Indulge in handcrafted gins and exquisite wines at cellar doors. Discover wildlife at Duck Lagoon's serene surroundings. Uncover Cygnet River's wool industry heritage. Enjoy flavours, nature, and captivating history in one remarkable day.
Day oneDuck LagoonHere you may observe the birdlife on the Lagoon from the shelter of the bird hide.
You can investigate old relics from the past, or just wander on the scenic walking trail which takes you along the banks of the Lagoon and the Cygnet River.
If you are lucky you may spot Koalas in the trees.
You can camp in the council maintained tent area (register and pay on site)The Islander Estate VineyardsWelcome to the Islander Estate Vineyards world of wine.
The Islander Estate Vineyards brings together two vastly different worlds. The heritage and finesse of Bordeaux. And one of Australia’s newest and untamed wine regions - Kangaroo Island.
Renowned French winemaker Jacques Lurton fell in love with Kangaroo Island & built his ideal vineyard & winery in the stunning Kohinoor Hills.
Here he blends his two worlds to create unique, elegant, cool-climate wines that showcase the true potential of Kangaroo Island wine.
The Islander Estate Vineyards is Kangaroo Island's only Halliday 5-Star Rated Winery.
The intimate Cellar Door at Cygnet River offers personalised hosted tasting experiences. You can select your favourite wine to enjoy with a regional gourmet platter on the lawns or deck in peaceful rural surroundings.
Select some wines to enjoy on your holiday or send home. They ship Australia-wide.
The Islander Estate Vineyards Tasting Room is centrally located at Cygnet River, within minutes of Kingscote and Kangaroo Island airport.Kangaroo Island WoolKangaroo Island Wool, a pioneering South Australian company, sets a new standard in the wool industry with a focus on modern farming practices, animal husbandry, and fine merino wool production.
What truly distinguishes them is their ambitious move towards on-site, end-to-end manufacturing through a vertical wool mill, ensuring complete control over quality and sustainability from scouring to the final product.
Embracing innovation and eco-conscious practices, Kangaroo Island Wool leads the way for environmentally friendly, Australian-made, and high-quality woollen garments.
Discover the unmatched luxury of Kangaroo Island Wool, whether you seek classic knitwear or stylish accessories, embrace the warmth and style of Kangaroo Island Wool, where a passion for sustainability and fashion meet to create the ultimate in comfort and style.
Visit the retail store any time or book online to experience their captivating mill tour.Springs Road Kangaroo IslandSprings Road runs East-West across the Northern part of Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Spring Road vineyard was established in 1994 on a small sheep property about 7km west of Kingscote.
Springs Road Wines are owned and operated by Joch Bosworth and Louise Hemsley-Smith from McLaren Vale’s Battle of Bosworth wines.
Wines are 100% estate grown and hand-made from the low yielding vines which are now well over 20 years old.
The Springs Road wine label is adapted from Louis Freycinet’s 1808 map of Southern Australia ‘Terre Napoléon.’
We make small volumes of Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz blend.
Our Kangaroo Island wines are available at our cellar door (and online) located off Springs Road but accessed opposite 761 Playford Highway (just up from Frog and Roses Cafe), in Cygnet River.Kangaroo Island BreweryKangaroo Island is home to Kangaroo Island brewery, and is the first cellar door microbrewery on Kangaroo Island. Nestled a short distance from the main town on the island, Kingscote, it is a haven for craft beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike. Spread across a sprawling 20-acre property, the brewery offers ample space for children to play freely, while couples or groups of friends can seek out a tranquil nook in the paddock, on the deck or a spot inside.Kangaroo Island SpiritsKangaroo Island Spirits (KIS) is South Australia's first boutique distillery and was established in 2006. Kangaroo Island Spirits produce a range of high-quality liqueurs and spirits, emphasising local and native ingredients.
While Gin is our passion, we also produce a variety of liqueurs and vodkas and have just commenced our world-class whisky program. All the products are handmade in small batches using hand-crafted copper pot stills. Our products have received international awards in London, New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. Products are available online and in discerning local restaurants and outlets. (See website for more details).
Our cellar door is open seven days, from 10.30 am to 5:30 pm (excluding Good Friday and Christmas Day).
We also offer a range of highly curated experiences, including Premium Guided Tastings, Cocktail Masterclasses and a very popular Gin Blending Master Class.Exceptional Kangaroo Island E-BikesExceptional Kangaroo Island has recently launched a new electric bike (e-bike) circuit through the Cygnet Valley, exploring a range of landscapes, wildlife habitat, heritage, a large scale conservation initiative and some great local food and wine. Stops include tastings at The Islander Estate Vineyards' tasting room and Kangaroo Island Spirits distillery.
That's a wrapExplore Duck Lagoon, a haven for waterbirds and bushland birds, while keeping an eye out for koalas nestled in gums above. Discover the remnants of an old eucalyptus distillery and soak in the region's growing micro-industries. Enjoy the charm of this historic rural region.
Places to graze around Cygnet River
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