May 05, 2016

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide – staff picks

When the Adelaide Rockford team were asked what they enjoyed doing in Adelaide, the response was amazing. It was great to read about some of Adelaide’s hidden gems.

I’ve narrowed down the list to our top 10 and tried to include something for everyone!

1. Port Noarlunga snorkelling
Just a half hour drive from Adelaide, Port Noarlunga beach is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The reef runs parallel to the shore and the schools of fish underneath the jetty are amazing!

2. Breakfast at Adelaide Central Markets
A short tram ride from the hotel, or a leisurely walk – the Adelaide Central Markets offer a huge range of fresh produce. Walking around the stalls and sampling free tasters is a great way to spend a morning. Then stopping in one of the cafes around the markets to have breakfast and people watch. MORE INFO

3. The Moseley @ Glenelg
Located near the tram stop in Glenelg. The Moseler Bar & Kitchen has recently been refurbished and has a beach style décor. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon having drinks with friends - either on their balcony overlooking Moseley Square, sitting on the front terrace or enjoying the fireplace during the colder months. MORE INFO

4. Belair National Park
This is a good place for families - it has a great playground for kids and you can see wildlife like kangaroos in the country side. There are walking and cycling tracks too. If you’re not driving, you can catch a train that takes about 45 minutes from the city.

5. Adelaide City Markets – I’ve included 2 markets here as they were both popular! Giles Street Market – held on the 3rd Sunday of the month during the winter months, this market is a great spot to people watch, eat good food and listen to live music – great atmosphere! St Market is held on Saturday and Sunday mornings 10 am - 300pm. Great food, great entertainment, and you may even find a special vintage keepsake. MORE INFO

6. Agatha’s @ Port Noarlunga – this funky café has great coffee and is a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning in Port Noarlunga. MORE INFO

7. Steaks in Adelaide – our team could not decide the best steak restaurant in Adelaide, so here’s the best three! Gaucho’s Argentian Grill located on Gouger Street, Cos on Leigh St and Sosta Argentian Grill on Rundle St. All 3 restaurants have great reputations. If you love steak and looking for a different experience, The Strathmore on North Terrace offers stonegrill – the steaks are brought to your table on a stone heated to 400 degrees and cooks before your eyes!

8. Latitude – if you’re looking for a bit more adventure, this is the place! An integrated trampoline and climbing park in Adelaide with trampolines, obstacle courses, climbing zone and dedicated kids area. MORE INFO

9. Morialta Conservation Park – this steep walk would take approximately 1.5 hours with highlights as coastal and city views and waterfalls. There lots of wildlife to see and if you’re lucky, the occasional koala!

10. Beerenberg Farm & Farm Barn – another good day out for the family. Both of these are located in Hahndorf, a drive into the Adelaide Hills or a bus journey from the city. When in season, picking strawberries at Beerenberg farm is a winner with the kids (and adults too!) The Hahndorf Farm barn is a childrens farmyard and a nature wildlife park. There is so much to do including feeding / cuddling animals, tractor rides and BBQ / picnic areas – a great way to spend a day with the family. MORE INFO