Things to do in Adelaide and surrounds this WINTER
WINTER is such a special time to explore ADELAIDE and surrounds. As the weather cools down the city is abuzz with arts, culture, night life and events. World-class wineries, historic buildings, green-spaces and botanic gardens are all on the city’s doorstep too. A little further into the regions you can escape for a cosy coastal retreat and spot wildlife and even whales on their migration. So get caught up in the magic of winter in Adelaide with some of our favourite experiences…
This week’s WINTER specials
Jacobs Creek Wine & 2 Course Lunch
* FREE Bottle of Wine*
Let us take you on a journey of food and wine pairings. A two course shared style lunch is included with a complimentary glass of Jacob’s Creek wine and a tea or coffee to finish.
Seppeltsfield Winery Segway Tour
Jump on a segway and experience all the delights of gliding among the vines, at the iconic Seppeltsfield Winery. Such a fun way to see the beautiful Barossa Valley.
Monarto Zoo Admission
Located less than an hour from Adelaide it is one of the world’s largest Open Range Zoos. See some of the world’s most exotic and native animals roaming free through 1,500 hectares.
Adelaide Central Market & Cleland Wildlife Park
Visit Adelaide Central Market and sample tastings before collecting your gourmet packed lunch. Then off to meet the wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Park and enjoy a close encounter with the koalas.
Purchase these Full Day Tours (below) & receive
* ADELAIDE CITY HIGHLIGHTS TOUR – FREE * (valued at $68)
Full Day Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights
Get a taste of two of the world’s great wine regions, the Barossa and the beautiful Adelaide Hills on this Adelaide Sightseeing day tour.
One Day Kangaroo Island Experience
For those with limited time, experience the highlights of South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination, Kangaroo Island.
Adelaide City Highlights for FREE
* Book two of the full day tours (above)
& receive this tour FREE (valued at $68) *
Experience the cosmopolitan vibe of Adelaide on this half day tour, taking in all the best sights of Adelaide. Noted for its many festivals, its food, wine and culture and its long beach fronts. Discover superb architecture, cultural boulevards, surrounding park lands and wide streets and then you’ll appreciate why Adelaide has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Immerse yourself in Adelaide’s historic and cultural scene
The perfect way to spend a winter’s day, is exploring the museums and galleries scattered throughout SA’s beautiful regions. In the heart of Adelaide you’ll find Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace. This precinct includes the Art Gallery of SA, the SA Museum, the State Library of SA, and the University of Adelaide. These fascinating heritage buildings date back to the 19th Century.
The SA Museum is particularly noteworthy for containing the world’s largest Aboriginal Australian collection and at The Art Gallery of SA you’ll find over 38,000 works and an ever-changing roster of Australian and international exhibitions.
Another must-visit is The National Wine Centre, just outside the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. It’s an educational hub for learning all about wine-making and wine appreciation, plus it boasts Australia’s largest wine tasting room, with 120 different wines available for sampling.
Check out all of these amazing attractions on a unique bamboo-bodied pedicabs – the coolest eco way to explore, on our Historic Adelaide by Eco Caddy tour.
Next, head to the famous West End Brewery. The Brewery has been part of the South Australian community since 1859 and recently took on an upgrade. The Brewery has a reputation of making the highest quality beer and ciders for many years.
Join a West End Brewery tour, where you will taste and learn the craft of brewing beer.
A truly scenic spot to visit during winter are the green rolling landscapes of the Adelaide Hills. Here you’ll find the small town of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Enjoy comforting German food by the fire and take in the charming original buildings dating back to 1838, when the Lutheran migrants first settled here.
Indulge in winter feasts and bold reds
In winter all you want to do is rug up and gorge on warm comforting cuisines and sip on full bodied red wines. Well, foodies will not be disappointed in all that South Australia has to offer. World-famous chefs, winemakers and producers, from the city to the Adelaide Hills, Barossa to the Eyre Peninsula, SA is a culinary playground, of city bars, regional distilleries, cellar doors and wineries, all just waiting to be explored.
In the city you must check out “Adelaide’s food hub” – the Adelaide Central Markets. It’s one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets with 80 stalls of fruit and vege, patisseries, cafes and artisan cheeses.
In an evening head out on an exploration of the city’s bars from lane-ways to rooftops, there’s so much to discover on a Hidden Bar Walking Tour.
A little further, just 50 minute north east of Adelaide, is the Barossa…an internationally-acclaimed wine region encompassing the towns of Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa. Home to over 80 cellar doors, you can taste some of the most awarded wines in the world and sumptuous local produce.
One of our favourite activities to indulge in, is the chocolate and wine pairing experience at Elderton Wines Cellar Door. Their decadent tasting features a range of their wines paired with premium chocolates produced by one of Australia’s master chocolate makers. We love this experience and at only $20 per person it’s a must do when in the region!
Another amazing experience in the Barossa is to try your own birth year vintage Tawny directly from the barrel in a 1878 built wine cellar. Sip on a wine as old (or young) as you are, in the beautiful Seppeltsfield Winery.
Get back to nature in a WINTER wonderland
Take in the spectacular sights along the South Australian coast, just forty minutes South of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula offers some of South Australia’s finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences. The region is home to the internationally renowned McLaren Vale – the home of sustainable wine production, world-renowned labels and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.
Further into the region is the coastal town of Port Lincoln in the Eyre Peninsula, the seafood capital of Australia. Enjoy the freshest seafood, wildlife encounters including wild koalas and spectacular scenery. Check out our tours in this region here.
From June to October is the prime time to spot gentle giants of the deep, the southern right whales, as they make their annual migration along the coast.
Check out some of these incredible experiences ON SALE below…
South Australia WINTER SALE
SAVE up to 15% on selected tours
$115 adult (was $129)
Visit the seafood capital of Australia and join this full day tour combining wildlife encounters, spectacular scenery plus food & wine
$309 adult (was $345)
The finest elements of the Fleurieu Peninsula in this premium tour. Explore by both foot and electric bike taking in the coast, wine, food & nature.
ADELAIDE WINTER – DISCOUNTED PASS $254 for 3 tours (SAVE $53)
🚲 5 hour City to Sea Bike Tour exploring the city and Glenelg 🚲
🌳 Segway Tour navigating Adelaide’s Riverbank & Gardens 🌳
$31 adult (was $37)
$17 child (was $20)
If you’re visiting Adelaide you must spend a day at ADELAIDE ZOO to meet Wang Wang and Fu Ni, the Southern Hempishere’s only Giant Pandas! Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo in Australia and set in a stunning botanic environment. Only a 15 minute walk from the Adelaide CBD, Adelaide Zoo is home to some of the worlds most rare and endangered animals. With a range of free Keeper Talks, animal interactions and animal experiences Adelaide Zoo is a must stop when visiting Adelaide.
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