Wild Weather Activity Ideas


If the weather is wild you can still have a great time!  It’s worth noting that the weather on one side of the Island is likely to be quite different from the other, so check out weatherzone (Kingscote, Penneshaw & Cape Borda) and maybe plan your day’s activities around the most suitable weather.  But regardless, don’t let a little wind, rain or heat stop you having a great time - here’s a few suggestions for when you look outside and feel a little uninspired.

  • Breakfast, brunch or lunch at Cactus Café Kingscote

  • Art Studios:  Shep’s Studio, Fine Art Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island Gallery, Rustic Blue

  • Wineries – Dudley Winery (restaurant and kid-friendly), Bay of Shoals Winery or Islander Estate Winery.

  • Craft Brewery, KI Spirit’s Gin Distillery for tastings, nibbles and lunch

  • Honey Farms, Lavender Farm, Eucalyptus Distillery

  • Take a drive to Emu Bay and watch the waves crashing, visit the Lavender farm on the way; hot soup for lunch, or enjoy morning or afternoon tea.

  • Long lunch at Sunset Food and Wine or Dudley Wines or cooking school at KI Source

  • Scenic drive and beach walk followed by a BBQ lunch.  Just put on some warm clothes & take shelter in the BBQ areas available: American River and Emu Bay have good bbq shelters.  Pick up some marshmallows from the supermarket and have your own little campfire at one of the many campground fire-pits; so wonderful in the cool weather!

  • Small local museums where you can talk to a local and find out interesting Island stories from the past.

  • Lighthouses – it might be windy outside (but great for photos), but there’s a chance to escape the weather inside the buildings

  • Between September and May (check café opening times), take a drive along the North Coast Road out to Stokes Bay and have lunch (licensed) at the Rockpool Café.

  • Pick out a recipe from the Cottage’s Recipe books and then make a day out of collecting some gorgeous local produce – olives, figs, organic eggs, wine, fresh oysters, seafood, local honey, even the local supermarket has a really great range - and return for an unhurried afternoon of cooking with a good wine and laughs.