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Our most recommended South Australia Family-friendly Activities

Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

1. Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat

After boarding at Elder Park Landing there will be an opportunity to purchase food and beverages from the deckhand. The captain will take time to deliver a safety talk and introduce the crew before beginning commentary of the local area and wider South Australia.   Once seated, the cruise will commence by heading toward the Torrens River Weir Gate while passing the Adelaide Festival Centre, SAHMRI, and Adelaide Gaol. Enjoy 30 minutes of commentary before arriving at Adelaide Zoo where you will have the option to disembark and explore the zoo, Botanic Garden its and surrounds. The last 15 minutes of the tour will be relaxed, allowing you a great chance to ask questions, take photos with the crew, and get some advice on what to see and do once you disembark.

Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Kayak Tour

2. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Mangroves Kayak Tour

Experience the beauty of the the Dolphin Sanctuary in Adelaide on an eco-friendly kayaking tour. Discover a fascinating array of marine life and birds as your guide leads you in search of spirited Port River Dolphins. Meet your guide and listen to a short safety briefing to ensure that you are confident when kayaking. Put on your life jacket and set off on your hunt for Port River Dolphins. Have the chance to stop to take photos as you make your way through mangrove trees. Listen to stories from you guide and interact with the dolphins is the most environmentally sensitive way. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

3. Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

Get more action on this 2-hour quad bike adventure, designed to give you more time on the quad, and experience a wide variety of terrains, including sand and gravel tracks, open grassland, and winding bush trails. All tours begin with a kit and instruction session, followed by practice on the safe operation of the quad bikes. You will then experience the thrill of riding the latest quads from Yamaha, Suzuki, or Honda. Building up to more technical and challenging tracks, your tour will be customised to your ability. Guides will point out and provide information about the local flora and fauna, and you will often spot some of Australia’s enchanting wildlife. Combine this with spectacular views over Vivonne Bay, and you have an all-terrain quad adventure to remember!

Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary 1 or 2-Person Kayak Rental

4. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary 1 or 2-Person Kayak Rental

Make your way through the mangrove habitat in search of dolphins with this kayak rental in Adelaide's Dolphin Sanctuary. Rent high-quality, one-person or two-person kayaks and create your own adventure. Meet the staff at the tour supplier's office. Listen as they provide you with a safety briefing to ensure that you are comfortable with the kayak. Get some information about the area and a handy map to help you get around. Put on your life jacket and paddle through the mangrove creeks. Search for dolphins with your family or friends. Return your kayak and equipment to the rental office at the end of your two-hour hire.

Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

5. Melbourne: Penguin Passport Experience at SEA LIFE

Enjoy a once-in-a-life encounter with sub-Antarctic penguins with your SEA LIFE Penguin Passport.  Join keepers behind-the-scenes to learn more about the penguins and see how the colony is cared for. Put on some Antarctic snow gear for a 45-minute journey onto the ice to sit with some King and Gentoo penguins.  Visit the food preparation and veterinary areas, learn how the state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures; and see first-hand the high standards of attention and care the animals receive.  Make the most of the rest of the day with all-day access to the rest of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

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What people are saying about South Australia

It was an excellent experience. I should have booked it for longer duration, 90 minutes felt very short. Didn't spot any dolphins but kayaking in river and in mangroves was an amazing experience. Weather was in our favor. Would definitely recommend this tour if u have not done kayaking before. Very safe and for all ages. Go have the fun you missing in life. Highly recommend

The PERFECT activity for our family! A great mix of adventure, history and local knowledge. Our guide was amazing, from the safety talk at the beginning through to showing us were we rode on the map. Mostly beginner riders (ages 10, 14 & 16) we felt safe and well looked after. Well worth the investment, highly recommend!

Efficient very friendly team . If I had children I would definitely do this activity with them. My Grandchildren will have this experience next time they visit . Staff are informative and very helpful . All told a fun time

Great little tour, which the guide (Tom) gave a comprehensive background to Adelaide, history & contemporary, from the terrific Popeye #1. Very comfortable & safe. Cheers

Short but very informative boat trip. Lot's of useful information, friendly and relaxed atmosphere.