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Smiths Bay: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Sheps Studio Art Gallery

Sheps Studio Art Gallery showcases the artwork of Kangaroo Island artist, the late Neil Sheppard (alias Shep).

Open by appointment. Closed Sundays.

Original paintings and Limited Edition reproductions/prints are available for purchase.

Shep was a very versatile artist, experimenting with many styles and subjects. Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, contemporary birds, fish, abstracts, nostalgic old buildings and the Australian character are among his many subjects.

Located only eight kilometres out of Kingscote, after hours appointments are welcome. Please reconfirm opening hours during winter. The venue has wheelchair access and is family friendly with play mat, and blackboard for young children.

190A Bellmore Road
Wisanger, SA, 5223

Located 14.1K from Smiths Bay

Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail

Dive or drive to discover the shipwrecks of the Investigator Strait Shipwreck Trail on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula. Start at Edithburgh and follow the trail of interpretive signs around the coast to Innes National Park.

Enjoy the rugged coastline, cliffs and sandy beaches. The wrecks are home to many fish and sea creatures. Some of these are found nowhere else in the world. The sites are suitable for both experienced and novice divers.

Captain Mathew Flinders named the Strait in 1802 after his ship HMS Investigator. He was on a voyage to map the southern coasts, braving many hardships and dangers.
From 1849 to 1982, 26 vessels were wrecked in these rough seas, and more than 70 sailors lost their lives.

The S.S. Clan Ranald forms part of this trail and is the only turret ship to be lost in Australian waters. The hull lies upside down and makes an impressive sight. It has been declared an historic shipwreck under the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976. You can also visit the graveyard of the sailors.

You can download more details from the website including a map.

Southern Yorke Peninsula,
Edithburgh to Innes National Park
Edithburgh, SA, 5583

Located 16.1K from Smiths Bay

Island Beehive

Visit Island Beehive to learn about Ligurian Bees. Kangaroo Island was declared a sanctuary for this docile bee in 1885 in order to protect the bee's purity.

See the production factory, take a guided tour, and enjoy free tastings of organic honey. Enjoy delicious scones in the cafe and visit the shop for bee products, beeswax candles, souvenirs, health products and local arts and crafts.

Island Beehive is a Tourist Centre on the outskirts of Kingscote, established by Peter Davis who is committed to the protection of the Ligurian Bee heritage. It has excellent facilities including conference, information technology and is wheelchair friendly throughout.

Island Beehive is very proud of its organic honey, which won "Best Organic Product" in the national, Audi sponsored, Vogue Entertainment plus Travel Awards announced in November 2005.

Guided tours operate every 30 minutes. Coach, group and after hours tours are available on request. Phone bookings are essential for group tours. Contact Island Beehive for current prices. Free admission to the information centre, shop and cafe.

59 Playford Highway
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 17.8K from Smiths Bay

Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail

Drive or dive the Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail and explore the history of the island. Signs tell the stories of drama and tragedy. See seals, seabirds and the beautiful coastline.

Matthew Flinders was the first European to map the coast during his survey in the Investigator in 1802. In 1803 French Captain Nicolas Baudin circumnavigated and charted the whole island.

In the early 1800s sealers, whalers and outcasts lived on Kangaroo Island. One visitor described it as the most vicious place in the British Empire. Sadly, many aboriginal women were captured in the eastern states and brought here.

More than 80 vessels sank near Kangaroo Island. Some were large international sailing ships, some were small coastal traders. There are dramatic and tragic stories behind many of these wrecks, such as the Loch Sloy, Loch Vennachar, Osmanli and You Yangs.

Many wrecks such as the Portland Maru are excellent diving sites.

The trail includes signs at Kingscote and Penneshaw, and seven story panels at related sites around the Island. The signs include personal stories and newspaper reports of the time to describe the seven wrecks.
Download the Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Trail brochure for more information.

Coastal region
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 19.1K from Smiths Bay

Kangaroo Island Spinners and Weavers Shop

Kangaroo Island Spinners and Weavers are a collective of local artisans passionate about creating unique handmade products with real wool and natural fibres. Available from the shop are handmade treasures - handspun, hand dyed and handknitted garments, accessories, homewares and giftware. Producing exquisitely beautiful, high quality works of art since 1972.

5 Telegraph Road
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 19.2K from Smiths Bay

Fine Art Kangaroo Island

Fine Art Kangaroo Island showcases an exclusive blend of quality island inspired artwork.

Beautiful and professional displays are lovingly curated in the historic renovated corner building. Don't forget to visit owner Fred Peters in his studio, and watch him create his beautiful silver jewellery. At the rear enjoy enjoy the quirky arts courtyard. The gallery offers a constantly changing collection including painting, sculpture, art jewellery, limited edition prints and glass work.

Outstanding personal service is provided. Fred and Fleur Peters are established galleristas with extensive knowledge of the artists, techniques and investment value.
Resident jeweller Fred Peters runs jewellery making workshops from his home studio twice a year.

Exciting exhibitions program feature throughout the year. In August visit us at the National Wine Centre for SALA. Artwork can be framed, unframed, and an international freight service is offered.

The sublime and natural landscapes of Kangaroo Island inspire creativity and nurture the artistic soul. Fine Art Kangaroo Island is an award winning gallery which presents a curated collection of the island's finest artworks combined with working jewellery studio and ephemeral arts courtyard.

91 Dauncey Street
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 19.3K from Smiths Bay

Seaside Beauty and Massage

Seaside Beauty is a Day Spa and Beauty Salon conveniently located in the heart of Kingscote.

With 30 years experience in the beauty and massage industry you can be assured of a professional treatment tailored to suit you. Whether its a facial, manicure, pedicure, waxing or a pamper package, you will leave feeling fully relaxed and truly cared for. .

Wedding planning and special events packages, personal grooming, sensitive and problematic skin, general relaxation and pampering are my specialties, so call for an appointment today to see how Seaside Beauty can be of service to you.

68 Dauncey Street,
Buller Street
Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 19.3K from Smiths Bay

Stokes Bay Bush Garden

Stokes Bay Bush Garden offers an easy look at a unique collection of Kangaroo Island and Australian plants in a three-hectare setting. Just four kilometres from Stokes Bay on the Stokes Bay Road, the garden offers over 150 Kangaroo Island species, 16 endemic plants, over 1,500 named plants, over 75 different Banksias, more than 45 different Dryandras, over 145 types of Grevilleas and many seasonal native Orchids. Seeds and timber crafts are available for sale. As seen on ABC Gardening Australia.

Closed during June and July unless by appointment. Normal opening times may be extended by prior arrangement.

1511 Stokes Bay Road
Stokes Bay, SA, 5223

Located 22.0K from Smiths Bay

Smiths Bay: Events

Winter is gift time on the Cygnet River Artisan Trail

Something exciting is growing in Cygnet River, where a group of passionate producers have gravitated together to create the Cygnet River Artisan Trail. And the cooler months are the perfect time to dedicate some time to meandering along the trail. You'll experience two distinct style of wines, award winning spirits, delicious local food and artisan arts and crafts. During the cool months, the trail's makers have time to stop, chat, share their stories and products. And until 30 September, they have a special gift on offer. Spend a half-day visiting each producer on the trail, gather a stamp when you spend $30 or more at each outlet and collect your Cygnet River trail gift bag, containing a special gift from each producer valued at $60.

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Various locations in Cygnet River
Cygnet River, SA, 5223

Located 13.5K from Smiths Bay

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours - Special Offer

Travel on the 2 Day Kangaroo Island Adventure Tour from June to August and save up to $54 per person.

Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours offer tours from Adelaide or Cape Jervis. Small groups are hosted by entertaining, local guides who know everything there is to know about Kangaroo Island. They're also experts when it comes to bringing together travellers of all kinds for an unforgettable, fun-filled adventure.

Get in amongst the wildlife, wonder and beauty of one of the greatest unspoilt treasures on the planet. Join a tour and you'll discover everything that makes our island so unique.

To book visit the KI Adventure Tour website. Departs Wednesday and Saturdays. Valid for travel 01 June to 31 August 2019. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Kingscote, SA, 5223

Located 18.8K from Smiths Bay