Share plates with friends
Our friendly staff will do everything they can to make your visit to our farm in American River an enjoyable one!
Enjoy our Local Produce Tasting Menu - its a share plate concept which allows you and your friends/family to experience our produce in a friendly, relaxing funky interpretive environment in the picturesque town of American River!
Our Farm Shop Aquaplatter is a great way to taste all the aquaculture produce from the island!
Learn about oysters, aquaculture and ocean farming:
See the oyster leases from across the road.
Watch the crew bring in boat loads of freshly harvested oysters. Read about the oyster industry in South Australia.
Watch the DVD of our farm which shows the oysters being farmed on the water, under the water and grading in the shed.
Local Wine, Ales and Cider
We even keep it local with our selection of wine, ale, cider and non-alcoholic offerings:
False Cape Wines are some of the best quality and value wines on Kangaroo Island with links to the Follett Family in Langhorne creek False Cape provide award winning wines.
Dudley Wines, Kangaroo Island is enthusiastically run and owned by Jeff and Val Howard, their three children and their families. You simply must check out their award winning cellar door.
Both Colony Cove Original Cider and their Colony Cove Draught Cider have won local and national awards.
Hand-crafted in small batches, Honey Wheat Ale is made using traditional mash brewing techniques.
Trend Drinks, makers of the F.C.Grubb product range. With a history spanning more than 100 years, Trend Drinks is the last remaining small soft drink manufacturer in South Australia.
With four generations of know-how, Mountain Fresh have been producing Premium Quality Pure Fruit Juices at their Mount Compass Factory in South Australia.
When the whiting's not biting you can bite the whiting!
Kangaroo Island Whiting Bite...only at The Oyster Farm Shop! Photo credit: Duy Dash
1/2 Farm Shop Aquaplatter...only at The Oyster Farm Shop!
KI Abalini (baby Greenlip Abalone) only at The Oyster Farm Shop!
Chef George Calombaris visited our farmgate and delighted in a fresh tasting during the 2013 KI FEASTival event.
ENJOY: american river experiences
Over the years we have been involved in many events including the Southern Ocean Lodge Food Safari, Kangaroo Island Feastival and Tasting Australia events. We love telling our story and watching people enjoy learning more about our product!
Daily land-based farm tours commenced in October 2019 for visitors to learn more about oysters, oyster farming in South Australia, American River bird-life, maritime history and how to shuck an oyster. This tour runs during the Pacific Oyster season between April and February each year.
Our new Discover & Taste American River Wharf tour will commence mid-February 2020. Watch our Facebook page for more info!
New American River experiences are currently being developed and customised group bookings may be accommodated with prior notice by ringing the farm shop.
American river experiences
Daily tour offer
Buy 1 get 1 free!
Valued at $25 per person
Book a holiday on Kangaroo Island and stay at one of the 50+ accommodation places in American River (min stay 2 nights) between 20 February and 30 June 2020 and you will be eligible for our Buy 1 Get 1 Free #bookthemout American River Experience Daily Tour offer!
Simply book and pay for your accommodation, mention the #bookthemout American River Experience Tour offer to your hosts and you and a friend can experience one of our daily tours for the price of one person! So what are you waiting for #bookthemout!
ENJOY: guilt free food
While you are enjoying your fresh oysters, you can feel good about all the great things you are doing:
Oysters are a good source of Omega3, and protein. They contain vitamins C and B12 and are loaded with iron, magnesium and calcium! Super seafood, Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre 2012
Oysters are great for the environment and are being used around the world to clean water ways that have been polluted by development - not for human consumption of course!
Our oyster leases have fantastic sea grasses growing and if we were to remove the infrastructure in the water, you would hardly know our farm was there!
All bottles and cans are recycled and the money is donated to Kangaroo Island and Victor harbor Dolphin Watch (KIVH) to help with their world leading dolphin research.
Reusable Hot/Cold thermal bags are sold to reduce the use of single use plastic, 50c from sale of each bag is donated to KIVH Dolphin Watch.
Waste from The Oyster Farm Shop is sorted so that we reduce landfill generated by our business.
We audit our waste and source compostable and recyclable packaging wherever possible.
We harvest our own rainwater.
We reuse and re-purpose equipment wherever possible.
We are committed to reducing our footprint in our beautiful natural environment.