Kangaroo Island things to do and see near Emu Ridge.

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If your planning to visit our area around Emu Ridge there are some hidden gems away from the hustle and bustle of the main attractions you may not know about. You will defiantly need 2 days just for this. Here are some ideas for you.:

Bayeria National Park – Short walk through the native bushland of our area.

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus oil Distillery – Tours and our own natural products and local produce

Emu Ridge Café for Breakfast or Lunch

Kangaroo Island Ciders Cellar Door Tasting & Sales

Cliffords Honey Farm – Honey and local produce and their famous honey icecream!

D’Estree Bay – beautiful scenery, beaches, swimming, fishing, walks, surfing, camping toilets and shelter shed don’t forget to see the Ospreys nest!

D’Estrees Bakery – Sour Dough Breads sold at Emu Ridge Cafe

Murray Lagoon – Walks, Scenery, Camping, toilets & shelter shed

Minoil Beach – Great for beach comers and swimming with small children

The real Redbanks – Fantastic Scenery and Sunsets

Cape Ganthaume National Park – Great scenery flora, fauna and hikes, if you do long hikes the seal slide is one of the islands best-kept secrets if you have the time.


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Cape Ganthaume National Park – South coast on Kangaroo Island.

D’Estrees Bay overlooks the body of water known as the Southern Ocean and by international authorities as the Great Australian Bight. The beaches here offer some spectacular scenery

D’estrees Bay has six large campsites offering a great camping experience with toilet and picnic shelter.

Named after a French noble family by French explorer Nicolas Baudin, D’Estrees Bay sits on the south coast of Kangaroo Island and extends from Point Tinline north to Point Reynolds. The bay dates back to the early whaling industry and today is home to a sandy public beach. D’Estrees Bay sits on the south coast of Kangaroo Island and extends from Point Tinline north to Point Reynolds.



D’Estrees Bay offers surfers a beautiful surf with a spectacular sunrise and sunsets. The break is located at the southern end of the D’Estrees Bay in a horseshoe-shaped cove known as the Sewer.

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Fishing is popular here by boat or on the land, popular catches are, Whiting, Flathead, Trevally, and Mullet.

The area also has a rich history including shipwrecks, whaling, farming, and conservation.

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Osprey nest Wreckers Beach DeEstrees Bay Image Bobby Lou Photography

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Osprey nest Wreckers Beach DeEstrees Bay Image Bobby Lou Photography


Camping, bird watching, hiking, and trekking are all things that visitors can enjoy doing at D’Estrees Bay there are hikes suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It is a popular area of the island for nature lovers and those that like to spend time outdoors. Hiking can be enjoyed for a day or over numerous days and walkers will have the chance to spot many varieties of flora and fauna.

The self-guided drive along D’Estrees Bay Road allows the visitor to discover the natural and cultural significance of the area. Designated points of interest along the 8km drive are marked with a silhouette of an osprey bird.


E’Estrees Bay and Cape Gantheaume coastline

Emu Ridge Cafe

Our Emu Ridge Café offers a great casual dining experience using our region’s local produce. Nestled in the bush and just 15 minutes from Kingscote and American River we are in a great position to enjoy a quiet breakfast to start your day. We offer breakfast, Lunch and snacks in-between. We are open from  9am to 4pm for meals all day, locally roasted barista coffee and cakes. We cater to all hungry diners including Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free and special dietary requirements. To complement our dining areas we offer a fully licensed bar that has a good selection of local beer, ciders and wine. Food and Drinks are also available for takeaway.

Kangaroo Island Ciders

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Kangaroo Island Cider Tasting Paddle

Graham & Mary Jones planted an apple orchard on their Kangaroo Island property in 2004.

Since then they have continued to plant over 30 different varieties of cider & dessert apples, with more than 600 trees to select from when making the range of hand-crafted multi-award-winning Ciders & Sparkling Juices.

You can taste and purchase the Cider at the Emu Ridge Cafe, the Cellar Door for this award winning cider.

The cider is made by Graham Jones who has an extensive history of beverage production as an Associate Professor of Oenology at the University of Adelaide and as a distiller.

Clifford’s Honey Farm

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Clifford Honey Farm Family

Clifford’s Honey Farm is a family-owned and operated business just like ours.

No visit is complete without tasting Jenny’s famous honey ice-cream.

Founded in 1993 the Cliffords have a great range of Honey and honey products,

Visitors to the farm-gate store will find a selection of our quality honey and a range of products from other artisan Kangaroo Island producers, including value added honey products made by Dave and Jenny’s daughters and their husbands.  Bev and Tony Nolan’s range of Latitude 36 dressings and chutneys.  And Sharon and Greg Simon’s Drunken Drone Honey wheat ale. Visitors learn about bee-keeping and the unique Ligurian bee only found on Kangaroo Island.


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This walk is a delightful short stroll through Kangaroo Island Narrow-leaved Mallee the tree we produce our eucalyptus oil from, with broombush understorey. Beyeria Conservation Park was named after the endemic Turpentine Bush, Beyeria subtecta. The walk has twenty interpretive signs along the way highlighting ‘The Many Faces of Mallee Scrub’. This is approximately a 30 minute, 1.5km walk.


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