After getting my rental car I spent the next day driving around Kangaroo Island.
First stop: Emu Bay
You may be pleased to know that since this is an extremely safe beach, I went for a very quick little swim.
And then spent the rest of the day with dried salt falling off of me.
Stop 2: The Lavender Farm
Might I just say that this is one of the best smelling places I have ever been. It’s close enough to the beach to have a sea breeze, and additionally, all the plants were in bloom.
Stop 3: Distillery
The Kangaroo Island Distillery was the next stop, and home to some truly remarkable gin, liquor, and most importantly affogatos.
Yes, there is homemade ice cream with the leftover walnuts from their honey walnut liquour. They then drizzle the mentioned beverage over the ice cream and serve it with a shot of espresso.
It was marvelous.
Next stop: Sheep dairy farm
They make all their own yoghurt, cheese, and spreads. For a small price you can taste them all. Which, obviously, I had to do.
Stop 5: A bee farm.
Have I mentioned yet how much I love bees? I think they are just the cutest insects.
Anyway, I had to pay them a visit.
Stop 6: Wine Tasting! (it was a very busy day, I’ll have you know)
The current vintage they were tasting was ten years old, and had enough tannin to make your taste buds stand on end.
It was very interesting.
Kangaroo Island is the youngest growing region in the area, and they seem to be very much growing right now. I will enjoy seeing where these wines are headed in the coming years.