By Ellie Svanborg
Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with winter, like I do?
While I’m always tempted to stay at home, curled up on the couch with Netflix and hot chocolate on tap, there are SO many eventful things happening all over Adelaide to experience and explore! From food trails to walking trails, markets and trains, we’ve found the top places for you and your gumboots to keep busy!
1. Find Adelaide’s best hot chocolate
WHERE :: All over Adelaide – check out our top picks HERE.
WHEN :: Perfect for a rainy winter’s day or a great first date option.
COST :: N/A
2. Priscilla Queen of the Desert
WHERE :: Festival Theatre
WHEN :: 19 August – 15 September 2018
COST :: Tickets from $49pp HERE.
3. Visit the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
WHERE :: 16 Lampert Rd, Crafers, find the quiet and colourful walking trails HERE. There’s something magical about these Gardens in Winter…
WHEN :: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
COST :: Free!
4. SALA Festival Adelaide
WHERE :: All over South Australia, get all the in’s and out’s of this years SALA Festival HERE.
WHEN :: 1st – 31st August, it’s running all month long so you have plenty of time.
COST :: Tickets vary, see the program HERE for all the details.
5. Visit UniSA’s MOD Museum
WHERE :: North Terrace, adjacent to the Morphett St Bridge.
WHEN :: Open Tuesday to Sunday.
COST :: Free entry! Head HERE to check out some of the current exhibitions.
Image Credit :: @teukurifqy
6. Spring Sensation Gourmet Weekend in Barossa Valley
WHERE :: Barossa Valley.
WHEN :: 31 August – 2 September 2018.
COST :: Ticket prices vary, find everything you need to know HERE.
7. Hop on the SteamRanger Heritage Railway
WHERE :: Trains run from Mt Barker through the Adelaide Hills and to the Fleurieu Peninsula.
WHEN :: Selected dates throughout each month, be sure to check their website to book!
COST :: One way from $23pp, return fares from $35pp.
8. Take a walk through Waterfall Gully
WHERE :: Waterfall Gully. Head HERE for some other great walking trails.
WHEN :: Rain, hail or shine, the park is open 7 days from sunrise to sunset.
COST :: Free entry!
9. Round She Goes | Vintage + Preloved Market
WHERE :: Woodville Town Hall, see some of the goodies HERE.
WHEN :: 4 August 2018, 10am to 3pm
COST :: $2 entry per person.
Image Credit :: @roundshegoes
10. West Beach Mega Adventure Park
WHERE :: Hamra Ave, West Beach.
WHEN :: Open Thursday through to Sunday (closed Tuesday and Wednesdays).
COST :: Skywalk $5pp, SkyChallenge from $55pp, book HERE.
11. Visit the markets at Plant 4
WHERE :: Plant 4 Bowden.
WHEN :: Markets on every Wednesday and Saturday. See more Plant 4 events HERE.
COST :: Free entry.
12. Take a tour of Adelaide Oval
WHERE :: Adelaide Oval, War Memorial Drive.
WHEN :: Tours operate daily.
COST :: From $25pp, book your tickets HERE.
Image Credit :: @hiroishino
13. Hit up Adelaide’s only ‘Escape Rooms and Bar’
WHERE :: Escape Hunt Adelaide: Escape Rooms and Bar.
WHEN :: An excellent rainy day indoor activity – check their website for opening hours and sessions.
COST :: From $30pp, book HERE.
14. Doggy Day on the Green
WHERE :: Point Malcom Reserve, Military Road, Adelaide.
WHEN :: 4 August 2018, 11am to 3pm.
COST :: Free for you and your furry friends, everything you need to know is HERE.
15. Watch the sun set from Mount Osmond
WHERE :: Mt Osmond Reserve (access from Mt Osmond Road).
WHEN :: The view is spectacular all day, but it’s especially beautiful at sunset.
COST :: Free, but take jumpers and blankets, it gets cold in Winter!
16. Red Umbrella Market
WHERE :: Cumberland Park Community Centre.
WHEN :: 12 August 2018, 10am to 3pm.
COST :: Free entry, check it out HERE.
17. Walk a Mile in my Boots: Hutt St Centre Fundraiser
WHERE :: McLaren Vale & Adelaide.
WHEN :: 10 August (Adelaide).
COST :: Tickets from $10, get all the information HERE.
18. The Piece Project
WHERE :: Published Arthouse, Adelaide, see what it’s all about HERE.
WHEN :: 18 August 2018.
COST :: Adults $25, U/18 $5.
Image Credit :: @longviewvineyard
19. Adelaide Guitar Festival
WHERE :: Adelaide Festival Centre.
WHEN :: 9-12 August 2018.
COST :: Tickets vary per show, see all the info HERE.
20. Find the best show bags at Royal Adelaide Show
WHERE :: Adelaide Showgrounds.
WHEN :: 31 August to 9 September 2018.
COST :: Entry from $24, get all the info for this years show HERE.
21. Plant Based at Plant 4
WHERE :: Plant 4 Bowden, check out all the goodies that will be available HERE.
WHEN :: 18 August 2018, 4pm.
COST :: Free Entry.
22. Gawler & Barossa Race Day
WHERE :: Gawler & Barossa Jockey Club.
WHEN :: 8 & 29 August 2018, 10.30pm to 5pm.
COST :: General admission $10, concession $5, for more race day info, head HERE.
23. The Tasting Bench ‘Wine Social’
WHERE :: Pranzo, 46 Exchange Place, Adelaide.
WHEN :: 17 August 2018, 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
COST :: $65pp, get your tickets HERE.
24. Have a picnic at Carrick Hill
WHERE :: Carrick Hill, Carrick Hill Drive, Springfield.
WHEN :: Open every Wednesday – Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm.
COST :: Free entry into the grounds, and check out how beautiful the scenery is HERE.
25. Pete Murray Heartbeats Acoustic Tour
WHERE :: Norwood Hotel.
WHEN :: 10-12 August 2018, 8pm to 10.30pm.
COST :: Tickets $50pp, book HERE.
26. Suburban Adelaide Artisan Food Tour
WHERE :: The tour will take you to all the best South Australian artisan producers.
WHEN :: 25 August 2018, 9am to 1pm.
COST :: $65pp, with a maximum of 14 people per group so get in quick to book your tickets HERE.
Image Credit :: @b2btraditions
27. SA Variety Bash 2018: Adelaide to Port Lincoln
WHERE :: Victoria Park, Adelaide.
WHEN :: Leaving Adelaide 11 August, arriving in Port Lincoln 18 August 2018.
COST :: Head to Victoria Park for free to see all the Variety Bash cars off on their 8-day journey!
28. Check out the new Bend Motorsport Park for the OTR SuperSprint.
WHERE :: The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend.
WHEN :: 24 August 2018, 8am to 5pm.
COST :: Tickets from $24, get your chance to check out the new state of the art park HERE!
29. World Travel Expo
WHERE :: Hall H, Adelaide Convention Centre.
WHEN :: 5 August 2018, 10am to 4pm.
COST :: Free entry! Find everything you need to know HERE.
Image Credit :: @flick7789