Adelaide is such a lively city, there is always something on to get excited about! Here is our list of the top 15 things to do this summer!

  • 1) Watch a movie under the stars

    Each year the Moonlight Cinema heads to Botanic Park. Watch new releases and old favourites on the big screen under the stars! Take a picnic with you or settle in on their special Gold Grass.

  • 2) See the bikes fly by

    Head down to the sidelines of the Tour Down Under. Follow riders for a whole stage or visit the start or finish lines for the day to get involved in the festivities.

  • 3) Watch the cricket

    It’s Twenty20 season, so head down to Adelaide Oval to enjoy some of the best fast pace Cricket in the country. The games quick pace makes it great entertainment for the whole family.

  • 4) Pick a winner

    Head out to Beerenberg Family Farm and pick yourself some strawberries. Check out their website for availability and get ready to pick your body weight in berries!

  • 5) Enjoy the Summer Sessions

    Wirra Wirra’s Summer Sessions combine sunsets, live music, and delicious wines for a delightful evening. Bring the family and enjoy dinner from the food trucks or settle in to soak in the warm summer air.

  • 6) Party at the beach

    Enjoy a beach concert at Castaway Festival. Glenelg Beachfront turns into a rave for one night only. Catch international super acts as they put on a show to remember!

  • 7) Crush 2020

    Enjoy a long lunch at Crush 2020. The weekend festival is devoted to stylish wines, regional produce, chilled out music, art and theatre. General entry is free to most venues, and your souvenir wine glass is only $10.

  • 8) Go for a swim

    Enjoy Adelaide’s fabulous beaches and head to the sand for a day of swimming and building sandcastles. It’s the perfect way to cool down in the summer heat.

  • 9) Say hello to the animals

    Head down to Adelaide Zoo and check out the animals. Watch as they enjoy their cooling summer enrichment treats and enjoy a day of cute animals and fun facts!

  • 10) Watch the NYE fireworks

    New Year’s Eve is usually pretty warm in Australia, which makes it perfect for sitting outside and watching firework displays. Head down to the beachfront to watch the fireworks over the bay at 9:30pm and midnight to celebrate the beginning of 2020

  • 11) Have a meal to remember

    Book in for a degustation at the Botanic Gardens Restaurant. Degustation meals are taking Australia by storm and head chef Paul Baker knows how to do it right!

  • 12) Get a thrill

    Head to the world’s tallest inflatable water slide! At 18.2m tall and 82m long the slide is sure to give all who ride it a thrill! Race against your friends and family to see who can get down the fastest.

  • 13) Explore Local breweries

    South Australia is known world-wide for its great wines, but they also have some fantastic breweries. Pop into a few and explore the delicious craft beers Adelaide has on offer.

  • 14) Play at a park

    St Kilda Adventure Playground is just 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD and is a kids dream. With a castle, slides, pirate ship, maze and more it’s the perfect family day out.

  • 15) Go shopping

    Adelaide has some fantastic stores to be explored, and we’re certainly not complaining about their delightfully cooling air-con. Plus, if you go later December or January you should be able to grab a post-Christmas bargain!

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