Family Holiday to Kangaroo Island with Young Children


Kangaroo Island is one of South Australia’s famous tourist attractions. With over 114 businesses and more than 140,000 visitors each year, this place is incredibly perfect to bring your family, friends, and little children.

Kangaroo Island is Child-friendly

Kangaroo Island is open to all ages, and children are also loving it!  The wildlife gives the kids a chance to get up close and personal with furry wallabies, cuddly koalas, and bubbly kangaroos.  The parents/adults can take picture-perfect memories while their kids take a stroll on the pristine beaches.

Emu Bay

Best Beaches for Little Kids:

1)  Emu Bay

Emu Bay is one of the most popular beaches because of its easy access, clear waters, and long shoreline.  It is a fantastic beach for young children which is safe for swimming and building sandcastles.  The conditions are calm, and parking is accessible. Stop by Mini De Lights Cafe for a sumptuous snack or lunch.

2)  Rock Pool at Stokes Beach

The Stokes Bay is a secluded beach protected from the powerful surf by a giant pool surrounded by rocks.  Visitors can walk through the rocks and enjoy the beautiful sandy beach with rock pools. The Rock Pool Cafe provides wonderful meals at Stokes Bay

3)  Hog Bay Beach

The Hog Bay Beach was named after the numerous pigs released on this island a long time ago.  It’s a great place for swimming with the kids and behind it is a grassy area where your family can have picnics and for the children to play.

Call into Millie Mae’s Pantry for a delicious lunch or snack

More Activities for the Kids (and the kids-at-heart) at Kangaroo Island:

There are more things that families can do in Kangaroo Island by learning, tasting, exploring, and seeking cool critters.

1) Visit the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park and Raptor Domain

Raptor Domain was primarily developed as a rescue and rehabilitation centre for the birds of prey.  These injured birds were given care and released from recovery.  There are animal shows to educate visitors about their natural behaviour and how they thrive in the environment.

2) Get up close with the seals at Seal Bay Conservation Park

Seal Bay is home to a thousand colonies of sea lions.  This park is the only place where you can walk on the beach while watching them eat, play, and raise their pups.

3)  Sand Dunes adventure at Little SaharaSand Dunes at Little Sahara

Little Sahara is one of the most-visited tourist spots in KI for sandboarding and Tobogganing.  This adrenaline-packed adventure will give the visitors a chance to explore the dunes from a different perspective.


How to Get to Kangaroo Island with Kids:

  • By Ferry

The Kangaroo Island Connect ferry is the fastest, cheapest and most comfortable Kangaroo Island ferry service. It operates between the mainland, Cape Jervis, South Australia, and Penneshaw.  The Kangaroo Island Connect ferry is also the most convenient Kangaroo Island Ferry service  and each crossing only takes 30 minutes.

You can also collect a Kangaroo Island hire car, Kangaroo Island12 seater van hire or Kangaroo Island campervan hire with Kangaroo Island Connect (kic). Hiring a vehicle is cheaper than taking your own to Kangaroo Island.