Dine inside a fig tree on Kangaroo Island

South Australia has a secret, and its nothing like anywhere else in the world. Gastronomo, Kangaroo Island’s dining experience designer has launched The Enchanted Fig Tree dining experience for the summer season.

Visitors to the island, which enjoys a Mediterranean climate just like Adelaide will be treated to magical sun-dappled lunches and starlit dinners set inside an ancient living fig tree that is over 130 years old.

The Enchanted Fig Tree dining is nothing short of extraordinary, taking guests on a culinary adventure that extends far beyond the tantalising dishes served to tables set in private dining grottos within the fig tree’s colossal, gnarled limbs and 25-metre-wide canopy.

This year Gastronomo Director Nick Hannaford has teamed up with his talented sister and Chef, Rachel Hannaford, whose very diverse career has included cooking for such celebrities Mick Jagger and The Dali Lama.

Rachel will be showcasing some of her favourite culinary flavours from the Mediterranean, artfully blending them with some of Kangaroo Island’s best produce and local foraged foods collected right from the shores of Snelling Beach where the fig tree grows.

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SeaLink has partnered with Gastronomo offering lunch and dinner bookings as well as 2-day/1-night self-drive and touring packages.

Lunch or dinner at The Enchanted Fig Tree is $155 per person including a welcome Kangaroo Island Spirit Gin cocktail. Lunch is from 12.30pm to 3.30pm every Wednesday to Sunday from 16th December 2021 to 4th April 2022 and dinner is from 7.15pm to 10.00pm every Friday and Sunday night from 9th January 2022 to 6th March 2022.

Christmas Day Lunch at The Enchanted Fig Tree is only $200 per person, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm on Saturday 25th December 2021.

The Enchanted Fig Tree is also open on Boxing Day 26th December 2021, Christmas Holiday 27th December 2021 and New Year’s Holiday 3rd January 2022 for lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm and is only $180 per person.

SeaLink is the exclusive transport partner and can provide private and small to large group transfers to and from Kangaroo Island accommodation to The Enchanted Fig Tree, located in the remote Middle River on the North Coast of the island. Private transfers are on request and subject to availability at time of booking.

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Packages are available departing from either Cape Jervis or Adelaide and include lunch. Packages include:

  • The 2 Day / 1 Night Kangaroo Island & The Enchanted Fig Tree Self Drive Package from $490.50 per person, twin share, including return SeaLink Kangaroo Island passenger and standard vehicle ferry transfers from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island, one night accommodation at the Aurora Ozone Hotel in an Executive Sea View Room (room only) and lunch at The Enchanted Fig Tree. Optional add-ons include private transfers to/from The Enchanted Fig Tree or SeaLink Coach from Adelaide.
  • The 2 Day / 1 Night Kangaroo Island Sip & See Tour + Lunch at The Enchanted Fig Tree from $776 per person, twin share including return SeaLink Kangaroo Island passenger ferry travel from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island, 1 Day Kangaroo Island Sip & See Tour, one night accommodation at the KI Seafront Hotel in a Seafront Room (room only), private return transfers from Penneshaw to The Enchanted Fig Tree and lunch at The Enchanted Fig Tree.
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