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The Big Duck Boat Tours | Victor Harbor | Review

As a family we have been down to Victor Harbor many times, sometimes just for a few hours, sometimes a whole day out and once or twice we have made a weekend of it staying in nearby Port Elliott and Goolwa. We kept seeing The Big Duck Boat Tour at the causeway to Granite Island […]

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Sea Shepherd Beach Clean Up | Victor Harbor | 26 July 2015

[ July 26, 2015; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ]
Sea Shepherd Adelaide Beach Clean Up | Clean the Beach – Protect the Whales
Sea Shepherd Adelaide invites families to come for a walk along the beach with them to help clean up the environment to protect local marine life and wildlife and to keep our beaches clean for everyone to enjoy. With whale migration season underway […]

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Glenelg Foreshore Playspace to be completed by December 2015 | City of Holdfast Bay

Work will begin on the planned Glenelg Foreshore Playspace with demolition beginning on Wednesday 10 June 2015.
The new $1.3 million Glenelg Foreshore Playspace (part-funded by a $500,000 Commonwealth Government grant):

has been designed by Wax Design in consultation with Council’s Community Development team, and responds directly to community consultation undertaken in March 2014
is fully accessible and […]

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Gulliver’s Adventures | 20 March – 12 April 2015

Gulliver’s Adventures
Gulliver, the world’s biggest model Guide Dog is heading to South Australia.
The 4.3 metre fibreglass dog will spend a month with Guide Dogs SA, travelling to eight regional towns and spending time in metropolitan Adelaide, finishing up at Guide Dogs SA’s newest family event, Pups in the Park.
Gulliver was built to emphasise the point […]

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Celebrate Parks Week 2015 | South Australia | 8-15 March 2015

[ March 8, 2015 to March 15, 2015. ]
Celebrate Parks Week 2015 with a range of free family activities across South Australia’s national parks and reserves.
From the coast to the desert, there are plenty of opportunities to visit parks, connect with nature and learn more about our unique landscapes, plants and animals.
Parks Week, from Sunday March 8 to Sunday March 15, will culminate […]

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Beachside Food & Wine Festival | Christies Beach & Port Noarlunga | 18 April 2015

[ April 18, 2015; ]
Beachside Food and Wine Festival now in 2 coastal townships on the same day!
In an exciting twist the Beachside Food and Wine festival this year will be held over two beautiful coastal locations, Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga, with transfer options running between the sites and from Noarlunga Centre.
Both sites will offer a range of […]

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Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Hallett Cove Conservation Park | March 2015

[ March 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015. ]
Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and […]

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Nature Play SA Park of the Month | Granite Island Recreation Park | February 2015

Our beautiful South Australian parks provide countless opportunities for children and families to connect with nature and to experience the health and wellbeing benefits of playing, learning and being physically active through bushwalking, camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, cycling, surfing and exploring.
Nature Play SA’s Park of the Month will showcase a different park each month and […]

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Splash Town Water Park in Moonta Bay | What you need to know

Moonta Bay Water Park | Splash Town
Open from 1 October 2016 for 2016/2017 Summer Season
Splash Town in Moonta Bay is situated just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay, right near the Moonta Bay Caravan Park. Best of all it’s a FREE water park open to the public.  Here are some photos of […]

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Port River Dolphin Cruise | Great Value Family Fun | Review 2015

Port River Dolphin Cruise
If you are looking for an affordable, value for money activity to enjoy with the whole family you can’t go past a cruise along the Port River.
At less than $30 for a family of 4 you can relax for an hour and a half while taking in the sites along the Port […]

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Sand Sculpting Australia | Princesses & Pirates | 4-19 April 2015

[ April 4, 2015 to April 19, 2015. ]
Disney’s ‘Princesses and Pirates’ brought to life in the sand at Port Noarlunga April 2015
Disney’s Princesses and Pirates will be the theme for the 2015 International Sand Sculpting Exhibition presented by Sandstorm Events and the City of Onkaparinga at Port Noarlunga Beach.  Set to be the biggest event ever held in Adelaide’s south, more than […]

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New Water Park in Moonta for Summer | Sneak Peek

New Water Park in Moonta Bay – sneak peek
Check out the pics of the new Water Park being built in time for summer in Moonta! How exciting is this?
The splash bucket is in and so are four water slides.  The Water Park is being built just near the playground on the foreshore at Moonta Bay.
There is […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland.  Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about only metres from the shore each winter and kids of all ages will get a […]

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Moana | A Great Family Beach for All Ages | Review

Moana Beach, situated south of Adelaide between Seaford and Maslin Beach, is only around 40 minutes drive from the Adelaide CBD.  It’s a popular beachside town for families to visit during the holidays and close enough for a day trip.  This summer our family headed to Moana numerous times and it has since become one of our favourite […]

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Big Rocks, Beach, Cliff Walk, Trees to Climb, Whales, Glorious Views, all from Horseshoe Bay | Port Elliot

Port Elliot is a quiet township about 80km south of Adelaide, at Horseshoe Bay on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula. It’s a popular holiday destination but is also close enough for a day trip. I hope the photos below give you a bit of an idea why we love this part of South Australia so much.
On […]

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City to the Bay by Tram | A Day in Glenelg

City to Glenelg by Tram – a day in Glenelg
Travelling on public transport with young children is a bit of an adventure, especially when the destination is somewhere they don’t go every day.  One of our favourite holiday activities is to catch the tram from the city to Glenelg and explore the many sights this seaside suburb has […]

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Yankalilla & Normanville | Places to Eat for Families

Yankalilla & Normanville – Places to Eat for Families
One of the great things about Normanville & Yankalilla is that there are many great options for food.
If you want a night off (or three) from cooking (why not when you’re on holidays?) you can check out these places we’ve tried over the years.
The Peninsular Restaurant & […]

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Normanville Beach – A little bit of SA paradise | Review

Normanville Beach – a little bit of SA paradise
It’s not hard to see why Normanville Beach is one of our most favourite places to be.
Over the years, we’ve spent countless hours at Normanville with family and friends, building many sandcastles, playing, swimming, cartwheeling, walking and making many lovely summer holiday memories.

Getting to Normanville
Normanville is only around 75 km […]

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe | Review

Hallett Cove Conservation Park & the Boatshed Cafe
It can sometimes be the simplicity of getting back to nature to help you slow down and put life back into perspective, such is the feeling of standing on top of a cliff and gazing out to sea.  Our state’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular and south of the […]

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Something for the Whole Family! | Adelaide Fringe 2013

There are countless shows to see at the Fringe this year, many of which are aimed at a broad range of ages therefore making them suitable for  families to not only attend together, but enjoy together (depending on ages of course!).  Two of the best places to explore are The Garden of Unearthly Delights and […]

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Coobowie, Edithburgh & Wattle Point Wind Farm | Short Getaway

Coobowie, Edithburgh, and Wattle Point Wind Farm
For a short winter break last year my family headed to the coastal town of Coobowie, just over 2 hours drive from Adelaide.
Coobowie is within 10 minutes drive from country towns Edithburgh, Wool Bay, Port Giles and Yorketown.  We took our bikes and a few fishing rods, books, board games […]

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Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park | Victor Harbor | Review

Granite Island, Victor Harbor
The Granite Island Recreation & Nature Park can be seen from Victor Harbor and is best known for being home to the magical Little Penguins.
The island is a must visit destination if spending time at one of South Australia’s most popular coastal towns, Victor Harbor.  It’s an ideal spot for taking the kids out for […]

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Horse Drawn Tram at Victor Harbor | Step Back In Time

Victor Harbor’s Historic Horse Drawn Tram is a “South Australian icon and a living, breathing piece of industrial heritage!”  Located at Encounter Bay in the seaside town of Victor Harbor, this famous tram’s history dates back 150 years.  Over 150,000 passengers climb aboard and enjoy the authentic journey across to Granite Island every year.
The tram takes […]

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Sellicks Beach | Beautiful Silver Sands | Review

Sellicks Silver Sands Beach – a South Australian treasure!
The view on the drive down Sellicks Beach Road is breathtaking as the coastline comes into sight.  Only an hours drive from Adelaide makes getting there a breeze and the ideal environment for a day in the sun.
Evenings are especially memorable as the sunset over the hills […]

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