Break away with your family
26 Oct 16
The kids have seen their cycling heroes in action — now it’s time to check out the attractions that make South Australia such a great place to visit.
Cycling stars of tomorrow will love the Bupa mini tour for kids on 22 January, and the Family Days held during the People’s Choice Classic (15 January) and Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 (22 January).
Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Barossa
You’ll find this gorgeous conservation park about 12 kilometres southeast of Tanunda. It’s renowned for panoramic views, fascinating rock formations and a range of native plants and animals, making it ideal for a family bushwalk.
Whispering Wall, Williamstown, Barossa
Head to the Barossa Reservoir to experience its magic: a whisper at one end of the historic dam wall can be clearly heard 140 metres away on the other side!
- Staging Connections Stage 2
Hahndorf Farm Barn, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills
Cow milking, reptile shows, tractor and pony rides and baby animals galore – welcome to the Hahndorf Farm Barn, a family favourite.
Cleland Wildlife Park, Crafers, Adelaide Hills
Keen to see Australian wildlife? Cleland is the place. Check out more than 130 species, hold a koala and enjoy the 35-hectare beautiful natural bush setting. Daily educational keeper talks and self-guided discovery trails will give you new insights into our amazing native creatures.
The Beachouse, Glenelg, Adelaide
This family entertainment complex boasts arcade games, mini golf, dodgem cars, a carousel, bumper boats, a play castle, water slides, a Ferris wheel and train. Catch your breath afterwards at beautiful Glenelg beach.
Granite Island, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula
You’ll find Granite Island just off the Fleurieu Peninsula coast. Walk the causeway or take a horse-drawn tram from Victor Harbor, then get exploring! An on-site café has refreshments at the ready.
The Big Rocking Horse & Toy Factory, Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills
Climb the world’s biggest rocking horse and enjoy the view from the top before exploring the wooden toy factory and shop. Children will also love feeding native animals and birds in the seven-hectare wildlife park.
Beerenberg Farm, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills
Beerenberg is one of Australia’s oldest family-owned jam, condiment and sauce producers, with its products loved by locals and visitors alike. January is the peak of strawberry season; the perfect time to grab a basket and pick your own in the Beerenberg patch.
Port Willunga beach, Port Willunga, Fleurieu Peninsula
Port Willunga is indisputably one of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
With ancient cliffs, golden sand, sparkling water and even a shipwreck close to shore, this place has it all. There’s the Star of Greece kiosk nearby for ice creams and drinks, and ample space to spread out your towel and relax.
- Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6
Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Adelaide Zoo boasts Wang Wang and Funi, the southern hemisphere’s only giant pandas, and more than 1800 other animals. Its eight hectares are an easy 15-minute walk from the city centre and the perfect place to explore.
Take a Free City Bike and explore the city
Pick up a free city bike and explore Adelaide. Take a ride along the Torrens and visit the Bonython Park Activity Hub, travel along North Terrace and visit the museum and art gallery, or pop into the Adelaide Central Market and explore the 80+ stalls of delicious food.