Help me find... an adventure in Adelaide

Last updated 31 Jan, 2024

Take your rellies, partner, friends or kiddos out to a city oasis. There's so much happening to keep everyone entertained.


Be like a bird and and soar between the gums at Treeclimb. At this aerial adventure park, you put on a harness and helmet and navigate some of the seven courses and 70 obstacles. There are options designed specifically for kids and others for full grown thrill seekers. It’s an exceptional experience and unique way to pass a few hours in nature.

Go on, be a daredevil on the treetops.

South Park Lands on the corner of Greenhill road and Unley Road
$29 to $39

Adventure Rooms Adelaide

Put your detective skills to the test. Adventure rooms offer live ‘escape the room’ experiences. Your team is locked away in a room with hidden and mysterious objects that are clues on how to escape. As the clock ticks away you must work together to think outside the square and find the final key to freedom.

According to their website, only 30% of people escape. Challenge accepted?

Level 1/51-53 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

10 playspaces

Slide and swing at playspaces, an ideal way to give everyone space and entertainment. The traditional slide is only the start at the city playspaces, expect giant hamster wheels, trampolines and water works. There are opportunities for all ages and abilities to have fun and be challenged. If some of your party are a little beyond the playspace age, sports courts and BBQs are often located right alongside.

Adelaide Park Lands

South Australian Museum

Boggle the mind at the Boggle the mind at the South Australian Museum. Wander beneath the immense dinosaur skeletons, see bees at work or be immersed in the unique cultural collections of the museum. The experiences throughout the building are hands-on and the information is presented in a way that will captivate both young and old.

Ideal for an escape to an airconditioned sanctuary

North Terrace, Adelaide
Free, Fee for some experiences

Adelaide Central Market

Greet the growers at the market. It’s not an exaggeration when you hear that the Adelaide Central Market is world-class. The quality of the produce, the variety of stalls and the local vibe is an authentic snapshot of life in Adelaide. Plan to pick up ingredients for a picnic or indulge in an endless list of treats and tastings from the traders.

44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Moonlight Cinema

See cinema under the stars. Snuggle up and switch off at the Moonlight Cinema in the beautiful Rymill Park. The films on show range from cult classics to new releases. Picnics and pooches are encouraged but even if you come empty handed there is a well-stocked “candy bar” and cushions for hire. If you’re lucky you may even spot some fireflies and flying foxes flying overhead during the film!

Rymill, Park/Murlawirrapurka, Adelaide
From $15

Kayak along the River Torrens

View Adelaide from the River Torrens and paddle past the Adelaide Riverbank highlights including Adelaide Oval. For 90 minutes, you will be guided by our qualified instructors to enjoy this relaxing experience on the footsteps of the city. You'll get to enjoy scenic views of the cityscape and surrounding river bank environments while you find out a bit more about the history and significance of the River Torrens and surrounds

River Torrens, Adelaide (depart Pinky Flat)
From $69 (child) and $79 (adult)

North Adelaide Golf Course

Have a shot on the green! Sending a ball sailing through the air can be highly therapeutic. No golfing experience or equipment is necessary when it comes to the North Adelaide Gold Course. The staff will get you set up with all the gear to play a round or two – it’s up to you whether that includes a bucket of beers.

Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide
From $13.50


These three-wheeled pedal powered bikes provide authentic tours of the city with knowledgeable, local guides. Feel good about your chauffeured ride too – this is a carbon neutral activity and the bike bodies are made from bamboo! You just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Choose from a few options, like the 1.5 hour city sights and history tour or the 2.5 hour city and vines experience.

455-457 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
A few dollars for a quick, fun A-B trip, or tours from $75pp

Popeye River Cruises

Sit back and see Adelaide from the best seat in the house, by cruising along The Torrens River in the heart of the city in a heritage icon. Suitable for all ages. 

King William Street Elder Park, Adelaide

Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall is your one stop shop this holiday season! With global brands and local favourites, Rundle Mall is the heart of shopping, dining and entertainment in Adelaide.

Rundle Mall 100, Adelaide 

Adelaide Aquatic Centre

Schools out so when not head to the Adelaide Aquatic Centre fro some fun! Take a break from the heat and bring the kids to the Centre to splash around and have some fun! 

Jeffcott Road, Adelaide 
From $6.90, children under 3 years old are free

Picnic in the Botanic Gardens

A picnic in the botanic gardens is a great way to spend some time in the sun these school holidays. With free entry into the Botanic Gardens, we suggest you make a full day out of it. Pack a picnic basket with the kid’s favourite lunchtime snacks, grab the picnic blanket, and find yourself a nice tree to set up underneath. Although balls are strictly prohibited, why not bring along paper and pencils and draw some of the plants and friendly animals you find? Or stick with the classics and play a game of chasey on the lawns. If you run out of snacks by the afternoon, no need to worry, the onsite kiosk is filled with plenty of tasty treats for hungry tummies.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens | North Terrace, Adelaide

Adelaide Himeji Garden

Escape to a secluded spot. After a few turns around this beloved Japanese Garden, you’ll start to notice the incredible attention to detail that was taken in its planning. The beautiful ripples in the pond are repeated in the rock patterns of the “sea of sand”. If you’re lucky you may spot a duckling or turtle paddling about or taking a rest at the base of the garden's mini mountain.

Corner of South Terrace and Glen Osmond Road

Cycling trails

Wander on wheels! There are 760 hectares of Park Lands wrapping around Adelaide – exploring absolutely everything would take you well over a week so hop on a bike to speed up the process. Cycling trails crisscross the parks and lead you to art, cafes and animals.

Through the Adelaide Park Lands

Holey Moley

Grab your sqaud and head to Holey Moley! Put on your finest golf-attire and rally up your caddies for an 9 or 18 hole tee off. With extended hours over the holiday period you'll be sure to squeeze this activity into your schedule. 

162-170 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
From $16

BMX City Dirt Tracks

The city dirt tracks are a dedicated space in the Adelaide Park Lands where BMX bike riders of all ages and abilities can ride for free. The tracks have a series of jumps and trails separated into four areas based on skill level. Get outdoors these holidays and 

Blue Gum Park / Kurangga, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia

Take a tour with an experienced guide, attend an artist talk or plot your own course.

For those wanting to bring out their inner Picasso at the Colourful Compositions on Sunday 2 January 2022. A free event for ages 3 to 12. Check out the schedule. 

North Terrace, Adelaide

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