Kangaroo Island. Just the thought brings up images of idyllic coastlines, abundant wildlife and of course the iconic KI SeaLink ferry.  But to be honest, we’ve never taken the kids and think it’s long overdue!

Sure I’d been before, many years ago BK (before kids) and that was hardly sightseeing – we came, we camped and we left.  And with so many friends repeatedly saying they’d love to go to Kangaroo Island or have been meaning but never made it got me thinking…

I was brainstorming with my husband Jason on locations to take the kids as we had some ‘research’ to do with our Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Kangaroo Island kept coming to mind and, to be honest, a trip to the island sounded like a match made it heaven as it offers an adventurous holiday for families with kids of all ages and that’s exactly what we were looking for!

Thanks to the great folk SeaLink Kangaroo Island, before we knew it there were ferry fares booked and our weekend on the island was fast approaching. A weekend I hear you say? Yes I know, you need SO much more than a weekend to discover this great island (at least 4 or 5 days would be fab). Unfortunately though our time was limited and we’re always up for a jam-packed adventure! With that in mind we packed up the car and off we went!

Stop 1: SeaLink Ferry Terminal, Cape Jervis

We arrived just under an hour from leaving Adelaide and promptly checked in and received our ferry tickets. The kids were super excited as they saw the ferry approaching the dock and soon enough we were boarding the ferry while Jason patiently lined up in the Pajero Sport to be ushered onto the boat and prepare for our trip across.

SeaLink Kangaroo Island operate two large car and passenger ferries up to 12 times a day in peak period and can accommodate cars, caravans, trailers, campervans, motorbikes and trucks. Not forgetting foot-traffic as well, it’s the connection between the island and the mainland.  If you’re wanting to get to Kangaroo Island but don’t have your own wheels, Coach Connection services operate between Adelaide and the SeaLink Ferry Terminal at Cape Jervis and again from the Penneshaw Ferry Terminal and American River & Kingscote.
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It was perfect timing to enjoy sunset as the ferry departed for her 6pm sailing and we quickly took our seat inside, ready for the 45 minute trip across to the island. The sailing across was pretty smooth with only a slight swell so we were all happy campers on arrival! 😉

Pretty soon we’d reached the dock at Penneshaw and our adventures on Kangaroo Island had begun. Our accommodation was a short 40 minute drive to Kingscote so we wasted no time in heading for our home away from home for the next few days and settled in for the night.

Stop 2: Kangaroo Island Cabins

We had arranged to stay in a cute self contained cabin at Kangaroo Island Cabins just out of Kingscote. The cabin was really well setup and actually quite spacious, sleeping up to 5. With two young kids it hands-down beat a hotel room – plenty of room to move and with 2 separate bedrooms (both doubles – one with a single bunk overhead), a bathroom and lounge/dining area, there was plenty of space for the kids without them going stir-crazy (and for you to enjoy yourselves long after they’ve gone to bed!). There was also a small balcony/deck and LOADS of green space (and wildlife) to enjoy around the cabins. 2 bedroom cabins start at $135 per night!

Master 4 wasted no time in dragging out the Lego for a quick building session before bed. Clearly he was loving his new surrounds and settled in fast!

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Stop 3: Seal Bay

Our first stop of the morning was a guided tour of Seal Bay.  Judging by what we’re wearing it’s easy to see it wasn’t the sunniest of mornings however we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and thank goodness we didn’t – this was a showstopper! (see what I did there?!) 😉

Seal-Bay-Kangaroo-IslandOur tour guide explained to us how the sea lions come up into the dunes to escape the wind, especially at night so first up their job is to locate them in the sand dunes and how they head up and take shelter in the swales. We spotted quite a  few along the way and thought that was amazing … until we got to the beach. Oh what a sight to behold. Truly breathtaking. There they were, dozens and dozens of seals and sea lions lazing on the beach (with other cheeky males chasing the females around).

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Stop 4: Raptor Domain

A few minutes up the road was Raptor Domain, a must-see destination for any KI visitor! It’s an up close and personal visitor experience with various shows involving snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards and some pretty incredible birds of prey.

We got closer than I would have liked in the ‘Venom Pit’ with a Funnel Web Spider, Brown Snakes, Tiger Snakes and even scorpions! The boys loved it (and as much as I kept stepping away from the enclosure) I have to say I did too!

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After the snake and reptile show, we headed across after a short break to their outside pavilion for the ‘In Flight’ show to meet and learn about their birds of prey. Wow! What an experience!

Raptor-Domain-Birds-of-Prey-Kangaroo-IslandThey started with a magpie that was super tame, followed by a few owls and then started moving into different birds including xxx, xxx and the big grand daddy – the xxx eagle!  It was a really interactive show and great for the kids as they tried to encourage each of the children to get up and hold/pat a bird.  As you can see James (below) was no shybird and held about 3 different types of birds throughout the show.

It’s the small things that make for magical family experiences and judging by the big grin on his face below, I think this one will go up there as one of them!

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As time went on the birds got bigger and BIGGER until eventually we met the grandaddy of all birds of prey, the Wedge Tail Eagle! After some pretty impressive manouvres it was time for those of us in the audience to hold one if we wanted to (additional charge towards upkeep of the birds). Jason didn’t hold back and the sheer weight and magnitude of this beautiful creature was incredible.

Raptor Domain was an awesome experience and highly recommended. You can easily spend 2-3 hours here!

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Stop 5: Little Sahara (TOP SPOT!)

Not even 10 minutes further down the road was Little Sahara, run by KI Outdoor Action. Completely out of nowhere you’ll discover a series of huge sand dunes nestled into the landscape and what goes hand in hand with sand dunes?  A sandboard!  We grabbed one and headed up to the dunes with the kids. Well you know how it feels walking in loose sand, let me just tell you it was a GREAT workout just getting to the bottom of the dunes! They also offer quad biking and kayaking adventures too!

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I stayed down the bottom for the first ride down to capture the squeals and cheers on the way down. I did have my heart in my mouth the first time round watching all 3 of them slide down the dune at the same time but quickly relaxed when I realised it was pretty harmless fun (within reason!) 😉

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Pretty soon the boys were begging me to come to the top and join them and Jason convincing me that it was just STUNNING from the top so I gave it everything I got and climbed to the top. Once I was up there WOW! I was so impressed – just a stunning vista and the most amazing feeling!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and most likely one of our most favourite adventures on the island!

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306 Comments

  1. Paula Harris Reply

    It looks like you all had an awesome time. I never realised Kangaroo Island had so much to offer and Remarkable Rocks looks….remarkable. Great photos!!!

  2. Ying Ying TAN Reply

    Kangaroo Island looks like SO MUCH fun, have never been before and you have certainly got my ‘taste buds’ tingling with excitement. Love to bring my 2 kids there during school holidays!

  3. Samira Bousalim Al-Ekhtiyar Reply

    Family Fun – OMG – what else do Mums and dads want. Looked like an amazing adventure

  4. Michelle Richardson Reply

    Love the look of surfing the sand dunes. Would love to do that with my boys. The honey and scones would feel great in my belly as well

  5. Barbara Fehmel Reply

    I can only imagine as I have only seen the lovely pictures you have put on this site. I can see the twins having a ball, they would use up so much energy they would go to sleep immediately for a change.

  6. The entire trip looked fantastic, think my kids would love it all. The sand dunes seem like awesome fun

  7. I loved all of it- showcasing a great Aussie adventure- from the views of admiral arch, too honey at the beehive, to surfing the sand dunes or up close to the reptiles. My two kids would love it. Family friendly fun.

  8. What a great idea for a family holiday. Would love to check out Kangaroo Island

  9. Gervase Dsylva Reply

    The natural beauty, the different activities for every liking…and a chance to overcome my fear of snakes too 🙂

  10. Laurina Ainscough Reply

    I love the fact that you were able to do so much as a family!

  11. Skye Danaher Reply

    I have always wanted to go but have never been able to afford it.

  12. Kara Healey Reply

    I think my kids would love any of the activities but especially the ones with animals involved- seal bay and the raptor domain would be a hit with our family!

  13. I like the sound of Kangaroo Island Wildlife park and the Seal Bay!

  14. Hannah Jewell Reply

    I loved the Sheep Dairy vest because I love gourmet food straight from the source!

  15. Belynda Vyner Reply

    I love that everything you did was child friendly and you were able to fit a lot in and everyone looked like they enjoyed themselves

  16. Jodie Dorricott Reply

    I loved that there was so many fun, family inclusive activities. And what a gorgeous place!!!

  17. What a family friendly destination, we are always looking for kid friendly places. Kangaroo island ticks all the right boxes!

  18. I love that you got to spend so much quality time with the kids going on some incredible adventures.

  19. I LOVE the fact that your all smiling, it says it all… Looks like your family had a ball!..
    The photos are making me envious, especially Stokes Bay & Little Sahara, would live to race my kids down those dunes!…

  20. Nicole Strachan Reply

    I love that there is so much to do on Kangaroo Island and something for everyone.

  21. Sarah McKenzie Reply

    I love the getting up close and personal with all of the magnificent wildlife! It’s so much more beneficial for kids to be able to touch and feel animals, rather than just seeing them from a distance 🙂

  22. catherine helbig Reply

    Ive never actually been there but i would love to and experience it all with my son esp all the wildlife

  23. So Many things to see and do. Ideal for every member of the family.

  24. I like the many activities which are family friendly. Ideal holiday for every family member.

  25. Heard so much about how un-spoilt it is and always wanted to visit.

  26. Narelle Cream Reply

    I went such a long time ago before children and camped but had an amazing time. Seeing wildlife everywhere and up close is my best memory. We’d love to go to KI again with our family. We were planning on going on our 10 year olds birthday in November so the opportunity to win a trip would be amazing.

  27. RaisingAndraes Reply

    I love KI for the beauty and wildlife. I think our kids would love the experience to go and see all the kangaroos and wallabies in their natural habitat. Explore the beaches and see the Seals at Seal Bay.

  28. Jenny Woods Reply

    I loved that you had so much fun as a family at all off the wonderful natural sites & with the special wildlife that KI has to offer. This trip will be one the kids will always remember.

  29. Emma stewart Reply

    It looked like such a fun family holiday! Would love the opportunity to take my family here. What a great experience for the kids..and the parents!

  30. Nicole Williams Reply

    The entire trip looked fantastic. The Kangaroo Wildlife Park looks fantastic and the sand dunes. This would be an amazing holiday to win.

  31. Laura Powers Reply

    Wonderful untouched beauty, great for the kids to get back to nature really looks like a fab family holiday

  32. I loved the wide variety of activities and how you all reconnected as a family and to the spectacular nature of Kangaroo Island.

  33. Linda Luczak Reply

    What’s not to love? So many places to explore…natural fun outdoors in the wilderness. A money can’t buy experience!

  34. Dale Pearce Reply

    Kangaroo Island looks amazing with all the native wildlife and something to do for all the family. Awesome prize.

  35. What a magical experience for the whole family. So much to see and do and all so natural and in Australia.

  36. Kristy Winters Reply

    The trip to the bee farm looked like so much fun with something for everyone’s ages

  37. Heather Hopley Reply

    Seen them in documentaries and in oops but never for real and would just love to see seals. Seal bay would be a once in lifetime experience that’s for sure. I’d “seal” it with a kiss!

  38. Gillian Harridge Reply

    The natural beauty and things to do. It looks beautiful and so much fun.

  39. SCOTT BRUNSKILL Reply

    I think the Raptors would be amazing and I’d love to see Stokes Bay…..and also have a feed at the Rockpool Cafe….I’ve never been to Kangaroo Island but after reading your article it’s now a must do on my bucket list

  40. Natasha Page Reply

    I loved the Remarkable Rocks and the Boys would Love the Raptor Domain!

  41. The photos look amazing…and I bet the sights and scenery would be even more impressive to experience for oneself.

  42. The wildlife and the great outdoors, looks like a great adventure for families

  43. Kellie Wilkinson Reply

    It’s been on our bucket list for years, my husband is from SA but has never been to the Island, the trip looked awesome, everything to keep our 2 active boys busy and happy, especially the sand dunes

  44. Visiting Seal Bay Conservation Park
    It’s not often you get an opportunity to get up close and personal with sea lions, but at this bay, the home of Australia’s third-largest colony of sea lions, you can watch them play in their natural environment not much more than a couple of arm lengths away.

  45. Wildlife and exploring the island, filled with natural beauty.

  46. Judith Whitehead Reply

    a beautiful place to explore nature and take in all the scenery and natural beauty. great place for a family holiday our girls would love the sea lions and wildlife park.

  47. Melissa Gannon Min Reply

    Everything seemed like it be amazing to see but my kids would love the raptor domain the best and it sounds awesome too

  48. Amber Schmida Greene Reply

    Love the sneaky walk through the rocks yo a secret beach. That was the icing on the Kangaroo Island adventure for our peeps.

  49. Jarrod Dancer Reply

    The Sea Lions would be awesome to see up close. Also all the scenery would be amazing to see on some lovely family walks!

  50. Nicole Woods Reply

    The whole thing! It brings back so many memories of my childhood trips to Kangaroo Island. I went to all of those places and spent many hours wandering around Kingscote with my siblings and cousin. Such a beautiful place to get away to!

  51. humptydumpedme Reply

    I am sure my grandsons would really love the raptors and the sea lions and I would love wandering around exploring with them also

  52. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    My kids love animals and beaches. The Kangaroo Island has astonishing beaches, magnificent sea lions and famous food producers. It is a perfect family holiday destination for everyone.

  53. Michelle Green Reply

    I love all the photos, the kids look sooooo happy. The wildlife and scenery are magnificent. I’m envious of the time you all had.

  54. Stokes Bay sounds exactly the spot to forget the world and concentrate on my family.

  55. Wow! It looks like your family had lots of fun. My family have never been to kangaroo Island before and this would be a great opportunity to experience this magnificent place with my family.

  56. Joanne Everson Reply

    We’ve never visited before so I’d love to take my husband and 2 kids on a well earned family holiday and experience a new adventure

  57. Kassy Shrive Reply

    Your whole trip looked like so much fun. KI has such beautiful scenery and wildlife. Your kids look like they were having an absolute ball ☺

  58. I last went to KI when I was pregnant with my first child (now 9). We still managed to do and see lots of great things and I would love to go back there with my kids and show them the animals (especially the seals).

  59. Nicole Armstrong Reply

    I loved that there is so much to do as a family. My little family would have a great time. My kids would especially love the ferry trip.

  60. Going to Kangaroo Island has been in our bucket list adventure to see the wild seals!

  61. Michelle Halusko Tsimouris Reply

    KI seems perfect for a fun family adventure & it appears that your family had a ball especially sliding down the sand dunes.The Raptor Domain looks amazing & an obvious highlight for your whole family. My boys would love getting up close & personal with the eagles too.

  62. The whole adventure looks and sounds amazing, at awesome family bonding time. What I love the most was the holiday was the visit to the beehive and wildlife park. With my kids I always like showing and teaching them about nature.

  63. looks like it was an amazing opportunity to have a fun family holiday . I had never heard of Stokes Bay , but after your description that’s on my must see list!

  64. I love seeing your children’s smiling faces! They look like they had a ball!

  65. I love that it is a wonderful place for exploring. Nature and exploring always guarantees a smile on my boys faces! A great place to discover!!

  66. Penguin feeding! Who doesn’t love penguins! I saw it when I was young, one of my earliest memories – I am dying to take my little girl to see them and to feed the wallabies too – she will love it.

  67. The memories! We went to Kangaroo Island when we’d been married 6 months – pre kids. Our best man is a farmer on the island and we went to visit with them. All these photos – the scenery, the descriptions… it brings back the joy of that time spent with great friends. We plan to return – for more than two days (!) and spend time with our kids exploring these same areas while also spending quality time with quality friends. Thanks for the memories 🙂

  68. I love seeing the happy faces and wonderful memories these experiences gave to your family.

  69. It sounds like a fantastic holiday destination for the family, definitely one that we’d like to try out soon!

  70. Without a doubt, your visit to Seal Bay. For me that is the quintessential & defining part of any family holiday to KI.

  71. Haidee Murnane Reply

    The huge amount of nature and nature in perfect condition!

  72. Nicola Lee Brown Reply

    Seal Bay & just the natural beauty of the Island. Our family
    love animal’s & nature.

  73. Melanie Viney Reply

    Sounds like the perfect holiday for my family since my son also adores animals and reptiles and to see sea lions as well would be a bonus as we could not see any seals on our last trip to Phillip Island which was a bit of a disappointment.

  74. Stephanie West Reply

    All the animal activities are lovely to see! I’ve never been to Kangaroo island and would love to see it’s wildlife, especially seals if I could 🙂

  75. Emmi Collins Reply

    Seal Bay. I find seals such beautiful and fascinating creatures!

  76. Paul McCallum Reply

    Have always wanted to visit Kangaroo Island – looks like a great family destination!

  77. My husband and little dare devil daughter would love Little Sahara! Looks like so much fun!

  78. littleangel Reply

    Looks like such an amazing place to explore nature with kids.

  79. Jasmine Stanford Reply

    I loved seeing the kids interact with the animals, my daughter would love that

  80. Spending precious time together as a family. Making memories together is what it is all about! Looks amazing!

  81. Donna Bennett Reply

    Amazing destination, for food and family fun. You all like liked you had a wonderful time.

  82. Andieharrie Reply

    the Dune rides looked like incredible fun
    laughter and adventure for everyone

  83. Kangaroo Island looks like an amazing place. From being on the ferry to exploring the country side, my little family would love it as much as you have.

  84. Maria Braund Reply

    My family love outdoor adventures. We definitely want to visit Kangaroo Island.

  85. Veka Kuswandi Reply

    I love the fact that activieties at Kangaroo Island are either involving animals or outdoor. I know for sure my son will love love love the raptor, where he got to meet spiders and snakes. As for me and hubby, we’d love to try the sand dunes.

  86. Bec Statton Reply

    I struggle with the best bit because it all sounded amazing and fun. But if I had to choose it was the smiles of your boys faces on the sand dunes. I did like your expressions when holding the python yhough. Sounded like a wonderful family holiday in a spectacular destination with lasting memories.

  87. Looks amazing. Love how there are so many activities to do as a family and in nature…in a world of technology its so important to get kids outside enjoying what nature offers like the sanddunes and remarkable rocks and all the animals (seals and reptiles). KI is on top of my list of places to go just havnt been able to yet.

  88. Emma Cooper Reply

    Went to KI years ago, would be great to take the kids now – they’d love it. One of the most beautiful places in the world?

  89. Rachel amanatidis Reply

    Would love to go and experience natural wildlife and unspoilt beauty literally a stones thrown away , within my beautiful state , so much to do , and learn .. A family get together with lasting memories to cherish

  90. I love that you taught your boys to jam so much into 2 days of life. Life is too short not to do that every day so it’s a great skill they can forever use!

  91. LilMiss Kibby Reply

    so many things to do! i never realised there were so many activities….my kids would love it

  92. I was a kid when I went, had a bad experience as the beach shack my parents had rented had mice in it on our arrival. So I would to take my son and get hands on with the awesome stuff you’ve shown us on your family trip, sightseeing, wildlife, food it looks amazing!!

  93. Alisha Whelan Reply

    The Raptor visit, I know my son will just LOVE to do that! I spent a lot of time at KI as a kid myself and haven’t been back in so many years, only once as an adult. I can’t wait to take my son as explore!

  94. Corinne Smith Reply

    I would love to go on a family holiday. It’s been a crazy year so far and just spending time with the family would be amazing. It has everything. Beach, wildlife, nature and so many activties for the kids. It would be a dream come true.

  95. Donna Joy Leysley Reply

    WOW looks like there is SOOOO much to do there, my daughters would LOVE it.. not to mention the hubby and me….

  96. Andrew N Julie Roberts Reply

    My husband and I have been looking at a family holiday at Kangaroo Island for my 40th birthday this year, as we don’t have a lot of spare money and cannot get a lot of time off from work. I have been doing some research and found it hard to find reviews of the accommodation and activities at Kangaroo Island for families with very young children. I loved the review. It looks beautiful and I think my kids will love the raptor visit and the beautiful beaches.

  97. Cara Thomass Reply

    I loved KI last time I visited with university. the scenery is fantastic and I would love to take my family as they have never been. I want to share my experience and show my children the joys of what the outside world has to offer.

  98. I loved that your family had so much fun with quality bonding time in such an idyllic location and that you shared these treasured moments – It bought back many childhood memories for me and I would love to experience these wonderful moments with my young family. Also, thank you for demonstrating how the simple things in life are the most important especially in a world that is so fast paced and where natural beauty and quality time is often overlooked.

  99. We loved your Kangaroo Island visit because you let us know how easy it is to get there and how we all could enjoy it. It’s only a sea link away from the best adventure we could possibly experience.

  100. Andreea Nicolescu Reply

    I would love to follow in your footsteps, we have never been, but it sounds amazing

  101. Have always wanted to go to KI with the family, this would make it truly amazing.

  102. I went with my family when I was about 12 and would love to experience it with my daughter.

  103. I would love to go and explore kangaroo island with my kids as it looks like such a beautiful place and I’ve always wanted to go.

  104. The whole experience is amazing, the beaches are the hi light for me. So pretty.

  105. I love that it’s suitable for any age, but most of all that it’s a holiday that brings the family back to nature, to enjoy quality time together experiencing and exploring a little paradise creating strong bonds and memories to last a lifetime!

  106. There is so much to do for the kids and the adults. To see the reptiles up close and personal plus see majestic eagles and other birds of prey, play on the sand dunes of Little Sahara and I love quad bikes and would love to try kayaking. So much to keep everyone occupied. More than I ever expected – definitely a must visit.

  107. Liza Balmain Reply

    Looks like a fab place to discover nature at its finest with the kids!

  108. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Love your family’s holiday story. It would be a wonderful opportunity visiting the Kangaroo Island with my family.

  109. Vanessa Botha Reply

    Loved that so much of your time was outdoors!! Looks amazing

  110. Rebecca Bridger Reply

    We asked the kids and it’s a toss up between 2! Seal Bay (our son has been asking for some time if he can meet a seal – go figure!) … And the other favourite from your visit was Raptor Domain as our daughter (actually all of us!) would like to get up close to a wedge-tail eagle! The hands-on experience with the wildlife really appeals to us and we would love the chance to take part in something like that!

  111. Janet Grbevski Reply

    on a mission to see Australia and your photos make it look like it would be an awesome adventure for our outdoor loving boys

  112. Rachel Cheel Reply

    I absolutely LOVED the amazing time you all had as a family, while EVERYONE enjoyed the whole trip!! We would LOVE to enjoy a holiday where we were all spending quality time together, sightseeing and everyone having a great time making precious memories 🙂 <3

  113. Cheryl Fischer Reply

    What a fantastic representation of a fun adventurous holiday to please kids and adults. I did not realise there was so much to do on KI so will definitely get over there one day!

  114. How fantastic that so much can be done in such a short period of time. A great lot of unique memories in such a small space. Love it!

  115. Ratnickissy Reply

    I haven’t been to KI since I was little and I would love to share this trip with my own family. KI is jammed packed with beautiful wildlife and scenery. KI Wildlife Park would be my highlight exploring a gorgeous beach and coastline – how awesome and breathtaking! Would ideally like to share this experience with all my friends and family.

  116. Kyles Tulloch Reply

    I went to KI as a young teenager with my family, 20 something years later I have been reminiscing about it and would love to take my kids back… I remember the remarkable rocks, seal bat, the little Sahara desert… Great memories always stay!

  117. Mardi Storken Reply

    such a fantastic holiday with the family. I loved so many memories made with the kids. It would be a wonderful opportunity to take the kids on an adventurous holiday

  118. Becky O'Callaghan Reply

    I loved reading about the fun and adventures that can be had on Kangaroo Island with the family. I love seals so that would have to be my favourite

  119. LOVED seeing you hoilding that python! Don’t know if I could do it…………..better head to Kangaroo Island and find out…………..maybe………….. 🙂

  120. Andreas Stummer Reply

    ….and not an Ipad or Iphone in sight ! And if they come out just bury them in Little Sahara.

  121. Leah Amy Taylor Reply

    Your adventures look great, kangaroo island looks like a great place to teach your children about the good things in life, nature and to get away from all the technology.
    I’d love to take my family here, to show my 3yo more of that natural things in life and because we have never been on a holiday as a family nor by ourselves in over 10 years, it would be great to get away together.

  122. Jon Donovan Reply

    Loved the part on Stokes Bay. Looks like you loved the serenity and i would someday love to go there too

  123. What a fantastic adventure. I particularly loved your visit to Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park. I have a 2 year old keen animal lover who just love to get up close with the animals.

  124. Julie Hodsman Reply

    There’s so much to do for all of the family. Our kids are honey addicts so they would love a honey tasting visit. My son also is a big snake fan so he’d love that also.

  125. What an awesome, action-packed weekend you had! This is exactly the type of holiday my family loves. For me the highlight would be visiting Remarkable Rocks and the spectacular Admiral’s Arch. My phone would be filled with photos from these stunning locations. My family would also love sand boarding.

  126. Christie Louise Reply

    I have never been, as a child or an adult.
    Now with a family of three kids, myself and my partner- this would be an unforgettable experience, that would be treasured by us parents spending time holidaying with our children, but building lasting memories of our beautiful country that they can fondly look back on, and hopefully one day, take their children to go and see.
    My children are 16, 14, and 9 so I feel they would get the full, amazing experience of seeing seals in their natural habitat, and a jam packed 2 days of exploration in one of Australia’s most beautiful places to visit.
    Ohhh, a family holiday is just a dream to us, but with a competition to possibly win- makes me all the more hopeful that we could one day soon be able to take our children on an amazing family holiday to create long lasting memories!

  127. Luke O'Dwyer Reply

    I have never been, but everyone I know that has returned raving about the place!

  128. Laura Higgins Reply

    It sounds so spontaneous and fun filled, although I’m sure much planning was involved for such a great outdoors holiday!

  129. Nikki Cashion Reply

    I loved that there was so much to see and do , and fun for all ages . What a great adventure you all had.

  130. Kylie Travis Reply

    Seal Bay! Looks amazing! I would love to be able to see sea lions so close up and watch their funny behaviour! My animal lover daughter would be besotted by them too I’d say! What a lovely holiday you’ve had and great pics – thanks for sharing! x

  131. It all looks so serene! Simplistic and beautiful natural treasures in life all on one island

  132. Juanita Munro Reply

    I’ve never been, But would love to go and explore our mother land and all it’s creatures like I never had before! What an amazing learning experience aswell.

  133. Rebecca Evans Reply

    I loved your pics from Little Sahara, I’ve been to KI a few times but have never been (was either pregnant or travelling with babies) I can’t wait to take my kids one day 🙂

  134. Tracy Haigh Reply

    I loved that you got to see real seals and wedge tailed Eagles, and all the scenery that goes with Kangaroo Island, what a treat to do all that with your family. 🙂

  135. It appears as though its an unbelievable location with rare flora and fauna and experiences to never forget. I am just in awe just from the photos

  136. Everything! I love that there are so many things to do that you don’t expect. It’s a hidden gem!

  137. The utter majesty of Stokes Bay grabs my heart. The water looks so clear, the sweep of sand gloriously empty and just magnificent. And who can resist a roc kpool?

  138. Courtney Foster Reply

    I visited Kangaroo Island several times as a child and my favourite place to visit there was definitely seal bay, just to seem them as close as you do is amazing and especially because it is in there natural environment

  139. I stayed on a friend’s farm when I was at high school and I LOVED Little Sahara too, soo much fun which I’d love to share with the kidlets!

  140. Natalie Serafini Reply

    took overseas visitors-such a blast, from seals to burping koalas, but not one kangaroo!

  141. Tabitha Rickard Reply

    I love that there was somthing for everyone , and you could enjoy the holiday adventure together as a family ! So manny memories made ! Xx t

  142. Linda Dibiase Reply

    I didn’t realise Kangaroo Island has so much to offer, love to take the kids there one day has they are at an age where they can appreciate awesome nature!

  143. Nicole Arbuckle Reply

    I went years ago just after the bush fires. I would love to go back and visit. It is such a beautiful place. My favourite is admirals arch.

  144. I loved how you had fun and spent time with your family. Kids grow up so fast and you have now given them a memory that will last forever. Kangaroo Island is a magical and beautiful place not too far from Adelaide. Everyone should get there at least once in their lifetime.

  145. Cindy Nickels Reply

    I love the scenery depicted, the rugged rocks and rockpools, the sand dunes, and of course the beautiful wildlife encounters. Would love to share this with my niece.

  146. need a holiday haven’t been for over 3 years anywhere would love to see this side of Australia would be a great experience with my family

  147. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Australia has many amazing destinations for families holidays. Kangaroos Island is one of famous Australian destinations. It is a super fun place for every family. Thank you.

  148. shelbyward Reply

    It was a family adventure that really captivated the spirit of Kangaroo Island. Stokes Bay, so pristinely natural and unpretentious got me dreaming about my own kids running along the shore and giggling with excitement … so that was my fave.

  149. sally Blight Reply

    Best place to see all parts of our amazing nature – from the sea to the dunes, the animals to the inland, foodie holiday and the best of the outdoors. My kids would love this.

  150. We have been once to Kangaroo Island and would love to go again. We didn’t get to the raptor park so on our list of things to do.

  151. I would love to go with hubby and the kids to Kangaroo Island considering I’ve lived in SA for over 20 years and never been. Our state is too beautiful to ignore!

  152. It’s been years since I’ve visited KI, and would love to take my two kids along to get back to nature. They need to experience life without electronics!

  153. Jacqui Harrington Reply

    I have never been & would LOVE to go to Kangaroo Island. The seals, animal sanctuary….everything would be an AMAZING experience for the whole fam

  154. Katrina Phillips Reply

    I could not believe how much stuff there was to do on such a small island! The kids and adults alike were equally impressed! The sand hills (Little Sahara) were a huge hit!

  155. Didn’t realise how much there was to do. The beaches look lovely.

  156. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    It is a great opportunity to see sea lions and playing on the astonishing beaches with my family in the Kangroo Island. Thank you.

  157. I loved reading about the amount of family things to be done on Kangaroo Island. So many adventures to be had a such a seemingy small place.

  158. The kangaroo island visit post was spectacular! I really loved seeing the adventures that you had and have my fingers crossed that we can have the same amazing experience as you guys! x

  159. Kim Crestani Reply

    Your trip made me want to take my kids too! It looked amazing.

  160. Sacha Pech Reply

    As usual the food has me wanting to be there now, now, now! The Rockpool Cafe food looked incredible and the location ideal.

  161. stacey coppin Reply

    I loved the all the natural beauty of Kangaroo island. It was a breathtaking trip with plenty to see and do. The only problem is we haven’t been back yet!

  162. Kylie Parremore Reply

    What I liked was it was a beautiful fun family trip and it looked liked the kids and the grown ups had fun. It has made me what to do that with my little family we haven’t had a family trip since my second child was born and we need one! Kangaroo island looks stunning and a must see

  163. Tess Howard Reply

    The Wildlife Park – That smile! How awesome is that photo of your son? I could see my kids feeling much the same way!

  164. reading this brought back memories of a family trip to KI with my parents and grandparents – it was amazing – inspired to take my kids over now!!

  165. I used to go to KI every summer school holidays with my grandparents on my pa’s boat. I would love to share that magic with my own kids and start our own tradition.

  166. Diana Angel Reply

    I think its a great place for a holiday for anyone! You can see lots of things and have a lot of fun!

  167. Valerie Wee Reply

    I would love to spend quality time with my children in this island. It would be great to see the children having fun.

  168. Regine Miriklis Reply

    Stokes Bay looks magical! I’d love to take my little one through the secret entrance and explore the serene untouched beauty of the beach

  169. Michelle Fanning Reply

    I have always wanted to visit KI, especially to see Seal Bay and Stokes Bay, but I think my boys would love the adventure and excitement of Little Sahara.

  170. Seeing your kids at the wildlife park reminds me a lot of what my 4 angels would be like as they are all animal made and we can not drive passed an animal without stopping for photos, makes for a long drive in the country but lots of fun too.

  171. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Love your family’s holiday story. I wish that we would have lucky chance to visit the Kangroo Island soon. Thank you.

  172. Sandy Hutchinson Reply

    Love to see the kids getting amongst nature, my kids love camping and exploring. We would love to take them to KI

  173. Karen Smart Reply

    The best part of your holiday story were the beautiful photos that capture the amazing experience had by all! The children look as though they are in their glory! What a wonderful destination for building memories, getting exercise and having fun outside in nature! I would love to follow suite and take my children here!

  174. How much fun the kids seemed to have. There seemed to be so much for the kids to do and also be educational at the same time. It would be an amazing experience as a family to enjoy.

  175. Elisabeth Martins Reply

    I loved seeing you all spend quality time together as a family and creating memories and photos to keep.

  176. Claire H Simmons Reply

    the photos of stokes bay, looks like a magical place for a family

  177. Linda Leaver Reply

    Enjoyed the smiles on all of your faces as you enjoyed plenty of what Kangaroo Island has to offer!! In my 54 years as a South Aussie I have never had the pleasure of visiting and would love to share my first visit with my two grandsons, aged 4 & 5! And my hubby of course!! Thanks for the chance to win this glorious prize!! Fingers crossed!

  178. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    It would be a great opportunity to visit Kangroo island because Kangroo island has astonishing beaches, wildlife, friendly local people and unforgettable adventures with my family.

  179. Cassidy Logue Reply

    I went way back in 1989 with my parents and had a amazing trip. We had a beautiful picnic up at remarkable rocks which I still remember fondly. I’d love to take my kids for this memory making trip.

  180. Mikaela Cowan Reply

    All the amazing locations-what can I say,
    from Stokes Bay,
    to the delicious The Rockpool Cafe,
    took my breath away!

  181. I loved seeing all the seals I can’t believe how close they got! Amazing.

  182. A perfect holiday destination for our family with sightseeing, activities and relaxation all within an hour of each other. Hubby and I went pre children and would love the opportunity to share the experience with our 2 munchkins now.

  183. Kerri Pettigrew Reply

    Raptor domain sounds awesome, fun and educational, I’d love my family to be able to experience it.

  184. Jemima McWilliams Reply

    I love that you took the kids sand boarding! It’s a great way to get the kids active and go exploring.

  185. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Kangroo Island is perfect destination for everyone . I wish that I would be there soon.

  186. The variety of different things to see and do, all on the 1 island.

  187. Alana Norris Reply

    Isn’t KI just beautiful. I really want to take my kids to see their very ill great grandma who lives on the Island but we just can’t afford to get there. I use to go when I was young my dad is from the Island I have fond memories of American River and would love to show the kids where their papa grew up and all the exciting places I saw as a child. But most of all give my grandma a great big hug.

  188. Narelle Abbie Reply

    I have never been to Kangaroo Island, definitely somewhere I would love to take the kids one day.

  189. Elizabeth Rigby Reply

    Never been to Kangaroo Island but my parents went a year ago and loved to there. I would love to take my family. I break like this would help us so much!

  190. My husband and I also went BK but have never had an opportunity to take the kids. We are devoting this year to taking them on short trips in SA – Deep Creek, Flinders Ranges and would love to be able to take them to see KI! We have such an amazing state with so many treasures!

  191. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Kangroo Island is perfect holiday destination for everyone because it has many beautiful spots to discover and super cool place for photos and unforgettable memories.

  192. Kelly Lucas Reply

    You showed a wide range of places and activities that will entertain the whole family including a few places I didn’t know about

  193. Stokes Bay because it appealed to me immediately. My daughter LOVES rocks and stones and would probably have to touch every single one of them before choosing a favourite to hang on to while we were there. This would be her favourite place and I’m sure the entire family would love it too.

  194. Jodi Brewster Reply

    I love that there were no shopping centres, play centres or toy stores etc featured in your trip… Just the family enjoying the outdoors and exploring somewhere new. The natural beauty of the place really shined through with your visit. Looks like quality time with the family.

  195. Tara Greenfield Reply

    Hubby and I had a holiday to Kangaroo Island planned before we started our family… that was 8 years and four little ones ago…

    I loved seeing everything you got up to (soft spot for animals over here so the Wildlife Park is a MUST!) on holidays and could imagine my family doing and enjoying the same things!

  196. Love the family bonding. Every family should make the effort to share what looked like a wonderful experience.

  197. Laura Scriven Reply

    Remarkable Rocks for the view,
    I love the outdoors and the big blue!
    A perfect exploring day,
    My style of holiday!

  198. Sharon Lorman Reply

    I visited KI years ago and I can’t believe how many activities there are now! I would love to take my son and take part in them all. The sunset at Admiral’s Arch and the raptor show sounds wonderful and the seals and honey trips would be amazing.

  199. I love that Kangaroo island is untouched, you get to see what our beautiful country was like before we developed on everything, you can go to beaches with nobody else around and you feel like you’re the first person to ever discover that beautiful beach, it’s an amazing place. I love Seal Beach too, great spot!

  200. Terri Donnarumma Reply

    I’ve wanted to take my kids here for the last 10 years and have never had the chance. It is such a beautiful place right on our doorstep. I loved seeing all your lovely photos and reading your adventure. And well done on facing your fears. I would love for my kids to be able yo have a back to nature holiday away from technology. Looks amazing.

  201. Little Sahara looked like so much fun. Everyone’s getting outside, getting some exercise and making some awesome memories.

  202. Looks like so much fun for the whole family, my favourite would have to be the seals.

  203. Wow… looks like an amazing adventure… to be able to spend quality time with the family like that must be so great. I really enjoyed the part with the sand dunes and the sand board…

  204. Nadine Cameron Reply

    Stokes Bay! As soon as I read your review of going through the ‘secret entrance’ through the rocks, it brought back the fun memories of taking our kids there and the look of amazement on their faces as the rocks open up to the most beautiful beach and rock pools. We could have stayed there forever!

  205. Andy Graham Reply

    One thing? everything… all! What an amazing family review showing K.I. as it really is!.. Thanks. I want to go!

  206. Kym Finnigan Reply

    Never been to K.I but from what you have described, it sounds like the perfect adventure to take kids on. A jammed packed family adventure with the whole outdoor experience, what a wonderful time

  207. Kathy Bader Reply

    The best thing is the kids interaction with the wildlife and family bonding time.

  208. Kimberley Smart Reply

    That you guys got to spend quality time as a family and had a fantastic time.

  209. Kathy Bader Reply

    I love the kids interaction with the wildlife and the family bonding time.

  210. Sherri Rigney Reply

    I loved all the beautiful family photos. What happy memories of a wonderful family holiday.

  211. Alex Carman Reply

    I really loved seeing how much there is to see and do in such a small area! No way can kids get bored at such an awesome holiday destination!

  212. Never been but look’s amazing, lots of activities for the whole family

  213. I couldn’t believe there is soooo much to do and the fact you can self drive massively appeals to us.

  214. What a wonderful review that makes you not only want to go to KI immediately but one that warms the heart with your beautiful family pictures! I really liked the thought of spending plenty of quality family time (technology free) with numerous activities for kids and adults alike. Hard to pinpoint a favourite but my animal-obsessed daughter would love the seals!!!

  215. The remarkable rocks are amazing. I was lucky enough to go to Kangaroo Island a few years ago when my kids were little. We spent hours at the rocks because they are so incredible. The kids loved climbing in and out of them and taking loads of pictures. We would love to go back and spend more time exploring the Island as it is so beautiful.

  216. Roz Taylor Reply

    Island Beehive HONEY, looked such a SWEET experience. Seeing your cheeky boys BUZZ around, and not MISS BE-HIVE at all. Lovely hot coffee too, to take the STING out of that K.I wind. Oh, how good times with family just seem to FLY by 🙂

  217. When friends ask where they should visit in SA, I always mention Kangaroo Island, and hope they won’t ask me how many times I’ve been (never!)
    I loved the child-friendly activities, my kids would love the animals and I want to see the Admiral’s Arch – sorry you missed it!

  218. Michelle Sternberg Kalkwarf Reply

    Wow this looks like such great place to get back to nature. Heard so many great things about this island

  219. Eunice Ang Reply

    my kids will love the nature. Beach, animals and all to be seen

  220. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    It is a great holiday and destination for everyone. Thank you

  221. Tamara Konings Reply

    Love that you went to the island beehive even though you don’t love honey and ended up having a good time. The thing we do for our kids.

  222. This holiday looks so much more appealing than a generic pool in Fiji or Bali. What amazing adventures Australia can offer our kids.

  223. Denise Sutherland Reply

    It looks such a fascinating place with so much to see

  224. Sherna Swanepoel Reply

    The parks and sand dunes can see my kids loving that and the sunset is something that all of us love.

  225. Kim Cynthia Reply

    The whole holiday sounds great (: It would be our first family holiday. We would love to visit the Kangaroo Island wildlife park because we love the outdoors and wildlife and I want my son to have an appreciation for wildlife and being outside.

  226. Jessie O'Brien Reply

    Definitely the sand dunes, I can just imagine how much fun that would have been and the picture you took from the top was just sensational! I think is need some convincing to get up there too!

  227. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Perfect weather and Perfect place -The Kangroo Island has all answers for perfect family’s holiday.Thank you

  228. Denise Holford Reply

    i loved the fact that your family was outdoors spending quality time with eachother and having a great time. i would love to do this with my kids 🙂 x

  229. Eleni Fagan Reply

    Everything!! I loved that it was so family oriented and that you were able to explore all that Kangaroo Island has and in the end you can have beautiful family memories.

  230. Rachel Willis Reply

    Looks like you had a blast! We went a few years back but didn’t go to Little Sahara as our daughter was too young…shes now perfect age to go back and have fun in the sand!

  231. We took the kids a few years ago so it would be great to take them now they are older & can actually remember the adventures! My favourite was looking for penguins at night & following them back to their homes after a long day looking for food in the ocean.

  232. Adele Whiting Reply

    EVERYTHING!! We love kangaroo island, if it wasn’t as expensive we would visit more often!!

  233. We went on our honeymoon and loved it. All the stories about the things you got up to with your children makes me want to go as a family. They’d love all the wildlife. The raptor place sounds amazing.

  234. Dunes…little sahara… honey tasting but most of all the family having fun, close to nature and away from hustle and bustle of the city.

  235. The Raptor Domain, getting up close and personal with the reptiles and birds must have been an amazing experience.

  236. I love that you were able to jam pack so much positive family time and give the kids experiences they’ll remember for life in a couple of days. I went to K.I with my parents as a kid and it’s one of my fondest memories with my family that I plan on passing on to my daughter.

  237. Catherine Smith Reply

    What a wonderful trip, I love how many different activities you managed to do in a couple of days and that there’s not a lot of driving between them!

  238. Courtney Parsons Reply

    Absolutely loved the serenity, peace & quiet whilst surrounded by magnificent sights & wildlife at kangaroo island. My husband and I went 4 years ago and would now love to take the kids to experience how amazing it is over there. Pauls place & raptor domain being high on the list for activities for the kids! And what a better way to soak in the beautiful sights when the kids are in bed with wallabies that come to your door step! Amazing, would love to go again.

  239. Vicki Lack Reply

    I loved all the happy smiles on everyone’s faces it made me think, YES it is time we as a family of 10 visit Kangaroo Island and make our own happy memories. Thankyou for sharing your family holiday.

  240. Donna Wilkinson Reply

    All of it! You have made us want to go ever more than ever as there is more there than we realised! Thanks guys!

  241. Mary Whitta Reply

    Whenever there are children involved there is always lots of adventure and fun and family times!

  242. So anyactivities suitable for the whole family, and out enjoying nature Iinstead of technology! I love it.

  243. I love your visit to the Wildlife Park. I’d love to take my 8 month old. He loves our cats and I’d love to introduce him to more animals. 🙂

  244. Wow! What an action packed couple of days. I loved all of it and hopefully my family will get to experience KI.

  245. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Hopefully, my family would have chance to enjoy amazing landscape of Kangaroo Island and creating wonderful memories.

  246. Remarkable Rocks looks very appropriately named and I would love to take the family there to make some memorable memories.

  247. Pauline Corbell Reply

    went many years ago on a retreat, so didnt’ see much, but would so love to see all the beautiful scenery and wild life

  248. Elskien Steele Reply

    I love how much you fitted in and that you chose to do things that both adults and children can enjoy. Looked like a lovely adventurous weekend!

  249. Ruth Laker Reply

    I love it.. my partner has been worth his mum i have been with the girls in my family.. it would be awesome to go wroth my partner and daughter to create together memories

  250. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    Petting sea lions and swimming in crystal clear seawater and listening crushing seawater would be super cool experience for everyone. It is a fantastic prize with unforgettable memories.

  251. Leigh Tannenberg Reply

    Haven’t been but would love to experience it first hand 😉

  252. Justin Frick Reply

    I last went to KI in Primary School – about 32 years ago – I loved Little Sahara, the way the bush just stopped and these enormous sandhills just took off as far as the eye can see. And of course the ability to roll from top to bottom was amazing – the sand in the undies was the only downside 🙂

  253. Bec Francis Reply

    THE WILDLIFE PARK SOUNDS GREAT! LOVE ANIMALS AND TO HOLD A SNAKE IS ON MY BUCKET LIST TO!

  254. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

    It is a great prize to create unforgettable family’s holiday memories.

  255. Chantelle Cocks Reply

    What an awesome holiday for a family. I love the combination of the breathing natural wonders like Admiral’s Arch and the family-friendly activities such as the wildlife park. I can just picture our little family doing this trip – it would be perfect for us and something for everyone to love and lots for all to enjoy.

  256. Renee Bolton Reply

    This looks like an amazing family holiday.
    Love everything about it, being able outdoors, around the animals etc.
    My kids would love all the great things to see and do.

  257. Marlene Tham Reply

    The photos of all the happy smiles on everyone’s faces especially the kids were priceless and made me want to take the plunge and take my hyperactive 3 year old on a holiday to create out own beautiful photos of all the amazing animals, beauty and tranquility.

  258. Sarah Fairley Reply

    Remarkable Rocks. I love rock formations They are my favourite geographical feature

  259. Melinda Bolitho Reply

    Your amazing Jenga style rock tower! That’s some skill. And of course, all the fun that was had! Looks like a brilliant getaway for kids 🙂

  260. Sharron Lawton Reply

    I have not been to Kangaroo Island but would love to take the kids.

  261. Tara Bourne Reply

    The total uniqueness of the Island is unbeatable. It has food, scenery, wildlife, adventure, luxury, roughing it and remoteness – not many places offer all this in one package.

  262. RLRowberry Reply

    Hi I enjoyed the fact that it took me back to all my experiences on Kangaroo Island as a child and I would love my son to experience this package at the age of 8. It will build fond memories and experiences for him like it did for me. I still have my Kangaroo Island treasure a little projector screen that you click and it takes you through all the tour destinations.

  263. Anne Costello Reply

    Kangaroo Island has almost everything I love in a holiday destination- abundant wildlife to see in its natural habitat, beautiful and unique scenery, fabulous food and pristine beaches to use for many water based activities.

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