14 Jan 2021

8 reasons Adelaide is the ULTIMATE summer destination

Who said Adelaide is only good for churches!? If you’re in town during the Santos Festival of Cycling, consider adding these epic activities to your itinerary and eat, drink, ride, shop and swim your way around this fair city!

An Array of Bike Tracks

We’re assuming you’re a cycling fan, so why not explore Adelaide’s myriad of bike paths and trails during your visit? With options for the avid, experienced road cyclists through to family friendly fun, we recommend you browse through our plethora of bike trails here to begin your journey!

Stylish and Scrumptious Bars & Restaurants

Adelaide is renowned for the boutique and fine dining food and beverage offerings available within the CBD. We recommend indulging your senses and visiting some of our city’s most popular (and delicious) establishments including Osteria Oggi, Press Food & Wine, Africola or Shobosho. You can thank us later!

Premium Wine Regions

The 2021 Santos Festival of Cycling NRS race ventures through some of our state’s most beautiful and thriving wine regions including the Barossa, the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Extend your time in these regions either side of our race starts and finishes to enjoy our world-renowned wineries. Drink in the wines, the atmosphere and the views.

Awesome Family Adventures

There’s something for everyone in the City of Adelaide. Tackle the challenge that is the TreeClimb or spend hot summer days cooling off at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. If you’re wanting to venture a short drive out of the city, we recommend checking out Beerenberg for a fun and rewarding strawberry picking experience or Woodhouse Activity Centre to let your kids play and explore to their heart’s content!

Beautiful Beaches

Visit the picturesque coastline of South Australia without having to head far from the CBD with locations like Henley Beach and Glenelg and their dazzling waters, stunning shores, and varied lunch and dinner options. Or check out the beautiful beaches of Port Willunga or Aldinga if you’re basing your stay near to Be Safe Be Seen Stage 3 and Willunga Hill for a picturesque and serene ocean experience!

Furry Friends

Head out into the sunshine and explore the animal experiences Adelaide has to offer! Adelaide Zoo is home to over 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Or venture out of the CBD to visit Cleland Wildlife Park, Granite Island (to see a colony of Little Penguins) or Monarto Safari Park (the largest open-range zoo in the world).

Unmatched Natural Wonder

The City of Adelaide is home to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the Bicentennial Conservatory. And just a short drive from the city you will find Gorge Wildlife Park in Cudlee Creek and Mount Lofty Summit. Or extend your stay and explore regions including Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges or Eyre Peninsula for absolutely unbeatable outdoor experiences.

Shop Up A Storm

Find your next bargain to brag about! Rundle Mall is the shopping heart of Adelaide, with more than 700 retail stores. Or head to the outskirts of the CBD and visit any number of our luxurious and popular shopping destinations, including King William Road, Norwood Parade and Burnside Village.


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