A new eating and drinking event on Kangaroo Island


You will be tested. The sea will intimidate you. The winds will howl at you. And the cold snare of Winter will leave you shaking. Endure... Like we Islanders do. For beyond awaits a feast for gutsy at heart. Where spirits flow free. Spits turn patiently with the promise of a hearty meal. and fires roar with welcoming warmth.

Bring your coat, your beanie and boots, the fires will be lit, the stills will be full, the vintage is in the barrel, it’s time to celebrate Gutsy Kangaroo Island.

June is a time of year that Islanders love to celebrate 'Island Life', its a time to experience food & beverages a little differently. Kangaroo Island isn’t the easiest place to be a producer, but the challenge that the Island presents makes the products that much more unique.

Islanders defy the odds, always, whether that be the distance, the weather, or the isolation, to craft their product, and the stories to be told about how they achieve this, are incredible. They are bold, brave, and love to celebrate with grit their wine, spirits, cider, beer, and food culture that is built on guts and determination.

Gutsy KI 2024

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  • Immerse

    Friday 7 June, Saturday 8 June

    Experience the sensory marvel of Immerse at Kangaroo Island; a 360° cinema dome merging taste, sight, and sound. Delight in five meticulously crafted courses, each echoing the essence of Kangaroo Island - an unforgettable dining adventure.
  • The Shearing Shed

    Friday 7 June.

    On Friday night, attendees are invited to immerse themselves in an evening of country charm at The Shearing Shed at Eleanor Downs. Relish in hearty cuisine, local beverages, and delightful tunes amidst the company of wonderful friends. This event promises to be an unforgettable shindig not to be overlooked!
  • Gutsy After Party

    Friday 7 June, Saturday 8 June, Sunday 9 June.

    The Gutsy 2024 Afterparty takes place at the iconic Penneshaw Pub, where guests are invited to enjoy food and drink specials, live entertainment by local favourites, and tastings from Kangaroo Island’s top artisans. Don’t miss this chance to experience the best of Kangaroo Island this June long weekend.
  • Raise Your Glass Festival

    Saturday 8 June, Sunday 9 June.

    Celebrate Dudley Wines’ 30-year history on Kangaroo Island. Enjoy a special festival menu featuring old favourites like the famous whiting pizza and bucket o’prawns - as well as new winter warmers. Indulge in special wine tastings, live music, firepits, and wine and merchandise specials. Families can enjoy breathtaking views and warm vibes. Join for lunch or stay all day.
  • Little Island Encounter

    Saturday 8 June, Sunday 9 June.

    Savor a rustic two-course meal paired with a glass of wine. Join in as the Barrels are set ablaze, and the Springs Road crew invites you to enjoy lawn games and fireside chats after lunch.

    Saturday 8 June.

    Experience a Kangaroo Island rendition of Fawlty Towers! Delight in tapas or a three-course meal as you’re entertained by a reenactment of Fawlty Towers and captivating recitals from local
    poets. Live music by talented local artists completes the evening.

    Sunday 9 June.

    The Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network partners with the island’s newest chef, Virginia Jones of Kangaroo Island Providore, to present “Nocturnal.” This collaborative event spotlights the island’s
    unique wildlife through stunning portraits and showcases its diverse produce in an evening of live music, fine wine, and gourmet cuisine. Guests are invited to dress in cocktail attire for a glamorous experience that blends conservation with culinary excellence.
  • Gin & Tea

    Monday 10 June.

    At Emu Bay Lavender Farms, indulge in a unique high tea experience featuring tea served with a twist: infused with lavender gin. Enjoy finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with lavender
    preserve, and an array of exquisite pastries. Surrender to the charm and sophistication of this culinary journey.
    Gin & Tea

Warm fires, full bellies, live music. This is Gutsy 2024.