We have had Rain! Emus love a swim at Emu Ridge

Our Emus are ecstatic.🙏💧🌧 We just had a big rain on Kangaroo Island, this pond was dry as a bone and in 2 hours in was full. 😍 🌧🌧🌧
No more fires and the dams are filling, what a relief for us all, yay☺️🍃

I have been in shock that this simple video went viral!

When they were younger they have always loved a swim!

Kangaroo Island Book Them Out

Welcome, Emu Ridge the only commercial Eucalyptus Distillery in South Australia: Keeping a historical industry alive on Kangaroo Island

Check out our great #BookThemOut  SPECIAL OFFERS available from the 20th Jan till the 30th June 2020, all you have to do is tell us about this offer when you visit! We would love to see you!

Our #BookThemOut “Buy One get One FREE package” includes

  • Buy One Get one FREE tour

  • Buy One Get one FREE Coffee or Tea (Kangaroo Island Roasted Coffee Beans)

  • Spend over $100 and receive a FREE Emu Ridge Calico Bag.

KI Bushfires

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Simply visit us and share all your wonderful experiences on social media.

#BookThemOut

 

#BookThemOut

If you would like to know more about the Kangaroo Island #Bookthemout Campaign and the great offers that are available if you are wanting to visit, click on this link or the image below.

Emu Ridge is a unique attraction where you can find out how a traditional Aussie bush product is made, we will show you the past and present process of eucalyptus oil distilling. Eucalyptus oil was Australia’s first true export overseas and one of Kangaroo Islands major industries. Emu Ridge is now the only remaining commercial eucalyptus oil distillery in South Australia, and is proud to have preserved a major part of Kangaroo Island’s heritage our history and produce a eucalyptus oil that is unique to the world.

We produce a 100% pure Australian Eucalyptus Essential Oil from the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee (Eucalyptus cneorifolia) – along with a large range of our own natural products and other producers products all available through our farm gate retail shop craft gallery and online store.

If you’re visiting Kangaroo Island, please drop in and take a look around one of the Island’s Award Winning and interesting attractions!

Our Cafe will also welcome you with a great meal and coffee.

Orders for our products can be placed online, phone or email.

*Local Art Craft & Natural Products

*Cafe – Menu

*KI Ciders Cellar Door

We are still here! We are open for business!

We really are humbled by the prayers & concern received from friends, family, visitors & customers worldwide, we really appreciate you all.

We are one of the lucky ones! Our families, staff, homes, our business & our trees are all safe. We are devastated by the impact the fires have had & will have on our community, parks, farmers, businesses & wildlife. 😢Our hearts go out to all that have had losses 😢

We thank you for your continued support of our products and ‘Kangaroo Island. We all need it to help rebuild what we once had on our beautiful island.

As a result of the Kangaroo Island bushfires that started on the 3rd January, 2020, nearly half of our Island has been affected. Its devastating for all of us in many different ways. For our business without visitors our staff have lost there jobs 🙁 We are hurting! So if you are looking for a way that you can help us and others, you can purchase our products online here.

This link will take you to more of our producers on Kangaroo Island  and their online shops if you would like to support them.

We are Australia’s third largest island so we still have so many beautiful untouched places that are all waiting to be enjoyed.

Our community is open for business and eager to share its treasures; touch nature at our iconic Seal Bay, Raptor Domain Birds of Prey, and KI Wildlife Park. Swim with the dolphins or visit our wineries in Kingscote, Cygnet River and on the Dudley Peninsula who always have a glass at the ready. Our world famous Kangaroo Island Oysters are available for tasting at American River and can be finished off with the most wonderful honey ice cream at Cliffords Honey Farm. Our Eucalyptus Distillery of course and you can also taste our neighbors award winning cider here as well, and you can also go quad biking or fat biking.

Our main townships: Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote, Parndana, Stokes Bay, Emu Bay on the North Coast through to Vivonne Bay on the South Coast remain unaffected. The same can be said for everything to the East.  The Kingscote precinct and the Dudley Peninsula has a lot to offer. The  beaches in all of these areas are stunning.

We hope you #bookthemout and we look forward to your visit or your online order.

#bookthemout #kangarooisland #adelaidehills

 

Buy Local and support our Kangaroo Island Community

Hi there, us Islanders all need your help more than ever. Online shopping from local Kangaroo Island producers is a way that you can help right now.

Australian manufacturers, farmers, fishermen and processors make some of the best products in the world. By purchasing our goods, you’re not only supporting local jobs and our economy, but also getting great products you can trust.

We encourage you to support our community by purchasing from one of the online stores listed below.

In the future if you need gift for yourself or someone else, think Kangaroo Island!

KI Producers Online shops include:

Bay of Shoals Wines

Cliffords Honey Farm

Dudley Wines

To find out more about our Eucalyptus oil and to purchase Australian click here

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery 

False Cape Wines 

Fine Art Kangaroo Island

OrganiQ Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island Living Honey

Kangaroo Island Oats

Kangaroo Island Source

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Wool

Rustic Blue Kangaroo Island

Springs Road winery

The Islander Estate Vineyards

Happy Shopping.  Some producers don’t have an online shop but I’m sure if you called them they will be happy to help, many also wholesale their produce so ask your local fruit and veg store or supermarket what they have that is produced on Kangaroo Island, Fryars Kangaroo Island Free Range eggs come to mind but there are many.

Thanks for reading ~Bev~

Fires Devastate much of Kangaroo Island

We really are humbled by the prayers & concern received from friends, family, visitors & customers worldwide, we really appreciate you all.

We are still here!  We are open for business! We are one of the lucky ones! Our families, staff, homes, our business & our trees are all safe. We are devastated by the impact the fires have had & will have on our community, parks, farmers, businesses & wildlife. 😢Our hearts go out to all that have had losses 😢

We thank you for your continued support of our products and ‘Kangaroo Island. We all need it to help rebuild what we once had on our beautiful island.

As a result of the Kangaroo Island bushfires that started on the 3rd January, 2020, nearly half of our Island has been affected. Its devastating for all of us in many different ways. For our business without visitors our staff have lost there jobs 🙁 We are hurting! So if you are looking for a way that you can help us and others, you can purchase our products online here.

This link will take you to more of our producers on Kangaroo Island  and their online shops if you would like to support them.

We are Australia’s third largest island so we still have so many beautiful untouched places that are all waiting to be enjoyed.

Our community is open for business and eager to share its treasures; touch nature at our iconic Seal Bay, Raptor Domain Birds of Prey, and KI Wildlife Park. Swim with the dolphins or visit our wineries in Kingscote, Cygnet River and on the Dudley Peninsula who always have a glass at the ready. Our world famous Kangaroo Island Oysters are available for tasting at American River and can be finished off with the most wonderful honey ice cream at Cliffords Honey Farm. Our Eucalyptus Distillery of course and you can also taste our neighbors award winning cider here as well, and you can also go quad biking or fat biking.

Our main townships: Penneshaw, American River, Kingscote, Parndana, Stokes Bay, Emu Bay on the North Coast through to Vivonne Bay on the South Coast remain unaffected. The same can be said for everything to the East.  The Kingscote precinct and the Dudley Peninsula has a lot to offer. The  beaches in all of these areas are stunning.

Total area impacted on by the Kangaroo Island fire 2nd February 2020 Bushfire situation

We are so grateful for the heroic efforts of our firefighters and the many volunteers working relentlessly to help others, and the many amazing acts of kindness coming from people, charities and companies locally and overseas, it is truly humbling.  We are so grateful to the amazing people that volunteered to be in such horrible conditions, and while we are safe, we grieve the losses our beautiful island home has sustained.

The Ravine fire destroyed 85 houses and many more properties, 6 major tourism businesses were also destroyed. Crews are still monitoring the eastern fire edge.  210,000ha burnt, A 638km fire perimeter and an non active continuous fire edge of over 58km. Approximately 420 personnel on the ground across all agencies. At its peak there were about 388  firefighters, 77 firetrucks currently on the fire ground, and 350 Defence personnel, huge!

To keep you informed with whats happening on Kangaroo Island at anytime, The Islander Facebook page updated by the editor Stan is fantastic!

Image credit from at KI local Jen Child

Image credit from at KI local Jen Child

If you are wanting to donate to help the Kangaroo Island Community, you can do so below here are the 3 major ones:-

THE KANGAROO ISLAND MAYORS BUSHFIRE APPEAL FUND. The money raised through the Kangaroo Island Mayors Bushfire appeal will go directly into the hands of islanders that need it most. This will help those directly impacted by the devastation caused by the fires and will help them face each new day with financial assistance to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses. This is the official donation appeal for Kangaroo Island. BSB: 105 094, Account Number: 035 680 540, Account Name: Mayoral Bushfire fund, For international deposits, enter Swift Code: SGBLAU2S. Message from our Mayor as people wanting to donate are concerned where there money will go.

We have also had customers wanting to donate directly to the “Kangaroo Island CFS”, going to the firefighters and volunteers. You can also do this here St George Bank BSB 105 094, ACC 36122 0440,  Swift Code: SGBLAU2S

and for Wildlife to the “Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network”, BSB 015 600 ACC 338361276, Swift Code: SGBLAU2S

These Government websites are up to date and handy if you would like more information about Kangaroo Island.

https://southaustralia.com/travel-blog/how-you-can-help-with-the-bushfires-in-south-australia

https://southaustralia.com/travel-blog/kangaroo-island-bushfire-travel-information

https://southaustralia.com/places-to-go/kangaroo-island

Im leaving you will one of my favorite beaches on KI that has not been touched by the fires and still looks just like this, there is many more to see as well 🙂

So don’t be a stranger – come and discover our beautiful Island, sample our way of life and chat with our passionate community, we would love to see you! Find out what Kangaroo Island tourism businesses are open here.

Warm regards Bev