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The Gully Igloos | Tea Tree Gully | 10 Jun – 4 Oct 2022

The Gully Igloos
After four very successful years at The Moseley, this is the first time the igloo dining experience is heading to The Gully.
Both hotels are owned and operated by a South Australia family business, the RDJones Group, which operates 17 hotels.  The Gully Igloos will be available to book from Friday 10 June through […]

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Illuminate Adelaide | Winter Light Festival | 1-31 Jul 2022

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide Family Friendly Program Highlights
This July, illuminate Adelaide returns to Adelaide’s city streets, laneways, and buildings with light, art installations, immersive technology, music, and performance. This is the perfect winter event for families with free and ticketed events for all ages.
Last year’s inaugural Illuminate Adelaide dazzled South Australians with impressive, interactive light displays and trails […]

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Best Hot Chocolates Around Adelaide

Your Guide to Adelaide’s Best Hot Chocolates
There’s nothing like a rich, smooth, chocolatey hot chocolate, particularly in the middle of Winter. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places where you can go and enjoy a nice hot chocolate and maybe indulge in a little treat on the side.
Where to go for […]

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Victor Harbor Winter WhaleFest | 11 Jun – 30 Jul 2022

[ June 11, 2022; ]
Victor Harbor WhaleFest 2022
Victor Harbor WhaleFest is a program of events celebrating the start of the whale season on the Fleurieu Peninsula.  
Whale Season has official begun in Victor Harbor with the first Southern Right Whale spotted out from the stunning Waitpinga cliffs in late May.  Join the month and a half long celebration of our […]

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The Pool | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
The Pool – Illuminate Adelaide 2022
City Lights North Precinct Highlight
As part of the FREE City Lights program this July, The Pool by Artist Jen Lewin will take over the South Australian Museum lawn on North Terrace.

Merging the movements of individuals to create an overlapping and everchanging collage of light, The Pool is a giant field […]

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Umbrella Festival | Adelaide & Regional SA | July 2022

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Umbrella Festival 2022
Umbrella Festival is an open access live music festival presented by not-for-profit organisation, Music SA – who are delighted to bring Umbrella Festival back in 2022.
Umbrella Festival’s 2022 program has officially hit the streets with a massive local program of over 175 events statewide this season.  They will be celebrating the entire month […]

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Submergence | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

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Submergence 
Using thousands of individual points of suspended light, Submergence by Squidsoup will engulf the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue this July as part of Illuminate Adelaide and the FREE City Lights program.
Submergence is an all-encompassing walkthrough experience. Vividly presenting how virtual and physical worlds collide, immerse […]

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year | Adelaide Botanic Garden | Until 24 Jul 2022

[ April 14, 2022 to July 24, 2022. ]
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition 2022
For the first time in South Australia, you can gaze through the lens of some of the world’s best wildlife photographers and marvel at the beauty of our planet.
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular […]

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Willunga Almond Blossom Festival | 30-31 Jul 2022

[ July 30, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Willunga Almond Blossom Festival
The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival will be held on the last weekend in July in 2022.  Save the date for this fun family-friendly event for all to enjoy.
This long running community fundraiser will celebrate with a weekend of show rides and family activities.  Join their circus performers, pet the animals, shop at […]

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The German Club Winter Christmas Market | Brooklyn Park | 16 Jul 2022

[ July 16, 2022; ]
German Weihnachtsmarkt – The German Club Adelaide Winter Christmas Market
The ‘Christmas in July’ market will be held during the school holidays and will feature Christmas food, wine and beer, plus there will be lots of stalls with Christmas decorations from local stall holders.  

This will be the Adelaide German Club’s second Weihnachtsmarkt at their Brooklyn Park […]

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The Wiggles Superhero Tour | Renmark | 9 Jul 2022

[ July 9, 2022; ]
The Wiggles Superhero Tour is coming to Renmark in July 2022
Calling all superheroes… The Wiggles are flying onto stages this June & July with their brand-new action-packed Superhero Tour!
The Wiggles are travelling across regional Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia to perform for you! Anthony, Tsehay, Lachy and Simon are super excited to once […]

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Harbor Lights | Illuminate Adelaide | Victor Harbor | 26 Aug – 11 Sep 2022

[ August 26, 2022 to September 11, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: Harbor Lights
Harbor Lights will transform Victor Harbor across two weeks with a collection of immersive installations, lighting and mind-blowing projections.
Rug up, hit the pavement and follow the light as Illuminate Adelaide takes over the Victor Harbor foreshore.  One of the highlights of Harbor Lights is Craig Walsh’s, Monuments.

Night-time projections transform trees into sculptural […]

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Digital Garden | Illuminate Adelaide | Mt Gambier | 5-21 Aug 2022

[ August 5, 2022 to August 21, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: Digital Garden
Transforming Cave Garden with a series of experiences from renowned local and international artists, Digital Garden will light up winter in the South East of the state.
Building on its success in 2021, Digital Garden once again reimagines the cultural centre of Mount Gambier with captivating installations, projections, and interactive lighting.  A highlight […]

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German Film Festival | Palace Cinemas | Kino for Kids | 2-22 Jun 2022

[ June 2, 2022 to June 22, 2022. ]
German Film Festival in Adelaide
Presented by Palace in collaboration with German Films, the 2022 German Film Festival’s full programme has been revealed.
The festival will feature a standout selection of twenty-six films screening from 2 – 22 June 2022 at Palace Nova Eastend and Palace Nova Prospect Cinema. New German cinema direct from European festivals, a […]

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The Moseley Igloos | Glenelg | 6 May – 4 Sep 2022

The Moseley Igloos – Dining Out in Glenelg
Dine out in an igloo this winter featuring a cosy and warm fireplace and room for eight people.
The Moseley Igloos are available to book from 6 May until 4 September 2022.  Located outside at The Moseley Bar and Kitchen Glenelg, you can choose between relaxed lounge seating or […]

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Impulse | Illuminate Adelaide | 15 -31 Jul 2022

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Impulse – Illuminate Adelaide 2022
City Lights North Precinct Highlight
A glowing series of 15 giant seesaws, Impulse is one of the only City Lights works that must be ridden to come alive during Illuminate Adelaide this Winter.  

With the light and sound of Impulse changing when in motion – […]

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Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres & Cafes

Adelaide’s Indoor Play Centres and Cafes
Find an Indoor Play Cafe in Adelaide
Rainy days. Scorching hot days. There are times when it’s just not practical to play outside, but kids need somewhere to burn off energy without running around the living room!
Play centres, play cafes and indoor activity centres are perfect for keeping kids entertained. Most […]

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Best Adelaide Creeks to Explore for Families

Explore Adelaide’s Creeks
Kids are drawn to creeks. They love exploring this natural, wonderful play space – with or without water.
Winter, especially when we’ve had rain, is a wonderful opportunity to explore the creeks with running water. When we go camping, our kids can literally spend all day in a creek, collecting rocks and sticks, looking […]

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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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Glow in the Dark Ghost Mushrooms | Mount Gambier | May & June

[ May 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022. ]
Ghost Mushroom Lane in Mount Gambier
Ghost Mushroom Lane is a seasonal forest tourism experience proudly presented during May and June each year.
The Ghost Mushroom Lane visitor site is located within a known mushroom breeding ground, among commercial pine forest near Glencoe, just 16km from Mount Gambier in South Australia. It is open in May and June, […]

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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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Base Camp Winter Village & Ice Skating | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Illuminate Adelaide | 1-31 Jul 2022

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Family Friendly Winter Village and Ice Skating – Illuminate Adelaide’s Base Camp
Get your skates ready, your new winter adventure awaits at Base Camp – Illuminate Adelaide’s latest pop-up attraction right in the heart of the city!
Nestled at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Base Camp is your Illuminate Adelaide winter village with a twist – purpose-built to gather your […]

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Ouchhh Studio | Wisdom of AI Light | Illuminate Adelaide | from 16 Jul 2022

[ July 16, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Lose yourself in an AI driven multisensory experience, Illuminate Adelaide’s headline event for 2022.
A digital renaissance is coming, and it’s putting the art in artificial intelligence.
Illuminate Adelaide’s latest Luminary Artist In Residence is Ouchhh Studio.  This mind-melting AI-driven rollercoster draws in billions of pieces of data – from the brushstrokes of Leonardo Da Vinci to the […]

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Wild Dog | Illuminate Adelaide | Tandanya | 15 Jul – 20 Aug 2022

Wild Dog – Immersive Installation and Exhibition
Artistically directed by Narungga/Kaurna artist Jacob Boehme, Wild Dog is an immersive installation and exhibition exploring the importance of one of Australia’s most misunderstood but significant cultural symbols – the dingo.
Wild Dog features film animation, puppetry, dance, song and interactive installations created by artists and communities across five Nations: […]

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Light Cycles Bar | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 7-31 Jul 2022

Light Cycles Bar at the Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Back for another round in 2022, Light Cycles Bar is the perfect place to start or finish your night out — or maybe even both.
Located a stone’s throw from some of Illuminate Adelaide’s most exciting attractions – including Light Cycles at the Adelaide Botanic Garden, to Light Creatures […]

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New Light | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Festival Centre | 1-31 Jul 2022

[ July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ] [caption id="attachment_162282" align="alignnone" width="630"] New Light, 2022, Ryan Andrew Lee, Buried.[/caption]
New Light 2022
Free to view at the Adelaide Festival Centre, New Light 2022 will showcase experimental and diverse moving image works by First Nations artists.
Through a national call out, New Light will feature commissioned work that explores compelling and complex concepts, with commissioned artworks to be […]

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City Lights | Free Light Trail | Illuminate Adelaide | 15-31 Jul 2022

[ July 15, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
City Lights – Illuminate Adelaide FREE Family Friendly Event
When the sun goes down, the city of Adelaide glows.
Illuminate Adelaide’s free, city-wide centrepiece returns with a new series of immersive installations, artworks and large-scale activations set to turn Adelaide’s most iconic streetscapes into a night-time playground of colour and sound.

Embrace the cold and explore the city, but not […]

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Light Creatures at Adelaide Zoo | Illuminate Adelaide | 7-31 Jul 2022

[ July 7, 2022 to July 10, 2022. July 14, 2022 to July 17, 2022. July 21, 2022 to July 24, 2022. July 28, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Light Creatures – Illuminating the wild at Adelaide Zoo
After a sold out 2021 season, Light Creatures is back this July and even wilder than ever!
Go behind the gates of Adelaide Zoo after dark!  An evolving celebration of conservation, explore the historic precinct to encounter new up close and immersive experiences from lanterns, to interactive performance and […]

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Light Cycles | Illuminate Adelaide | Adelaide Botanic Garden | 7-31 Jul 2022

[ July 7, 2022 to July 31, 2022. ]
Light Cycles at Adelaide Botanic Garden 
Back by popular demand, Light Cycles is returning to Adelaide Botanic Garden this July!
The Garden’s lush greenery will once again be transformed into an after-dark wonderland at this breath-taking Illuminate Adelaide event, where guests will be immersed in an experience that connects them to the natural world like never before.

After […]

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CuttleFest | Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries Snorkel Events | 1-18 Jul 2022

CuttleFest Snorkel Tours – Swim with Giant Cuttlefish
It’s a bucket list item, it’s been featured in global news stories including David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II and you can only do it in South Australia. 
CuttleFest, a partnership between City of Whyalla, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Experiencing Marine Sanctuaries (EMS), celebrates the unique annual winter […]

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Yayoi Kusama: The Spirits Of The Pumpkins Descended Into The Heavens | Adelaide | Review

Yayoi Kusama: THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS Magical Infinity Room Review
Described as ‘the world’s most popular artist’, Yayoi Kusama (Japan, b. 1929) is best known for her immersive polka-dot and mirror installations. Her work is showing in Adelaide at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 1 April 2022.
Review by Claire […]

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The Southern Encounter | SteamRanger Train Journey

SteamRanger Train Journey – The Southern Encounter
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 […]

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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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Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth | Renmark | 3 Jun – 2 Jul 2022

[ June 3, 2022 to July 2, 2022. ]
Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth
Illuminate Adelaide: In Depth will be lighting up the Renmark riverbank from 3 June – 2 July 2022.
In Depth is a large-scale multimedia event responsive to the Murray river, its history and the community of Renmark. Projection, sound and lighting transform the river and banks after dark as the local habitat is […]

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Top Family Things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Best Places to visit in the Adelaide Hills with Kids
If you like rolling hills, scenic views, quiet country roads, bushwalks, good food and wine, fresh air, cooler temps and escaping the hustle and bustle of the city, then head to the Adelaide Hills for a day trip.
It’s only a 20 minute drive up the South […]

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INVISIBILITY Exhibition | MOD. Museum | 1 Feb – Nov 2022

INVISIBILITY – MOD.
INVISIBILITY is everywhere. It’s the people we don’t notice, the environmental changes we can’t see, and the algorithms working hard behind the scenes. What becomes visible when we start paying attention?
In MOD.’s new exhibition, they are shining a spotlight on the unseen to help us better understand the world around us and our […]

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Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear | In Cinemas 16 Jun 2022

[ June 16, 2022; ]
Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear – In Cinemas 16 June 2022
To infinity and beyond. Experience the origin story of a Space Ranger in Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear on the big screen in 2022. 
Check out a brand-new trailer for Disney and Pixar’s “Lightyear,” an original feature film to be released in June 2022. The sci-fi action-adventure presents […]

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World Chocolate Day in Adelaide | 7 July

[ July 7, 2022; ]
Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Adelaide – 7 July
Celebrate the most delicious day of the year in Adelaide – from the city to the hills!
We are spoilt for choice in Adelaide with many high quality chocolatiers, chocolate factories and chocolate shops!  July 7 is World Chocolate Day so here is a list of delicious places […]

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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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25 Things To Do In Winter by Nature Play SA

25 Things To Do In Winter for Adelaide Families
Looking for some fun winter inspiration to get out and about with the kids?
Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean you have to hibernate until spring!  The days are shorter, temperatures are cooler and it’s wetter underfoot, but Nature Play SA’s list of 25 things to do in winter […]

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