Busy bees usually envision their holidays in a place far away from the bustling city. Adelaide, on the other hand, proves that you don’t have to go very far to blow off steam and enjoy yourself. The city is brimming with life and activities for you to come and enjoy.
A drive around Adelaide
Public transport is great, but if you want to get anywhere at your own pace without worrying about bus schedules, then a car hire service from Adelaide Airport is the best option for you.
It’s perfect for those who are flying in from other parts of the country. Drive yourself to the airport, leave your car at an airport parking terminal, fly, and get a car for your stay.
Come see what Adelaide has to offer
Adelaide is the fifth most populous city in the country. It is home to more than 75% of the South Australian population, making it the most centralised town in Australia. It’s famous for places like Adelaide Hills, where some of the finest wines in the country are grown.
However, Adelaide Hills isn’t the only place to visit in the city. To help you plan your trip, here are a few ideas:
1. Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is home to 1,800 animals and more than 300 native animals. Their main attraction is Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere.
Learn more about the animals and their natural habitat through their Immersion South East Asian Rainforest. Other exhibits you can check out include Seal Bay, the Reptile House where you can see reptiles of all sizes, and the Bug Barn where you can see unique bugs and so much more.
2. Belair National Park
If you’re longing for some fresh air, then come by Belair National Park. There are tennis courts, walking trails, and numerous picnic grounds for you to choose from.
Walking around the park will take you to some historical attractions including the Old Government House and the State Flora Nursery.
You can also book the picnic areas for a private engagement, same with the park’s other facilities. The administration would be happy to make arrangements for you to ensure it is available on your requested day.
3. Escape Hunt Adelaide Escape Room and Bar
Grab your friends and try the Escape Hunt Adelaide Escape Room Challenge. You and your friends will have to fight against time and pressure to overcome challenges and puzzles before you can escape.
Escape Hunt takes you out of your comfort zone and immerses you in adrenaline-pumping activities. Watch out for red herrings, dead ends and misdirections which will cost you time in your effort to get out in time.
After the excitement, head to the bar for some well-deserved drinks as you chat about your escape.
4. Tree Climb
Who says you have to leave the city for some nature fun? Tree Climb is the city’s first inner-city, nature-based aerial adventure park. Located in Kurrangga Park, here you can climb through the treetop courses, fly through the trees on the zip line, and even trek the educational trail and learn more about the city and park’s history.
There’s more than meets the eye here at the park, including a BMX track if you feel like getting dirty off a few jumps.
5. Adelaide Gaol
For a more historical approach to your holiday, the Adelaide Gaol is the place to go. This historic prison once held some of the state’s most notorious criminals. It was in operation from 1841 to 1988. Today, it’s one of the state’s oldest buildings best known for its architecture and historical significance.
Visitors can go on a self-guided tour of the estate or hire a guided ghost or history tour. Make your reservations in advance to enjoy a unique journey in this attraction. The Gaol is sometimes closed for private functions, so it’s best to check ahead before dropping by.
If you’re still looking for other places to see or if you just want to know the events happening around the city, the website of Adelaide City is a great resource. Enjoy the best of what Adelaide has to offer by planning your trips in advance.