They also sell a lot of second-hand items, this one was particularly interesting to me. Tigers?
We came to Kangaroo Island with an empty stomach and was expecting a Farmer’s Market like the one on The Market Shed on Holland @ Adelaide, South Australia. However there were only 2 stalls that sells hot food. One of them was K.I True Thai which uses Thai-style cooking for Kangaroo Island produced lambs and chicken. The other one was called “Island Grill”. We ordered 2 snapper wraps from them and it was delicious. The only complaint we have about this place was it took too long to make the order! Think we waited for almost 15 minutes for our wraps!
Island Grill and the wrapped we waited for ages.
By the time we finished everything it was only 12.30pm. No wonder when we booked the return ferry the lady said we should take the 3.30pm ferry instead of 4.30pm ferry. There are actually other activities you can do while you are here for Penneshaw Farmer’s Market.
- You can do a local guided tour followed by a cooking class.
- You can do a 75 minute KI Ocean Safari to see dolphins, seals, sea eagles and whales depending on the season. The tour costs AUD$77 per person.
- You can also do a 3.5 hour scenic and wild life bus tour around Dudley Peninsula which costs AUD$65 per person. You will be able to visit Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Antechamber Bay, Chapman River & Winery Cellar Doors.
Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum
Alternatively you can also explore the local history by requesting a map from Information Centre and visit all the historic sites in Penneshaw during a 3km walk. There’s also an 1 hour return walk up to the Penneshaw Cemetary to learn about how the locals lived and died here at Dudley Peninsula.
Our signature carrying me away pose.
All of the walks have interpretive signage, which is great for people to walk around at their own pace. They are the perfect sizes for vinyl banners
, thus informing everyone about the place without disturbing the view in its entirety. The historical buildings all have one thing in common- that is they all have beautiful seaviews. We walked passed Maritime & Folk museum which is the old Penneshaw School. The entry is AUD$4 per person. However the opening time didn’t quite suit us, so we decided to take some photos outside and continue our aimless walk along the coast.
We found this coastline with amazing rocks. We sat there and chatted quite a bit. It was nice to enjoy the view and we saw some dolphins swimming around and jumped out of the water. Rather than spending AUD$77 we actually saw it for free! I thought that was very exciting! I totally forgot how intense the sun can be. We got totally baked even with sunblock. I went home as a lobster, all red and sore. I remember my patient told me back in the 1970s, you used to only get tanned, never sunburnt as the ozone wasn’t was damaged.
Love the colours on the rock and the coastline. Couldn’t stop snapping with my camera!
Soon it was time to go home, we were surprised that we actually wondered around for that long. Before we left the place we went to the only IGA in Penneshaw which actually opens 7 days a week to grab some water. Everything here is more expensive than mainland as it requires more transportations to get here. At the Ferry check-in area, there was a small section with all the Kangaroo Island produces. Including our honey and the biscuits that we bought. Really didn’t have to carry them around for several hours. I saw some of my favourite ice cream from Island Beehive near Kingscote (another town on KI). They were locally made and the honey they use was delicious. Was roughly AUD$5.60 for a small tub but it was all worth it.
Don’t forget to do some last-minute souvenir shopping!
This concludes our day at the Kangaroo Island. I do believe that it is not possible to get around the island without a car. I hope to come back to Kangaroo Island in the future and spend more time at this beautiful place.
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