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Things to Do

So many choices

Get a taste of things at the Adelaide Central Market, Coopers Brewery and Bottega Rotolo cooking school. Indulge in Haigh's Chocolates. Cruise on the Popeye riverboat through the heart of the city.

Attend an event. The Santos Tour Down Under is in January. The Adelaide Fringe festival, WOMADelaide and Clipsal 500 V8 supercar race are in March. Watch cricket at Adelaide Oval.

Giant pandas, Adelaide Zoo, South Australia

Visit the giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo. Their names are Wang Wang (male) and Funi (female), the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere. You can even take a behind the scenes tour and help prepare their bamboo breakfast.

Head for the hills

Take a day trip to Hahndorf, one of the Adelaide Hills’ most famous towns. It’s Australia’s oldest surviving settlement and has a strong German heritage. Stop at nearby Cleland Wildlife Park to feed kangaroos and hold a koala.

Hit the beach

Relax on a beautiful beach. Catch a tram from Adelaide to Glenelg for some fun in the sun. Enjoy al fresco dining on Jetty Road or Holdfast Marina.

Go fishing on the Eyre Peninsula. Feast on oysters, lobsters and abalone. Dive in and swim with wildlife. Enjoy the antics of sea lions and the thrill of great white sharks.

Visit our National Landscapes

Admire nature on Kangaroo Island. Visit Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch – these rock formations are incredible! See native animals thriving in the wild, like seals at Seal Bay. Explore stunning beaches and desert dunes.

See rock art, fossils and spectacular landscapes in the Flinders Ranges. Get a bird’s eye view of Wilpena Pound on a scenic flight.

Head down the coast

Stop by the seaside town of Victor Harbor. Cross the causeway on a horse-drawn tram and see little penguins on Granite Island. Visit the South Australian Whale Centre or board the Cockle Train for a steam train ride.

Holiday on the Murray River, an Australian icon. Hire a houseboat and see the water up close. Drop a line and go fishing. Visit Coorong National Park at the Murray River’s mouth. It’s a sanctuary for birds and fish.

Taste South Australia

Try some wine. Adelaide has more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep. Explore the Barossa, Australia's most famous wine region. Drink the world’s best Riesling in the Clare Valley.

Catch your breath in our beautiful parks and gardens. Adelaide Botanic Garden is a haven in the heart of the city.

Visit the Regions’ pages to discover more things to see and do in South Australia.

Things to do

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