Adelaide Shores is a multi-award-winning precinct set on 1.2 kilometres of coastline in the Adelaide suburb of West Beach, just minutes from the buzz of Glenelg and the convenience of the city’s major airport.
Boasting two expansive accommodation properties, function venues, premier golf courses, a boating marina and internationally rated sporting facilities, there is little wonder why Adelaide Shores remains one of the South Australia’s most popular holiday destinations and Adelaide’s hub for accommodation and sporting events.
The much-loved BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park—the largest of its kind in South Australia—boasts more than 350 caravan and tent sites and 116 self-contained cabins ranging from standard to deluxe models. And if you’re up for something different, the park also offers permanent Eco-tents for the ‘glamping’ experience or an introduction to camping.
The BIG4 park also provides direct access to picturesque West beach, barbecue areas, an onsite café and plenty of other activities to keep the family entertained. The Splash Zone zero-depth water play area, go-karts, bikes, giant jumping pillows, games room and play equipment are a big hit with kids. During school holidays, the Kids Club keeps children even busier with activities such as splash zone discos, animal capers, rally races, Easter egg hunts, circus workshops, cooking classes and talent shows.
A giant lagoon swimming pool will be the newest addition to the caravan park when it opens with a splash this summer. The resort-style pool is replacing the park’s two smaller swimming pools to accommodate more guests in a relaxing and modern environment.
The park also offers large bunk-style accommodation popular among school, sporting, community and large family groups. ‘The Bunkhouse’ sleeps 55 people in 11 four-bed bunk rooms, two leader rooms and one crew room, which all converge into a private undercover seating area for meals or group activities. ‘The Dorm’ provides a kitchenette and open-plan bunk bed accommodation for a further 28 people, making this accommodation option ideal for smaller groups wanting to share close quarters.
Adjacent the caravan park is the Adelaide Shores Resort, a true ‘home away from home’ for holidaymakers and sporting enthusiasts alike. Set in lush, natural surrounds, the resort features 84 deluxe self-contained units, villas and bungalows. Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach or relaxing by the heated swimming pool. The family-friendly site also features barbecue areas, tennis courts and giant jumping pillows for the kids.
Adelaide Shores’ setting in a stunning coastal environment just a short drive from the Adelaide CBD and airport also makes it the perfect location for conferences, celebrations or corporate retreats. The site features six different meeting and event spaces with ocean or garden views, accommodating up to 200 delegates with tailored accommodation and catering packages available.
On the doorstep of the precinct’s accommodation and event facilities, you’ll find exceptional sporting grounds that attract annual national and international events such as the Pacific Schools Games, Masters Games and the ICC Cricket World Cup. With its beautifully maintained reserves, internationally rated sports diamonds and a FIFA-accredited football pitch, Adelaide Shores also hosts a variety of sporting clubs throughout each year, including soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse and softball.
The 18-hole Patawalonga Golf Course—a champion-style links course and South Australian favourite —and the 15-hole Executive Course are two onsite options guaranteed to please even the most discerning golfer. Both courses are open to the public and can accommodate large groups and corporate golf days. You can even improve your swing with Certified PGA coaching from the Pro Shop and top off your game with a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
Fishing and boating are popular among Adelaide Shores guests, with facilities easy to access. Visitors can launch their boats into Gulf St Vincent and cruise alongside dolphins off the coast of Glenelg or join a fishing charter, or watch the sun set over the Southern Ocean with a drink in hand—all from the Adelaide Shores marina.
The Coastal Park that runs alongside Adelaide Shores is a magnet for cyclists, walkers and runners wanting to take in some breathtaking scenery while getting out of breath along the Glenelg to Henley Beach route.
And an onsite skate park and BMX facilities provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages.
For guests seeking thrill of a different kind, Adelaide Shores will soon be home to Australia’s very first aerial adventure park.
The 26-metre-high MegaAdventure Park will feature up to 120 activities involving suspension bridges, swings, free-fall jumps and leaps, scramble nets, chasms, zip wires and vertical climbs. Guests young and old will be able to enjoy the exhilarating experience, with those less adventurous members of the family able to share the journey from the comfort of a viewing platform on each major level.
When it opens this summer, this impressive structure is expected to be the world’s largest, tallest and most technically advanced aerial adventure park.
With all this on offer, Adelaide Shores is no longer South Australia’s best-kept secret. This 135-hectare coastal paradise attracts more than 750,000 Australian and international visitors each year—many of whom are returning guests having realised there is no better place to stay and play in this vibrant capital city.
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