Discover the Best of Kangaroo Island with Your Kids at Southern Ocean Lodge

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Discover the Best of Kangaroo Island with Your Kids at Southern Ocean Lodge
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If you're looking for a stunning and unforgettable destination to spend quality time with your family, look no further than Kangaroo Island. Located off the coast of South Australia, this island paradise boasts breathtaking landscapes, unique wildlife encounters and world-class accommodations perfect for family vacations. And if you're seeking the best luxurious family experience, Southern Ocean Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the island. In this trip report, I'll guide you through some of the best activities and experiences you can enjoy with your kids on Kangaroo Island while staying at Southern Ocean Lodge.

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Southern Ocean Lodge

Perched a top the cliffs of Kangaroo Island, Australia, this contemporary luxury lodge features a string of luxurious guest suites easing along the coastline.

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Wildlife Encounters

Kangaroo Island is a wildlife lover's paradise. You and your children will have the opportunity to see koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, sea lions and more in their natural habitats. Southern Ocean Lodge offers guided tours led by experts, so your family can learn more about the animals and their unique behaviors. The Seal Bay Conservation Park Tour is a must-try activity, where you can watch sea lions basking on the beach and playing in the water, all while enjoying some spectacular views.

Outdoor Adventures

The island offers many outdoor activities. You can go on an adventure-packed hike, enjoy some kayaking or pedal through some stunning landscapes on bike tracks. Southern Ocean Lodge offers a range of outdoor activities, from a coastal walk where you can spot some dolphins to a guided quad biking tour for the adrenaline junkies. Picnic lunches with a variety of delicious treats mean you can take your time to enjoy the stunning coastline.

Food and Culture

Kangaroo Island is home to an array of cultural and culinary experiences. One of the highlights is sampling the local produce and some of the world's finest seafood. Just a few minutes away from Southern Ocean Lodge, you can visit one of Australia's best-known gin distilleries and lavender farms. A visit to the Kangaroo Island Farmers Market is also a must to buy local produce. On Thursday evenings, the Lodge offers a tasty seafood barbecue where everyone gathers around for some delicious food, along with some local wine.

Kids' Activities

When traveling with kids, you need to find activities and experiences that cater to them. At Southern Ocean Lodge, there is the kids' program, specifically designed with your young ones in mind. Here, kids can learn about the island's unique flora and fauna, enjoy discounted quad bike tours, watch movies and play board games and arts and crafts. Kids also have access to the Lodge's facilities like the swimming pool, board games and a selection of toys and games.


Southern Ocean Lodge offers luxurious and family-friendly accommodations with stunning ocean views. Each suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, a spacious lounge area and a private bathroom complete with amenities. There's plenty of space to lounge, read a book or just relax. With its stunning environs and an extensive kids program full of activities, Southern Ocean Lodge makes for the perfect base to explore Kangaroo Island with your family.


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Kangaroo Island with kids is definitely a worthwhile destination for families who want to experience a world-class, breathtaking family vacation. You and your family members will marvel at the pristine environment, create unforgettable memories and bond over unique wildlife encounters, family-friendly activities, culinary experiences and comfortable luxury accommodations at Southern Ocean Lodge. Whatever your interests are, there is something for everyone on Kangaroo Island, a gateway to the beautiful southern parts of Australia. Let me book your next vacation to Kangaroo Island with your loved ones and experience creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Kangaroo Island, Australia. In need of further inspiration? Check out Marcia DeAngelis’s guide, 4 Days Exploring Sydney, Australia.

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