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Things to do in Adelaide

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What is there to do in Adelaide?

You’ll find no shortage of exciting things to do in Adelaide. The capital of South Australia has plenty to offer visitors and locals alike, with a superb mix of culture, heritage, scenery and (of course) thrills. Sights like Adelaide Central Market and Adelaide Botanic Garden are popular throughout the year, while the Adelaide Festival of the Arts and Fringe Festival attract top class performers and people from across the country and around the globe. People living elsewhere in Australia will find this part of South Australia is well worth considering for an interstate break. While Adelaidians will find a wide range of activities and experiences to liven up holidays, weekends and any other free time they want to fill with fun. Not convinced? Let us run you through some of the many and varied experiences you can book with us. 

Bucket list Adelaide experiences

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb

No list of bucket list Adelaide activities would be complete without mentioning the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb. This historic sporting venue, conveniently located just a short stroll from the city centre and North Adelaide, opened way back in 1871. Since then it’s played host to many huge sporting events, from Ashes cricket and AFL Grand Finals to rugby league, rugby union, soccer and more.

You may have been lucky enough to attend this impressive stadium as a spectator, but we can promise you’ll get a completely different outlook with this ever-popular roof climb. Take your pick from daytime, twilight and night climbs. All are impressive, and all give a slightly different outlook of the city and its surrounds, including Adelaide Hills and the picturesque coastline.


For incredible views and the ultimate rush, skydiving in Adelaide is a real must-do experience. And we have a range of Adelaide skydive options to choose from. With the chance to freefall over the south coast and ocean, creeks and those famous wine regions (you can even land in a vineyard!) these are truly incredible experiences.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Call us biased, but we think everyone should enjoy a hot air balloon ride at least once in their life. And what better place to do in than over the gorgeous scenery of the Barossa Valley? Don’t just take our word for it, these flights are incredibly popular for a reason. Undoubtedly one of Australia’s best hot air ballooning destinations, this a trip that really takes things to the next level, with a glass of champagne and a delicious restaurant breakfast included in the package. It’s the perfect choice for romantic weekends, family or anyone with a sense of adventure.

Must-do family activities in Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo

Don’t miss your chance to visit the iconic Adelaide Zoo. Operated on a not-for-profit basis, with a focus on conservation, it appears time and time again on ‘things to do in Adelaide’ articles and lists. It’s easy to understand why, as it’s a great day out for people of all ages. More than 2500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, fish and reptiles call it home. We have a range of Adelaide Zoo entry options, from general admission to thrilling animal encounters, letting you get up close with hippos, big cats, koalas and more.


Get out on the water with our range of Adelaide cruises and boat tours. Take a leisurely ride along the Torrens River with BBQ Boat Rental, or see the variety of wildlife and scenery on an ocean cruise. Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends alike, these tours offer plenty of photo opportunities and are an ideal way to get away from it all.


Take to the water in a kayak and see Adelaide’s beautiful waterways from a whole new perspective. There are a variety of Adelaide kayaking tours to choose from, including a shipwreck and dolphin sanctuary option, as well as guided trips around the best sights of the Coorong National Park.

Exciting things to do in Adelaide that tourists and locals will enjoy

Our huge range of experiences means we’ve adventures to suit almost everyone. Here are some exciting options we think both visitors (with a little more time to go beyond the main sights and attractions) and locals looking for fun will enjoy.  

V8 experiences

Mallala Motor Sport Park is the place to go if you want to bring your racing driver dreams to life. With our V8 experiences you can get behind the wheel of Australia’s most powerful 450hp V8 race cars and take on all the twists and turns of the track. With expert tuition and the chance to hop in the passenger seat for some high-speed hot laps, this is a day out you’ll never forget.

Off road racing

Prefer to go driving off road? Give the wild world of off road racing a whirl. These V8 off road race buggies are seriously powerful machines and unlike anything you’ve ever driven on the road. There are all kinds of laps and hot lap options to choose from, so select the one that suits your budget and tastes. Strap in, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Flight simulators

Bring your passenger jet pilot dreams to life the easy way with our flight simulators range. There’s expert tuition and you’ll be able to put your new skills to the test quickly, safe in the knowledge that’s it’s only a simulation. It also means you can try out activities you’d never be able to do in the real world (at least not without some serious training and an appropriate line of work!), like as blasting through the sky in a jet fighter and hunting down enemies with guided missiles.

Choose Adrenaline for the best things to do in Adelaide

Of course, there are many, many more awesome Adelaide experiences to choose from. Take a look at our full product selection to find your perfect activity. Sort by popularity or price to track down your preferred option. You can book now with confidence, as all Adrenaline experiences are backed by our Lowest Price Guarantee.