Top Things to do in South Australia for Families
If you’re visiting Adelaide and are keen to explore beyond the city and venture a little further out, you will find fabulous cafes, good coffee almost everywhere, lovely parks and gardens and wildlife parks.
Plus there are great bushwalks and bike rides to do and if you’re looking […]
Top Things to do in South Australia for Families
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Mt Lofty Botanic Garden is a beautiful botanical adventure in the Adelaide Hills only 20 minutes from the city. It is the perfect spot for a relaxing family picnic or walk at any time of year.
Put on your walking shoes, pack your camera, pack some snacks or a picnic and get ready […]
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Australian Space Discovery Centre has been launched at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) has been officially launched in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen. The centre is home to the Australian Space Agency in 2021 and will be opening to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the […]
Whale Watching Season in Victor Harbor, South Australia is from May to October
Only an hour’s drive from the Adelaide CBD is the majestic southern Fleurieu Peninsula and each winter we are fortunate to see the annual return of Southern Right whales to our coastline.
It’s a wonderful experience to see the whales frolicking about only metres […]
Take an Overseas Road Trip to Kangaroo Island
Longing for an overseas holiday? Well why not… Hop on the SeaLink ferry and go overseas to Kangaroo Island. Once you arrive in Penneshaw, surrounded by the idyllic calm blue water, you’ll feel like you’re a world away.
Since you’re travelling overseas, you’ll receive your very own #PassportToKI with […]
Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden. Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook […]
South Australia’s Lake Bumbunga in Lochiel
South Australia’s most popular pink lake, Lake Bumbunga is well known on the drive through the little town of Lochiel, 125km from Adelaide. For over 30 years the creature known as the Lochiel Loch Ness Monster has lived in the lake and is always something to look out for if you’re […]
Family-Friendly Weekend Stay in Victor Harbor, South Australia
Have a whale of a time in the idyllic town of Victor Harbor, known for its fairy penguins, whale-spotting, and historic horse-drawn trams.
Review by Carla Caruso
Victor Harbor is a town I have fond memories of visiting as a child. But I haven’t got there as often as an […]
Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room & Outdoor Area | Langhorne Creek | South Australia
Family-Friendly Winery Bremerton Launches Tasting Room and Outdoor Area in Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Feel like you’re on the set of the ABC’s Aftertaste series, amid the vines and countryside, at Australia’s only sister-run winery … a winery which has just had a $1 million refresh.
by Carla Caruso
Looking for a family-friendly winery, where you can enjoy […]
Farrell Flat Silo Art
South Australia’s latest silo art instalment has been completed.
Artists Jarrod Soden and Matt Knights of Perplswet Designs have just completed the silo art masterpiece in Farrell Flat, in the Clare Valley (20 kilometres east of Clare and 22 kilometres southwest of Burra).
Before the lockdown, Jarrod and Matt spent 2 weeks and 140 […]
[ November 28, 2020; ]
Carrick Hill House Reopening to the Public Following Renovations
Following a $3.3 million renovation at Carrick Hill, the 1939 estate and former residence of Sir Edward and Lady Hayward in the Adelaide foothills will re-open to the public from Saturday 28 November 2020. The house has been closed since July 2019 for renovation work.
The renovation has […]
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Giant Ferris Wheel Returns to Glenelg in 2020
The Giant Ferris Wheel is returning to Glenelg from November 2020 until March 2021 thanks to Mix102.3 and Lumo Energy SA. It provides spectacular views over the coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Standing 35 metres high, it’s the tallest portable wheel of its kind […]
The Pichi Richi Railway is a wonderful family experience in South Australia’s beautiful Southern Flinders Ranges.
by Katrina Gogel
If you have a train fan in the family and are looking for a South Aussie adventure, we highly recommend experiencing a ride on the Pichi Richi Railway.
The Pichi Richi railway is located in the small outback town […]
Take a wander through the amazing rock formations known as Murphy’s Haystacks.
by Katrina Gogel
Murphy’s Haystacks are a privately owned tourist attraction located approximately 40 kilometres from the seaside town of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Calling in for a visit while on holiday recently, we were wowed by the large wind worn rock formations which […]
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Curtain Up: Her Majesty’s Theatre Tour
Her Majesty’s Theatre, or The Maj as she’s fondly known, is truly a world class theatre, having just unveiled a $66million redevelopment in June 2020. Located on Grote Street in Adelaide’s Chinatown Precinct, The Maj is managed by Adelaide Festival Centre, making her a part of the family that is […]
[ July 11, 2020; ]
Carrick Hill is reopening the Gardens, Grounds and Cafe on Saturday 11th July at 10am.
After several months of closure due to COVID-19, Carrick Hill will be reopening to the public.
Carrick Hill is fortunate in being one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds […]
RoofClimb – Experience a birds eye 360° view over the beautiful city of Adelaide and beyond from the Adelaide Oval Rooftops
The Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a unique experience both locals and visitors to Adelaide should all add to their bucket list.
If you’ve ever been to Adelaide Oval to watch an event you may have noticed groups […]
A self-guided tour of the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship – Review
Do you have a Titanic fan among your crew? They’ll love experiencing being inside a genuine 1864 sailing ship, right here in Port Adelaide.
by Carla Caruso
Port Adelaide is home to the world’s oldest surviving clipper ship, City of Adelaide. Yup, the world. And after […]
The Adelaide Zoo is one of South Australia’s major tourist attractions and a must-visit destination for families with children of all ages. Situated within a 15 minute walk of the City of Adelaide, the Zoo is located alongside the beautiful Botanic Park and Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Young children take absolute delight in visiting the zoo, their excitement […]
Take a journey into railway history at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
by Katrina Gogel
Train enthusiasts big and small will be wowed by Australia’s largest undercover railway museum, which houses over 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions. It is a fun place for young families and the serious train buff – with a wide […]
TreeClimb Adelaide – Aerial Adventure Park
TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands. TreeClimb offers 7 elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurangga Park (Blue Gum park).
4 progressively challenging obstacle courses set in the tree tops, featuring zip-lines and […]
Meet Alan the Alpaca – a star of Brownhill Creek Tourist Park
Not many local tourist parks can claim a pet mascot, except this one.
by Carla Caruso
*Editor’s note: Since posting this story, we’ve heard the sad news that Al passed away unexpectedly from a short illness in January. He’s much missed locally.*
From alpaca-themed kids’ parties to […]
[ September 28, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ]
Variety Children’s Zoo at the Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo’s new Variety Children’s Zoo is open from Saturday, 28 September 2019. It’s an amazing interactive play space for kids, allowing families to get closer than ever to some of the zoo’s most popular residents.
Built with the help of the South Australian community and children’s charity Variety Australia, […]
Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves Conservation Park
A nature based playground and South Australia’s only World Heritage listed site, get together for a great day of fun and digging into the treasures of our past.
by Natalie Thoo
As you walk up to the Naracoorte Caves Visitor Centre you can’t miss a newly curated playground just off […]
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SteamRanger Train Journeys in South Australia
SteamRanger Heritage Railway operates a number of different heritage steam and diesel hauled tourist trains between Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills, up over the crest of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges, down to Strathalbyn and on through the coastal holiday towns of Goolwa and Port Elliot to the tourist […]
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company – Review
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call this famous wine region home, located just outside of Tanunda.
From the moment you walk through the doors and view the mesmerising chocolate ‘waterfall’ your senses will be in overdrive, taking in the delicious smells, brightly coloured boxes of […]
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley just outside of Tanunda, the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is the newest tourist attraction to call the wine region home.
There is something for everyone to enjoy, from watching chocolatiers making the artisan, handmade chocolate through the huge viewing windows in the retail area, to […]
Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city. The Garden represents an important example of contemporary Japanese garden design and is meticulously maintained and beautifully presented.
Established in 1985 in celebration of Adelaide’s sister city partnership with the ancient city of Himeji in […]
Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza Creative Trail
The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct stretches from Gilberton through Bonython park and Bowden in the north west and is home to some of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings and recreational spaces. Adelaide is such a compact city, so you can easily wander the length of North Terrace and visit quite a […]
Photo by Guido van Helten
Coonalpyn is now the home of a huge 30 metre artwork by internationally acclaimed street artist Guido van Helten.
The Viterra grain silos are fast becoming one of the most photographed artworks in Australia with many of the thousands of travellers on the Dukes Highway stopping their cars to take a look […]
Adelaide’s Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga – Play Space in the Heart of the City
On a grey winter’s day we decided to stop and take a look around to explore the changes that have taken place in the centre of the city. Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga has been going through a major redevelopment and the results to […]
South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is a true natural paradise, perfect for families wanting a getaway with that real holiday spirit.
There is so much to see and do on Australia’s third largest island from action adventures to peaceful walks through untouched bushland. Think pristine beaches, dynamic sand dunes, soaring cliffs and wildlife galore.
Scenic drives will […]
Adelaide’s Own Popeye Boat Ride Along the Torrens
The fleet of boats called ‘The Popeye’ are our own State Heritage Icons. Since the first boat was launched on the River Torrens in 1935, the Popeye boat ride from Elder Park to the Adelaide Zoo has historically been a treasured family outing and the boats have also […]
Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddle Boats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park. I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens as a child.
It can be a fun little activity to do after seeing a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre; when you […]
Mount Lofty Summit Lookout, Restaurant, Cafe & Visitor Centre
There are so many places that I love to visit around Adelaide, but Mount Lofty Summit would have to be one of the most special.
Only 15km from the city and you’re well into the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive up the South Eastern Freeway. Part of Cleland Conservation Park, […]
The Big Rocking Horse, Toy Factory & Wildlife Park at Gumeracha
Situated in the pretty town of Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and only 40 minutes from Adelaide you will find Australia’s number one ‘Big Aussie Icon’ The Big Rocking Horse, as judged by wotif.com.au. Standing out for all to see in red and white, this is the World’s Biggest […]
Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions for Families
From the scenic hills down to the beaches below, South Australia offers an endless supply of things to do each and every day of the year. The list is always evolving, but there are firm favourites that keep both locals and visitors returning for more.
Our state’s tourist attractions are an […]