Outdoor Adventures

Adelaide is full of amazing outdoor adventures & fun to be had. In a world where we all want fresh air, exercise & to get the kids off screens, you NEED to check out some of the spots below to get out & about with the family.

From fruit picking, bush-walking, abseiling, rockpools & some quirky spots (hello Whispering Wall) through to playgrounds, pram friendly walks & kayaking spots – our Outdoor Adventure guide has it all! So pack the picnic, fill the car with petrol, slap on some suncream & get exploring! Report back to us with which family friendly outdoor adventures your kids loved the best across Adelaide & South Australia!


Myponga Reservoir Reserve

Find it at: South Road, Myponga Attention Nature Lovers! The Myponga Reservoir is open to the general public for all sorts of land based and on water outdoor, recreational and nature based activities! Around an hours drive from Adelaide CBD you can walk, run or cycle around bushland tracks with water views, enjoy picnics, take in the stunning scenery and animal watching at lookouts and viewing platforms and so much more. KayakingOn-water access...

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Coorong National Park

Where is Coorong National Park? Located about a 2 hour drive south-east of Adelaide, Coorong National Park protects a wetland of international importance. It is where Australia’s largest river system, the Murray-Darling flows out to the Southern Ocean and is home to over 200 species of birds as well as many migratory birds that arrive each summer. When is the best time to visit? The weather is mostly warm and dry during summer and autumn – it’s...

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Adelaide Street Art

Adelaide you are cool, cultured and creative. If your walls, windows, doors, city building high rises, silos and old factories could talk they would say “thanks for the colourful makeover”Street art is here, there and everywhere all over the walls of Adelaide and regional SA for all to see and admire (and take many many selfies in front of) From Indigenous Art Murals, pop art, rainbows, patterns and everything in between this is a...

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Hallett Cove Conservation Park

Where is Hallet Cove Conservation Park? Hallet Cove Conservation Park is located 22 km south of Adelaide and there is public transport from the city to this park! When is the best time to visit? Hallet Cove Conservation Park is stunning all year round. In Summer the coastline nature goes into “survival mode” with many plants exposed to a hot summer. Autumn will see the plants regaining their vigour with many bird species on show....

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The Silos of South Australia

How about a road trip with a twist? As the Silo art craze spreads across rural South Australia we say YES please to exploring new places in our backyard with colourful art that has popped up over the year on silos across SA.What I think is really awesome is these towns want YOU to visit them and that is why they have invested in such a great feature all for US to explore. Say hello to South Australia’s LARGEST outdoor Art Galleries…...

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Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Find it at: River Road, Noarlunga Downs Head south this Spring to the Onkaparinga River National Park. The parks are located 35km south of Adelaide. Access to the Recreation Park from River Road, Noarlunga Downs and from Commercial and Sauerbiers Roads, Seaford Meadows. A kaleidoscope of nature’s best with diverse hiking trails to the op of the cliff tops or down to permanent rock pools teeming with life. You’ll see rugged ridge tops and...

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Lincoln National Park

LINCOLN NATIONAL PARK This park is not in the local Adelaide neighbourhood but if you’re nearby in the area it’s worth the trip, actually even if you’re not in the area and need a trip away then put Lincoln National Park on your bucket list ! Lincoln National Park is the place to be for the start of summer because this park is all things Summer! The weather is warm, and usually dry and therefore great for camping and ideal for...

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Mount Remarkable National Park

A bit about Mount Remarkable National Park A 4 hour drive from Adelaide, Mount Remarkable National Park is an ideal place to take the family.There’s lots of diverse wildlife and campgrounds with good facilities. The park is a popular destination for bush walking, with trails for all ages and abilities and camping too! The mild temperatures from April to October are the most comfortable for walking. It’s also the best time of year to see...

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Para Wirra Conservation Park

Para Wirra is the last of the Adelaide parks to have the upgrades completed; new camp ground, Gawler View picnic area and nature play forest. The park has free vehicle entry for all of May so it’s a great time for families to visit. There are over 100 species of birds living in the park, including the cheeky emus you’ll see patrolling the picnic grounds. You can see kangaroos grazing at dawn and dusk, and on a warm day bearded dragons and...

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Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail

The Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail features 26 contemporary sculptures crafted by master sculptors from all corners of the world during the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposiums in 2012, 2014 and 2016 Most of the sculptures are dotted around the beautiful landscape of the Adelaide Hills, with some in the neighbouring region of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Image Credit: www.hillssculpturetrail.com.au Image Credit:...

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Laratinga Wetlands – Mt Barker

Laratinga Wetlands is located in the Adelaide Hills suburb of Mt Barker, just off Bald Hills Road. The wetland’s environmental and recreational qualities attract many visitors and has won several awards, including the United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award. It’s a great place to spend a day walking the wheelchair accessible and pram friendly trails, riding bikes, having picnic, bird watching or just...

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SA Rocks

SA Rocks is a nature play based free activity that anyone can join in with. A giant game of hide and seek, for kids and adults alike! We love it because it’s free to play, great for all ages and IDEAL for the school holidays! So what is it? And how can you join in? Want to paint a rock? Easy! All it takes is a little bit of creativity, decorate a rock, a coat of sealant and your good to go! Here are some tips: Use unpolished clean dry...

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Japanese Himeji Gardens – South Terrace, Adelaide

The gorgeous Japanese Himeji Gardens are located on the Eastern side of Glen Osmond Road and South Terrace intersection. This little oasis in the Southern Parklands is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of ‘normal life’. Enter the gardens during daylight hours and you’ll instantly feel more peaceful and a short walk through this serene garden will help any stressed parent (or anyone else!).  With a...

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Lake Bumbunga – The Pink Lake

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands Lake Bumbunga is found Head about 2 hours north from Adelaide, around 25 minutes from Port Wakefield and you’ll find the striking pink of Lake Bumbunga cutting through the scenery. Lake Bumbunga is made up of three salt pans which have been harvested for over 30 years for use in swimming pools, water softener and of course fish and...

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Family Day Trips from Adelaide

I remember when I was a kid, we would pack up the car and drive into the Adelaide Hills with no destination in mind. Every time we got to an intersection we’d take turns in saying left, right or straight and we’d just see where we’d end up. I remember ending up at Lady Bay once and Strathalbyn another time – it was fun. If destination unknown isn’t your cup of tea, here are a few of our favourite day trips from...

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