We’ve found the best experiences South Australia can offer you and your family while you’re in town.
South Australia is full of family-friendly activities. Whizz down waterslides in Adelaide or splash out at holiday parks in our beautiful coastal regions. Get up-close to wildlife at the Adelaide Zoo just a 15 minute walk from the heart of the city, go strawberry picking in the Adelaide Hills, or head to The Beachouse at Glenelg and spend the day on wild waterslides, an indoor playground maze, a mini train, dodgem cars, bumper boats and arcade games.
See a different side of Adelaide on a tour, charter or cruise. Sail out to sea on a giant catamaran or tour the city in the comfort of a coach. Experience our beautiful landscapes from the sky on a hot air balloon flight, or on a riverboat along the gorgeous Murray River. Explore South Australia’s best regions on a group tour, find out about our fascinating range of Aboriginal experiences or head to Temptation Sailing at Glenelg who offer private cruises and dolphin swimming expeditions along South Australia’s stunning coastline, just a 30 minute tram ride away from the city.
Are you a thrill seeker? Or just want to explore the best tourist attractions Adelaide has to offer? Just 15 minutes’ drive from the championships you’ll run into Mega Adventure’s aerial park where you can let your inner ninja warrior explore high-rise monkey bars that will have your heart pounding. For those wanting to keep their feet on something more solid catch a concert spectacular in the parklands, explore Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval or head out and explore the expansive, rugged outback.
Adelaide is the perfect place to fill your shopping bags. Treat yourself to a pre-game splurge at Rundle Mall – over 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip. Discover boutiques selling local designs and higher-end clothing stores on Rundle Street.
Food and Drink
For the over-18s, take a night off to explore Adelaide’s small bar scene. Steeped in history and drenched in class, Adelaide’s East End bars are some of the finest you’ll find in South Australia. At day’s end, head to Adelaide and indulge one last time at one of the city’s favourite restaurants – Africola, Shobosho, Peel St, Golden Boy, Osteria Oggi… there’s a delicious morsel around every corner. There’s also a thriving late-night dessert culture, think luxurious dessert kitchens, intimate sweet cafés, decadent delis, and contemporary ice cream parlours.
Stay a little Longer
Why not stay a little longer to check out our events in January
The Santos Tour Down Under will be held 10 – 20 Jan in Adelaide and surrounding regions. Catch the action live at Ziptrak Stage 1 on Tuesday 15 January starting on O’Connell Street in North Adelaide.
Or why not walk amongst the world’s best cyclists and check out the latest cycling gear in the City of Adelaide Tour Village, the largest bike expo in Australia. Watch the team mechanics at work, test ride the newest bikes, watch the race on the big screen, check out the latest cycling equipment, be inspired and deck yourself out like the pros or simply sit back with fabulous food and wine. Along with all the offerings of the precincts, a daily entertainment program will be announced that makes the City of Adelaide Tour Village the perfect place to visit on any or every day of the Santos Tour Down Under.
Other events on in January include:
• Gillette ODI: Australia v India (15 Jan) Adelaide Oval
• Brighton Jetty Sculptures (23 Jan – 3 Feb) Adelaide
• Tunarama Festival (24 – 27 Jan) Eyre Peninsula
• Crush Festival (25 – 27 Jan) Adelaide Hills
Head to www.southaustralia.com to discover a range of itineraries, accommodation options, things to do and places to see.
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