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The Ultimate Adelaide Family Bucket List

When you want to plan your trip to South Australia, you need to do more than just find a family friendly hotel in Adelaide and book your airplane tickets. Organising all the great activities that you’ll do during our trip is half the fun! That’s why we’ve put together a whole host of amazing activities you’ll want to make a beeline for the moment you set foot in this beautiful part of the world. The only difficulty you’ll have will be deciding which activity you want to enjoy first.

PAY A VISIT TO RUNDLE MALL FOR SOME SHOPPING

If you want to immerse yourself in the local way of life and see what all the fuss is about, this is the place to start. There’s plenty of street entertainment and hot food to sample if you’re looking for a way to keep the kids occupied. If it’s coming up lunch time and the kids are hungry, there are plenty of options you and the family can agree on

STRETCH YOUR LEGS ON HAIGH’S CHOCOLATE TOUR

This must be at the top of the list for anyone with a sweet tooth, and it’s not hard to see why. You’ll get a personal tour of everything sweet and delicious the city has to offer, and it’s also a great way to get active in the sun. Just what you need when you want to burn off a few calories, so you have plenty of room in your tummy for some sweet treats!

ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET IS AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED

Local food is the best way to really get to know your new home away from home, and there’s no better place to head to than the Central Market. Here you’ll find hundreds of sellers with all manner of fresh produce, and plenty of local slang for you to learn along the way too. It’s an experience not to be missed and should be the destination of choice for anyone looking to rustle up an authentic local lunch on a budget.

DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA AT THE ADELAIDE BOTANIC GARDENS

When you think of this part of the world you instantly picture all the incredible fauna and flora that call it home, so is it any wonder than the Botanic Gardens have some of the finest landscaped gardens in the world? The incredible array of scents, colours, and textures on offer will have your creative mind racing as you try and capture everything before your eyes on film. If you’re looking to avoid the cliched tourist haunts and open the whole family’s eyes to something truly special, it goes without saying that this is the place to go.

WEST BEACH MINI GOLF IS IDEAL FOR SOME FRIENDLY COMPETITION WITH THE KIDS

Tired of splashing the cash on the kids every time you go out to dinner? Did they wake you up far too early this morning? Why not put them to the ultimate test with a classic parent’s vs kids’ game of mini golf? You’ll have hours of fun testing your putting skills on the one of a kind courses, and you’ll be sure to get your revenge as you chalk up the hole in ones.

MEGA ADVENTURE PARK IS JUST AS GOOD AS IT SOUNDS

With a name like that, what else is there to say? If you want to let the little ones loose and burn some energy, then this is the place to do it. They’ll be able to blow off plenty of steam, and you’ll be able to put your feet up and enjoy a cold drink in the shade. It’s just how every family holiday should be!

THE CONSERVATION PARK IS PERFECT FOR PHOTOS

Getting outdoors and spending time with the people you love is exactly what this part of the world is all about, so why not embrace it? Head over to the Conservation Park, and don’t forget to pack your camera. It’s the must-visit destination for anyone looking to embrace the great outdoors and really get to know a truly special corner of Australia and the world.

THE TANDANYA NATIONAL ABORIGINAL CULTURAL INSTITUTE IS INCREDIBLE

Finally, you need to visit one of the nation’s greatest centres of aboriginal culture. You’ll find centuries of music, storytelling and art just waiting to be explored, and it’ll certainly be an experience you never forget.

FINAL THOUGHTS

When you’re visiting Adelaide there’s so much to see and do that it can be hard to know where to start. The secret is to look at all the bits and pieces that are on offer before you fly out, and then take your time to select half a dozen or so of your favourites. You’re always going to see a few extra things that you want to add to the itinerary once you’re there, so don’t feel like you must have a packed schedule the moment you land. Most important of all, enjoy your time away from it all!