So Sorry we are TEMPORARILY CLOSED

There comes a time to think of the well being of our staff, their families, our community & visitors. Sadly we have decided to close our Emu Ridge Shop until further notice from the 24th of March 2020 due to COVID-19, It seems so unreal that this is happening in our world!

There are still many ways to get our products: 🍃

*PICK UP*:🚶‍♀️ We welcome orders for collection at Emu Ridge, we are still producing oil and doing online orders, just call us to make sure we are around.

*LOCAL DELIVERY*🚕 We are happy to deliver orders to your door in many Kangaroo Island locations. Simply call us on 85538228, email or order online.

*ONLINE ORDERS🌏 are always welcome Nationally and Internationally.

*KI CIDERS*: 🥂 We are also happy for you to pick up and we are happy to deliver Kangaroo Island Cider locally.

We will reopen as soon as we believe it to be safer for us all. 🤷‍♀️

Thanks in advance for your support & please stay healthy at this crazy time! 👍

The Turner Family & our valued Emu Ridge Team ❤️

Ph: 08 8553 8228
www.emuridge.com.au

Gardening Australia – Eucalyptus Distilling Process on Kangaroo Island

SERIES 31 | Episode 07

Sophie visits a Eucalyptus oil distillery on Kangaroo island making oil from Eucalyptus cneorifolia, the local Narrow Leaf Mallee.

Eucalyptus oil is famous the world over for its pungent aroma and antiseptic qualities. This iconic Australian tree is thought to have evolved oily leaves as foil against animal attack. Kangaroo Island was a thriving eucalyptus oil manufacturing centre peaking in the 1930’s with 48 stills employing over 600 people. But all production fell by the wayside as land was cleared and farming sheep became more profitable in the 1950s.

Bev and Larry Turner now run a thriving eucalyptus essential oil business, selling oil that originates from the indigenous Narrow Leaf Mallee, Eucalyptus cneorifolia on their 650 acre farm. “It’s a really good species for oil as the components are up” says Larry. He is talking about the components cineole and eucalyptol.  “It’s renowned for its aroma.”

The farm includes 250 acres of remnant bush, 2 freshwater lagoons and 400 acres of paddocks that Larry plans to eventually re-vegetate. Larry grew up on the property, but it was once owned by pharmaceutical company Faulding who planted a trial plantation of Eucalyptus cneorifolia for oil. It was taken out to run sheep.

As a 4th generation sheep farmer Larry “was meant to take over the farm”. The drop in wool prices in 1991 was the stimulus to diversify, and Larry and Bev’s story is a classic case of ‘one door closes and another door opens.’  Larry explains “Me and a mate were fixing up an old tractor. The bolts on the tractor were all rusty. We decided to make our own oil to fix the tractor. That was the first batch”.

Larry’s wife Bev took Larry’s oil and sold it at a local market. It was popular so Larry made some more. He scrounged around to find bits and pieces from old stills on the island and built his own still. “We’d sell the oil from the house, and then we packed a suitcase of oil and decided hit Adelaide” That was the start of it all for Larry and Bev, and they haven’t looked back.

The Narrow Leaf Mallee

The Narrow Leaf Mallee is ideal for harvesting. It occurs naturally on Larry’s land so he is farming a renewable natural resource, and he harvests both the wild plants and trees that he has planted. He harvests by pruning heavily every year, cutting them back to near the ground. He does the harvest himself using an old harvester. According to Larry, he can heavily prune every year and the trees regrow to be harvested the following year. They require no chemicals or sprays.

 

The Distillation Process

Larry produces 1000 litres of eucalyptus oil per year from 180,000 trees. It is extracted in a new distillery that he built himself on the property. Larry describes the distillation process: “Imagine you are going to boil vegies on the stove. Water and vegies are in a large pot and start boiling. The steam that escapes, you capture that in a condenser and it trickles out as oil and water.”

In a nutshell, the leaf is placed in a pot, and a fire is lit beneath. Steam carrying the oil is passed through a system of cooling pipes, the oil separates and is piped off into containers. The raw oil undergoes another refining process to produce the clean oil. Larry uses timber as fuel for the still. The boiled leaves leftover from the ‘old cook’ are reused as a fuel for fire in the distillery and returned to the land as mulch. Each ‘cook’ takes around 8 hours.

 

Plant selections

In the traditional Kangaroo Island industry, there was no plant selection process on the old trees. Research been undertaken on Larry’s trees to isolate the aromatic and antibacterial components. Larry has grown his own trees in a nursery on site. He says that the “desirable components do vary a lot within species.” He has 250,000 selectively bred to be high quality, but he wants to do further tests on 10,000 different trees, including 5 plants species.

 

Kangaroo Island has rich natural resources, and in this case the eucalyptus oil is a renewable, natural resource requiring minimal intervention.

Source: Gardening Australia ACC net
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Miracle Spray using Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus Oil a fantastic All Purpose Cleaner

All Purpose Cleaner Miracle Spray is cheap natural and works on everything!

With cleaning products disappearing off the shelves it is possible to clean your whole house, from top to bottom, with just the one Miracle Spray. This spray will replace multiple products saving you time, space and money! Its a great natural alternative that works. There are many great benefits when it comes to making your own cleaning products. Not only do they help you save money, but you also know exactly what’s in them. Our environment is filled with toxins and one of the biggest offenders in the toxin department is household cleaners.  At Emu Ridge we like to clean naturally and keep as many toxins as possible out of our home and workplace.

Miracle All Purpose Spray 

1.5 lt Water ( 1 cup boiled)

300ml Vinegar

60ml Dishwashing Liquid

25ml Eucalyptus Oil

3 dessertspoons of Washing Soda

Its so easy just mix the washing Soda with one cup of boiling water to dissolve it, wear gloves as washing soda can irritate, add the remainder of ingredients, pour into a 2 lt  bottle and pour into spray bottles as required. (We recommend getting good quality spray bottles or the eucalyptus oil will dissolve the cheap components inside, we buy ours from our local Jasol rep, but hardware stores will keep the stronger bottles to)

It’s then as simple as cleaning the house just as you would with regular cleaning products.

With these ingredients it makes a great all purpose cleaner that will clean everything in your home, shower, bath, basin, toilet, tiled floors, vinyl floors, stains on carpet, benchtops, kitchen cupboards, cooktops, walls, doors, benches, sinks, cupboards, whitegoods, windows and mirrors included. It will remove soap scum to stained stove tops, grout and leather lounges and it smells great! Maybe that’s because I love the smell of eucalyptus! I wonder why that is!

Eucalyptus Oil

Our Eucalyptus Oil is 100% pure Australian, produced on beautiful Kangaroo Island. You can purchase our oil and other natural products online if you cant visit our store.

Washing soda is found in your supermarket.

Our supermarket keeps the brand Lectric Washing Soda and this recipe is on the back of the packet! You’ll find it in the washing detergent area and its very cheap. It is Australian Made and Owned and all natural. Its a traditional and very economical product that is phosphate and color free. Rid your home of harsh chemicals and save money. We  also use it to make our Laundry Liquid.

 

#kangarooisland #naturalcleaners #eucalyptusoil #sustainablefarming

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:

Amadio Wines

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

Hazyblur Wines

Island Beehive

Kangaroo Island Living Honey

Kangaroo Island Coffee Roasters

Kangaroo Island Fresh Garlic

Kangaroo Island Oats

Kangaroo Island Olives

Kangaroo Island Source

Kangaroo Island Skincare

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Kangaroo Island Wool

KI & Co. Australia

LZ Bees

Latitude 36

OrganiQ Kangaroo Island

Rustic Blue Kangaroo Island

Springs Road winery

The Islander Estate Vineyards

The Figgery

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 just 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, Adams Organic Eggs, Modras Eggs and Ildora Wild Fruits some to mind. There are many others who dont sell online to but would be happy to help if you contact them direct, Emu Bay Lavender, Kangaroo Island Ciders, Drunken Drone Brewey, KI Brewery come to mind but there are many others to, just to temp you with a few!

Thanks for reading! We cannot thank everyone enough for your support over these past few months especially, and we hope you all stay safe during this time.~Bev~

#supportlocal #buylocal #kangarooislandproducers  #supportourcommunity #kangarooislandonline #kangarooislandonlineshop #buyonline #kangarooisland #onlineshop #workingtogether #shoplocal

DIY Hand Sanitiser

The new COVID19 virus pandemic has caused Hand Sanitisers to sell out! Our T/Tree & Eucalyptus oil sales have sky rocketed! People are asking us questions  on how to make your own DIY hand sanitisers, and surface cleaners?

Some commercial hand sanitisers contain ingredients as scary as the germs they protect you from, so why not make your own!  You’ll save money and help protect yourself from germs. Eucalyptus oil has also disappeared from supermarket shelves, unfortunately those brands came from China! Now people are finding out what brands really are produced in Australia! Emu Ridge Brand certainly is but its only available from our retail outlet on Kangaroo Island or online!

Most ingredients used in hand sanitisers will dry out your hands, these recipes are much gentler than the ones full of chemicals. A good moisturiser will help your dry hands, and we can help you with that to! Many DIY recipes contain ingredients like, alcohol, vinegar, alovera, glycerin, witch hazel,  these  ingredients dont to alot. With the exception of Rubbing alcohol (also known as metholated spirits) , you can buy this from Chemists, Supermarkets or Hardware stores, it will definitely kill germs, its the strongest out of vinegar and other alcohols, Isopropyl alcohol will kill 99.99 % or more of all non-spore forming bacteria in less than 30 seconds, both in the laboratory and on human skin, it also kills fungi, and stops some viruses..

Below are some recipes that are very simple and easy as long as you can find the ingredients.

Gel Hand Sanitiser

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of 100% Aloe Vera Gel, 

2/3 cup of  rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol) you can buy this from your local chemist or hardware store!

3 drops of Tea Tree Oil & 5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil (optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)

Combine in a bowl, Stir and fill into a container.

 

Liquid Hand Sanitiser 

Ingredients:

100ml Distilled Water,

1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt, about

4 drops of Tea Tree & 5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil

(optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)

Perfect for a spray bottle. Just shake the bottle each time before you use it! This will be helpful for people with sensitivities. 

General Purpose Sanitiser

I personally have been making this recipe as I to cant get ingredients

2/3 Metholated Spirits

1/3 Vinegar

5 drops of each essentials oils, ive been putting Eucalyptus, T/Tree, Clove Bud and Lemon Myrtle

Using on my hands and everywhere, stay healthy everyone.

 

Lotion Hand Sanitiser
A lotion type consistency to your liking depending on how much aloe gel you add.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup l Distilled Water, 

1/3 cup  % Aloe Vera Gel,

Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus oil, (optional clove bud oil and lemon myrtle oil)

 

If Alo is a problem you can blend up you own from the leaf if you know someone who has at plant. You can also use Lemon Juice as an alternative to the essential oils!

At the moment with no Isopropropyl alcohol on the shelves metho is the same thing. The key to making an effective,  hand sanitizer is to stick to a 2:1 proportion of alcohol to aloe vera.  The alcohol content needs to be 60 percent to be most effective at killing germs to avoid people getting sick and spreading germs to others this is  according to the CDC Trusted Source.

*Warning* Be careful with Metholated Spirits or alcohol rub on wood,the acid can cause it to loose its shine and  pattern. Plastic can also lose its color.

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GOOD ADVICE – WASH YOUR HANDS?

Washing your hands properly is still the best way to stop the spread of germs!

When you go to wash your hands, it is advised you first wet them under running water, wash the germs down the drain!.

Next, apply enough soap to cover both hands. Rub your hands together to create suds.

Use one hand to rub the back of the other, cleaning between the fingers as you go. Repeat with the other hand.

Rub your palms together, as well as the back of your fingers against your palms.

When you can’t wash your hands, hand sanitisers, will help.

A Useful Message from Dr Tim one of our Kangaroo Island Doctors

Fomites.

One of my favourite words from medical school and also an important one to be aware of in the COVID19 pandemic

It now seems inevitable that most (estimates suggest 60-70%) of us will catch coronavirus in next 22 months…for the vast majority of us this will be a mild disease – especially children. Projections are that around 80% of those affected will have a mild disease, which confines them to home but doesn’t require a visit to the doctor or hospitalisation (important note – antibiotics won’t work on viruses!)

A further 10-15% (the numbers are fuzzy) will experience severe symptoms which may require hospitalisation – from needing some supplemental oxygen via mask, through to full-blown intensive care including intubation and ventilation. Outcomes for the latter are grim. Particularly for the elderly, or those with comorbidities (heart or lung conditions especially) this could be life-limiting.

Whilst the reported mortality is low compared with some other diseases….around 2% – the sheer numbers affected in countries such as Italy and Iran means that hospital systems – even in developed countries (and Lombardy had an excellent heath system) will soon be overwhelmed UNLESS you take steps to minimise exposure and spread.

So what does this have to do with fomites?

Well, you should be aware by now (despite the dearth of consistent media messages from Govt) to practice social distancing of 2m or so from folk when you are out and about….to practice cough etiquette (cover your nose and mouth) and to wash your hands regularly (soap and water is fine, just do for at least 20 seconds).

What you may not have considered is the potential for fomites transmission.

A fomite is defined as “any inanimate object that, when contaminated with or exposed to infectious agents, can transfer disease to a new host”

Which could be…

– the hand rail on the tram, which someone has sneezed upon earlier is now a vector for disease

– the cutlery in the pot on the table at the cafe, may be a source of transmission

– door handles

– tabletops and so on

Which means – if you’re going out – start to think about fomites around you. And perhaps consider how you’ll protect yourself if/when COVID19 really kicks off (projections are a few weeks – again a little fuzzy but we’re into the DELAY phase now, not CONTAINMENT).

For me, this will mean keeping a healthy distance away from people – handwashing with soap and water – cleaning door handles, tabletops, cutlery if eating out.

If unwell, then home isolating and using phone for advice (no point going to doctor and spreading germs, just stay put and take advice). If affected and have to go out, wear a mask and for the love of God dont sneeze or cough on people!

Food for thought.

Stay healthy everyone from the Emu Ridge Team on Kangaroo Island  🙂

#eucalyptusoil #australian #teatreeoil #clovebudoil #handsanitiser #handmade

 

 

School Holiday Activities on Kangaroo Island

We like to be children friendly at Emu Ridge. Each school holidays we always organizes a range of activities for children to do while their parents have a browse around our shop. These include crosswords, word finds, making bath salts, colouring-in competitions and lots more! See below for some templates. Our kiddies corner is always popular, the little ones can enjoy toys, books, blackboards and more.

These School holidays we will be running a COLORING IN COMPETITION this will run from the 28th of March to the 27th of April. Prizes for different ages groups to be determined by the age of entries.

We will be having 2 Sessions for Making your own BATH SALTS to take home. A great memory from Kangaroo Island that is handmade by the kids, with the essence of Kangaroo Island Captured in the bottle. This will have 2 sessions. One on the 15th of April 12.30 – 2.30pm and one on the 22nd of April 12.30 – 2.30pm.


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These bright, colourful bath salts are fun and easy to make as well as smelling beautiful, whether they are mixed into your bath water or simply left open beside your bed.

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Making Bath Salts always popular every holidays

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Previous Easter Colouring-In Competition

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Making Bath Salts is lots of FUN

We also have fun outdoor activities such as hop scotch and tic-tac-toe (noughts and crosses)

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Hop Scotch fun in the warm sun

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You may all know this game as tic-tac toe, but at Emu Ridge we have sticks and stones that was hand made by Larry Turner. This lovely family from Italy enjoyed a game of good old-fashioned Tic-Tac-Toe on our new deck at Emu Ridge. Tic- Tac-Toe is a fun, traditional game that can be played by all ages.

To print off our fun Eucalyptus Crossword, Click Here

To print off our fun Eucalyptus Word Find, Click Here

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!

 
Our Emus recently enjoying the peace and tranquility of their pond!

 

 

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

 

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

Great Value Meals for all the family at the Emu Ridge Cafe on Kangaroo Island

Our Emu Ridge Cafe offers a great casual dining experience using our regions local produce. We offer breakfast, lunch and daily specials, barrister coffee and cake.  We cater for all hungry diners including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Little Ones and special dietary requirements. To complement our dining areas we offer a fully licensed bar that has a good selection of local beer, ciders, wine and soft drinks.

KANGAROO ISLAND CIDERS CELLAR DOOR

We are also the Cellar Door for the award winning Kangaroo Island Ciders, tastings are available over peak season and for group bookings tastings are available at all times.

CHILD FRIENDLY

We are child friendly. The front deck has a great play area for families with plenty to keep the children occupied, including a kids corner inside plus we have a kids menu.

PET FRIENDLY

There is also an area for those with dogs. Pets are welcome as long as the are on a lead.

PICNICKERS WELCOME

We also have an outdoor area available for picnickers who would like to bring their own.

Tailored meals are available for groups if pre booked. Add Emu Ridge to your must visit attractions on your Kangaroo Island visit!

FORTNIGHTLY SPECIALS are posted on our Cafe page or Social Media, below are the up to date menus. Plus the normal Menu and Daily Specials  also available. 

Opening hours

SUMMER MENU PLUS DAILY SPECIALS also available

Xmas Meal Deal SPECIALS

Bookings for meals are essential for larger groups, so you can choose an area that best suits you. We have three dining available. The back-deck seats 40 people. The inside dining area 30 and the front deck up to 150. Plus the outdoors picnic area with plenty of little spots around outdoors!

All areas are wheelchair accessible

  • Breakfast, Lunch and daily specials
  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments
  • Full Bar License
  • Kangaroo Island Cider Cellar Door Sales
  • BBQ facilities and sheltered eating area
  • Public and disabled toilets
  • Picnickers welcome!
  • Catering also available
  • Great venue for a function or Event

It is FREE to visit our Farmgate Retail Shop and Cafe, we also offer a complimentary DVD of the distilling process for your interest.  If you would like to see where we make our famous eucalyptus oil we offer Guided Tours in the holidays only and self-guided tours all year round. 

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