Top 5 Things to do on Kangaroo Island with Kids

4. Something Unique

George’s Castle, Wisanger

Close to Emu Bay is George Turner’s castle, a quirky building that’s difficult to miss. What was once a home has been turned into a castle filled with unicorns, swords and other curious objects, which is quite a spectacle for kids and adults alike. At Christmas, more than 50,000 lights at the castle are on display.

Kingscote Silo Art, Kingscote

Kangaroo Island’s latest tourist attraction is a mural that stands 25 metres tall. A breathtaking painting of a kangaroo and two of the island’s endangered glossy black cockatoos now adorns the Kingscote silos. As a tribute to the island’s amazing wildlife, this silo art is a wonderful place to take the kids, and is spectacular at night.

5. Eats and Treats

Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil Distillery, Macgillivray

This casual eatery serves light meals with a menu that includes a cider tasting paddle, and a kids tasting paddle of flavoured milk, juice and water. Taste complimentary eucalyptus and honey sweets and learn about the history of the distillery. The outdoor play area will keep the kids entertained while you eat.

False Cape Wines, Dudley East

The relatively new False Cape Wines is a family-friendly cellar door with a kids menu plus an enclosed lawn, children’s playground, basketball backboard and animal viewing area that’s safe for children of all ages. Sit back, relax and appreciate the award-winning wine that honours sustainable wine practices, while the little ones have the time of their lives.

Dudley Wines, Penneshaw

Boasting beautiful indoor and outdoor seating, Dudley Wines is a scenic spot where you can enjoy a pizza or platter with your beverage. The outdoor play area is fully equipped and there’s a one-hole, one-par golf course at the top of the hill—see if you can land your ball in one of the boats across the gully!

Clifford’s Honey Farm, Kingscote

This honey farm stocks honey, biscuits, chutney, and jams, and there’s also outdoor seating to pause and indulge in Jenny Clifford’s famous honey ice cream. The island’s famous honey once featured in a range of ice creams with specialty ingredients by Connoisseur Ice Cream. Kangaroo Island honey flavour was developed in collaboration with local chef Kate Sumner. It is no longer available, but happily the local honey ice cream is also a connoisseur’s delight! The farm has a play area with a sandpit, toys and a kid’s cubby house.

A family eating Ice cream at Clifford Honey Farm