Make someone’s wish come true with our ultimate South Australian gift guide. Find experiences and tours for thrill-seekers, nature lovers and wanna-be winemakers.
What Christmas gift do you buy for your loved one who has everything? Look no further than our list of South Australian experiences, tours and places to stay that are sure to thrill them to bits - for adrenaline junkies, wildlife lovers, foodies and sports fans.
Just for fun
BBQ Buoys, River Torrens, Adelaide.
Float on a buoy: Float along Adelaide's Riverbank precinct in a BBQ Buoy with your nearest and dearest or your 10 best friends, complete with umbrella, sound-system and barbecue grill.
Ride a segway: Glide past all the iconic sights of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct on a Segway - a two-wheeled personal transporter. Join a guided tour with Segway Sensation SA.
Ride over hills and mountains: Paddle or pose on the water:
Enjoy a day at the beach with a difference. Hire a paddleboard from Stand Up Paddle SA
and cruise along the shoreline or join a yoga class on the water.
Cycle through the Adelaide Hills with Escapegoat Mountain Bike Tours
and Over the Edge Sports
in Melrose to discover mountain-biking heaven in the Southern Flinders Ranges.
Take an an aerial challenge:
Take on the SkyMate challenge 26-metres above ground at Mega Adventure Park
Try a trike: Join the ride with Barossa Unique Tours and travel on the back of a trike or cruise through the wine region in a classic 1966 Ford Mustang convertible.
Enjoy beers and Christmas cheers: Find out how beer is made on a tour of West End Brewery and enjoy a tasting before checking out the Christmas lights display on the brewery's riverbank.
Meet and greet the friendly locals
Jump out of a plane: See South Australia from the air with Adelaide Skydiving, SA Skydiving and Coastal Skydive.
Eat, drink and be merry
Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at the Flinders Ranges' iconic Prairie Hotel.
Dine in a tree
: Enjoy an unforgettable lunch in the Enchanted Fig Tree
on Kangaroo Island or at the Prairie Hotel
in the Flinders Rangers and Outback where you can enjoy a Feral feast.
See the Holy Grail:
Join one of Two Hands Wines
' unique cellar door and luxury vineyard tours, which include exploring the
Holy Grail vineyard in Seppeltsfield, Barossa.
Stroll down the lane:
Be swept away by 360-degree views of the rolling Adelaide Hills at The Lane Vineyard
's Hilltop lookout complete with lunch or the Gathering Indulgence wine flight.
First in, best dressed:
Be among the first to experience The d'Arenberg Cube
- a magical five-story building with a new tasting room, several bars, restaurant and private tasting rooms,
with views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga and McLaren Vale vineyards.
Hop to it:
the Barossa, McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions with Trailhopper,
Adelaide's only hop on, hop off tour bus service which leaves from the CBD.
Taste tawny from your birth year:
Sample your birth year of tawny at Seppeltsfield
, straight from the barrel. Or indulge in a glass of 100-year-old tawny from the world’s longest and only unbroken collection of single vintage tawny since 1878.
Unplug and unwind
Go off grid:
Surrounded by 180 acres of natural scrub and bushland in the Adelaide Hills, CABN
is an off-grid tiny house where you can relax, rediscover and reconnect - without the distraction of Wi-Fi.
Float down the Murray River on board a new luxury houseboat, Drift The Experience
. Enjoy 360- degree panoramic views, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an 8-person gas heated spa.
Enjoy the solitude:
Surround yourself with coastal bush with uninterrupted views of Butler's Beach and Hillocks Point from Hillocks Ocean Pod
on the Yorke Peninsula - not to mention spectacular sunsets.
Swag under the stars:
Drop in and stay the night in the Flinders Ranges. On tour with Helivista
, fly past Rawnsley Bluff in a helicopter and head onto the Chace Range, where your swag will be set up for the night. Watch the sunset and be picked up again the next morning after breakfast.
Join the team
Tours of the Adelaide Oval include behind-the-scenes tours and the roof climb experience.
Tour the home of footy and cricket:
Experience Adelaide Oval behind-closed-doors on a stadium tour
which includes a look through the
century-old scoreboard. See where they keep the best seats in the house on the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb
tour of Adelaide Oval.
Play a round at the totally grassless Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club
- the only golf club in the world with reciprocal playing rights to St Andrews Links in Scotland. Stay and play at the Links Lady Bay Resort
, which includes accommodation and a championship golf course.
Start your engines:
Get a taste of the Adelaide 500
action trackside, along with all-inclusive food and beverage packages.