My husband and I are heading to KI with our 3-year old and our 10-month old baby. We are flying from Sydney to Adelaide, driving to Cape Jervis, and taking the ferry all in one day. So, our first day on KI we probably won't do too much as we get to Penneshaw around 3pm. Can anyone recommend the best things to do/places to stay with young children? My toddler LOVES animals and the outdoors and they are generally good travelers given their ages. Here is what I am thinking.. but not sure what order to do it in as we don't want to spend too much time in the car:
*Flinders Chase (remarkables rocks, admirals arch, seals)
*Hanson Bay (Koalas and nocturnal tour)
Are we better off staying overnight in Hanson Bay or Flinders Chase?
**Is Paul's wildlife park or Pandana wildlife park better? I don't think we'll do both.. but not sure which one to do?
*Is the sand tobogganing doable with a toddler? Not sure Little Sahara is worth a trip if not possible to do sand dunes with a toddler?
*Is penguin tour a must do? No one seems to be writing anything about this, so thinking it isn't too great?
*I have heard the fur seals at Flinders Chase are very active and more entertaining then the ones at Seal Bay. Does this mean Seal Bay is not necessary? My son does love seals, so not sure if we should do both or just one?
*Has anyone done the dolphin swim with a toddler?
**OVERALL: I am totally confused when it comes to what order to do things in to minimize driving time and maximize what we see. If anyone can suggest a good itinerary considering we have the two boys, that would be great. For example, should we spend our first night in Penneshaw? Or should we drive for an hour or so and stay somewhere that will be nicer and we can see stuff in the morning?
Any advice would be great. I had no idea when booking that the island was so big and that there is SO much to see. We have 5 nights total… so 4 full days on the island (2 travel days)