There is so much to do and see on KI, so we have put together a number of suggested itineraries to help you to ensure you don’t miss out on the best parts! Of course we recommend you visit Snellings Beach and view the local wildlife, but there is so much fresh produce about that you really shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit a number of local restaurants and producers.
Take an early morning walk across the grassy hills to look down over the meandering Middle river. There are no fences between any properties so you can wander along the top of the hills. After breakfast pack the beach things and head down for morning on Snelling Beach as the beach is usually best in the mornings. If fishing interests you then you can throw in a fishing line off the beach or in the river and you may be lucky. Walk to the end of the beach to see the opening of Middle river.
Feeling hungry? Have a peep in the Hannafords’ beach shack which is part of Life-Time Private Retreats. They offer a great range of hampers and other dining options for any size crowd. For a night of enchanting private dining elegance, enjoy the candle lit ambiance and history of their 150-year-old shearing shed. The Shearing Shed is nestled in the valley below us. Dinner can be had there by prior arrangement.arrangement. Phone +61 885592248.
The white house at the end of the beach is the Cliff House in their portfolio. You can catch a glimpse of their other property the SKY HOUSE when at the house. It is a rammed earth Moroccan like house up at our level over to the left when sitting on the verandah This is where some of the 2012 MasterChef series was filmed.
After lunch head off in the car for a trip south to Seal Bay an hour away and Little Sahara and have a look at Vivonne Bay.
After an early morning swim head off for a look at the Flinders Chase National Park [about an hours drive to the park entrance a further 30mins down to the coast to see the Remarkable Rocks and Admiralty arch where there is a wonderfull, but smelly seal colony. It may be cold and blustery down on the south coast.
Head home again and stop off at Western River cove for an afternoon swim. It’s usually nice and sheltered.
An alternative would be a visit to Stokes Bay which is about 20 mins east on North Coast Rd for a swim and lunch at the rustic but excellent Rockpool Café – open Tues –Sun 11-5pm all year except June – August. Ph0ne +61 885592277
Make time to visit the park in the afternoon.
Perhaps a day of rest enjoying the beaches, or a visit to Cape Borda Light house which is about 3-4 hrs return
Other things to do nearby include
– Stokes Bay Bush Garden
– Paul’s Place [for the children] – Andermel Marron Farm and winery…See the food and wine guide to the island for other wineries as well Birds Of Prey Presentation which is fantastic. Phone 08 8559 5108
– Clifford’s Honey Farm
– Island Sheep Dairy
– Rare Breeds Farm in Stokes Bay
A trip into town for supplies, don’t forget to get a crayfish at Fergusons which is located on the left-hand side at 48 Kohinoor Rd Kingscote – ph 0883468764 or 0418819403. If the season is right ask to see the Giant King Crabs in the holding tanks as they are unblievable.
Good fresh seafood is available at K.I Seafood next to the Caltex service station. They serve great fish and chips too at 26 Telegraph Rd Kingscote. Phone (08) 8553 0177
Take a drive to Antechamber Bay and Cape Willoughby Lighthouse
And enjoy a lovely lunch at Dudley winery as you sip on Dudley Bubbly and be swept away by the stunning views.