil distillery and retail shop has been a popular Kangaroo Island tourist attraction since 1991, and we are now the only Eucalyptus Oil distillery in South Australia.
We manufacture 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil, which we sell – along with a large range of associated products – through our online store.
Orders for goods can be placed online, or via phone, fax or email, and price lists are available by request for easier ordering. Orders around the Island are regularly home delivered at no extra charge.
The business provides a craft gallery retail area not only for our own art, craft and products, but also provides an outlet for over 30 other local producers. We have a huge range of locally produced souvenirs available for you to buy, and we market a range of other Australian made oils and products. Emu Ridge proudly employs many Kangaroo Island locals.
Emu Ridge has around 40,000 visitors per year. Guided tours of the distillery are available during school holidays and tours for groups are available all year round. Bookings are essential. People visit Emu Ridge to experience the heart and soul of the Australian spirit and marvel at our developments; some come back every few years to see what is new.
Sixty five percent of our customers are international. We are proud to provide additional services to meet their requirements, with information sheets in 13 different languages.
We offer self guided tours all year round, which are very handy for families and international visitors, or visitors that may not have time for a guided tour but would still like to see the distillery.
All visitors are offered a short DVD that is available in 6 languages; this gives visitors more of an insight into our business. We also have a lovely display of history and memorabilia in our retail shop.
Our business also houses the Cellar Door for Rookery Wines, complimented with a full bar license, Cheese Platters and Tea and Coffee facilities. For your comfort we provide public and disabled toilets, a shelter and BBQ area, as well as a general picnic area.
We built our business from scratch with our children Mel, Tristan and Tiff, learning and growing, working and helping alongside us. We are proud to have raised in the process, three awesome young adults who are now making their own way in life. Mel our oldest daughter is now part of our business as well as owning her own. The other two still have a connection with Emu Ridge and Kangaroo Island and we enjoy having them when they make the journey home.
For Tristan it is a very long way to come home, as he now lives and works in the Northern Territory, but Tiff is just across the water in Adelaide, where she leads a very busy life, fulfilling her creative dreams. In addition to performing and creating unique digital artworks, Tiff now runs her own Kids Party business in Adelaide, creating amazing parties for all occasions.
When visiting the Island be sure to look up Mel’s website and book a luxurious pamper from Mel’s Balance, Beauty and Massage.