a VirtualTourist member asked on Jun 7, 2012
We are planning for a holiday trip to Adelaide and Kangaroo Island.
Would it be a good place to visit for a 4 year old kid?
Perhaps, if someone could help me with the following questions, it would be of a great help to plan my travel.
1. How many days would it require to cover all the wildlife attractions around Adelaide?
2. What are the best value hotels to stay in Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, perhaps around any Indian restaurants?
3. Would anyone please help me to list must see attractions especially wildlife attractions?
4. To know about budget car rental places would be of a great help. Also could anyone please let me know how the prices are for renting a car?
5. Are there any guide book, website or an trustable agent recommended?
6. What are the upcoming events in this season?
I really appreciate your help.
Your posting is incredibly broad, so to narrow it down, why don't you start by reading the many pages and tips that have already been developed by VT members on Adelaide and Kangaroo Island?
As I see that you're a new member (welcome!), maybe you don't know how to access these. Simply type the destination name into the blue box in the top right hand corner of the screen and press the 'Go' icon.
Start by perusing these pages, and then feel free to revert to this forum with more specific queries.
By the way, I think that Adelaide and Kangaroo Island are ideal for a family with a four year old and I would say that you could probably do the attractions around Adelaide in three days, depending on how far afield you're willing to travel.
I do try to search through the discussions.
I'm not in Adelaide, although I have been there 2 or 3 times and we are going there for one night only in late July.
For accom try www.wotif.com and put in Adelaide - there are many places to stay and we will be at Chifley on South Terrace - wotif have a special including a cooked breakfast which I thought was good value and booked and paid for the 1 night.
For renting a car, can I suggest you read a forum - VT Forum temporarily unavailable
Guide books/web site - here on VT is a good start and for a guide book, Lonely Planet have a great selection of books. Maybe borrow from your local library first and then buy a copy. Also have a look at http://www.southaustralia.com/ where there is lots of information.
You haven't listed where you are from, but if you haven't seen Pandas before, the Adelaide Zoo has them. Its a good zoo, and when there, buy the 2 zoo pass which includes the Monarto free range zoo, this is excellent.
Cleland wildlife sanctuary in the Adelaide hills is great for interaction with the Australian wildlife and birds. The Emus & roos roam free and are very friendly, are used to being patted. Children love this park.
At the Gorge wildlife park, they have albino kangaroos which are quite rare, and you can hold a Koala for free and take your own photos, most places make you pay for this
At Warrawong, they have Platypus.
If you google these places you will find more information.
The website for south australia is...
This is the main website and a good one. When there, they have excellent free brochures, with lots of information.
If Hotels are too expensive, then check out Motels, usually cheaper.
Enjoy your holiday, I'm sure you will!
We will be travelling from Singapore.
I will take a look at all the information provided here and revert in case I need more. My biggest relief is that it’s fun place for children. Otherwise it will be a disaster. Hope my son enjoy here.
Thanks [VT member cb9f9] and [VT member fa47c].