Immerse yourself in history at the Soldier Settler Museum, get up close with wildlife at Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, and savour delicious marron at The Marron Farm.
Day oneKangaroo Island Wildlife Park and AquariumThe Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park is a must see destination on Kangaroo Island. It is located three kilometres past Parndana in the centre of Kangaroo Island, South Australia.
Set over 50 acres and home to over 500 animals, visitors can spend time with some of Australia's unique wildlife in a fun, educational environment. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, get up close and cuddle koalas, see penguins play, hold wombats, and view our diverse range of cassowaries, dingoes, reptiles, birds, echidnas, aquariums and much more.
Join in at their daily talks and displays where you can see and hear about some of their animals up close and have the chance to pat and interact with them.
Have lunch in their cafe, grab a coffee or ice-cream, relax and listen to the birds chatter. It is a fun day out for visitors of all ages!Lunch at Davo's DeliDavo's Deli on Kangaroo Island is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your needs. Providing local Post Office and Fuel Station services alongside a wide range of take-away food and top-up grocery items, this deli truly has it all.
Whether you're in a hurry and need a quick snack or looking to stock up on essentials for your stay on the island, Davo's Deli has got you covered. Indulge in a variety of delicious take-away options, such as sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and pastries, or take your pick from the selection of fresh produce and pantry staples available in-store and sourced quality meats from the local butcher.Parndana Soldier Settlement MuseumThe Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum is a modern historical display telling the stories of the development of the soldier settlement scheme in the early 1950s.
A short stop will give you a snapshot of the lives of the settler's. Tales of logging, chaining, dozing and lavvy lane will capture your imagination. In an era before 240 volt power, good roads and telephones, the innovation and humour shown by this generation is a delight.
The hall was built by the Returned Services League and dedicated as a memorial to Soldier Settlement, the building now contains memorabilia, photographs and stories relating to the development of Parndana and surrounding districts. The museum tells of how the land was cleared and improved for farming. The stories tell of their experiences, hardships, fellowship and humour that saw them successfully reshape their lives and build a community to be proud of.The Marron Cafe at the AndermelAndermel Farm is one of the biggest Marron farm on Kangaroo Island and is home to Marron Cafe and Two Wheeler Creek Wines - and we're open to the public all year around.
We offer the freshest, farm-to-plate Marron experience. The marron is prepared by each order so you know that your getting freshest possible meal.
Viewing and photo opportunities available when taking our Marron Tour. Our friendly staff will tell the interesting facts about the introduction of marron to Kangaroo Island, and the history of our farm.
View our Facebook page to book a table and a free tour.Australian Red Gum GalleryNestled in the heart of Kangaroo Island, discover the unique artistry and natural beauty of Kangaroo Island at the Australian Red Gum Gallery. Here, artist Jon Gloyne breathes new life into the relics of the giant Red Gum trees that once flourished on the island's western end. Hand-turning each piece, he creates a stunning range of high-quality products that are both beautiful and useful. From pepper and salt mills to salad bowls, fruit platters, clocks, and barometers, there's something for everyone to admire.
Experience a truly immersive stay at Roo Lagoon Homestead where you can spend your day observing and learning the skillful techniques of Jonny. With the option to stay onsite, you'll have the opportunity to witness firsthand the mastery of Jonny's craft.
The Australian Red Gum Gallery typically operates from 10am to 4pm, six days a week. However, it is recommended to make an appointment and contact them prior to your visit.
That's a wrapFrom the historical landmarks to encounters with wildlife and visits to local farms, you've experienced firsthand the vibrant agricultural heartbeat that fuels this remarkable town.
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