Quench your thirst at the nearby Queens Head
or Cathedral Hotel
or take-in stunning city views from the glamorous heights of 2KW
Enjoy the small bar scene along the inner-city laneways of Peel St, Leigh St and Gilbert Place. May we suggest Alfreds, Clever Little Tailor, Pink Moon Saloon
, Bread & Bone or Hains & Co
Madame Hanoi, Adelaide.
3. BBQ Buoys and Handlebar
Chill and Grill on the River Torrens with BBQ Buoys – a round boat with seating around the edge and a barbecue grill and table top in the centre! Bring your own BBQ food and nibbles; boats come with BBQ, bluetooth speakers, esky and ice (if drinks ordered), glasses, plates and cutlery.
HandleBar offers 2 hour tours of the Adelaide CBD on a 16 passenger pedalling pub! Enjoy SA beer, cider, and wine (from $5) on-board while pedalling your bar through town. The mobile pub makes 2-3 stops at local pubs & parks to rest and refuel.
Chilling and grilling with BBQ Buoys.
4. Adelaide Oval RoofClimb
Take-on the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval and discover where they keep the best seats in the house. After building one of the top sports stadiums in the country, it seems only natural to add even more excitement with the Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval – where punters can clamber over the billowing rooftops of the spectacular grandstands. Equally spectacular – the views, be it during the day or at twilight.
Adelaide Oval RoofClimb.
5. Fill your shopping bags
Adelaide is the perfect place to fill your shopping bags. Treat yourself to a pre-game splurge at Rundle Mall – over 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip, only a few minutes’ walk from Adelaide Oval. Discover boutiques selling local designs and higher-end clothing stores on Rundle Street.
Shopping in Adelaide's Rundle Mall.
Top 5 Reasons to linger longer
With so much to see and do on Adelaide’s doorstep, there are countless reasons to linger longer in South Australia before or after the AFL match!
1. Wine with your footy
Adelaide has been recognised as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World – a network of ten major global cities that share a common feature: their internationally renowned wine regions. With 200 stunning cellar doors only a short drive away from the CBD and 18 world-renowned wine regions nearby, it's no surprise why.
Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa.
2. Brewery Tours
Discover brewers and cider makers with the perfect drop to quench your thirst. Try freshly made ales, lagers and stouts from any of the 20 or so microbreweries operating across the state. Take a trip to the Adelaide Hills and drop into the Hahndorf Inn
at Hahndorf or Lobethal Bierhaus
Get fired up and visit the Prancing Pony Brewery in Mount Barker, which is Australia's only fire brewery, where beer is brewed on an open flame.
Lobethal Bierhaus, Adelaide Hills.
3. Swim with dolphins
Glenelg’s Temptation Sailing offers private cruises and dolphin swimming expeditions along South Australia's stunning coastline, just a 30 minute tram ride away from the city. Their catamaran, Temptation, accommodates up to 50 people, complete with bar, undercover seating area and sound system. Jump in and swim with the dolphins or stay dry and watch in luxury.
Swim with dolphins off Glenelg beach, Adelaide.
4. Cuddle a koala
Ever wished you could see Australia’s cute, cuddly, and not so cuddly animals in one convenient location? Discover must-see native species at the Adelaide Hills’ Cleland Wildlife Park. At Cleland you can see over 130 species with no boundaries! Get up-close to kangaroos and cuddle less than an hour’s drive away from Adelaide.
Koala cuddles at Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills.
5. Spend a night or weekend
Here for a few days? Boasting a luxurious range of high-end hotels including the five-star Mayfair, boutique Playford, glamourous InterContinental and stylish Adabco Boutique Hotel, there’s never been a better time to spend the night in Adelaide.
The Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide.
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