Affordable Adventures in Adelaide

No matter the season, the South Australian capital will let you sample the best of Australia — from food hubs to wildlife and interactive nature — at inexpensive prices.

Explore the city on two wheels by hiring an Adelaide Free Bike from one of 20 locations in the city, complete with a helmet and bicycle lock for free. Take the leisurely River Torrens Linear Park Trail, which runs through the city to the coastal suburb of Henley Beach. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beach or unwind at one of the many cafés in Henley Square.

Or ride to Adelaide Central Market, in the heart of the city, where you can stop and sample a mouth-watering array of fresh, homegrown produce. Shop for locally farmed seafood, gourmet cheeses and pastries across more than 80 stalls at reasonable prices or join a market tour, which includes generous tastings of local produce and coffee or tea. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, it has free entry — and complimentary Wi-Fi service for those planning to document their food adventures on social media in real-time.

Take a walk on the wild side at Adelaide Zoo, Australia’s second oldest zoo and home to more than 3,000 animals. Enjoy a free guided tour, or pay for a range of special experiences, including a chance to mingle with a penguin colony and handfeed lions, for just under A$50 each.

For a breath of fresh air (literally!), visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Offering year-round, free access to all, the Garden spans landscaped greenery and stunning architecture, including a must-see Victorian glasshouse with a fascinating collection of plants from the ancient island of Madagascar. If you are travelling with kids, drop by the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden for a sensory playtime session with vegetables, fruits and herbs.


Adventures in South Australia await you in our 7D5N Best of Adelaide + Kangaroo Island package!