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150 Things to do in South Australia

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by Emily Jayde (subscribe)
Im all about bucket lists and exploring the city of Adelaide.
Published April 20th 2018
bucket list experiences to cafes An ULTIMATE SA to do list
South Australia is packed with things to do, but sometimes you just cant think of anything. From bucket list experiences that people will travel across the world to do, seeing our breathtaking scenery, trying amazing coffee shops and restaurants on the top 100 in Australia. Famous for being the city of churches and the wine state, I have put the ULTIMATE to do list for South Australia with over 150 ideas for your next day, or weekend off.

Cheap things to do
1. Visit Onkaparinga River National Park
2. Walk through the Botanic Gardens
3. Have a picnic at the Kuipto forest
4. Have fish and chips at Henley
5. Stroll through the Himeji Gardens on South Terrace
6. Hike Mount Lofty
7. Get Sotos Fish And Chips then get Copenhagen ice-cream at Semaphore
8. Tour the Haighs Factory , Its free, and you get some samples of their delicious chocolate.
9. Go to a SANFL game
10. Visit Anstey Hill Recreation Park
11. Visit the pink salt lake- Lake Bumbunga near the towns of Lochiel and Bumbunga
12. Go to Garden Island- if you have a kayak, the winding trails through the mangroves are perfect.
13. Go to Moana beach or Somerton beach
14. Walk the trails, take the dog, or let the kids run wild on the playground at Jo Gapper Activity Park in Hillbank
15. Go to South Port Beach in Port Noarlunga- Make sure you get some photos of the amazing scenery.
16. Walk the HeysenTrail at Victor Harbour
17. Go to the Whispering Wall

whispering wall
whispering wall


18. Take a drive to Toy Factory to see the Big Rocking House and Wildlife Park
19. Explore Glenelg. Go to the beach, shop down the main street, get food, a coffee, or a cocktail.
20. Take the kids to the playground at St Kilda
21. Go to the Museum or Art Gallery
22. Visit the Waite Arboretum in Urrbrae
23. Visit the in Motor Museum Birdwood
24. Visit the National Railway Museum or Aviation Museum in Port Adelaide
25. Take the kids to the local park. Even if you don't have kids, swings are fun as adults too.
26. Visit one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the Mortlock Wing of the State Library
27. Visit Carrick Hill

Carrick Hill
Carrick Hill


28. Get an award-winning pasty from the Orange Spot Bakery in Glenelg
29. Hang out in Belair National Park
30. Go to Wittunga Botanic Garden in Blackwood and see the Butterfly Garden
31. Donate blood- Find a donor centre here
Bucket list experiences
32. Go to the D'erenberg Cube
33. Do a self guided tour or a ghost tour of Adelaide Gaol
34. 360 lion experience at Monarto Zoo
35. Visit the Blue Lake and the Emphurium Sink Hole in Mount Gambier
36. Go to Kangaroo Island. Go to the Flinders Chase Coast and National Park, Cape Willoughby Lighthouse, Penguin Centre, Seal Bay, Raptor Domain, Wildlife Centre And Stokes Bay.
37. Adelaide Oval Roof Climb
38. Go shark diving at Port Lincoln
39. Swim with Sea Lions
40. See if you can see whales at the Head of the Bight in Yatala
41. Do a tour, See a football game or cricket game at Adelaide Oval.
42. Take a helicopter ride over the Barossa
43. Have a race car driving experience or hot lap at Mallala
44. Book a wine tour
45. Go Sky Diving
46. Shoot a gun at the Marksman Indoor Firing Range on Franklin Street
47. Swim with dolphins at Glenelg or Baird bay
48. If it's the right time of year, buy tickets for the Adelaide 500, see a show at the Adelaide Fringe, or go to the Adelaide Cup.
49. Go air gliding
50. Go on a hot air balloon ride
Miscellaneous
51. Go go-carting at Kart Mania at Gepps Cross
52. Take in the amazing scenery at Second Valley
53. Go to the drive in, in Gepps Cross
54. Go strawberry picking at Beerenberg in Hahndorf

beerenberg
Strawberry Picking At Beerenberg


55. Book with Adelaide Haunted Horizons for a ghost tour of Z Ward at Glenside Hospital
56. Tour the West End Brewery
57. Have a browse through Stepneys in Thebarton
58. Buy chocolate from Bliss Chocolates just off Rundle Mall
59. Go to the Ice Arena
60. Tour the unique property of Heysen The Cedars in Hahndorf
61. Experience virtual reality at Untethered VR on Gouger Street
62. Go to Newman's Nursery then eat at the Topiary Caf
63. Spend the day at the Kidman flower co in Balhannah- Book Here
64. Spend the day at Lyndoch Lavender Farm
65. Go to the Beach House
66. Visit one of the three Menz Fruchocs shops . Located in Hahndorf, Glynde and McLaren Vale.
67. Visit Melbas Chocolates in Woodside
68. Visit Woodside Cheese Wrights
69. Go to Monarto Zoo , or Adelaide Zoo
70. Get lunch at Folklore Caf , see If you can see dolphins, then get dessert at Pancakes At the Port in Port Adelaide
71. Visit Granite Island
72. Fly through the air at Bounce inc in Marleston
73. Bounce, climb and fly at Latitude in Holden Hill
74. Shop at Burnside Village
75. Shop at Harbour Town, see the planes come in with a coffee in hand, or get a sweet treat at the Wooden Spoon
76. Shop down Rundle Mall
77. Swim with large tuna at Oceanic Victor
78. Spend the day at Stirling. Have a drink at the Stirling Hotel and have a coffee and some chocolate at Red Cacao.

red cacao
Coffee at Red Cacao


79. See a movie at the Odeon Star in Semaphore. Tickets are only $8!
80. Hold a Koala at Gorge Wildlife Park
81. Feed Kangaroos at Cleland National Park
82. Tackle the obstacles at Mega Adventure Aerial Park at West Beach
83. Head down to the Parade Norwood. Get some lunch at Bravos Kitchen . Also, check out urban home republic and bed bath and table homeware stores (they are my favourite) then get frozen yoghurt at Tangerines Frozen Yoghurt Bar
84. Spend the day in Hahndorf. Go strawberry picking, check out the leather store, get a drink at one of the cellar door or breweries, visit the farm barn, play mini golf and don't forget to buy some cheese from Udder Delights .
85. Check out the homewares at Matt Blatt
86. Shop or get a bite to eat at the Central Markets
87. Shop at China town
88. Go see some drags, burnouts or drifting at Adelaide International Raceway, Adelaide Motorsport Park or Mallala
89. Go to the Casino
90. Experience fresh with a Oyster Farm Tour at Coffin Bay
91. See every step of beer making with a tour of the Coopers Brewery
92. Enjoy a pampering couples massage at Temple Day Spa in Unley
93. Try solving a murder at the Ultimate Live Escape Game near Rundle Mall
94. Go swimming at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre
95. Visit Lincoln National Park near Port Lincoln
96. Get a photo with the Big Lobster on the Princes Highway, Kingston
97. Visit Martindale Hall and the Maze in Mintaro
98. Experience the Barossa by going to Jacobs Creek
99. Climb to the top at Vertical Reality Climbing in Holden Hill
100. Take the kids to Megazone in Noarlunga
101. Go slot racing at Thunderbird Slot Racing in Pooraka
102. Go bowling and play 3D mini golf at Elizabeth Bowland

3d mini golf
3D mini golf at Elizabeth Bowland


103. Travel along The Port River on a dolphin cruise at Port Adelaide
Getaways
104. Admire the landscapes at Coober Pedy
105. See Wilpena Pound from above with a scenic flight at The Flinders Rangers
106. Stay at Wallaroo for the weekend.

wallaroo
Wallaroo


107. Indulge in local food and wine at the Barossa
108. Visit or stay the night in the Clare Valley
109. Another of our fantastic wine regions. Experience McLaren Vale
110. See the caves at Naracoorte Caves National Park
111. Experience the river and spend the weekend In Mannum, Renmark, or Waikarie
112. Soak up the calming scenery at The Coorong. Perfect for beach fishing and kayaking
113. Visit Loxton
114. Stay at Mount Lofty House . While you're there indulge in a dinner at Hardys Verandah Resturant and get pampered at Stables Day Spa
Places to Eat and Drink
115. Have a cocktail at the Collins Bar in the Hilton
116. Have a coffee and pasta at Lucias in the Central Market
117. Go to a karaoke bar on Gouger Street
118. Eat at Utopia, Waterfall Gully
119. Get a Moscato and experience this amazing Riverland at Banrock Station Wine And Wetland Centre
120. Overlook a beautiful lake and vineyard at K1 Cellar Door in Kuipto
121. Visit Grant Burge Cellar Door and Cafe
122.Dine at the Hill Of Grace Restaurant that overlooks Adelaide Oval
123. Dine in luxury at Penfield's Magill Estate Restaurant
124. Dine at Georges on Waymouth
125.Have a special dinner at Botanic Gardens Restaurant
126. Try the stone grill at Strathmore Balcony Restaurant
127. Get a pizza at Sonny's Pizza Bar
128. Splurge with a special dinner at restaurant Orana
129. Get a curry at Jasmin in the city
130. Get dessert at Max Brenner
131. Get dessert at 50sixone at Hyde Park, Mount Barker or Prospect
132. Enjoy a buffet dinner and watch the greyhounds at Angle Park
133. Get coffee from Cream in Brighton
134. Add these cafes to your to go list. The Loose Caboose , My Kingdom For A Horse and Mister Sunshine's .
135. Have a drink at the Hennessey Rooftop Bar
136. Spend a Sunday at The Highway
137. Have a Brunch at Commissary
138. Have breakfast and a coffee at the Boat Deck Caf in Mawson Lakes
139. Visit Hentley Farm , awarded Winery of the year in 2015
140. Have a drink at the popular rooftop bar 2KW

2kw
cocktails at 2KW


141. Sit next to the open fire or in the outdoor beer garden and have a drink at the Wheatsheaf Hotel
142. Have brunch at The Karma And Crow in Richmond
143. Check out the beer garden at the Feathers Hotel
144. Watch the footy and have a drink at the Coopers Ale House in Gepps Cross
145. Check out some small bars by visiting Clever little tailor or Pink moon saloon
146. Visit the Uraidla hotel
147. Have a cocktail at the Thrift Shop Bar
148. Experience the breathtaking views and quality food at Windy Point Restaurant
149. Have dinner at Andre Cucinas
150. Experience amazing food at Press Food And Wine on Waymouth Street

I am always looking for more ideas to add to my South Australia to-do list and bucket list. Please leave any suggestions in the comments; I would love to hear from you.


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wow - so any idesa!
by May Cross (score: 3|2472) 86 days ago
An amazing last Emily and definitely food for thought.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|6149) 86 days ago
Horseriding along the beach🐴💙
by Info (score: 0|3) 74 days ago
Enjoy the animals, rides, entertainment, showbags and more at SAs most iconic event...The Royal Adelaide Show!
by missk (score: 0|3) 73 days ago
special event- Sammys at the Marina Glenelg. Made us feel special for our fiftieth anniversary and the food superb
by heyyj (score: 1|19) 72 days ago
Well I've now got some great ideas of things to do and places to visit. maybe you add snorkeling with the cuttlefish at Whyalla in June/July. That is one of many great snorkeling spots in SA. The arid botanic gardens near Pt. Augusta are beautiful too.
by emmab (score: 0|4) 83 days ago
Well I've now got some great ideas of things to do and places to visit. maybe you add snorkeling with the cuttlefish at Whyalla in June/July. That is one of many great snorkeling spots in SA. The arid botanic gardens near Pt. Augusta are beautiful too.
by emmab (score: 0|4) 83 days ago
Great list!
Another addition - visit the State Heritage Area of Gawler. Start at the Information Centre, take the hour long Gawler Town Drive, choose some of the walking tours of different areas and stop for coffee or a meal at one of many great eating places in the town.
by Jenny Brice (score: 1|50) 86 days ago
Steam town Peterborough. The Tinsmiths' Cottage 74 main street, Peterborough, Peterborough miniature museum, print shop, etc. Just come see us. We still have the three rail gagues and turntable IN Steam town heritage rail museum.
by Ilimb (score: 0|2) 75 days ago
Millicent National Trust award winning museum. Wonderful collection of restored horse-drawn vehicles, Helen Hughes clothing collection , shipwreck history, blacksmith shop, farm machinery and much much more. Not to be missed when touring the Limestone coast area.
by cfham (score: 0|2) 74 days ago
Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley is a must! So many things to see and do - Seppeltsfield Cellar Door, Fino Restaurant, JamFactory Craft & Design Studios, Vasse Virgin Soap Factory and Segways! We had a cute picnic in their picnic grounds too ... we soon realised we’d spent the whole day there 🙊
by Schjl (score: 0|2) 73 days ago
The Avenue of Palms in the Barossa located on Seppeltsfield Road is a must in summer.
by Schjl (score: 0|2) 73 days ago
Try the fantastic trails in the northern suburbs...Little Para River trail, Dry Creek Trail...or Cobbler Creek Recreational park...the Cycle Salisbury program can show you parts of these.www.cyclesalisbury.sa.gov.au
by jbind (score: 0|2) 72 days ago
Well I've now got some great ideas of things to do and places to visit. maybe you add snorkeling with the cuttlefish at Whyalla in June/July. That is one of many great snorkeling spots in SA. The arid botanic gardens near Pt. Augusta are beautiful too.
by emmab (score: 0|4) 83 days ago
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