Kangaroo Island Family Holidays

Vivonne Bay

Kangaroo Island’s Vivonne Bay was once voted as Australia’s best beach. Visit this and other beautiful Kangaroo Island beaches.

Rock Cottage, Penneshaw, South Australia

Visit the amazing rock formations at Remarkable Rocks. You can’t miss the seals at Seal Bay or Admirals Arch. There’s no city glare and the skies are pollution free. West of Seal Bay is spectacular Little Sahara, where you’ll love surfing the sand dunes. 

Visit a farm

Kangaroo Island’s locals love getting involved in your holiday. You can watch sheep shearing or see more than 60 varieties of lavender at the island’s two lavender farms. Flower lovers with a sweet tooth should head to Clifford's Honey Farm for some of Jenny's famous honey ice cream. Made from unique local Ligurian honey, it’s simply yummy!

Up close and personal

No one will pass up a chance to hand feed animals. Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park lets you feed their kangaroos and other native animals. Raptor Domain has daily interactive bird shows. For a real eye-opener, visit Paul's Place. You won’t leave without patting or holding the wildlife. If you’re game, he even has some very friendly snakes. The two parks also feature large collections of rare and protected birds.

Kangaroo Island, it’s one giant wildlife park.

Take in a little history

Early settler history on Kangaroo Island includes stories of seal and whale hunters and shipwrecks. The old whaling equipment and seal skins at the Maritime and Folk Museum at Penneshaw will take you back to those rugged times.

Visit the Hope Cottage Folk Museum in Kingscote to see some rare South Australian history. Kingscote was the state’s first official settlement and the museum is in one of three cottages built there in 1856. Take time to admire the old farm machinery, car memorabilia and photographs. There’s even a lighthouse to explore.

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