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Whale Watching Season | Victor Harbor | May – October

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 […]

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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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Mortlock State Library of SA

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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Monarto Safari Park’s New Visitor Centre Now Open

[ March 25, 2022; ]
Monarto Safari Park’s New Visitor Centre has Opened!
It’s here! The Wild is Calling… The doors to Monarto Safari Park’s new Visitor Centre opened on 25 March 2022 giving guests a wild welcome and even wilder experiences to come.
The new building provides visitors with the perfect starting point to begin an adventurous day at Monarto Safari […]

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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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Pick Your Own Strawberries Adelaide Hills | Beerenberg, Hahndorf

Beerenberg Family Farm – Strawberry Picking
Strawberry season runs from November to April each year, but The Farm Shop is open from 9am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day.
If you love the taste of freshly picked strawberries make sure you visit Beerenberg in the Adelaide Hills for a fabulous day out with the family, strolling through […]

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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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Mt Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden | Adelaide Hills | Review

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

Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide | Review

[ May 5, 2021; ]
Australian Space Discovery Centre 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 opened to the public in May 2021.
Visitors to the Discovery Centre will be able to explore the latest innovations in space technologies […]

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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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Lake Bumbunga Pink Lake South Australia

Loch-Eel Monster at Lake Bumbunga | Pink Lake at Lochiel | South Australia

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 […]

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Farrell Flat silo art

Farrell Flat Silo Art | Clare Valley | South Australia

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 […]

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Semaphore Steam Train Rides | Semaphore to Fort Glanville Tourist Railway | September to April

Semaphore Steam Train – fun family 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.
Operated by the National Railway Museum, the 2km long 457 mm gauge […]

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Pichi Richi Railway | Southern Flinders Ranges | Review

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 […]

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Murphy’s Haystacks | Eyre Peninsula | South Australia

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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West Beach Adventure – Aerial Playground | Review

West Beach Adventure Aerial Playground in Adelaide
West Beach Adventure is a towering 30 metre structure  with amazing views over the city, sea and hills and a huge range of aerial adventures for young and old.
There are 5 different components to West Beach Adventure. The MegaClimb is the main structure with over 70 aerial obstacles to […]

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Carrick Hill Story Book Trail | Free Activity | Review

 
Carrick Hill Story Book Trail
Carrick Hill is an elegant English manor-style house built in 1939 surrounded by beautiful sprawling gardens. The Carrick Hill Story Book Trail takes you on a fun journey for about half a kilometre through the beautiful grounds and gardens of Carrick Hill Estate with plenty to explore and discover.

You can pick […]

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RoofClimb | Adelaide Oval | Everything you need to know about doing a RoofClimb | Review

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 […]

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City of Adelaide Clipper Ship Tour | Port Adelaide | Review

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 […]

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Adelaide Zoo | Visiting the Adelaide Zoo | Review

Adelaide Zoo
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 […]

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Adelaide Oval Tours

Adelaide Oval Tours | Go Behind The Scenes at Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour
Adelaide Oval Stadium Tours take you behind closed doors where you’ll discover hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments. Expert ambassadors share captivating tales of the history of the venue, the sporting greats who have competed there, how the iconic heritage blends seamlessly with world-class facilities and the Oval’s iconic status in South […]

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National Railway Museum | Port Adelaide | Review

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 […]

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Adelaide Zoo’s Variety Children’s Zoo | Review

[ 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, […]

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Fossil Hunters Playground | Naracoorte Caves National Park | Review

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 Heritage Railway Journeys | Timetable & Station Locations | South Australia

[ September 1, 2019; September 8, 2019; September 15, 2019; September 22, 2019; September 29, 2019; October 6, 2019; October 20, 2019; October 27, 2019; November 3, 2019; November 10, 2019; November 17, 2019; ]
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 […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company | Review

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 […]

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MOD. Museum | University of South Australia | Review

MOD. at the University of South Australia – Free Futuristic Museum
MOD. at the University of South Australia is a museum located next to the Morphett Street Bridge on North Terrace in a spacious and modern building. It is described as a “futuristic museum of discovery, a place to be and be inspired”.
MOD. has been created to […]

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Adelaide Himeji Garden | South Terrace | Review

 
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 […]

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Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground

Morialta Conservation Park Nature Playground 
Morialta Playground “Mukanthi” is at the Morialta Recreation Area – Stradbroke Road, Woodforde (map)
The playground promises to delight children with a design incorporating physical challenges, Aboriginal culture and native plants and animals. This play space is sure to be a favourite and makes Morialta Conservation Park a must visit destination for South […]

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Play in the Plaza

Adelaide Riverbank Precinct | Highlights for Families to Visit

Adelaide Riverbank and Festival Plaza Creative Trail
The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct stretches from Gilberton through to 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 […]

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Guido van Helten Coonalpyn silo artwork

Coonalpyn Silos Art | South Australia

Photo by Guido van Helten
Coonalpyn Silo Artwork
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 […]

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Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga | Play Space in the Heart of the City

Adelaide’s Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga – Play Space in the Heart of the City
On a grey winter’s day (2014) 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 went through a major redevelopment and the results are impressive. 
Stage […]

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Kangaroo Island | Discover a Holiday Destination with Natural Beauty, Wildlife & Adventure | Review

Kangaroo Island
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 […]

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The Studio | Free Art Fun in a Beautiful Space | Art Gallery of SA

The Studio at the Art Gallery of SA
Many families are familiar with START at the Art Gallery which is a special event for families on the first Sunday of every month. However, you may not realise that The Studio space is open for visitors on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. In fact it’s actually lovely […]

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden | Learn, Play & Explore | Review

Adelaide Botanic Garden
Nothing beats the simplicity of getting back to nature.  Just on the fringe of the city you can discover a peaceful section of Adelaide hidden away from the busy streets.
Stunning feature gardens, manicured lawns and the oldest avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees in Australia are just some of the delights of the […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park | A Native Animal Experience and Education | Review

Cleland Wildlife Park would have to be one of our favourite places to spend the day, as not only is it conveniently close to the city of Adelaide, it is one of the most tranquil places to get a taste of the Australian bush and all it has to offer.
A major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967, the wildlife park […]

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The Bugle Ranger | Heritage Railcar Train Journey | Review

The Bugle Ranger Heritage Railcar Journey – Review
If you have a train fan in the family or are looking for a little adventure not too far from Adelaide, a trip aboard heritage railcar The Bugle Ranger through the hills is a trip well worth taking.
It’s also the perfect journey to take friends or family who are visiting from interstate […]

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