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Top Museums to Visit in Adelaide with Kids | South Australia

Top Museums to Visit with Kids in South Australia
Museums offer a world of wonder and discovery for kids. Many museums have interactive displays or exhibitions that allow kids to engage with history, science and culture in a fun and engaging way.
In Adelaide, you’ll find a great range of museums to suit all interests; uncover the […]

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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

The Whale Watching Season around Victor Harbor, South Australia is typically from May to October, but sightings can begin as early as April.
Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide 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 […]

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The Art Gallery of South Australia | Adelaide | Review

Explore The Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, Adelaide.
There’s plenty for kids to see and do at the Art Gallery and there’s so much more than just looking at paintings on the wall!
Review by Claire Davill
Don’t shy away from taking kids into The Art Gallery of South Australia as there’s plenty of kid-friendly […]

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Semaphore Steam Train Rides | October – April

Semaphore Steam Train – fun family friendly train ride from Semaphore to Fort Glanville and back.
The Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway is an enjoyable 30 minute, four kilometre return journey travelling along the picturesque sand dunes in open carriages, pulled along behind a steam engine.  Young children will especially love the adventure of a […]

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Port River Cruise on Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’ | Maritime Museum

[ April 18, 2024; April 21, 2024; May 26, 2024; ]
Port River Cruises on the Historic Vessel ‘Archie Badenoch’.
Take a cruise along the Port River on the South Australian Maritime Museum’s historic vessel, the ‘Archie Badenoch’!
Built during WWII by General Motor Holden for the Royal Australian Navy, the vessel was commissioned by the South Australian Police in December 1946. Named ‘Archie Badenoch’ in honour of […]

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Adventure Hubs SA | Mount Lofty & McLaren Vale | April School Holidays 2024

Adventure Hubs SA
Nestled in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, you’ll find the Mount Lofty Adventure Hub, delivering an array of exciting family experiences for the April school holidays.

Mount Lofty Adventure Hub
You will find the Mt Lofty Adventure Hub nestled in the Adelaide Hills just up the freeway at Piccadilly.
Challenge yourself on South Australia’s most extensive artificial […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace

Tranquility in the City – Adelaide Himeji Garden on South Terrace
The Adelaide Himeji Garden is a little hidden oasis on the South side of the city, just near Hutt Street.  It is as peaceful as it is perfect.  Completely free to enter all year round, it’s a must visit experience for locals and visitors to […]

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Giant Ferris Wheel | Glenelg | Open Daily

[ October 27, 2023 to December 31, 2023. January 1, 2024 to May 12, 2024. ]
Ride the Mix 102.3 Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg.
The Giant Ferris Wheel in Glenelg opens daily, providing spectacular views over the SA coastline, down Jetty Road and across to the Adelaide Hills.
Located on the Glenelg foreshore, Mix102.3, Lumo Energy SA and Skyline Attractions are once again bringing back the Mix102.3 Giant Wheel to South Australia […]

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Beerenberg Farm | Pick Your Own Strawberries | Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Pick Your Own Strawberries
The 2023 strawberry season has kicked off early to celebrate the beautiful Spring sunshine here in Adelaide and just in time for the second week of the South Australian school holidays.
Strawberry season generally runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am […]

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Giant Swing, Climbing Adventure Tower & SA’s Longest Zipline | Mount Lofty Adventure Hub | Review

Giant Swing, Climbing Adventure Tower & SA’s Longest Zipline
This trio of aerial adventures is perfect for thrill seekers including kids above 120cm and weighing more than 25kg. Expect 90 minutes of jaw-dropping action starting with a rock wall climb to the top of a 15m adventure tower (the highest artificial climbing wall in South Australia), […]

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Blue Lake/Warwar | Mount Gambier

The central attraction in Mount Gambier is the unique Blue Lake, and it’s worth checking out if you are visiting Mount Gambier or the Limestone Coast. And yes, it really is blue!
The colour of the lake is something you really have to see with your own eyes. Photos just don’t do it justice! The best […]

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McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre l Review

McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitors Centre, Cafe and Play Space.
Don’t be fooled by the name… McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre is so much more than a place for tourists. With its cute kitchen garden café, art gallery, awesome nature playground and yummy gin tasting, this is one spot that you need to […]

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TreeClimb Aerial Adventure Park | Adelaide & Kuitpo Forest | What You Need to Know

TreeClimb Adelaide is Australia’s first inner city aerial adventure park in the Adelaide city parklands and is also located at Kuitpo Forest.
Both TreeClimb at Kuitpo Forest and Adelaide offer an aerial adventure unlike any other in South Australia. Both feature amazing aerial obstacles and ziplines for all ages. TreeClimb at Kuitpo also has an aerial […]

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Old Mt Gambier Gaol | Family-friendly Accommodation | Review

Old Mt Gambier Gaol
Review by Claire Davill
The Old Mount Gambier Gaol is a fantastic family-friendly option for accommodation while exploring the South East region of South Australia. It’s low-cost, historical, flexible and caters to families and groups very well.
The Gaol is a unique accommodation option – it’s the only jail in Australia that you can […]

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Land of the Lemurs | Monarto Safari Park l Review

Land of the Lemurs Animal Experience at Monarto Safari Park
Review By Jo Parkinson
When you hear the word ‘lemur’, many of us picture cute, furry creatures dancing to the song ‘I like to move it’ in the movie Madagascar. Well, it’s time to see lemurs in a whole new light, with the Land of the Lemurs […]

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Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu l Review

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Harvest the Fleurieu in Mt Compass.
Review by Jo Parkinson
There’s nothing quite like the delicious taste and sweet smell of freshly picked strawberries. And there’s no better way to experience this, than by spending a day at Harvest the Fleurieu strawberry farm in Mt Compass.

Located in Mount Compass, Harvest the Fleurieu […]

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SA Museum

Explore the South Australian Museum | Review

South Australian Museum – Review
by Sharon Harrington
The South Australian Museum on North Terrace in the City is FREE to visit and filled with displays that will engage and enchant the little people in your life.

The fun starts as soon as you walk into the Museum. A dinosaur skeleton poised to attack is perched above the […]

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State Library of South Australia – Mortlock Wing | Review

The State Library of South Australia – Review of the Mortlock Wing in Adelaide
If you haven’t experienced the State Library of SA Mortlock Wing, then put it on your list for the next time you’re exploring the Adelaide CBD. It is definitely worth the visit.
by Brooke Hendry
The Mortlock Wing would have to be the most […]

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Adelaide’s Top 15 Tourist Attractions for Families

Discover the City of Adelaide’s Top Tourist Attractions for Families
Visiting Adelaide with kids or looking to have a staycation in the Festival City? Family or friends visiting SA with children from interstate or overseas?  Adelaide has SO much on offer all year round and there are lots of fantastic places to visit that will entertain […]

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Monarto Safari Park | Visitor Centre

[ March 25, 2022; ]
Monarto Safari Park’s Visitor Centre
The Wild is Calling… The doors to Monarto Safari Park’s Visitor Centre opened in March 2022 giving guests a wild welcome and even wilder experiences to come.
The building provides visitors with the perfect starting point to begin an adventurous day at Monarto Safari Park, soon to be the largest safari experience […]

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Play in the Plaza

Festival Plaza | Free Water Play | Adelaide Festival Centre

Festival Plaza Precinct – Adelaide’s new heart of entertainment to meet, indulge, play and enjoy day or night.
Completely free to enter, the plaza is a fantastic open space with lots of family-friendly facilities including bench seating, lawn areas, shade structures and a fabulous water play area.  
Enjoy the serenity as the ground comes to life […]

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Adelaide’s Own Popeye | Boat Ride Along the River Torrens

Adelaide’s Boat Ride Along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri on Popeye
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 for many.

Today the […]

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Adelaide Riverbank Torrens Lake Paddleboats

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats Elder Park | Paddling Fun in Adelaide

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats – Elder Park, Adelaide
Captain Jolleys Paddleboats is a bit of an Adelaide institution at Elder Park.  I still remember riding on a paddle boat along the River Torrens/Karrawirra Parri as a child.

Captain Jolleys Paddleboats are pedal powered boats offering plenty of outdoor fun and exercise for children, families and tourists exploring the River Torrens/Karrawirra […]

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TreeClimb Adelaide | Aerial Adventure Park | Adelaide

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 8 elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurrangga Park (Blue Gum park).
Grand Course
The Grand Course consists of over 50 obstacles, designed for thrill seekers and […]

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Top Things to do in South Australia for Families

Top Things to do in South Australia for Families
If you’re visiting Adelaide and are keen to explore the city but also venture a little further out, you will find fabulous cafes, great coffee, lovely parks and gardens and much, much more.
From the scenic hills down to the beaches below, South Australia offers an endless supply […]

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Kangaroo Island | Top Places to Visit

Kangaroo Island – A fantastic family holiday destination
Kangaroo Island is the perfect destination for a family holiday. It’s a great place to relax and unwind on one of its stunning beaches or enjoy quality family time exploring the island’s scenic wonders. You can also get up close to native wildlife, experience a range of adventure […]

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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

Explore the 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 […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide

[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen
The Australian Space Discovery Centre (ASDC) located in Adelaide at Lot Fourteen is home to the Australian Space Agency and opened to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre are able to explore the latest innovations in space technologies and learn about Australia’s role in expanding national […]

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Government House Tours & Open Days | Adelaide

Government House Garden Tours & Open Days
Government House in Adelaide is the oldest Government House in Australia.
As Government House is the private residence of the Governor’s family, and the formal rooms are constantly used for official functions, it is not routinely open to the public.  The house and gardens are however occasionally opened to the […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here | Play, Discover, Learn & Connect

Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here 
Explore 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 […]

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