There are so many things to do for visitors and even locals in Adelaide. Here are 10 of the most popular activities around this wonderful city:
1. Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval has hosted both cricket and football at the highest level since Colonial times and its iconic, historic and cultural presence remains today. It has been two years since the Adelaide Oval re development was completed and has elevated Adelaide to the top of the sporting venues. Immerse yourself in the history, and the entertainment of Adelaide Oval, whether that be AFL in the winter, cricket in the summer, a behind the scenes tour, or take yourself on an exhilarating adventure with the new RoofClimb
2. Visit the Zoo
Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. The Adelaide Zoo is open from 9:30am- 5pm every day of the year. With a variety of animal areas, beautiful gardens and cafes, you won’t have an issue spending the whole day here.
3. Cleland Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park is a zoo experience like no other located 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD . Visitors can connect with the animals in their natural environment by providing an immersive nature experience, with a limited number of enclosures and the chance to get closer to the animals. Cleland offers a range of experiences including: animal feeding, koala and reptile experience, night walks and guided day tours.
4. Dolphin Kayaking
Adventure Kayaking offers a fantastic experience on the Port River. Not only will you see incredible marine life, including dolphins, but you will be able to tour around the Ship’s Graveyard and mangroves. Adventure Kayaks offer 3 hour guided tours, or for those experienced kayakers, kayak hire for self- guided tours. Bookings are essential.
5. Mega Adventure Park
The Mega park is like no other. The main feature at Mega Adventure Park is SkyMate, a 26-metre-high structure with 50 aerial crossings – scramble nets, rope bridges, beams, swings, log steps, aerial surfboards and even Adelaide wine barrel steps! Guests are harnessed in – so if you fall you will be able to climb right back on! For those feeling less adventurous – you can enjoy uninterrupted and breathtaking views across Adelaide and West Beach from the SkyWalk.
Bookings can be made on on the Mega Adventure website.
6. History and Art
Adelaide is rich in history and art with a few of the best being located on North Terrace. The South Australian Museum holds a collections of national and international significance and is the leader in remote and regional community engagement. The museum is open every day from 10am-5pm with entry being FREE.
The South Australian Art Gallery outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, furniture, ceramics, metalwork and jewellery. Along with its permanent collection, the gallery hosts many exhibitions throughout the year. Open from 10am-5pm. The art gallery also contains a restaurant and function facilities.
7. Adelaide Hills
A beautiful place to recharge the batteries. The hills are much more than a geographic backdrop for the city; they provide much of its food and they are major wine-growing district with some 50 cellar doors.
8. Drink and Dine
Adelaide has some of the greatest restaurants throughout the city. Check out places such as Peel Street, Gouger Street and Rundle Street, among many others. You will be spoilt for choice for every cuisine.
9. Sample fantastic SA produce
Central Market is the one stop place for all SA Fresh Produce. With over 80 traders under the one roof, it is busy and buzzy all year round. Stop in for your multi cultural produce needs, or sit down and enjoy a meal at the many cafes and eateries. You wont be disappointed.
10. Relax at Adelaide’s Best Beaches
Adelaide has a large number of popular beaches that you can head to on those hotter days. Metropolitan beaches such as Glenelg, Semaphore, West beach, Henley, Brighton and Grange are all popular spots for locals and tourists. If you’re looking for a day trip away from the city, head down to Fleurieu Penisula. The beaches in areas such as Second Valley, Port Willunga are pristine and beautiful for swimming and relaxing