Definitely the highlight and best two days of our trip. From the outdoor teatime along the river to the unbelievable grilled fish, grilled cheese (yes, grilled cheese) fresh salad and wine, to the remarkable guide, the first day was truly exceptional. The things that we got to see up close and personal were sensational
Kangaroo Island for Kids options
Whilst the “up close and personal” wildlife encounters can bring out the child in us all, there are some great activities perfect for family holidays.
Child-friendly private touring can include some of the following experiences - what do Kangaroo Island kids think? Some of these activities involve us linking up with other providers so need to be booked in advance - this list is designed to give you an idea of what our destination can offer.
“There a lots of fun things for kids - my favorite is swimming at Stokes Bay where there is a secret beach through the tunnel”
“I love the sheep dairy ‘cause you can play with the lambs and see the sheep being milked - and taste the yoghurt and cheese”
This huge white dune field is completely surrounded by bush and is a perfect place to burn up some energy. The fine white sand is also a great place to look for animal tracks to see who has been crossing the dunes!
“It’s really good fun to have races down the dunes” Blair
Kangaroo Island was declared a bee sanctuary to protect the only remaining population of Ligurian bees introduced from Italy in 1886. There are 2 places on the Island we can learn about bee keeping, how bees make honey and taste some of the different honeys.
“I love honey on pancakes and the honey icecream at the Honey Farm is yummy!” Skye
Kangaroo Island Marine Tours
With advance notice we can link up with Kangaroo Island Marine Tours for a dolphin swim and ocean rafting experience followed by a picnic lunch on the beach. Wetsuits, masks and snorkels are provided - and we can bring some towels along and a change of clothes for the afternoon.
“It’s fun to go full throttle across the waves when there is a good swell - don’t worry, the boat is really safe” Blair
A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Researcher
For over 20 years independently-funded Pelican Lagoon Research Centre has been conducting field based research on echidnas, goannas, little penguins, tiger snakes and their place in the Island¡¦s ecology. Dr Peggy Rismiller is now the world expert on echidnas and Peggy can join us to explain how hard it is to study an animal which have really good hearing, is covered in spines and can dig into the ground to get away!
This is the essence of Kangaroo Island - where there is more than half a million acres of wildlife habitat which is home to an amazing range of Australian animals. The large number of parks protects the animals and with a careful approach we can get up close and personal with many of these in the wild. Come and spend some time with them!
Explore private bushland tracks and the coast at Vivonne Bay by quad bike with Kangaroo Island Outdoor Action - children from the age of 12 can, after tuition, ride their own bike and there is room for up to five passengers (over 5 years old) to ride with your guide.
What else is there to do?
You can go beachcombing looking for shells, or even a Leafy Seadragon after a storm, fly a kite, go for a bushwalk or even meet the world expert on echidnas who lives here on Kangaroo Island. Dr Peggy Rismiller can explain how hard it is to study an animal with really good hearing, is covered in spines and can dig into the ground to get away!
“I love it it when kids come to visit - they can do all the stuff I love to do like finding koalas asleep in the trees” Skye