Summer holidays are here and fun in the sun awaits somewhere in South Australia.
Here’s a guide to school holiday adventures in South Australia… or places to avoid until the kids go back to school.
Don’t forget, if you didn’t take advantage of the Great State Voucher offer, it’s back for round two.
Secure $100 voucher to use at Adelaide city and North Adelaide accommodation, and a $50 voucher for suburban and regional South Australia.
Save the 5th January in your diary – GREAT STATE VOUCHER.
Wondering what you should do to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays?
Australia’s first inner-city Aerial Adventure Park in Adelaide CBD.
With over 70 obstacles over 8 different routes which are progressively challenging for climbers over 100cm tall.
Price: from $35 to $39
Location: Park 20, Kurangga Park, Cnr. Greenhill and Unley Road, Adelaide City Park Lands
An aerial SkyMate structure takes adventure to a whole new level of fun.
Price: from $20
Location: 4 Hamra Avenue, West Beach, Adelaide
Factory tour of South Australia’s iconic Haighs.
Location: 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside
Kids can watch chocolatiers at work, decorate their own chocolate block and try their hand at chocolate making.
There’s even a chocolate and cordial pairing for your little ones to enjoy while you sample your way through a wine and chocolate flight.
Price: Chocolate and Wine Pairings from $15pp to $25pp
Location: 64 Burings Road, Tanunda, Barossa Valley
Location: 22 Henry Street, Woodside, Adelaide Hills
It is possible to have your wine and drink it too at South Australia’s best child-friendly wineries.
Playgrounds, kid’s cheese flights and a cellar door with a wildlife park.
Some family friendly cellar doors include:
Price: Kids tasting plank $12pp Adults planks from $35pp to $45pp
Location: 109-111 Murray Street, Shop 3, Tanunda, Barossa Valley
Price: Kids flight $10pp Adults from $25pp
Location: 29 Burleigh Street, Langhorne Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula
Price: Wildlife Sanctuary from $2.50 to $5pp
Location: Douglas Gully Road, McLaren Flat, Fleurieu Peninsula
Price: Ecotrail is free and open to the public daily. Complimentary BBQ facilities
Tasting Experiences start from $20pp
Location: 167 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat, Fleurieu Peninsula
Want to explore the great outdoors on two wheels… Adelaide and greater South Australia are a cyclist’s haven.
Trails to suite the adrenaline thrill seeker or trails to just meander at ones leisure.
With three different trail loops, which allow you to return to your starting point without travelling over old ground.
The trail is suitable for the recreational walker, mountain and touring bikes, as well as wheelchairs and pushers.
Bike hire is available from Clare and Auburn and many bed and breakfasts in the area.
The Riesling Trail stretches from Auburn to Clare and onto Barinia… the trail runs for 35kms.
The Encounter Bikeway links the heritage towns of Goolwa, Port Elliot and Middleton with Victor Harbor.
The ride along the pristine coastline total distance is 31kms one way and has a mixture of on-road and shared pathways.
The track is completely flat so is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
A 40km sealed cycling/walking track between Gawler and Angaston.
The Jack Bobridge Track has varying degrees of difficulty between Lyndoch and Tanunda while other sections are relatively easy with gentle grades.
Not so much a trail, but more an adventure course. The Eagle Mountain Bike Park is suited to the risk-takers.
The park is home to 21kms of mountain bike trails, a jumps park and a trials area.
For the more extreme, the 4X trail with a double-diamond ‘extreme’ classification challenges the most advanced riders – so proceed with this one with caution.