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The Top 5 Outdoor Activities in Adelaide

Posted on 02 May, 2023 at 05:42 am - by


Adelaide is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with a range of activities and experiences to suit all ages and abilities. In this blog post, we'll share the top 5 outdoor activities to try in Adelaide.


1. Hiking in the Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills are a nature lover's paradise, with a range of hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness and experience. Some top picks include:

  • Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty Summit: This 7.2km return hike is a must-do for visitors to Adelaide. The trail takes you through scenic bushland and past several waterfalls before reaching the summit of Mount Lofty, where you'll be rewarded with stunning views of Adelaide and the coast.
  • Morialta Conservation Park: This park is home to three stunning waterfalls and a range of hiking trails. The Morialta Falls Plateau Hike is a 7.5km loop trail that takes you past all three waterfalls.
  • Hahndorf Hill Winery Sculpture Trail: This unique hiking trail combines art and wine, with sculptures dotted along the trail and a tasting experience at the end.


2. Cycling Along the River Torrens

The River Torrens Linear Park is a 30km cycling and walking trail that runs from the Adelaide Hills to the coast. Rent a bike and spend the day cycling along the river, stopping to admire the scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch.


3. Surfing at Middleton Beach

Just an hour's drive from Adelaide, Middleton Beach is one of South Australia's top surfing spots. The beach is perfect for beginners and experienced surfers alike, with consistent waves and a friendly community atmosphere.


4. Hot Air Ballooning in the Barossa Valley

For a unique perspective on the Barossa Valley wine region, take to the skies in a hot air balloon. You'll soar over vineyards and rolling hills, with a glass of local wine in hand.


5. Wildlife Watching on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is just a short flight or ferry ride from Adelaide, but it feels like a world away. The island is home to a range of native Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and sea lions. Take a guided tour and spend the day exploring the island's stunning landscapes and meeting the locals.

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