The South Australian June Long Weekend is around the corner! We love bringing you the best ideas for how to spend that time with the kids and have dropped some ideas here to make it easy for you to find something to do. It’s not too late to book a June long weekend camping trip, or you could plan a family bushwalk, bike ride, visit a new playground, get through a list of classic family movies you never get around to watching, get stuck in to the garden or get busy in the kitchen with the kids (that’s code for they make mess and you clean up – you have been warned).

Some of the businesses below will require booking so please click the links for long weekend more info and inspo below.

Camping at Port Broughton Tourist Park

We’ve just been given the tip that Port Broughton Tourist Park have a FEW powered sites available for the June long weekend. Jumping pillow, pump track for bikes and scooters, swimming pool, toddler pool, playground, tennis courts, go-karts and brand new mini golf all for the kids to enjoy.

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Go for a Family Bushwalk

Our family bushwalking post has been getting lots of hits over the last month and with photos like this one at Morialta it’s not hard to convince the family to get up and get active at least once this long weekend

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Check out a new bike track or trail

If wheels are more your style why not load up the bikes and check out one of our favourite bike tracks or trails. There’s something to suit all ages and abilities.

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Hunt for Ghost Mushrooms at Nangawooka Flora Reserve

Nangawooka is a small 5 acre reserve on the main Victor Harbor road not far from McCracken Golf Club. (corner of Waterport Road and Adelaide-Victor Harbor Rd) Visit the reserve in May or June at night and you might be lucky enough to spy a ghost mushroom!

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Go Fishing

We’ve got just the list for your June Long Weekend fishing adventures and have listed five great places you can easily take kids fishing and you won’t need a boat. Beach fishing, creek fishing and carp fishing with corn at Murray Bridge! If all else fails we highly recommend the fish and chips at The Stunned Mullet Henley

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The S.A Migration Museum is open

Get ready to set sail this June Long Weekend! The South Australian Maritime Museum is a great example of a hands on museum the kids will actually enjoy! Explore and learn about the people who worked on the shore, the sea life beyond it and get a feel of what it was like when Port Adelaide was a working port.

Marvel at the white pointer shark jaw and dolphin skeleton, take a peek at our replica 1830s, 1910s and 1950s ship cabins and don’t miss out on the chance to climb the Port Adelaide Light House – included in the affordable entry price!

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Mt Lofty Adventure Hub

Located at Woodhouse Activity Centre. Open Saturday and Sunday! Rock Climbing, Abseiling and Zipline experience is a must try, including a 15-metre rock climbing wall and 324m forest zipline (SA’s longest!). 1 hour for $40, all inclusive.

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The Art Gallery of S.A is open

After 10 weeks of temporary closure, the Art Gallery of South Australia will reopen its doors to the public at 10am on Friday 5 June and continue operating from 10am – 5pm daily.

AGSA will reopen with a capacity limit of up to 80 in the Gallery at any one time and a maximum of 20 people per room, and adhering to the 1 person per 4m square limit.

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Book in for a Family/Group Session at The Hahndorf Farm Barn

The Hahndorf Farm Barn is open for session visits for groups of 10 – 15 at a time. That number can be made up of multiple families and groups to a maximum of 15 people to allow for social distancing while at the Farm.

There are 3 time slots available
Morning 10-12, Midday 12-2, Afternoon 2-4
Bookings are essential

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Gorge Wildlife Park is open

The park offers open outdoor spaces providing an ideal environment for visitors to enjoy themselves while still observing the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Cashless transactions are preferable and tickets can also be pre-purchased on their website or by calling 8389 2206. Be patient, as there is a limited number of people that can enter through our indoor admission area at one time.

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Catch a Movie at the Drive In

Friday 11th June Spirit Untamed (G)
Saturday TBC
Sunday TBC

Note online tickets only

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Discover your New Favourite Playground

With playgrounds now back, and quite a few brand new ones recently opened there’s never been a better time to find a new playground or revisit an old favourite. Just remember social distancing and make sure you use our playground map to find another playground in the area if the one you’re at is too busy.

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Get Crafty

There’s loads of ideas for art and craft on our website. Make some playdough, make some gift cards, paint a full size portrait, do some ice painting or make some slime!

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Make a Veggie Patch

Get busy in the garden this weekend and plant some winter veggies. Some popular vegetables that grow well in winter here in SA include bok choy, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage. Click the link below for more tips on gardening with kids.

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Go Whale Watching

The whales have well and truly made their way back to the Fleurieu Peninsula with quite a few sightings over the last week. They’ve been close too, so you won’t even need binoculars (although take them if you have them)

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All Aboard the Steam ranger

The Cockle Train will be running on the Sunday of the long weekend, with the chance of more days being added closer. No pre booking required but capacity restrictions apply.

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Mega Fast Karts is Open!

With Go Karts, Dodgem (Battle) Cars, Laser Skirmish, Arcade Centre and Bouncy Castles there is something fun to do for the whole family.

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is open

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm

Stock up on your favourite Barossa Valley Chocolates, grab a coffee at Benni’s Cafe or enjoy the world class Vineyard Road Cellar Door. Their’s fun for all this long weekend, and apparently a secret surprise! 🙌💝🍫🍷

*Limited capacity

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TreeClimb is open

10x climbers can share 5x courses between themselves for each 2-hour session.

Bookings are essential, and filling FAST!

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Woodhouse Activity Centre is open

Head in for the day, or pitch a tent and extend your stay!

Tube Slides running Saturday, Sunday AND MONDAY from 11am-3pm, Challenge Hill, Disc Golf, The Labyrinth (and more!) All. Day. Long.

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Cleland Wildlife Park is open

Cleland’s wide-open spaces are the perfect place to practice social distancing and they have changed some of their experiences so that the park can be enjoyed while observing COVID-19 government guidelines.

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#rideburnside

Pop down to the Burnside Civic Centre car park on the corner Portrush Road and Greenhill Road (behind the Council building) to try it out.  It’s FREE to ride – BYO wheels.
Open from sunrise to sunset everyday.

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X Golf Marion is open

Golf, food, beverage and good times with your mates post iso.
Limit of 20 players in the venue at each time and players will be limited to 4 per simulator.

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