If you’re an outdoorsy parent, you probably have experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to hike and explore with little ones. However, there are many parks and trails in Australia that are completely child-friendly!

Many are even accessible by the Burleigh Wagon for your kids to ride in. These parks make it easy to bring the kids along and will get you that outdoor fix you crave.

Adelaide Park Lands Trail

An 18-kilometer circuit that circles Adelaide, the Adelaide Park Lands Route is the perfect option to pick your own distance.

With this wheelchair and wagon accessible trail lined with parks, playgrounds, and picnic areas, you can choose where you want to enter and exit, so you aren't committed to finishing a full trail. This is great for little ones who may get tired and grouchy along the way.

Smith Creek Trail

A relatively short trail, the Smith Creek Trail takes 2 hours to complete and features fun art and bollards along the route. Your child will get to enjoy artwork designed by local primary school children.

The family-friendly path is also almost entirely paved with asphalt so it would be easy to pull the Burleigh Wagon along.

The Royal National Park - Lady Carrington Drive

Lady Carrington Drive at the Royal National Park is the perfect trail to let your kids experience nature. The 10-kilometer trail features many interesting natural features for your little ones to look at and three picnic areas along the way to sit and rest.

Designed for cycling, the trail is flat and wheel-friendly so you’ll have no problem pushing your kids along as you enjoy the fun walk this trail provides.

Mambray Creek - Wirra Water Loop

Enjoy an opportunity for your children to learn about nature and wildlife on this path. The Wirra Water Loop is a short 1.6-kilometer path, so it is a great option if you're worried about your little ones feeling worn out.

Outdoorsy parents know it's no fun to have a tired kid in the middle of a 15-kilometer hike, but this short path with interpretive signs to read and waterbeds to admire will keep your child occupied and excited.

Sydney Harbour National Park - Middle Head

Middle Head is a great option if you’re looking for a day’s adventure to learn something new. The Don Goodsir Track will take you to see military forts and relics built in the 1800s, and you can even take a guided tour to learn about the military history of the park!

This is a really great activity for kids who are a little older and will enjoy seeing old gun pits and military tunnels.

Banrock Station Wetland Walking Trails

The Banrock Station Wetland Walking Trails is a set of trails that allow you to pick your route and guide yourself through a beautiful wetland landscape.

The routes range from 1 to 3 hours in duration so you can easily design your walk according to your child’s attention span. View wildlife and learn about the importance of wetlands as you push your kiddos along the trail.

Elliston Coastal Trail

Another set of trails with multiple options, the Elliston Coastal Trail is a 13.6-kilometer trek with miniature pathways within. The trail allows you to view the gorgeous Eyre peninsula coastline as you walk along the beach.

The Trail will make a nice change of scenery if you don’t get out to the coast much and will allow your kids to explore the beach environment.

Wittunga Botanic Garden - Wittunga Naming Walk

If you enjoy looking at plants, this Botanic Garden allows you an opportunity to read interpretive signs and learn about various plants in the garden.

The walk is completely self-guided and only 1 kilometer long. It is a great one to take your time and let your kids learn about different plants.


Thankfully, there are many kid-friendly trail options in Australia to take your little ones out to enjoy the outdoors. Our Burleigh Wagon will make the trek so much easier! Your little ones will enjoy learning new things and experiencing the outdoors at any of these Australian parks and trails.