So Many Places to Visit on Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia's most popular locations noted for it's beatiful fresh air, food, produce and lifestyle.
No matter your taste, for food or adventure, Kangaroo Island offers an experience to suit everyone's desire.
This section of our website offers ideas for local trips to places often with a 30 minute drive of Sunrise on Falie at American River.
Surrounding American River are a host of options to dine out and mix with the locals if you choose not to cook at home at Sunrise on Falie. Enjoy the flavours and experiences!
For dinner. The Shed. Wanderers Rest. Mercure Lodge. KI True Thai.
Lunch. Oyster Farm Shop. Deck Cafe.
A little further out.
Frogs & Roses Cafe. Island Beehive. Clifford's Honey Farm.
Check for opening times.
The Deck Cafe - American River
0428 855 370
Next to the Wharf
Cafe located in the beautiful American River right on the wharf. Lovely view over the river as you enjoy a coffee, snack or full meal.
Serves locally caught King George Whiting and many other delicious foods. Ploughmans lunch. Home make soups and tasty dishes. Or a simpley coffee and cake as you watch the activity in the river and wharf.
KI Tru Thai
0408 848 211
148 Old Salt Lake Road
Every Thursday Night - locals from far and wide visit KI Tru Thai. It's located a very fancy shed - on a farm - with the most AMAZING atmosphere. If ever you wanted to experinece some great Aussie country hospitality - KI Tru Thai is a must.
There's live music in one corner, tables full of happy people scattered around, fires burning in barrels, and the lovely authentic Thai food cooked by Thai Chefs using local fresh Kangaroo Island produce.
No frills fun for the whole family. Bring a bottle of wine with you.
When you turn onto Old Salt Lake Road, you drive along it for about a kilometre to find the gate on your right hand side. Look for the lights in the paddock. Listen for the music. Turn in and follow the driveway down to the big shed. Say G'day to Tony and his family.
Chocol'Art & Coffee
(08) 8553 3002
51 Dauncey Street
Located 30 minutes drive from Sunrise on Falie in Kingscote, this is a delightful coffee shop - and judging by the long list of HAPPY coffee review on their Facebook page, you will love the experience.
They even roast their own Australian award winning coffee inhouse. Blends and single origin flavours are available for you to taste in shop.
Chocol'Art & Coffee surrounds you with artworks and paintings from local Kangaroo Island artists - so there's plenty to look at as you relax with a snack.
Their range of truffles (their specialty - made inhouse from local Kangaroo Island ingredients and flavours), chocolate cakes, tarts, pops, cookies, biscuits, tortes, cheesecakes + more ... are amazing. They also offer a variety of savoury choices, such as muffins, for those without a sweet tooth!
Oyster Farm Shop
(08) 8553 7122
44 Tangara Drive
The Oyster Farm Shop is the processing and packaging facility for Kangaroo Island shellfish and is the largest commercial oyster farm on Kangaroo Island, located at American River, walking distance from Sunrise on Falie.
Their oyster beds are moored in the pristine clean waters of American River. If you go sailing up toward Ballast Head, you'll pass the team caring for your oysters!
You are welcome to visit their shop to have a look, buy some fresh oysters or maybe even sit down for a tasting of their popular grilled oysters kilpatrick, sweet chilli cheese, red thai or soy and ginger.
Frogs and Roses | Cafe • Florist • Nursery
(08) 8553 9041
705 Playford Highway
A delightful place to visit. Wander around and look at all the plants in the nursery. Pick up a bunch of flowers. And their pizza's in the cafe are amazing!
Take a seat in one of the outdoor garden settings with a coffee and cake.
Organic dishes with fresh ingredients straight from their garden.
Even if it's cold outside, you can find a nook in one of their indoor garden rooms to have a bite to eat.
Very kid friendly place. Well worth the visit.
You might get a surprise when you drive through the 'Ugly Dog Transport Company' to find Frogs & Roses on the other side! :-)
The Rockpool Cafe - Stokes Bay
(08) 8559 2277
On the beachfront at Stokes Bay, The Rockpool Cafe offers a variety of delicious meals and beverage options, plus ice creams (Golden North of course) & yes they are licensed.
They also offer family friendly campsites, so you can wake up and walk straight down to the beach, wade or have a snorkel in the Rockpool or take the plunge into the waves, or a surf (if the Surf's up).
The Rockpool's menu ranges from a hot chips or wedges to their famous Seafood Cone, showcasing locally caught seafood. Classic Fish & Chips might tickle your fancy or perhaps their locally made Pate, Olive & Pita Plate?
Enjoy a glass of local wine, sit back & enjoy the superb view, take a walk on one of Kangaroo Islands most beautiful beaches, then wander back for Coffee & Cake or an Ice cream?
The Rockpool Cafe opens Friday nights for evening meals (with drink specials and tunes playing) and their Chef creates some delicious specials in addition to the every day menu.
A special place to sit, relax and watch the sun set over Stokes!
It's about an hour drive back to Sunrise on Falie @ American River - but take it easy particularly leaving Stokes, because there are hundreds of local kangaroos bouncing around!
(08) 8559 4114
804 Harriet Road
Marron – the Island's prized freshwater crayfish – doesn't come any fresher than from Andermel.
They have a restaurant overlooking their winery vines. A relaxing place to spend a couple of hours enjoying some fine food, in particular Kangaroo Island's famous Marron!
Visitors can view marron up close in the holding tanks with all the experience of seeing the range of sizes even some juveniles (babies) at times, blue marron and if you're lucky enough to see one out of water.
If you're dining in the restaurant, order your meals and wander into the Marron tanks next door for a look while your meals are prepared. Let the Andermel Staff know and they will come in and get you if your meals arrive while you're still looking.
Do some wine tasting at the same time. Two Wheeler Creek Wines are available for tasting in the Marron Shed. The winery is part of the Andermel property.
The Enchanted Fig Tree - Hannaford & Sachs
(08) 8559 2236
5997 North Coast Road
Step into a fairytale, where you dine beneath the boughs and embraced by the leaves of an ancient fig tree planted by the early settlers.
Over many years, the gnarled branches have touched the ground to grow again, forming enchanting rooms with ceilings of swaying leaves and dappled light.
This unique dining experience is seasonal from December to April, before the leaves start to fall.
Open for lunch, Wednesday to Sunday between December 1 and April 30.
OR - For a night of enchanting dining elegance, enjoy the candle-lit ambience and history of the Hannaford & Sach family's 150-year-old shearing shed. Eclectically decorated with antique furniture and chandeliers, the rustic shed is built from sugar gum trees and old corrugated iron – a true expression of pioneering architecture.
OR - their Grandfather's boat shed has become the Beach Taverna, just metres from the lapping ocean - the perfect place to watch the sun go down while enjoying local wine. Let your tastes wander with a Kangaroo Island Greek Feast, featuring the freshest local fish and Spencer Gulf prawns. The Beach Taverna is open by special appointment for sunset cocktails and casual finger food, intimate private dining.