Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and is a great place to spend the weekend. There is plenty to do around the city center including some beautiful beaches, amazing coastal and river trails and lot’s of nature to explore near by. In this Blog I highlight the top affordable places to visit in the city. Click Here to explore the Barossa Valley.
Explore Port Adelaide which is located 20 minutes out of the CBD.
West beach Adventure
Featuring a combination of adrenaline oriented outdoor activities to challenge the whole family. Get a workout on the Mega Climb, the largest aerial adventure course in Australia, experience a leap of faith on a 20m vertical drop or scare yourself senseless on our 3 person Giant Swing. For the less adventurous head out on the stunning views from the Sky Walk. With a convenient location on the beautiful West Beach just 15 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Tickets start from $55 for the climb and jump. Click Here for more information
Morialta Conservation Park
Located just 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD. Offering plenty to see and do for everyone. Enjoy exploring the creek, woodlands, gorges, and stunning waterfalls, which will make you feel miles away from the city.
First Falls walk-3.6km 2 ours return. Begin along the Fourth Creek through the beautiful Morialta Gorge and past Giants Cave to First Falls, which flows on all but the driest months of the year.
Plateau Hike- 2.5km 1.5 hour return. This hike begins along Fourth Creek and then ascends above the valley floor to Giants Cave. Enjoy the stunning views of Morialta Gorge from the Kookaburra Rock Lookout, the top of First Falls and Eagles Nest Lookout.
Second Falls Hike-5.3km 2.5 hours return. This trail has spectacular panoramic views across Adelaide and of Morialta Gorge and First and Second Falls. Enjoy visiting the Kookaburra Rock, Eagles Nest and Deep View lookouts.
Rangers recommend doing this hike in an anticlockwise direction.
Third Falls Hike-7.3km 3.5hour return. This trail is for the more adventurous hikers. It has views of the dramatic cliffs and includes all three waterfalls in Morialta. The hike includes outstanding lookouts of Morialta Gorge from Deep View and Kookaburra Rock lookout.
While in Adelaide city we Visted Glenelg, Brighton and Hallet Cove.
The Adelaide Central Market
With over 70 stall’s under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere, buzzing with life all year round. offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, smallgoods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries.
The market is closed Sunday and Monday’s. It’s open Tuesday-7am-5:30pm, Wednesday and Thursday- 9am-5:30pm, Friday- 7am-9pm and Saturday- 7am-3pm.
The Adelaide Botanical Garden’s
Spend the day among the 50 hectares of magnificently maintained gardens. The Adelaide Botanic Garden opened to the public on 4 October 1857.
River Torrens Linear Trail
The trail is 30km one way trail it begins at the West Beach/Henley beach through the Adelaide CBD to Athelstone. The trail is generally flat, but is steeper towards Athelstone, and sometimes as it goes under road bridges. The trail is flat through the Adelaide CBD section, and west to West Beach. The shared trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, wheelchairs and those with mobility issues. Much of the trail is a made path, however some sections are gravel. There are trails on both sides of the rivers for much of the river length, connected by numerous bridges.
Coast Park Path
A 70km walking and cycling path along the Foreshore in Adelaide. From North Haven through to Sellicks Beach. It has been progressively developed since 1992. The trail is a continuous two-way pathway for walkers and cyclists along the coastal foreshore. It can be done in many shorter sections Click Here to find out more.
Rundle Mall is the central shopping area of Adelaide and you’ll find some local favorites here such as Haigh’s Chocolates which also have a factory south of the city and the heritage Adelaide Arcade that opened in 1885. The mall was created as an extension of Rundle Street and is the major shopping precinct in the city
The Adelaide Oval
For those that want to get a little closer to the action why not pick up some tickets to a local game, take a stadium tour or take on the challenge of the roof climb adult tickets start from $109pp.
Waite Conservation park
Head here for sunrise or sunset. The trail is quite a steep climb to the top of the mountain but it’s worth it for the view’s up the top. There is two lookouts and one lookout has swings looking out to the city. The walk is a 4.2km circuit and is rated a moderate walk which will take 1-2 hours to complete. Begin the hike at 10 hillside road from here follow the sign to Waite conservation park through the gate and head up the hill. Once up the hill follow the signs to Waite Loop.