Fleurieu for Kids

Kids in Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout the Fleurieu Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


Goolwa Barrage, Fleurieu Peninsula

If you are spending a day or a weekend with your family in Goolwa, Port Elliot, Victor Harbor or anywhere on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a visit to the Goolwa Barrage is a must! Not only does it play an important part in the water flow and management of the Coorong, Murray River and Lower Lakes there is also some stunning birdlife to see and the main attraction – seals playing in the water and lazing in the sun on the barrage structures....

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Narnu Farm – Hindmarsh Island

Located on Hindmarsh Island, just across the bridge from Goolwa on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, Narnu Farm has been a favourite destination for generations of South Australian families. Many South Aussies would have visited Narnu on school camp ‘back in the day’ or have taken their own kids for a farm stay family holiday. Narnu Farm offers a magical farm stay experience with twice daily animal feeding sessions where guests can...

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TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest

Looking for an outdoor adventure in the countryside? Look no further than TreeClimb Kuitpo Forest! Just like the Adelaide TreeClimb It offers heaps of treetop fun, with ropes challenges, a zipline over the Heysen Trail and options for the whole family including the Kids Course, Grand Course, Family Experience and soon to open Nets Experience. The Kuitpo Forest location is on Brookman Road just down from the Chookarloo Campground –...

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Causeway Cafe, Victor Harbor

No trip to Victor Harbor is complete without a delicious cup of coffee from The Causeway Cafe. Located at Number 1, The Esplanade, this café is the epitome of family-friendly dining. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the iconic Horse Drawn Tram and Warland Reserve, with Granite Island Causeway within easy reach, it’s the ideal starting point for a day filled with exploration and excitement. As you walk in, you are greeted with...

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Whale Watching Victor Harbor

As the colder weather kicks in around Adelaide, the list of things most people want to do outside dwindles. But the exciting news is that Whale Watching season has begun! From late May right up until October Southern Right whales return to the shores around Encounter Bay, Victor Harbor area.Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the southern Fleurieu Peninsula is a whale watcher’s paradise so get some warm clothes, some binoculars and head down...

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The Backyard Universe – Southern Fleurieu Twilight Experience

See the Fleurieu Peninsula like you’ve never seen it before! This family friendly tour departs from both the Victor Harbor Visitor Centre and Normanville and will take you and your family on an evening adventure like none other with The Backyard Universe tour team. Embark on a chauffeured journey into the serene embrace of a moonlit Conservation Park, where the natural world transforms under the cloak of night. As the sun dips below the...

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Shellwater BnB – Sellicks Beach, Fleurieu Peninsula

We have found the most fantastic family friendly B&B – it’s Shellwater @ Sellicks Beach on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula! This holiday house will easily sleep two families and is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It’s only a short walk to Sellicks Beach, with beach access and has a playground at the end of the street! Perfect for a couple of families or groups of friends looking for a Fleurieu...

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Kids Tasting Flights at Kimbolton wines

Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative, come take a look at our recent visit. Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you...

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The Vine Shed, McLaren Vale

We love a family friendly winery and they don’t come much better than Vine Shed, in McLaren Vale on the wonderful Fleurieu Peninsula. If you haven’t been here yet, clear the diary and book in for lunch, wine tasting or some live music with the whole family at this stunner of a cellar door! The Vine Shed is so much more than a cellar door however – it is a full blown family friendly restaurant, wedding venue and live music...

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Family Friendly Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is an iconic seaside town less than an hour out of Adelaide. The weather is always a little cooler in Victor, which makes it the IDEAL place to visit with the kids during the searing heat of Adelaide summers. The beaches are great, with Middleton, Carrikalinga, Goolwa and Port Elliot a short drive away and great for body boarding, surfing and swimming. There’s delicious bakeries and family friendly cafes and restaurants to...

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Smiling Samoyed Brewery, Myponga

Do you like beer?Do you like pizza?Do you like dogs?Do you like great views?Do you like amazing service? If you answered YES to any of the above, then it is time to take a drive down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Smiling Samoyed Brewery at Myponga. It is situated right on the Myponga Reservoir and it is one of our favourite spots to hang out with the family while enjoying a great meal. Smiling Samoyed Brewery is open 7 days a week and have their...

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Harvest the Fleurieu, Mount Compass

You will find Harvest The Fleurieu just before you hit Mount Compass, just under an hour out of Adelaide. It’s really all in the name – at Harvest The Fleurieu you will find delicious fresh produce from all over the Fleurieu, as well as being able to pick your own delicious strawberries from around October to May AND pick your own Tayberries for a very limited 5 week season in late November. It makes the perfect pitstop if you are...

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Deep Creek Conservation Park

A bit about Deep Creek… This park is a perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Five campgrounds are dotted throughout the park with four of them accessible by 2WD vehicles.  The other campground is ‘hike-in’ only and situated on the Heysen trail, making it an ideal environment for a family adventure. Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu...

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Jungle in Willunga

A garden centre might seem like a weird place to take the kids, but this is no ordinary garden centre. This is a JUNGLE! For a gold coin donation, you can meander through the 35 year old palm forest, go on a jungle animal hunt and visit the Fairy Garden. Grab a clipboard and pen from the shop and GO! You’ll need to look up and down and all around, and remember the animals might have moved since your last visit! This fantastic adventure is fun...

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Strawberry Picking in S.A

There are so many pick your own activities around Adelaide, however no one can deny once you’ve tried a delicious freshly picked strawberry nothing else will ever compare! Strawberry picking season usually happens between October and May (weather dependant) but best to check each individual patch as they all vary.

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SA Whale Centre

Discover a world of whales at South Australia’s largest marine focused interpretative centre. Visitors can experience the natural wonders of the deep, explore the world heritage listed railway building, and gain further knowledge about Victor Harbor and South Australia’s marine treasures. The centre provides whale sighting information, education and research support services through a range of mediums. The centre brings together a unique...

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Hindmarsh Falls, Hindmarsh Valley

We love finding little hidden adventures for you to explore with your families. Being the city folk that we are we had no idea that this beautiful spot could be found just down on the Fleurieu, around 15 mins drive from Victor or about an hour from Adelaide. You’ll find Hindmarsh Falls right smack bang in the middle of the Fleurieu Peninsula, around 15 mins from Victor or an hour(ish) from Adelaide. The Falls can be accessed at the end of...

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Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Nangawooka is a small 5 acre reserve on the main Victor Harbor road not far from McCracken Golf Club. (corner of Waterport Road and Adelaide-Victor Harbor Rd) It’s a beautiful place for a walk with many varieties of native plants, trees and flowers as well as over 60 species of birds including a large population of Blue Wrens. You might even spot a few lizards, insects and even an echidna or two! There are nesting boxes among the trees...

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Mt Compass Recreation Park

Find it at: Haywood Ct, Mt Compas This epic new skate park has just opened to the public this week and if your kids love to ride, skate or scoot you HAVE to put this on your school holidays to do list. Image credit: LCS Landscapes The $1.15m recreation park includes a skate park, BMX track and nature play space with basket swing and slide. There’s also a creek that’s great for water play so bring your boots and maybe a change of...

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Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

TALK ABOUT FAMILY FRIENDLY! If you’re looking for the kind of holiday where the kids will be outside and entertained ALL DAY LONG look no further than Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park. Join in the fun or sit back and relax while the kids have a ball! Their brand new resort style pool has now opened! This huge pool is 250,000 litres and 65m around. One half is under shade and there’s also plenty of poolside seating, sun lounges...

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Swell Brewing Co, McLaren Vale

Sometimes wineries are not for every one, and with a quality craft offering like Swell Brewing Co in the region, why wouldn’t you mix it up a bit? I’d like to say it kept my husband happy, and it did, but actually I’d call myself a bit of a beer diva, so it ticked my boxes too. Hang on…..but a brewery and kids? Fear not…….this place is perfect. So many options for a tasting paddle First impression arriving at...

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GT Fisher Nature Playground

Find it at: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor Stage 2 of this fabulous development has been completed and it looks brilliant. The earlier redeveloped GT Fisher Playground in Victor Harbor opened in July 2019 and is located where the old train playground was, right near the horse trams, this nature playground will have the kids smiling all around. What an amazing interactive, quirky playspace the people of Victor Harbor have delivered. Based around...

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Steamranger Heritage Railway

SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist resort town of Victor Harbor. Trains operate on up to 140 days a year and are manned by volunteers from the Australian Railway Historical Society,...

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McLaren Vale Visitor Centre Playground

A great spot to start your day/weekend/stay in McLaren Vale the Visitor Centre has all the information you need on where to visit, eat and of course sample some wine. It also has a fabulous playground in a beautiful big open grassy space overlooking the vineyards. There’s a cafe onsite where you can grab a something to eat, a coffee or a wine and watch the kids play Find it at 796 Main Rd, McLaren Vale [wpgmza id=”138″...

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