About Emu Ridge

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Craft Gallery -- Farmers and Distillers of 100% Pure Australian Eucalyptus Oil

The Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil distillery and retail shop at our farm gate 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 natural products through our online store.

Orders for goods can be placed online, or via phone 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 20 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 natural Australian products.

Emu Ridge proudly employs many Kangaroo Island locals.

Store exterior, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil Kangaroo Island

People visit Emu Ridge to experience the heart and soul of the Australian spirit; some come back every few years to see what's new.

Store interior, Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil Kangaroo Island

Many of our customers are international, and we proudly provide additional services to meet their needs, including information sheets in 13 different languages.

Guided tours of the distillery are available during school holidays, and group tours can be booked year-round. Self-guided tours are also available all year, ideal for families and international visitors or those with limited time who still want to experience the distillery.

All visitors receive a short DVD, available in six languages, offering more insight into our business. Our retail shop features a charming display of history and memorabilia.

Our business also houses the Cellar Door for Kangaroo Island Ciders, with tastings and sales available. Our cafe, which has a full bar license, offers delicious breakfast, lunch, tea, and coffee.

For your comfort, we provide public and disabled toilets, front and back decks, a dining room, and a general picnic area.

We built our business from scratch with our children, Mel, Tristan, and Tiff, learning and growing alongside us. We are proud to have raised three wonderful adults who are now pursuing their own paths in life.

Mel, our oldest daughter, is the manager of our cafe and runs her own business, Balance Beauty & Massage by Mel. When visiting the island, be sure to check out Mel's website and book a luxurious pamper session.

Tiffany manages our retail farm gate shop.

Tristan works full-time in the business as a qualified builder and also enjoys cray-fishing during the season.

We are now a fantastic team, all working together.

Not able to visit our venue? Take a quick virtual tour of our Shop, Cafe and Car Park below!

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  1. Naomi on 26 October 2022 at 6:59 am

    Hi, I’m planning on visiting KI soon but will have two small dogs with me…. is your establishment dog friendly?

    • Emu Ridge on 26 October 2022 at 8:48 am

      Hi Naomi, thanks for your inquiry. Yes we certainly are dog friendly, we even have a picnic area where you can shut the gate and let them have a run around. You may find this blog informative with the other pet-friendly venues. https://www.emuridge.com.au/pet-friendly-venues-on-kangaroo-island/ We look forward to your visit. Kind regards Bev

  2. Diane on 4 March 2019 at 12:33 am

    Hi, my husband and I are going to visit KI beginning of May for 3 nights, we are planning to go visit your farm. Any recommendation for accommodation.

    • Emu Ridge on 5 March 2019 at 1:27 pm

      Hi we have quite a few recommendations for accommodation. Please call us it will be easier to know what you are looking for and where you are wanting to stay. Ph 8553 8228 or if you are overseas we can do by email. Kind regards Bev

  3. Petra smid on 20 April 2018 at 3:37 am

    Hi we have been on emu Ridge in March and I bought 100 ml emu oil we live in Denmark how much wil it cost me to get it send.

    • Bev Turner on 20 April 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Petra,
      The postage price for the emu oil to Denmark is below for 2 different sizes as they both have the same postage cost.
      100ml Emu oil – $27.27 + $32.99 postage
      250ml Emu oil – $50.00 + $32.99 postage
      You can also add a few more things to that order as you have up to 500g for that postage cost. Let us know if there is anything else you wish to order, and we can work out the best postage cost for you.
      Kind regards, Ella

  4. Melanie on 27 December 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Hi we are looking and visiting end of next year on our holiday… how much is it for a self guided tour 2 adults and 3 children and how long will we have to look around? Kind regards

    • Bev Turner on 28 December 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Melanie, Hi, Thanks for your email, below are our prices.

      Its free to watch a short DVD and look in our shop. If your would like to see where we make our oil we offer Guided Tours in holidays only and self-guided tours all year round.

      Guided tours Adults $7.00 per head.
      Concessions & students $6.00 per head.
      Children 7-15 years $4.50 per head
      Children 6 and under Free
      Family $22.00 approx 25 mins

      Self Guided Tours Adults $4.50
      Concessions & Students $3.50
      Children 7-15 years $2.50
      Children 6 and under Free
      Family $14.00 approx 10mins

      I hope this helps and we look forward to your visit. Kind regards, Bev

  5. Lesley Hunter on 16 November 2017 at 8:26 am

    If I cleared it with NZ customs about how much would it cost to post 1 litre (or bigger) eucalyptus oil? I have a friend who would also like to be included in the order.

    • Bev Turner on 18 November 2017 at 10:25 am

      Hi Lesley I know it can be sent with Qantas re the dangerous goods rules, but i believe the minimum cost is $400 freight! so you would have to get a large volume of orders to make it viable. Im sorry we cant post it through Australia Post, if you know of another way we are more than happy to send. It is very frustrating. Kind regards Bev

  6. Christine Nikolic on 13 July 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Hi . I have been using your pure emu oil for at least 10 years +. Great product. There is a but . The last bottle of emu oil I purchased last month may June, is different. It’s like vegetable oil., and when it gets really cold it’s not setting like it used to . It used to go white like a thick buttery consistency. This bottle is looking like vegetable oil ,it also doesn’t smell like emu oil,my other emu oil from you usually had a granular feeling. Have you changed your production techniques. I had a little left from my last bottle, two completely different consistencies, looks smells, not the same .

    • Bev Turner on 13 July 2017 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Christine, thanks for your continued support over the years, Emu Oil really is an amazing product. That is very strange, we have changed nothing, can i ask you to put it in the fridge overnight to see if it goes solid, the granular feeling you get is when it is changing consistency from temperature. It certainly is 100% pure. Please see this info and I look forward to your reply once refrigerated.

      Emu Oil is naturally a creamy semi-solid consistency and only begins to liquefy above 24 degrees C. When your Emu Oil becomes very thick simply warm it under hot water. It will return to its natural consistency again when it cools. As ambient temperature varies, the consistency of Emu Oil will vary from thick at cold temperatures to completely liquid at high temperatures. If left undisturbed at room temperature for a number of weeks, Emu Oil can naturally divide into 2 fractions, one liquid and the other more solid, creamier form. The longer it is left, the more separation occurs. Together, these two fractions contain the entire benefits of Emu Oil. Separated, they do not contain all the beneficial components of the oil.
      Some companies offered only the top liquid component, touting it as the “best” of the Emu Oil; however, we now know much more about the oil and research has concurred that both fractions should be present to be most beneficial for softening skin and reducing pain and irritations. When your oil separates, simply shake it together. https://www.emuridge.com.au/emu-oil-australian/
      Kind regards Bev

      • Christine Nikolic on 16 July 2017 at 12:21 pm

        Hi Bev, I got the oil out of the fridge this morning and it had set.The above information is interesting. Thanks for your help.

  7. Verena on 17 January 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Hi Bev, I picked up some eucalyptus oil when I was on KI a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to get the little booklet that gives me more detailed uses for the oil. Any chance of mailing one to me (or is it perhaps available online somewhere?). I live in Adelaide. Thanks.

  8. Alice on 30 December 2016 at 6:30 am

    Is there any chance that you have free shipping after a minimum amount Purchase. I am located in the US and purchased your products while visiting Kangaroo Island. I have had several friends try the product and would like to order some. Thanks!

    • Bev Turner on 31 December 2016 at 9:52 am

      Hi Alice,
      Our products are already discounted as much as possible and the postage goes by weight via the Australian Post app. Therefore, we don’t have free shipping sorry. Hope to hear from you again. Have a great New Year! Kind regards, Ella.

  9. Katherine Kneuss on 5 December 2016 at 10:05 am

    Hello, 8 coffee us are on KI Friday and your establishment is on our agenda. Do not have any time frame as yet. Any chance of a tour of your place?

    • Bev Turner on 5 December 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Hi, Hope you have a great trip, we are open from 8.30 – 3.30 atm, if you would like a tour it would be great if you could book an approx time otherwise we offer Self Guided tours at anytime. We look forward to your visit. Regards Bev

  10. Bigaussie on 11 July 2016 at 4:04 am

    We bought a litre of Emu Oil while we were on KI.

    Can you mail another litre to Canada? Postcode V8S3G6

    How much would it cost. I still have an AUD account.

    • Bev Turner on 14 July 2016 at 8:10 am

      Hi yes we certainly can. I will send you a private message with the postage costs. Kind regards Bev

  11. Pam Quick on 24 March 2016 at 10:31 am

    We have almost run out of your eucalyptus oil. Do you have stockists in Adelaide? I am reluctant to pay exorbitant postage prices. I’d like at least 1 litre – would consider buying more

    • Bev Turner on 27 March 2016 at 4:32 pm

      Hi Pam, thanks for your enquiry. We only sell our products direct so that our customers do get better prices. I will send you an email re prices and postage. Kind regards Bev