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Things to do in Adelaide

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There are so many things to see and do in and around Port Adelaide. Discover some of the many exciting activities on offer like dolphin river cruising, kayaking, sailing, fishing, dining out and nightclubbing. Historic Port Adelaide is brimming with specialty shops, also aviation, train, maritime museums and art galleries.

Port Adelaide is close to world class wine growing areas, and from the excitment of local bars and clubs to lazing on our beautiful, white sandy beaches Port Adelaide has it all.

Activities around Port Adelaide

  • River Dolphin cruising
  • Kayaking
  • Maritime Museum
  • Train Museum
  • Aviation Museum
  • Semaphore Beach, shops, cinema
  • Port Festival
  • Local Golf Courses
  • Pubs
  • Sailing
  • Fishing and Fishing tour
  • Skydiving
  • Jet ski in Port Adelaide River
  • Amusement park, waterslides, miniature steam train
  • Bike Riding along Port River and Beach Bike Paths
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River Dolphin cruising
Adelaide River Dolphin Cruising

We invite you to join on a Port River Dolphin Cruise and travel along the historic Port River on one of many Dolphin Cruises. Come and see the world’s only inner city dolphins on the Port River, 100 meters from the hostel.

Kayaking
Adelaide River Dolphin Cruising

Kayaking at the Dolphin Sanctuary and Ships Graveyard and seeing the Port River Dolphins has been voted one of the top FOUR MUST DO ACTIVITIES IN ADELAIDE. Exploring the sea caves and viewing the friendly seals at Rapid Bay is a day of high adventure.


Train Museum
Adelaide Train Museum

The National Railway Museum at Port Adelaide has more than 100 exhibits within two huge pavilions and an 1870's heritage listed goods shed.

The Museum represents railway operations from State, Commonwealth and private operators on the three major railway gauges used throughout Australia.

Aviation Museum
Adelaide Aviation Museum

The SA Aviation Museum at Port Adelaide is a very popular family attraction at any time with many restored aircraft to view, rockets from Woomera and a load of static displays containing photos, models and aircraft equipment.


Semaphore Beach, shops, cinema

Semaphore's white sands, family-friendly shallows and colourful foreshore make for a classic Adelaide beach escape. Semaphore beach is deep and white and backed by low dunes rather than tall buildings, so you get a sense of being miles from anywhere. Enjoy, relax, eat and drink in the views at Semaphore Beach.

Amusement park, waterslides, miniature steam train

Adventure Park provides fun for all ages including crazy leaning towers, a Burmese rope bridge, wave bridge, mini basketball, flying fox, slippery dip and lots more. Kids will love the learn to swim and leisure pools, water playground and water slides. Miniature steam/diesel hauled train rides and radio controlled boats and racing car displays will ensure you have an enjoyable family afternoon.


Port Festival
Adelaide Port Festival

The biennial Port Festival gives us all the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy some of the best of the west. This festival captures the unique and eclectic spirit of the Port, and activates local iconic spaces. The Festival brings many visitors to Port Adelaide, and is a stimulus for a huge range of artistic endeavour and good old fashioned entertainment.

Local Golf Courses
Adelaide Local Golf Courses

Adelaide offers various of Local Golf Courses. Because of its delightful bush country setting, this spacious golf course can give a feeling of truly 'being away from it all'. Just to walk the course is a delight with a chance to see much of the local bird and animal life.


Sailing

There are various sailing clubs in Adelaide that offers grassed rigging areas, sheltered launching, lock-up overnight storage for boats overnight and ramp access for coach and race management craft. If you are into sailing, you can try some awesome sailing adventure in Adelaide.

Fishing and Fishing tour

Experience Adelaids' fantastic fishing trips for experienced, inexperienced fisherpersons, recreational, sporting and corporate groups.Get Hooked Fishing Charters offers the best value for money fishing experience in South Australia because they ‘have the drop’ on all the great fishing spots!


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Skydiving
Adelaide Skydiving

With spectacular coastal views and world class instructors, you can experience the rush of freefall at over 240 kilometres per hour, before calmly descending down to earth under parachute. Overlook the magnificent Gulf of St Vincent. After taking off from our purpose built Drop Zone, you can see the beautiful Gulf, and as you get higher, check out the sights to the other side of the Gulf to Ardrossan and back to Adelaide City.

Jet ski in Port Adelaide River
Adelaide Jet ski in Port Adelaide River

You can enjoy the ultimate rush through the open ocean, enjoy the tranquillity of the Port River while taking in the scenes of the historic shipwrecks or create a custom tour tailored to suit your wishes. The best thing is that - you don't need a boat licence to ride! No experience is necessary. Every rider is given an induction and all safety equipment and life jackets are provided.


Maritime Museum

The SA Maritime Museum’s collection began in 1872 to preserve, explore and celebrate the human history of our oceans and rivers. It has become one of Australia’s great nautical collections; it is certainly the oldest. We invite you to explore.