Adelaide’s BUCKET LIST: 113 things to do in SA

Last updated: 25th May, 2018

By Hayley Pearson + Lauren DeCesare

Adelaide, you saucy minx. We love living in you and we’re so proud to share you with our interstate friends when they come to visit. With your rolling vineyards, super trendy new bars, stupidly-delicious food and beyond beautiful beaches, there are so many things we want to do with you while we’re young enough to enjoy them. So we made a list.

Adelaide’s BUCKET LIST: 113 things do in SA before you die

Hayley and Lauren xx

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1. Ride on the Cockle Train. If you have kids, pretend it’s the Polar Express and you’re on your way to the North Pole. Or, there’s always the Steamranger Heritage Railway, which goes through the beautiful Adelaide Hills and beyond.

2. Try your hand at OYSTER SHUCKING on the Yorke Peninsula! Pacific Estate Oysters are bloody awesome! You can see/steal our Yorkes Itinerary HERE.

3. Eat (and drink) your way down the West End laneways. Pink Moon Saloon, Peel St, Clever Little Tailor, Rigoni’s Bistro, Hains and Co, Thrift Shop, Udaberri, Mayfair Rooftop Bar… and loads more! Head HERE for more West End ideas!

4. Hire a beach house with your girlfriends at Robe, Normanville, Port Elliot, Goolwa, Middleton, Victor Harbor or Yankalilla and eat cheese and drink wine all weekend. Living. The. Dream. For places to stay in these wonderful locations — head HERE for Encounter Bay, HERE for Boomer Beach and HERE for Robe.

5. Climb the dangly trees along Plain Tree Drive, next to the Botanic Gardens. Doesn’t matter how old you are, just climb them – it’s fun.

6. Go to Monarto Zoo and Adelaide Zoo — even better, try your hand at being a Zoo Keeper for the Day! Feeding the Meerkats was… INTERESTING!

7. Experience what it’s like to swim with the SEALS on Kangaroo Island! See/steal our Kangaroo Island Itinerary HERE. For details on Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, head HERE.

8. Drink McLaren Vale! Some of our favourite wineries are Zarella WinesHither & Yon, Battle of Bodsworth, Doc Adams WinesEkhidnaS.C PannellFox Creek and Woodstock Wines.

9. If you’re after a long lunch then the Fleurieu is filled with them. Several restaurants offer delicious degustations, with menus filled to the brim using fresh, local produce. Some of our favourite degustations are at The Currant ShedAu PearEllen Street Restaurant at Maxwell Wines, Leonards Mill and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.

10. Eat a vanilla slice from the Port Elliot Bakery. It’s worth every calorie.

11.Go and see our very own gigantic rubiks cube in the middle of a vineyard. That’s the work of d’Arenberg. The cube is a wacky and fabulous wine experience, encompassing a tasting room, cinema room, fine dining restaurant and much more. Be sure to book in advance if you wish to dine here, and give yourself plenty of time to explore all it has to offer.

12. Jump off the jetty at Port Noarlunga. If you’re too scared (or too old), get someone to push you. (Only in the safe areas.)

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13. Watch the sunrise over Horseshoe Bay — with sand in-between your toes.

14. Do Hahndorf! Have a beer and a German sausage at The German Arms. If you don’t do sausage, then “go to India” at The Mustard Seed, on the main street. Make sure you order the Thali Plate — your taste buds will adore you! And if you want a killer lunch with a great atmosphere, try Haus!

15. Go to Maslin’s Beach. Just so you can say you went to a nude beach.

16. Drive down Seppeltsfield Road, Barossa!  With 19 wineries along the way, Seppeltsfield Road leads you to the stunning Seppeltsfield Wines, which was founded in 1800s by the Seppelt family. They have a brilliant regional restaurant on-site too, Fino!

17. Climb to the top of The Bluff at Encounter Bay and try not to get bowled over by the wind. The views are next level amazing!

18. Go to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens in Autumn – MY GAWD, it’s like nowhere else in the WORLD!

19. In winter, head for the hills and spoil yourself with a degustation dinner and overnight stay with your lover at Mt Lofty House. You might even be lucky to see a wedding in action while you’re there!

20. Walk through the gardens at Carrick Hill and pretend you’re in the cast of Downton Abbey. While you’re there, stay for lunch and admire the stunning grounds. Even try the Storybook Trail — the little ones will adore it!

21. Go on a wine tour in the Barossa and fall asleep on the bus ride home. It’s the only way. HERE is one hell of a winery list for you, so you can pick and choose your faves.

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22. You really can’t go wrong with any of SA’s beaches – they all offer something different but are just as stunning as the next. Some of our go to’s are Port Willunga, Port Noarlunga, Yankalilla, Second Valley and Normanville.

23. Bring a picnic rug and a candle and sit along the Torrens for the annual Christmas carols. Don’t do this by yourself or you’ll look like a weirdo.

24. Drive 50 minutes up the Freeway and find yourself in stunning wine country — Langhorne Creek! There are so many things to do here! Head HERE for our Itinerary!

25. Get a mini bus and go to the Oakbank Easter Races — bring a BBQ and stay ALL DAY.

26. Go and see a ballet at the Festival Theatre. Even if you don’t like ballet, just go for the experience, it’s wonderful!

27. Go to a Showdown at Adelaide Oval and walk over the bridge BEFORE the game. Not after (if your team loses.) Oh, and by the way, you can have a great burger at Home Ground before the game.

28. Go to Stirling in Autumn. Have lunch at The Organic Cafe, a drink at The Stirling Hotel and dessert at Patch Kitchen and Garden. Then drive around and be jealous of all the rich people’s houses.

29. Do a tour at the FruChoc factory, un-wrap a chocolate and pretend you’re Charlie Bucket.

30. Swim with the dolphins at Glenelg. Yes, there are dolphins at Glenelg.Find out more HERE.

31. Situated in the idyllic countryside just a few minutes outside of Millicent you’ll find Mayura Station, an unassuming little building with a globally recognised status for having the best meat in the WORLD!

32. Eat endless amounts of Japanese food at Wasai, just off Gouger Street.

33. Go up the river. Stay at a friend’s shack and jet-ski on the Murray. If you want to go more “luxe”, then stay at the amazing Frames Luxury Accomodation! You can see our review HERE.

34. Clealand Wildlife Park. Because the kids will LOVE it.

35. Walk the Heyson Trail starting at Petrel Cove, Victor Harbor. The views are spectacular. If you’re doing this in summer, wear pants and boots — and just keep an eye out for SNAKES!

36. Score a role in the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. It’s the most exhilarating feeling you’ll ever have!

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37. Go strawberry picking at Beerenberg and eat as you go. Sorry Beerenberg, but we can’t help it.

38. We’ve just discovered our new favourite way to explore the Murray River, and it doesn’t involve an action sport or breakneck speeds.Canoe Adventures Riverland provides such an incredible experience! So much so, we wrote a blog about it — HERE!

39. Go to North Terrace! This elegant boulevard is home to Adelaide’s cultural institutions: the South Australian MuseumState Library of South AustraliaArt Gallery of South AustraliaParliament House (and also the less cultural Adelaide Casino and Adelaide Convention Centre). It’s all full stopped by the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, which is as lush as you get in a desert state.

40. Hire a bike and ride around the Torrens. If you’re not good on a bike, walk or run. Even though the River may be filthy inside…it’s still super stunning!

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41. Ying Chow on Gouger Street. It’s an Institution. Go there and order the Peking Duck.

42. Buy an apple pie (or crumble) from the pop-up apple store on Onkaparinga Road, Woodside.

43. Kiss your lover in your car at Windy Point look-out. While you’re there, you may as well go inside for a meal!

44. Go on a free day out at the City Botanic Gardens. The garden is always putting on a show!

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45. Have a delicious fine dining experience at Maximillians Restaurant, then hang out in the sunshine at Sidewood Estate and try your hand at a hole in one – you might even win the cash prize! See our review HERE.

46. Go for a ride on Popeye River Cruise. Even if you’re without child — doooo it! Find more info HERE.

47. Get a short flight to Port Lincoln. While you’re there you can obviously shark dive — but did you know they also have amazing fashion shops, cellar doors and a brand new award-winning restaurant? Check out our full Port Lincoln Itinerary HERE.

48. Go to your own private island that seriously could be anywhere in the world! But it’s not, it’s right under our noses in stunning Yorke Peninsula. On Troubridge Island the accommodation is modest but sleeps up to 12 people and with a beautiful beach at your doorstep, this place really is heaven!  And you never know who you’ll meet on the Island…

49. Go Snuber Diving Port Noarlunga reef. Mind-blowingly good! Is that even a word? Either way, Port Noarlunga Snuber is legit!

50. Go camping in Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges. The stars — oh my gosh, the STARS!

51. Take your kids to Saint Kilda playground. Go on the flying fox yourself.

52.  Forklore Cafe in Port Adelaide for a coffee and a sweet treat.

53. Go on a camel ride at Victor Harbor. I mean, who wouldn’t want to ride this thing?

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54. Have a picnic and do an Easter egg hunt in Kuitpo Forest. So many childhood memories in that Forest! It’s also a great location for a photoshoot…

55. Grab a pizza from Willunga and head to Port Willunga Beach with a picnic rug and take in the ultra Instagramable ruins.

56. Get a bunch of friends and head to the karaoke bars along Gouger Street – slightly drunk.

57. Read Storm Boy and then go to the Coorong to find Mister Percival. The kids will dig this!

58. Experience Morialta Falls Nature Playground – because the kids will LOVE it

59. Go to Belair National Park, play tennis and have a BBQ.

60. Enjoy some time out at The Japanese Gardens (Himeji) on South Terrace. One of our most loved places.

61. Spend a weekend at Seawall Appartments in Glenelg! It’s one of those places where immediately you’re greeted by some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet, who just genuinely want you to relax and enjoy your time away from the rest of the world. Hvae a read of our review HERE.

62. Have a special dinner at Andre’s Cucina and rave about the food for weeks.

63. Get a baked potato at the Royal Adelaide Show. For some reason, they taste better there.

64. Trailhopper Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tours! Operating in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, Trailhopper is a cost effective and easy way to cellar-door-hop around your favourite wine regions for a fraction of the price of a normal wine tour. Read our review HERE.

65. For wine lovers, experience the Adelaide Hills Winter Red’s Weekend! The perfect excuse to break your winter hibernation!

66. Photograph a Glenelg sunset. Like nowhere else in the world!

67. Spend a weekend in the Clare Valley. This lesser known wine region is two hours from Adelaide and produces some of the best Rieslings in the land, not to mention has some of the most beautiful golden countryside you’ll ever see.

68. Climb Mount Lofty and when you get to the top, take a selfie to prove that you did it.

69. While in the Barossa – get on a bike! Depending on your endurance level, there’s friendly undulating bush paths, tough mountain bike terrains or the no laughs 40-kilometre Jack Bobridge Track, which takes in Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda (and many attractions and cellar doors in between).

70. Put this in your GPS — Hentley Farm | Gerald Roberts Road, Seppeltsfield, South Australia! Hentley Farm offers one of Australia’s best degustation experiences!

71. Head to Kangaroo Island and walk amongst Australian Sea-lions at Seal Bay.

72. Take a selfie with Wang Wang and Funi at the Adelaide Zoo.

73. At Christmas time, take the kids to see the Lobethal lights.

74. Have a gin and tonic at the Howling Owl, on a weekday and call it a “work meeting.”

75. Dance in the crowd at WOMADelaide. One of the greatest festivals in the WORLD!

76. Enjoy the music and fireworks under the stars at the ASO’s Symphony Under the Stars.

77. Eat your way through SA’s best platters! For a list of where exactly these platters are… head HERE!

78. Adrenalin junkies – this one is for you! On the road to Seal Bay are a couple of cheeky GIANT dunes. This is where you go to to get some outdoor action… Legit. The company is called Outdoor Action and it’s so much fun! The walk up the dunes is tough on the old legs, but worth every step.

79. Stay with your lover in the city (at the Mayfair for example) and catch the tram to Glenelg. Live like a tourist for a weekend! We have a perfect Adelady day out in Glenelg HERE.

80. Go to Port Lincoln and experience the best seafood in the world. It doesn’t get any fresher.

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81. For market lovers – try Gillies at The Showgrounds! Love, love, LOVE!

82. Have a cocktail at 2KW and take photos of the AMAZING view down North Terrace.

83. Have a meal and a glass of red (or two) at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant. For serious bonus points, try the Penfolds Grange!

84. Good vibes, really-really good Italian fare and Limoncello shots on departure. Say ciao to Pizzateca in McLaren Vale!

85. SA has some of the best tasting coffee — so we made a list for you HERE!

86. Barristers Block — a family-friendly cellar door filled with fine wines, cosy interiors and delicious food. 

87. Have a drink on the balcony of the Richmond Hotel in Rundle Mall and people-watch.

88. Drive to Port Willunga and have a meal at The Star Of Greece.

89. While in Greece, drive to The Riverland and lunch at Mallee Estate Winery. OMG. Best authentic Greek food ever!

90. For our chocolate lovers! Willunga has one of the sweetest dessert bars around. Four Winds Chocolate is a dreamy little shop, with pinstriped awnings and pastel blue walls that smells of brioche and sugary delights.

91. Have a picnic and feed the ducks in Rymill Park.

92. Listen to live music at The Gov. Another Adelaide Institution.

93. Sit in Saint Peter’s Cathedral and admire. This is especially magical at Xmas time.

94. Live large and try SA’s best luxury accommodation! See 13 of our faves HERE. 

95. Try stand-up paddle boarding at Boards on the Pier with the one and only TONY MODRA! Book a session online or just go in the shop and enquire HERE. 

96. Take a creative photo with the Mall’s Balls. It has to be done at some stage before you die.

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97. Hike right around Morialta Falls. (Avoid doing this in thongs.)

98. Sail out of the Marina at Glenelg and admire the rich people’s boats.Temptation Sailing do this and it’s spectacular!

99. Have waffles AND ice cream at St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Dessert — OMFG, yum!

100. Do a Thai cooking class at Sticky Rice Cooking School! 

101. Have a coffee and pasta at Lucia’s, Adelaide Central Market. And, while you’re there, try the delicious raw treats at JAMU. Then, eat your way around the rest of the market!

102. Glamp in the Riverland! Scott’s Creek Retreat is next-level amazing! Read our review HERE.

103. Go on a walking dumpling tour in the city with Feast on Foot.

104. When it’s Fringe time, see lots of show and make sure you head into the  Garden of Unearthly Delights and see a $5 show. The best $5 you’ll ever spend!

105. Visit Woodside Cheese Factory and eat some (or a whole wheel) of cheese.

106. Walk through the old Adelaide Gaol. And do a ghost tour, if you’re game?

107. Do the City-Bay Fun Run and raise money for charity. There’s nothing ‘fun’ about it, but you’ll feel like a hero when you cross the finish line.

108. Go to the Whispering Wall in Barossa and whisper a rude word to your partner (then giggle like school girls).

109. Eat fish and chips at Henley Beach on a hot summer’s night. Swim as the sun is going down.

110. Get a day pass for Next Generation and work out with the rich and famous of Adelaide. (And by “work out”, we mean grab a drink in the bar and sunbake by the outdoor pool.)

111. Go window shopping at Tiffany’s. If you’re single, create a story that you’re looking for your engagement ring. They’ll let you try on all the big rocks.

112. Make the road trip to Robe. It’s one of SA’s treasures and as soon as you go, you’ll want to go back for more! Not only does Robe have stunning beaches and is surrounded by beautiful vines, it also has sick cafes, and homeware/ fashion shops! This is where we stay, feel free to steal it HERE.

113. Adelaide has so many small businesses producing the best breakfasts ever! So, to find a great brekky cafe, check out our list — we have 33 of them HERE!

How many have you done already? 

Hayley and Lauren xx

 

on Adelaide’s BUCKET LIST: 113 things to do in SA

  1. Sarah
    August 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm (3 years ago)

    You forgot ballooning over the barossa at dawn

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  2. Jess Newell
    August 26, 2015 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey lovely ladies, great list! I absolutely recommend you check out Off Piste 4WD Tours (www.offpistetours.com.au) – I guarantee it will make it onto your next list! Ben is an awesome host and such a character, and his Off Piste tours really are the best way to explore the Fleurieu Peninsula and all the wonderful food, wine, beer and scenery it has to offer. I treated my partner to the Craft Beer Adventure for his 30th and we both had the best day. Enjoy! xx

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  3. Ambee
    August 27, 2015 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

    Its an extensive list, mentioning some beautiful places outside of Adelaide such as McLarren Vale, Port Lincoln, Victor Harbor, The Barossa, Kangaroo Island etc, but not mention of the Clare Valley? This is definitely a place where people from Adelaide should visit. It’s no further than the previously mentioned destinations. In fact, it’s closer than some. Other than that – great TO DO list.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      September 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm (3 years ago)

      I did mention Clare and visiting Martidale Hall, I love it there, I’ve got family in Clare, it’s gorgeous! x

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  4. Jeff Rose
    August 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    The Waite Arboretum is really worth a look if you are a garden or nature enthusiast. Free to enter and open almost everyday from sunrise to sunset (except fire-ban days). There is a formal section near the Old House and a wonderful open park like section that is home to an incredible selection of trees and plants from all over the world. It’s never crowded and always very relaxing and interesting.

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  5. Lara
    August 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Given we don’t actually have a state-based ballet company (all the ballet companies come from interstate!) perhaps number 26 should be to go an see an opera at the Festival Theatre given we have a professional, local opera company?

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, we could add Opera to the list — I just LOVE the Australian Ballet Company and seeing their ballets unfold on stage at the Festival Theatre is beautiful.

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    • Alyssa
      August 30, 2015 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

      There is always the Australian classical youth ballet! I used to be apart of it and they’re based in Woodville ?

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  6. Lisa
    August 27, 2015 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Check out the Adelaide Arcade Museum (up the stairs around the corner in Gays Arcade)

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  7. April
    August 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Fantastic job ladies, have done all myself with exception of 10. Which I will now put on my list – but let’s not forget the Clipsal 500, the after race concerts & party’s. The Adelaide Cup win or loose it’s an experience.

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  8. Ian
    August 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    You missed out the mountain biking down Mt. Lofty or riding through the vineyards!

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:23 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh that would be amazzzzing! #101 xx

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  9. Graham Morris
    August 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    101 Drop a Line Pt Broughton 🙂

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  10. Tracy Steinbetg
    August 27, 2015 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I have lived in Toronto for over 20 years now but all I want to do is go to the Orange Spot for a Pasty with sauce and and an apricot slice. Does any one realize that apricots don’t taste the same anywhere else in the world?

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    • allyson
      June 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm (2 years ago)

      hi Tracy, yes nothing taste or looks like anything else in many cities in this huge world like Adelaide pasties!!!!!!!

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  11. Dani
    August 27, 2015 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Loved it! Posse myself laughing re Ikea
    so true!

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)

      haha xx

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  12. Chethanee Perera
    August 27, 2015 at 11:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Great List!! One other thing would be a short flight over McLaren Vale on one of the tiny flights on Adelaide Biplanes! The view is amazing!

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh wow! I’d love to do that!! xx

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  13. Theresa
    August 28, 2015 at 6:56 am (3 years ago)

    Go op shopping in Hahndorf , Mount Barker, Blackwood to name a few good locations.

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  14. Karlie
    August 28, 2015 at 7:28 am (3 years ago)

    How about camping under the stars in the Riverland, beautiful river.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh LOVE that! x

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  15. Chris
    August 28, 2015 at 7:42 am (3 years ago)

    #13 You can’t watch the sun set over Horseshoe bay as it faces south-east, the sun sets over the hills behind it. You can watch the sun RISE, though… and we have.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:27 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh gosh — I fixed it! Thank you! XX

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  16. Meri Arbon
    August 28, 2015 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

    Don’t forget to add the Op Shop tours

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  17. Dee
    August 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I have done quite a few of these I am impressed with myself! (Not a local lol) great lists. Love Adelaide so much ☺ I would probably add Pancake kitchen 24/7 aaaand maybe, just maybe once in a life time experience at Madame Josephine on hindley? ??

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:15 pm (3 years ago)

      hahah Oh how did I forget PANCAKE KITCHEN!!! Love it! And yes, we’ve all been to Madame Josephine’s once or twice haha x

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  18. Annette Lee Pretty
    August 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    A lot of these things are not in Adelaide so it’s not as easy as you make it seem. Just call it 100 things to do in South Australia … not so misleading. There does look like a LOT of fun to be had.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 5:14 pm (3 years ago)

      Yeah, there’s LOTS of fun to be had! We did mention it’s a list of 100 things to do in Adelaide (and beyond)…but yes, not every single one is in “Adelaide” xx

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  19. Kate Martin
    August 28, 2015 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Great list!!! I’d also highly recommend going shark diving or swimming with the seals with Adventure Bay Charters in Port Lincoln… Best experience!

    And chocolate walking tour in Adelaide and a paddle boat ride on the Torrens are fantastic too!

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    • Hayley Pearson
      August 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh yeah, any food walking tour is amazing! xx

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  20. Jennie Cameron
    August 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Great job girls!!! There are so many things to do and see in SA!!! Great list for people visiting too!! I had one to add – a guided tour of West Terrace cemetery apparently very good.

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  21. Emily
    August 29, 2015 at 12:02 am (3 years ago)

    Blow hole beach…. Freaking beautiful…ingallala falls, also amazing

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  22. Lauren
    August 29, 2015 at 8:13 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you Lauren & Hayley. We live in a beautiful city and you have highlighted amazing things that locals can take for granted. Yorke Peinsula got a mssge in other comment as did paddle boats my only other favourite spot not mentioned is Deep Creek conservation park amazing accomadation or camp facilities for spectacular area. Congrats ladies

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  23. Diana
    August 29, 2015 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

    I’m 29 & have done most of these! True Adelaidean right here. Currently living (temporarily) in Darwin & missing my darling city like crazy!

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  24. Keith Payne
    August 29, 2015 at 9:30 am (3 years ago)

    What about? – a lift ride to the blue lake in Mt Gambier, a tour of the fossil cave at Naracoorte, watch the whales at Nullarbor, stay in a dugout at Coober Pedy, cross the Simpson Desert in a 4wd, ride on the Pichi Richi railway at Quorn, take a houseboat trip on the River Murray.

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  25. Bronwyn
    August 30, 2015 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    Great list. Disappointed there’s nothing from the YP on it though.

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  26. Tab
    August 30, 2015 at 9:20 am (3 years ago)

    And Waitpinga farm quad bike adventure tours. Beautiful scenery excellent staff must do experience

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  27. Lorraine
    August 30, 2015 at 1:35 pm (3 years ago)

    No Indigenous places (even Tandanya) to visit, strolling around Semaphore, Pt Adelaide or Strathalbyn, no ghost walking tours, no tunnels in Adelaide, no helicopter or warbird rides, no skydiving, no Womadelaide. So much more that might appeal to otherstoo.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      September 1, 2015 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh we did mention ghost walking tours, our beautiful beaches and dancing in the crowd at Womadelaide… they were on the list. But yes, Tandanya is great! Love it! So many great things to do here! x

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  28. amophoto
    August 31, 2015 at 1:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Image 40 and 96 were taken by me 🙂 Thanks for buying them

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  29. Wanlop Whittaker
    September 1, 2015 at 3:40 am (3 years ago)

    Other notable mentions..

    Go crabbing at Port Parham; Get a motorbike license enjoy the rides through the hills or along the Esplanade in Spring and Summer; Moonlight cinemas in summer don’t forget to bring Aeroguard and blankets!; stay in one of the nice hotels after a big night out like Mayfair or Ibis?; Go jogging along Semaphore or Largs Bay; Grab a pie on Bakery on O’Connell; visit the dogs/cats shelter and give them a big hug to brighten their day; hire a scooter and explore the CBD; get to know a random backpacker or two and be the free tourist guide around Adelaide (they will love you for it!); Roll in the mud at GTM; Check out Lipson Street at Port Adelaide; watch the local league just give it go; admire the magnificent houses on Delfin Island on a lake cruise and lucky last one – Actually have a nude swim at Maslins Beach, do it once at least ignore whats around you! … ADELAIDE IS AMAZING!!!

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    • Hayley Pearson
      September 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm (3 years ago)

      LOOOVE it! I’m yet to do the nude swim, but it’s now on my list 😉

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  30. Juliette
    September 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Going cockeling at goolwa. Treasured childhood memory

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  31. K
    September 3, 2015 at 3:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice list, although slightly skewed to the South of Adelaide when it comes to beach houses and holiday destinations? Wouldn’t be a bad idea to add ‘Yorke Peninsula’ i.e. Port Hughes, Wallaroo, Moonta Bay etc to #4.

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  32. Zuli
    September 3, 2015 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

    Fabulous list … will be a useful reminder when friends visit! How about a few more from the Western Suburbs, particularly our fabulous Asian foods – Thai (Rose Garden), South Indian (Chennai Café), North Indian (British Raj), Vietnamese (Sunflower … and MANY others!)

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  33. Anne Dade
    September 4, 2015 at 11:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I have done 67 of those items listed which is a fair effort…but I have never been able to do NO. 36… Well technically that’s not true my mum was 4 months pregnant with me when she was a clown in the then John Martins Christmas Pageant, I have a photo to prove it. How do I get this chance ???as its definetly on my bucket list, in fact every year I write it as one of my goals, your thoughts appreciated!

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  34. Katrina
    September 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I have done 45 things……… was thinking though what about adelaide zoo, dolphin cruise in port adelaide, seeing the bunyip in murray bridge, giant rocking horse,

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  35. Lyndell
    September 9, 2015 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

    What a lovely list, fortunately there are still a few for me to enjoy, but I can’t believe you mentioned the southwest fleurieu without mentioning beautiful second valley. Get 5 of your friends and be our guests for the ultimate relaxing weekend at the boathaven beach house

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  36. Sarah
    September 10, 2015 at 2:30 am (3 years ago)

    Camping under the stars on the Yorke Peninsula has got to be added! Most beautiful, peaceful place.

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  37. Dalal
    September 11, 2015 at 5:26 pm (3 years ago)

    You forgot the market shed on holland st

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  38. Tom
    September 17, 2015 at 11:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Nice list ladies.

    I’d like to add.

    – Visit the Central Markets on a Saturday Afternoon.
    – Eat an ‘AB’ on O’Connell St after a big Saturday night.
    – Try a Pie Floater – it’s actually not as bad as it sounds.
    – Ride/get a photo with one of the bronze pigs in Rundle Mall.

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  39. Lucy
    September 29, 2015 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

    What a fantastic list! Some of these are getting me pretty nostalgic! Going down Victoria Avenue and picking out your dream house for when you win the lotto is also one of my favourites!

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  40. burt
    November 24, 2015 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    “kiss your lover at windys”
    k
    we know whats really going on

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  41. Carol Vsn Der Wijngaart
    January 8, 2016 at 11:21 am (3 years ago)

    What about all of Yorke Peninsula! Little museum and craft shop at Bute, fishing, coffee and cake along the foreshore and Jetty at Port Broughton; heaps to see around Kadina, including The Farm Shed; Wallaroo museum, fishing, jetty, ice cream shop: Moonta shops, Moonta mines, lolls shop, Minlacowie, Minlaton, beautiful Port Victoria, Edithburgh, port Vincent, Stansbury, walk and fish Ardrossan jetty, Yorketown pub, Warook, Marion Bay, Corny Point, Innes Nationsl a Park, Hardwicke bay etc, etc so many glorious bays, beaches, scenery and sunsets and stopping at Kytons Bakery at Port Wakefield on the way to our fabulous Yorkes

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  42. Simon
    January 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm (3 years ago)

    101: Go To Gameroom Essentials.
    Relive your childhood.
    If you ever went to Downtown, you will love it

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  43. Lyn
    January 10, 2016 at 9:14 am (3 years ago)

    Being a little pedantic, I know, but make sure your pics are right. The pic of the vineyards with the bus and tractor are not from Australia, let alone the Barossa. The vehicles are driving on the wrong side of the road. Great list though. Too old to do a lot of those now but Have done several in my younger days.

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    • Lucy
      March 4, 2018 at 7:21 pm (7 months ago)

      Do you have to be such an asshole? It’s people like you who are ruining the world. Your life must be so horrible that you thought omg I have to pick out something negative in this list and I have to point it out and embarrass these girls. Just keep scrolling?

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  44. Karen
    January 17, 2016 at 6:20 am (3 years ago)

    Love this list. Have done some but, thanks to your list, I’m on a mission for 2016 to see how many more I can get done.

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  45. Maria van Vliet
    June 3, 2016 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh what a list, you forgot to mention to eat hot cross buns…or anything fro that matter from the Orange Spot Bakery on Anzac Hwy Glenelg, yum. Or try the violet chocolates at Haighs. So many wonderful things to eat and do in Adelaide

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  46. Wato
    June 3, 2016 at 6:33 pm (2 years ago)

    How did the beach house get a mention but the IceArenA didnt?

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  47. Ron Berriman
    June 3, 2016 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    SOTOS Fish and Chips at Semaphore they R the Best .

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  48. Ron Berriman
    June 3, 2016 at 8:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Go to SOTTOS fish and Chip shop at Semaphore.

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  49. Toni
    June 4, 2016 at 9:11 am (2 years ago)

    Eat a lemon curd tart and browse secondhand treasures at The Tinsmith’s Cottage in Peterborough

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  50. Ron
    July 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh my god kill me now !!
    Is everyone 85

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  51. magda tidswell
    July 19, 2017 at 3:31 pm (1 year ago)

    I have done 80/100 girls. great list 🙂

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  52. Bin
    July 31, 2017 at 2:51 am (1 year ago)

    Unfortunately left in 2004. Cant wait to return to my beautiful hometown.
    Believe me…you don’t know what you’ve lost till its gone!!
    A great list that made me very homesick!!

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  53. Susan
    October 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm (12 months ago)

    This list sucks balls!!!! Surely you can come up with something better than this.

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    • Hayley Pearson
      October 9, 2017 at 6:20 am (11 months ago)

      Ha balls. Thanks, we do our best. Can you send us a better list of 100 things? We will share it x

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  54. Johnston Withers
    October 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm (11 months ago)

    Surely I will print this bucket list and keep. I already did 20. I love to do the rest of them before I die. Great list and fabulous pictures! Thanks Hayley and Lauren…

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  55. Mike
    October 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm (11 months ago)

    Port river Dolphin tour
    Walk along the Esplanade at Glenelg South
    Coffee and/or eats at Broadway kiosk or Somerton Park LSC

    thanks for the great work

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  56. Alex
    December 26, 2017 at 10:51 am (9 months ago)

    Only an Adelaidian could write this intimate list. Ive been in Canberra ten years and could relate to everyone. Got so homesick.. Thankyou.. 🙂

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  57. Lorraine
    January 29, 2018 at 10:30 pm (8 months ago)

    Not even one mention of Haighs! HUGE oversight! Do the tour of the factory on Greenhill road and then buy loads of chocolate!

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  58. Helen Harpas
    April 11, 2018 at 1:36 pm (5 months ago)

    Cleland, especially in the morning is brilliant.The animals and birds will eat out of your hands if you get there earlier in the day….before they are too full!Monarto is also worth the trip!

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  59. Angel
    April 27, 2018 at 10:45 pm (5 months ago)

    Great list!! I make it as my guide making my Adelaide itinerary. LOL. Too bad some place are close down. And some needs specific date, where I be just in town for 4 days, but this list very very helpfull. Hope you make an updated version.

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