Our favourite local businesses on Kangaroo Island

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/28/2020

Reading time: 3 mins

If you’re headed to Kangaroo Island, chances are you’re going to want to support a local business or two! The start of 2020 brought with it some hard times for the island, so do your bit and help the community rebuild by visiting these businesses on your Kangaroo Island trip!

  • KI & Co. Australia

    Born out of a love for creating, KI & Co. produces beautiful handmade jewellery and wearable fashion. Mother Robyn is a potter and artist, creating beautiful porcelain broches and earrings. Daughter, Kellie runs the business and is a talented leather worker. Together they have built a thriving business with bespoke pieces of wearable art.

    You can find their work in several of the gift stores in Penneshaw and Kingscote on the island. If you’re visiting on a market day, be sure to head to Penneshaw to meet the dup in person!

  • Fine Art Kangaroo Island

    Though the island may be small, it is home to an abundance of incredible artists. Husband and wife Fred and Fleur Peters opened the gallery over a decade ago and have been delighting locals and visitors with fine art ever since.

    Explore the main gallery for photographic, painted and sculpted works. Or, visit the studio gallery and chat with resident artist Fred Peters about his stunning silver jewellery work. Kangaroo Island All the work at this beautiful gallery is inspired by  and the emotions it evokes.

  • OrganiQ

    OrganiQ is a natural skincare range created on Kangaroo Island. Growing up on the island, owner Sally realised her skin was benefiting from the nutrients the isolated island provided. Determined to share this with the world she created OrganiQ.

    Using powerful native extracts and bio actives specific to Kangaroo Island she created a skincare line that can cleanse, detoxify and condition. Her products are so pure and gentle that even the most sensitive of skin can benefit from use. OrganiQ hopes to improve the health of customers and the planet by limiting chemical use and taking nutrients directly from the earth.

  • Flavours of Petite Provence

    After moving to Kangaroo Island in 2010, Kym and Bridgette were ready to grow old disgracefully. But the island had other plans for them, and soon they were growing their own fruit and vegetables, eventually opening Flavours of Petite Provence.

    Together they learnt how to best grow organic produce with the least impact on the environment. Their products are all made by hand and include zucchini and lavender jam, Belgian mayonnaise, salsas and olive oil soaps amongst other things. All their products are made using in-season local ingredients to produce high quality, delicious goods.

  • Kangaroo Island Spirits

    Kangaroo Island Spirits are filed with personality and balance. Owners Jon and Sarah are determined to create the best gins possible. For them, quality of product is far more important than the quantity of batches.

    Their gins are juniper strong, how they should be according to Jon and Sarah. Try their locally inspired O’Gin or Mulberry Gin. For something a bit different try their Whisky Barrel Gin, aged in barrels previously used to craft Australian single malt whisky.

There are so many wonderful small businesses to visit on your trip to Kangaroo Island. You’ll need an extra suitcase just to fit everything in!

Related article: What is the main town on Kangaroo Island?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.