The Top 5 Things to do in Adelaide…for Free!

December 19, 2017

You may think that you have to spend a fortune to have a brilliant time on your personalised Australia holiday, but you’d be wrong! There are plenty of awesome things you can do for free. Here are just 5 of the best free activities and excursions you can enjoy in the beautiful city of Adelaide.

Take a Trip to the Art Gallery of South Australia

If you’re an art enthusiast, you will adore the Art Gallery of South Australia. This vast collection features more than 38,000 pieces with exhibits dating back to Ancient Rome, as well as a stunning array of contemporary works. The building itself is beautiful and you can easily spend hours meandering through the quiet galleries, taking in the eclectic displays. You’ll find a large number of permanent displays, as well as a series of temporary exhibits, which often celebrate or coincide with special events.

Hit the Beach

Adelaide is famed for its pleasant climate, so what better way to spend your time and keep your holiday spending down than taking a trip to Henley Beach? This is a tranquil spot, which has all the amenities you could possibly need for a day at the beach, as well as incredible views. Take a picnic, set up some games or simply lie back and relax.

Head for the Hills

The Adelaide Hills are located just a hop, skip and a jump away from the city streets, but you’ll feel like you’re a world away. This area of outstanding beauty is a perfect place for a leisurely road trip or a country walk. This famous region also boasts some of Australia’s finest wineries, so don’t miss the opportunity to sample some of the local produce and enjoy the views of the sprawling verdant vineyards.

Visit the Botanic Gardens

Adelaide Botanic Gardens provide an idyllic spot to spend a relaxing afternoon. These gardens are beautifully maintained and there’s a real celebration of native culture, with a range of Aboriginal artworks and sculptures dotted around the park. Palm Lake is the jewel in the crown, but it’s also worth exploring the main lake. Check out the Santos Museum of Economic Botany to learn more about the flora and fauna and the history of the gardens.

Take a Hike!

If you’re feeling adventurous and you’ve got a pair of walking shoes or sturdy boots with you, why not spend the day hiking in the Mount Lofty Ranges? There’s a range of trails suited to hikers of all abilities and fitness levels and you can choose a path based on how long you want to spend exploring and how energetic you’re feeling. If you’re after the best views without making your lungs burn, take the popular route from the Waterfall Gully to the summit of Mount Lofty.

If you’re keen to enjoy fun-filled adventures in Adelaide without spending a dollar, hopefully, these ideas have given you food for thought.

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