Home to a jam-packed calendar of world-class sporting events, continue the buzz of watching athletes in action with a sports adventure of your own in Adelaide.
From kayaking with dolphins, to climbing the roof of the Adelaide oval - there’s plenty of reasons to play and stay in Adelaide. Playing host to a year-round calendar of national and global sporting events - including AFL Gather Round, LIV Golf, VAILO Adelaide 500, SANTOS Tour Down Under, The 2025 Lions Tour, the Adelaide International and more - Adelaide is a mecca for sports lovers. But the thrills don't have to stop once you leave the stands. Go from spectating to heart racing with some of these sport activities and adventures that you can partake in around Adelaide.
1. Adelaide Oval Roof Climb, Adelaide CBD
Snag the best seats in the house and watch the sun set over Adelaide with the Oval Roof Climb. Harness up and clamber over the billowing rooftops of one of Australia’s most iconic stadiums while taking in the panoramic views of the city of Adelaide, plus a pretty impressive birds-eye view of the oval. For a post climb feast, book a table at the Oval Hotel’s Five Regions restaurant and uncover why South Australia is world-famous for its produce and flavours.
2. Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tour, Port Adelaide
Kayak your way into paradise on an eco-friendly adventure with Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. Paddle through creeks lined with 10,000-year-old mangrove forests while getting close to some of the most playful creatures in the world. Pass by ancient shipwrecks and marvel at the exotic bird life as they swoop and glide beside you on the water’s surface.
3. West Beach Golf Course, Adelaide
Work on your handicap with a leisurely game of golf at West Beach Golf. With two courses to choose from, buy or hire equipment from the pro shop before climbing into a golf buggy and onto your chosen course.
4. Mount Osmond Hiking Trails, Adelaide
For uninterrupted views of Adelaide and the coastline, Mount Osmond’s hiking trails have it all. With many different circuits to choose from, including the popular Wheal Watkins Circuit, explore nature on your own terms. Be sure to pack a hat, sunscreen and some water and stick around for golden hour to catch the moment the sun melts behind the ocean, bathing Adelaide's CBD in golden light.
5. Flamboyance Walking Tours, Adelaide
Lace up your walking shoes to join the award-winning Flamboyance Tours for a selection of guided walks through Adelaide. You’ll have the opportunity of seeing some of the most colourful city landmarks all through a local's eyes - if you are wanting insider access, then this is a must-do. Discover the maritime history through the Port Adelaide walking tour or taste your way through South Australian sweets and meats on the 'F Factor' tour. If you don't have much time in Adelaide, a walking tour with Flamboyance's Katina Vangopoulos is the best way to leave South Australia feeling as though you have truly experienced it.
6. Morialta Rock Climbing, Adelaide
Strap yourself in before being suspended into mid-air on a rock climbing and abseiling tour in the picturesque Morialta rock climbing zone. If you prefer to keep both feet on the ground, there are many hiking trails within the conservation park surrounded by waterfalls, gorges and woodlands filled with birdsong. Choose from a range of hikes at different intensities all surrounded in nature and with astonishing views - there’s no better place in Adelaide to muddy your hiking boots.
7. Hahndorf Walking Tours, Adelaide Hills
For a change of pace, why not head just 30 minutes out of the heart of Adelaide and immerse yourself in the culture of Hahndorf’s German village. Fragrant with the aroma of baked strudel, take a stroll through Hahndorf’s historical main street with guidance from Hahndorf Walking tours. You can literally sniff, snack and stroll with their 'strudel and stroll walking tour', or head out after dark and learn from a local about the rich history and stories of the people and families of this district.
8. Mountain Biking Tour, South Australia
Embark on a mountain bike tour with Escapegoat Adventures for the best fun you can have on two wheels. Offering mountain biking experiences and cycling tours for all levels of riders, Escapegoat's sleek and fast mountain bikes are equipped ready to take you on an adventure. Top of the list is the Flinders Ranges tour, starting at Wilpena Pound, taking you through private properties and national parks for a 200 kilometre loop in four days. If you don’t have the luxury of time, consider the McLaren Vale bike and wine tour, which includes a lunch and a wine tasting experience with spectacular scenery along the way.
9. Paddle on the River Torrens, Adelaide
Want to feel like you have exercised, without really lifting a finger? It's time to climb aboard one of Captain Jolley’s Paddle Boats on the River Torrens. Perhaps one of the most unique ways to take in the Adelaide city skyline, weave your way along the river - that cuts through the heart of Adelaide like an artery. Pack yourself a picnic and refuel after a paddle by pulling up to one of the quiet picnic areas nearby.
10. Semaphore Skydiving, Adelaide
Test your limits with one of the most thrilling rides – a tandem skydive with Semaphore Skydiving. Strap yourself in before jumping out of a plane at 1500 feet above sea level, taking in a fast moving scene of pristine white sand, blue water, rolling green hills and city streets. But a word of warning – once you’re safely back on the ground, you’ll want to do it all again!
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