Kangaroo Island Challenging times ahead, recovery begins!


Just a quick hello as we know many of you have been concerned for us all on Kangaroo Island. The drought and then the fires! We certainly have been faced with a challenging time over the past few months.

For those unaware we thought we would give you an update on what’s been happening. We have recently had a devastating bushfire that burnt half of our beautiful island.

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

Kangaroo Island is hurting but we are all 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.

Below is some news from us on Kangaroo Island

Kind regards Larry, Bev & Staff

Kangaroo Island Bushfires

Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the devastating bushfires. 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.

There is a long road ahead for our community including the main 2 industries on KI – Agriculture and Tourism.

See more about the fires and how you can help

We have had Rain!

On the 31st of January we had a lovely rain, about 60ml in our area. I took this video of our emus having a dip, they were so excited. Their pond had been dry for over a year! It happened to go viral, so they are now the famous Emus from Emu Ridge!

See the Video here

Great Time for a Holiday!

To help us heal and rebuild our community there are some great deals on offer if you are wanting to visit us! The South Australian Government has launched the #bookthemout Campaign. All pathways to us, the ferries KI Connect, Sealink & Qantas and many of us have special deals to entice you to visit our beautiful Island. To help us out!

See more here

Maine Beach Eucalyptus Range is being Discontinued!

**STOP PRESS** Maine Beach Eucalyptus Bodycare Range to be discontinued! It is regret that the Company that makes our Eucalyptus Body care range has decided it’s had its time! If you love this range stock up now while you can!

See Why Here


With continual fire ban days in December and the fires in January we have been very hesitant to make our eucalyptus oil as it is a fire underneath the still. But we are happy to say that Larry and our son Tristan are back doing 2 cooks a day to catch up. It’s the new growth from Spring that gives the best oil yields.
Distilling process here

The Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee Eucalyptus Oil

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We have been producing our 100% Pure Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil since 1991. With a multitude of uses, Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial and antifungal, removes oil based stains and sticky things. It’s a penetrating oil as well as having medicinal properties. Therefore it’s an ideal natural product for in and around the house, for the body and in the workshop.
Thanks again for the love and support we have received during this challenging time. If your wanting to help in any way the best way right now is to purchase some thing from us from our online shop or of course come and visit.

Warm regards Bev, Larry & our team at Emu Ridge



Hi again so soon!

We just had to let you know a few things and they cant wait!

Below you’ll see what’s been happening at Emu Ridge. News about the Bodycare Range and if you still need gifts here is your chance to be able to buy your favorite items, we’ve decided to do the 15% OFF EVERYTHING for those that missed out last time, just in time for Christmas!

As always, we thank all our customers for supporting our family-owned business and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season!

Happy reading,

Bev, Larry and the Emu Ridge Team

Once again for all our loyal customers, we would like to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING! Just incase you missed out on our last SPECIAL and still have gifts to get or top up on your favourite oils or creams.

Just use coupon code xmas19 at the cart page before it expires on 13/12/19.

Benign Brain Tumor

For those that know me I am recovering from brain surgery. I had a benign brain tumor that has been monitored for the last 10 years. Unfortunately it grew too close to my brain-stem and had to be removed. For those interested in my journey of an Acoustic Neroma click on this link. I’m enjoying my time at home but missing work alot, & looking forward to being back soon. ~Bev~

Maine Beach Eucalyptus Range is being Discontinued!

**STOP PRESS** Maine Beach Eucalyptus Bodycare Range to be discontinued! It is regret that the Company that makes our Eucalyptus Body care range has decided, its had its time! If you love this range stock up now while you can!

KI Ciders Win Australia’s Best Traditional Cider 2019

We congratulate Graham and Mary Jones for Winning the “Best Traditional Cider” at the 2019 Australian Cider Awards with their Kangaroo Island Colony Cove 2018 Draught Cider
See more here
Whats been happening on Kangaroo Island
Darry Fraser Kangaroo Island Author launches her latest book the “Good Woman or Renmark” read more here.

Bickford’s purchases historic Kingscote Police Station for its Distillery and Microbrewery read more here.

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari win back to back gold at the SA Tourism Awards for best Tour and Transport Operator in SA read more here.

SeaLink celebrate their 30th birthday this year read more here.

Hottest November Day, Kingscote and Parndana break records read more here.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter.

Warmest greetings for this festive season and best wishes for Happiness in the New Year.

From Larry Bev and the Emu Ridge Team


Hello to all our wonderful customers!

What a busy few months it has been for Emu Ridge…..

Lots of renovations, new Point of Sale / Inventory system, new staff plus so much more and – on top of all that – being advised that we are a finalist in this year’s South Australian Tourism Awards!

Below you’ll see what’s been happening at Emu Ridge plus be able to buy your favorite items in our amazing sale of 15% OFF EVERYTHING – just in time for Christmas!

As always, we thank all our customers for supporting our family-owned business and wish everyone a safe and happy festive season!

Happy reading,

Bev, Larry and the Emu Ridge Team



We are proud to be finalist in this year’s South Australian Tourism Awards!

We look forward to the Gala Dinner on the 8th November where the winners will be announced and wish all fellow Kangaroo Island businesses all the best. Follow the link below for more information.

Read More Here →


Once again for all our wonderful customers, we would like to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Perfect time to get in early for Xmas gifts or top up on your favourite oils or creams.

Just use coupon code xmas19 at the cart page before it expires on 4/11/19.



Renovations at Emu Ridge

It has been a busy winter at Emu Ridge with lots of renovations happening all around the shop. Check out what has changed!
See it all here →


Welcome to our new chef Lewis!

We are excited to have Lewis from the UK taking over our cafe and bringing delicious new food to our menu. His new menu starts 4th November with different specials every week. Find out the first new specials here.
Find more here →


Check out this handy blog to clean shoes or handbags!


Emu Ridge On The Road

Emu Ridge has been out and about at various shows around the state. We have recently been at Paskeville Field Days on Yorke Peninsula, Melrose and Jamestown Shows. See what happened when we were there.
See what we got up to →


Thank you very much for taking the time to read our newsletter and we wish to hear from you in the future!

Have a lovely, safe and fun Festive Season and New Year!

From the Emu Ridge Team

July 2019 Newsletter – 15% OFF!

Hi Bev,

Thanks for supporting our family owned Business.

We would like to offer you 15% Discount on any of our products for 1 week only!

Below is some info on what’s been happening on Kangaroo Island and Emu Ridge and some hints, tips and recipes for you.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.

Happy reading,
Bev, Larry and Staff

Upgrading our Life & Business

Larry and I are proud of what we have achieved since our inception in 1991. We love what we do, but there comes a time when you realise you’re getting older and it’s time for some changes! It’s time to make life easier for us, our family and our staff! Check out what we have been up to here …

Mid Year Sale 15% Off Everything

We are excited to offer 15% OFF EVERYTHING. SPECIAL for 1 week only to all our wonderful customers. Use coupon code roo15 at checkout. See more…

Meet the Makers of our Natural Products

Meet Bob and Sandra, this lovely couple make our range of natural products. We love the expertise and dedication that they put into producing our products for us. It’s a pleasure to work with and have them as part of our team that makes our products great quality, unique, natural and handmade with love! See more..


All Natural Vapour Rub

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A decongestant for colds and flu. Just massage into the chest area,  between the shoulder blades & on your feet. Also great for sinus relief and much more. You can even make your own with this great RECIPE HERE …

Eucalyptus & Honey Sweets

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SORE THROAT? Our Eucalyptus and Honey Drops are very popular. They are great to have anytime, and very handy for a sore throat or annoying cough. You can even make your own with this RECIPE HERE …

Whats Happening at Emu Ridge

*HALL OF FAME* We are thrilled to announce that we have been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for receiving a Certificate of Excellence Award 5 years running. See more …

We Celebrated 28 years in Business in April. See more …

Our French Canadian Students worked with us for their Tourism internships this year! See more …

Kangaroo Island News

New species of fossil. A King Trilobite found on Kangaroo Island! It’s about 500 million years old, and is the largest Cambrian one discovered in Australia. See more…

Kangaroo Island Spirits win Double Gold in international SIP Awards! See more…

The Cactus Cafe in Kingscote has made it to the Good Weekend magazine’s inaugural 52 Best Brunches list see more

Emu Bay Lavender Larry’s sister Sophie and niece Eliza recently made us proud receiving an award See more …

You can see all these stories and more if you follow Stan Gorton from The Islander. Stan is doing a terrific job keeping us up to date with whats happening on KI.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter and thanks again for your support.

Bev, Larry & team!

January 2019 Newsletter – HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Our Eucalyptus Distilling and Tourist Season has started off very well for 2019.  Our Summer so far has been very dry and very hot!

We have two new staff members Lina and Mikaelah, both newcomers to the Island and settling in well to Island life. Lina can speak Spanish, which is very handy.

We appreciate your support of our family owned Australian business.

Warm regards Larry, Bev and our team at Emu Ridge

 Amazing  Special!

It’s Back!! Don’t miss this amazing SPECIAL on the Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus DUO PACK.  It includes Hand and Nail Cream 100ml and Body Mousse 150ml was $44.95 now ONLY $25.00. A great gift anytime! These products purchased separately are $25.95 EACH! Its a bargain! Stock up on this years Gifts. We believe this SPECIAL will never be repeated! Only while stocks last

As a thank you to our customers for supporting us we would like to offer 10% off all our products*. Now is the time to stock up on this years gifts and don’t forget yourself! Do you have a gift for that special someone? Valentine’s Day is coming up soon, February the 14th! Just use the coupon code Love10 on the cart page before 13/2/19. We have heaps of great gift ideas at Emu Ridge  we are happy to make up a hamper just for you. Gift Vouchers are always a great option to.


This really is the best floor cleaner around, a teaspoon of Kangaroo Island Eucalyptus oil and warm water. Its all we use at Emu Ridge and at home.  Its great for any floors, no streaks, de-greaser, keeps away insects, kills bacteria and smells so fresh and clean. Clean the natural way it’s better for the environment and yourself. Read more about Eucalyptus Oil

Kangaroo Islands busiest ever Cruise Ship season has began.

Image courtesy: Peter Bassett

Image courtesy: Peter Bassett

Each year the Cruise Ships coming to KI have increased, this season there will be 28. It really does boost our economy on these days and its all hands on deck at Emu Ridge that’s for sure! See more about the Cruise Ships see this link.

We couldn’t be prouder of our team at Emu Ridge. Our Xmas party this year was a casual family one held at Emu Ridge. Delicious catering was by Lucy’s KI Kitchen. Its always great to get everyone together. See this link for our Xmas album. We also had 2 lovely girls from Finland working with us this season, see what they got up to on this link. What an experience!

This beautiful photo was taken by Nikki Redman Photography on Kangaroo Island.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read our Newsletter. Some new developments are in the pipeline! So keep an eye out for the next one. This link will take you to our Blog with great hints, tips and recipes where you can keep up with what we are up to at Emu Ridge.

Cheers from Larry, Bev & the Emu Ridge team.

December 2018 Newsletter – HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON!

The Emu Ridge Team would like to wish all our loyal customers a Happy and Safe Festive Season! 

Hand Cream SALE

For a limited time we are offering this popular travel size 50ml Hand Cream at a special price! Perfect gift just in time for Christmas or just for yourself.

Our Eucalyptus distilling season began on the 1st of December. Larrys new still is impressive and time saving. The process has changed a little bit but the overall concept remains the same which is Steam Distillation. See the NEW STILL IN ACTION HERE!

As a gift of our appreciation we are offering everyone 10% OFF* all our products. Use coupon code xmas18 on the ‘cart’ page.  *excludes specials

Still Looking for Gift Ideas?

We offer gift vouchers that you can use in our store or online. And did you know we can make a hamper, gift basket or pack with your choice of products for that special someone? Contact us to arrange that perfect gift and we can gift wrap and even post it to them for you!

Please note the dates below are recommendations for you to place your order by if you want it to arrive before Christmas:

Australian Parcels need to be placed  by 12pm AEST on 10/12/18.
International Parcels need to be placed by 12pm AEST on 12/12/18

Thanks for reading, we look forward to keeping you informed with whats happening at Emu Ridge.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season full of love and a healthy and happy 2019.

Cheers from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge team.

Emu Ridge Spring Newsletter Oct 2018

Hi from the Emu Ridge team. Spring is here and our Kangaroo Island Narrow Leaf Mallee is in full flower, just gorgeous!
We have had a very dry winter this year, and are waiting for some nice new growth on our trees before we start our eucalyptus distilling season.
Exciting times ahead as Larry has completed his new still, see below!
We thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge staff.

We are super excited to have this AMAZING SPECIAL available for one last time. The Duo Pack was $49.95, now only $20.00 and you receive a 100ml Hand Cream & 150ml Body Mousse, they individually retail for $25.95 each! Exclusive to Emu Ridge and only till stocks run out. So get in quick as they’ve been running off the selves.

Kangaroo Island Fresh Water Marron

We have added Kangaroo Island fresh water Marron to our Emu Ridge Café menu. It’s a great bush food in keeping with our business. It’s indigenous to Australia and sustainable farming of our natural resources, just like our eucalyptus oil!
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.

Larry has finished engineering his new still! Just in time for our season which runs through Summer. The process has changed making the process much less labor intensive, but the overall concept remains the same which is Steam Distillation. Click below to see the videos and blog of how it works now!

We have had the pleasure of caring for these gorgeous new orphans this season, meet Wallaby Eucy, Kangaroos Leo and Bambi.

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 and reception on our Emu Ridge farm. 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.

Bev and Coralie from Rustic Bluewere recently at the Melrose & Jamestown Show Farm Fair in the Flinders Ranges. It’s always great to showcase Kangaroo Island, our Eucalyptus oil and other natural products. Coralie had an extensive range of the Kangaroo Island Woolthat was highly praised and promoted by Catriona Rowntree who is the Australian Wool Innovation Ambassador. Thanks to those that visited, it was lovely to meet you all!

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 ❤

As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting us we would like to offer 10% Discount on any of our online products (*excluding sale items).  We have a wide range of gift ideas so stock up on this great offer. Xmas may still be a couple of months away but it’s best to get in early! Just pop in the code EARLYBIRD in the coupon part of the cart or checkout page before it ends on the 31/10/18!

Thanks for reading best regards Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge team!






This newsletter is to firstly let our customers know that we really value your support of our family owned Business. As a thank you for being one of our valued customers we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our products.

Below is some info on what’s been happening on Kangaroo Island and Emu Ridge and some hints, tips and recipes for you.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.

Happy reading,
Bev, Larry and Staff



We are very pleased to offer this great special as a thank you to our loyal customers! 15% OFF EVERYTHING for 1 week only, so get in quick before it ends on the 19/7/18. Click here or below to take advantage of this great offer! Make sure you use Coupon Code emu15 at the checkout to receive your discount.



Emu Ridge are WINNERS!

The annual Kangaroo Island Food, Wine & Tourism Awards were recently held at the Award Winning Dudley Wines Cellar Door. We are very proud to have won Best Farm Gate Experience 2018 for the third year in a row! Thanks to SeaLink for sponsoring the award and all our wonderful staff that are a big part of what makes our business success! Click here for more pics and info on the other winners from the night.



New Eco Friendly Products
Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars are   making a comeback. They are much   better for the environment and fantastic   for travelling. No more plastic bottles     and they actually last a lot longer! Click   here to our blog with plenty more info.   Don’t forget you can get 15% off these   new products too!


What’s Been Happening At Emu Ridge?


Back Deck

Tristan has been busy during the quiet season out on the back deck. He’s been sanding & re-varnishing our tables & cafe chairs and even the deck floor has been sanded and oiled. It looks great, all refreshed ready for the  visitors and locals to enjoy some food and drinks with our local Kangaroos. View our blog to see the transformation.



DIY Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid

It’s Winter here and we’re all wearing our warm woollen clothes. We would like to share this recipe with you. It’s gentle when Washing woollens and great for normal washing to. Perfect for front and top loaders as it doesn’t suds. We do sell this product but unfortunately freight makes it too costly to post. It’s biodegradable and economical! Click here for more info.


DIY Reed Diffuser

We sell this refreshing  fragranced Reed Diffuser by Maine Beach. It is infused with native lemon myrtle, wild orange, our eucalyptus & jasmine. It’s paraben, sulphate, colour and mineral oil free.

What happens when it runs out? We have the perfect DIY recipe to refill them. Click below and this will take you to our DIY Reed Diffuser recipe or if you’d like to buy this one just click here.



100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil

Our 100% Pure Eucalyptus oil is perfect for winter. Don’t forget you can use it for coughs, colds, as a decongestant and for disinfecting. Plus so much more, see below for all the other wonderful uses.

All Natural Lip Balm

DRY LIPS? Our all natural lip balm is just what you need. Our lip balm has Eucalyptus, Emu oil and Beeswax which are great for chapped, dry lips and it even helps keep cold sores away!


Here’s some news on what’s new on Kangaroo Island. We have a brand new state of the art airport, this link will take you to the official opening.

We have a new 5 day Wilderness Walking Trail in some beautiful areas of the Flinders Chase National Park, you can do sections at a time.

Penneshaw has a lovely Sculpture Walking Trail recently completed, due to the hard work of the Penneshaw progress group.

Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter and thanks again for your support.

Bev, Larry & team!



Emu Ridge Eucalyptus
PO Box 299, Kingscote, SA 5223





As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting our family owned Business, we would like to offer 15% Discount on any of our Emu Ridge products. So stock up on this great offer it ends on the 19th of July 2018.

Just pop emu15 in the Coupon Code at checkout to receive your discount! Shop link.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.

Larry Bev and Staff


Did you know we have a Testimony or Review page?

If you interested in seeing what our customers are saying about our products and services? Click here.

We love to hear back from our customers. Nothing pleases us more than to hear the ways that our products have helped and what our customers think. Since our inception in 1991 we are proud to have earned a reputation of producing excellent quality pure natural Australian made and produced products on beautiful Kangaroo Island.

A very big “thank you” to those that have taken the time to share their experience about Emu Ridge or our products we really appreciate it. We would love to hear from you to.

Thanks again Larry, Bev & staff




Mother’s Day Newsletter 2018

Hi from Emu Ridge and beautiful Kangaroo Island.

Autumn is here and we continue to have beautiful weather. We are all hoping some rain arrives soon as it has been extremely dry.

Larry is working on a new still and we will be excited to reveal the changes in the next newsletter.

On the 8th of April we were  proud to have recently celebrated Emu Ridges 27th Birthday, time certainly flies.

We thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards from Larry, Bev and the Emu Ridge staff.

Cover Photo – While volunteering her time on Kangaroo Island at the Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil distillery UK artist Laura Hepworth designed this beautiful pastel for Bev and Larry Turner the owners.
The Superb Fairy-Wren is voted Australia’s favourite bird, Malurus cyaneus – Maluridae.

We are super excited to have this AMAZING SPECIAL available for Mother’s Day! The Duo Pack Was $39.95, now only $20.00 and you receive a Hand Cream & Body Mousse which individually retail for $25.95 each! You won’t find a special like this anywhere else and is only till stocks run out. So get in quick as they’ve been running off the selves.

Phil Lacey was recently featured on Landline ABC. He manufactures our Emu oil. It was a great program which highlighted Emu Farming and it’s sustainability as well as all the wonderful uses for the oil. You can view the story hereand of course we’ve got plenty of information on the oil here on our blog. With only 12 Emu Farms in Australia make sure you purchase 100% pure Australian Emu Oil for the best quality.

This is a great activity for those of you with children looking for something to do in the School Holidays, make some for Mothers Day, add a few of your favorite flower petals!

With Winter nearly here, the cold & flu season arrives as well! These DIY shower discs will unblock any stuffy nose without the use of harsh chemicals. Just place them in the bottom of your shower. They are great to pop in the toilet to! You’ll find the full recipe here.
We cannot forget our popular Vapor Rub Eucalyptus Sweets which we stock in our shop & online.

What’s Been Happening At Emu Ridge?

UPDATE on Emu’s & Wallaby’s

Our Emu’s have grown so much over the last 7 months as you can see in the picture. They are still curious as ever and even enjoy some play time with Chopper our Kelpie/Border Collie dog.

Our Orphaned Tammar Wallaby’s

It was time to say goodbye to our orphaned Wallaby’s that Bev hand reared this season. We always release our orphans onto our farm so they can live free without any restrictions. Its always a happy sad day. Wallaby’s are quite different to Kangaroos and Possums, they have very strong wild instincts, so once released you don’t really see them again. However, Alina the youngest of the four is still living around our shop.

Kapunda Farm Fair 2018

Bev and Coralie from Rustic Blue were just recently at the Kapunda Farm Fair near the Barossa Valley. It was a great opportunity to showcase our great products such as Eucalyptus, Emu, Tea Tree oils, KI Honey, Soaps and other wonderful natural products. It was pretty good weather and thanks to everyone for visiting our stall, it was lovely to meet you all!

Kangaroo Island Wool

We are excited to stock the new  range of Kangaroo Island Merino & New Zealand Possum fur  garments.
“Merino Possum is 55% warmer than wool alone. Its lightweight seamless and easy to care for. Feels divine, so soft, No pill and zero itch.” – Kangaroo Island Wool
Shop online here and use the code EMU-RIDGE to get FREE worldwide shipping!

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