Every day Emu Ridge receives online orders from all over the globe. Just because we live on Kangaroo Island doesn’t mean you have to stop using our products when you run out! We can deliver them to you! By air, sea or road mail. It’s easy to stock back up on your favourite products.
Our online shop enables you to purchase our genuine Australian products anywhere. If you visit our online shop, you’ll find it easy to browse around and find what you need. Its convenient, quick and easy and your supporting a local family owned business and our local community. It’s even a great chance for some Christmas shopping!
From collecting the order…
then, wrapping the products in tissue paper and bubble wrap…
to packing the products safely and now they’re ready to send!
Check out how we recycle with our packaging!
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Once again Bev has some orphaned animals she is looking after. This Spring she has 2 Joey Kanagroos, and a wallaby.
Bev has been hand rearing orphaned animals for 26 years! She has had Kangaroos, Wallabys, Possums, Birds. Once they’re old enough, they are released back into the wild on Emu Ridges farm.
The joey kangaroos we currently have are Leo, Bambi and we often babysit Kindy Boy. Leo is the oldest at 14 months and now doesn’t need to live in the pouch (bag/basket) but still will try to get in one when he can. Bambi is 10 months old and still lives in the pouch (bag/basket). Bambi was found on the Dudley Penisula by a couple who named him after his unique markings on his head. Kindy Boy is Bev’s daughters joey and he is also 10 months old. His name comes from when Mel took her children to kindy and on the way they found him, therefore he got the name Kindy Boy. Eucy the wallaby is 10 months old and is now semi released like Leo.
The joeys all still have 4 bottles a day. Sometimes a lucky visitor gets to feed one!
This is little Bambi 9 months old to cute!
They are little rascals just like a child or domestic pet as they grow. If you are visiting our beautiful island make sure you drive safely and if you see a dead animal on the road please check the pouches for little ones and it you find a baby or injured animal please call the local vet or National Parks in your area and we are always happy to help.
We are very excited to announce Larry has finished building his new still! This is ready just in time for our season which runs through Summer. The process has changed a little bit but the overall concept remains the same which is Steam Distillation. At the end of this blog you’ll see videos of the new still. The process is now as follows below:
- Larry collects the Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee leaf using his mechanical harvester, which cuts the trees at the front and the leaf goes up the shoot then into a pot on the back which now holds 1 ton of leaf. You can view the harvesting process here.
- The pot of leaf has a mesh lid put on top and then this pot is turned over and put on top of another pot, the original still which is filled with water.
- Underneath the water pot a fire is lit and this begins to boil the water which then turns into steam.
- The steam rises into the next pot which has the leaves. The steam goes through the leaves and ruptures the oil cell which then turn into vapour.
- Both steam and vapour rise up and out through a pipe into the new condenser. The steam and vapour go through small pipes and cold water circulates the pipes. Cooling and condensing the steam and vapour into water and oil.
Larry with his new condenser he built, this is what it looks like inside, lot of welds in there!
The finished condenser in its correct place.
- The water and oil run down into a tank where there is a simple separator. The oil is lighter than water so this sits on top and flows off through a copper pipe and then out into a drum.
- And that is how the oil made.
Now with Larry’s new still he only has to do one distillation as the oil comes out clean and refined the first time. This makes it much easier and quicker for Larry to produce the oil. One process can take 2-3 hours and we get about 15-20 litres of Eucalyptus oil from 1 ton of leaf.
Emu Ridge manufacturing Eucalyptus oil on Kangaroo Island since 1991
Some wonderful news, Nanna Bev and Grandpa Larry are proud to announce the arrival of our latest grandson Bruce Banton making our youngest daughter Tiffany and Wills little family complete ❤ a little brother for John and Maggie ❤
Tiffany is the owner and director of Bop till you Drop in Adelaide. A children’s entertainment company.
The Banton family
We have added an exciting new addition to our Emu Ridge Cafe Menu. Kangaroo Island fresh water Marron. Its a great bush food in keeping with our business, its indigenous to Australia and another form of sustainable farming of our natural resources, just like our eucalyptus oil!
Live Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge
Live Marron from our tanks provides nothing but the freshest produce. Kangaroo Island Marrons sweet delicate flesh and rich fresh flavour is claimed to be one of the world’s most indulgent foods.
Marron Cherax cainii are fresh water crustaceans origionally from Western Australia, but introduced to Kangaroo Islands rivers in the 1980’s. Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Australia and the third largest freshwater crayfish on Earth. They can grow up to 380mm and weigh about 2kg! Kangaroo Island now has a few Marron farms in operation, our Marron comes from the Tretheweys farm KI Gold.
Share tasing platter of Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge
Marron according to some of the top chefs are the best tasting freshwater crustacean in the world. Marron have more meat to shell ratio than any other crustacean. They vary in colour from black to magnificent cobalt blue due to genetic variation and when cooked become a mouthwatering orange. Marron can be cooked in many ways, the easiest and quickest is by boiling. For a delicious and attractive alternative they can be butterflied and barbecued! Ours are boiled and finished off in the grilled served with a delicious crunchy Asian salad, and 2 delicious in-house dipping sauces!
Enjoying Kangaroo Island Marron at Emu Ridge
A story from ABC Radio Landline regarding edible Emu Eggs, we are requested them all the time, the chain of Frewville Foodlands in Adelaide and many restaurants would love to have them.
This link will take you to the full story
South Australian farmer Bev Tuner from Emu Ridge on Kangaroo Island said she was getting requests from top restaurants in Melbourne.
“We can’t keep up supply,” she said.
“We would like to get more emus; the demand is definitely there for edible eggs.
“Television programs are asking for the eggs, we’ve had requests from Survivor and My Kitchen Rules. Once upon a time the farmers gave away thier eggs to local fish and chip shops to be used for batter, noone knew what an amazing product it was”
Emu image Lucy Murray
emu ridge emu egg, 10 chicken eggs to one emu egg
This link will take you to a link with more about our products and our emu oil also an amazing product
Another beautiful wedding was held at Emu Ridge recently for the gorgeous newly weds Michaela & Sam O’Brien. The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony on our Emu Ridge farm in one of our paddocks over looking a dam and the De-Estrees Bay Scenery. The reception was held at our Emu Ridge venue to make it easy for all of their guests, no travelling! Most of the guests arrived and left the wedding by bus transport organized by the family.
The theme was rustic with recycled objects, pallets and succulents.
Michaela was one of our casual staff at Emu Ridge a few years ago so we were delighted she chose our venue for her special day.
Congratulations to Michaela and Sam and all the best for the future from Larry and Bev and the team at Emu Ridge.
This link will take you to the Face book wedding album
Professional photos were taken by Rosemary Photography also originally a local Kangaroo Island girl.
The happy couple chose our farm at Emu Ridge and our Bushland scrub for their wedding photos! Professional photos were taken by Rosemary Photography also originally a local Kangaroo Island girl.
Makeup for the wedding party and mothers of the bride and groom was done by our daughter Mel from Balance Beauty and Massage. She is also very popular pampering the visitors you can go to her beauty room at her home or she will come to you., bringing a little magic to your holiday. Hair was beautifully done by Richards Salon
Our front deck with the extended Marquee as the bar
A panorama shot
Dance floor and Bar area
Our event venue is set in the bush in a rustic setting at Emu Ridge, complete with a bonfire in our old eucalyptus still pot, it always creates a beautiful atmosphere. DJ Jayden supplied the music and Lucy’s KI Kitchen catered with her delicious food.
looking stunning outside with the lighting, trees and wine barrels.
Bonfires are always loved this is our original still,pot so still being used life goes on!
Melody from Keyk Arte is a local cakemaker and a popular choice, she made this beautiful naked cake to match Michaelas theme..
Emu Ridge caters for all kinds of events. We can help make your wedding magical, corporate event successful, and special celebration a party to remember. This link will take you to our info on Event and Venue hire info.