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🆓 Free Things to Do In Adelaide, Australia

Explore the captivating city of Adelaide, known for its scenic beauty and welcoming atmosphere. As a backpacker in Adelaide, you can embark on an exciting five-day adventure without breaking the bank. To make the most of your vacation, we have compiled a list of free activities that you should consider during your visit.

1. Enjoy the local culinary/Visit the central market

Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene by exploring Adelaide Central Market, where you can sample an array of delectable treats from various vendors. Indulge in the flavors of espresso-rubbed Italian cheese and karkalla kimchi, while learning about South Australia's rich food history. Don't forget to visit Haigh's Chocolates for a glimpse into their premium chocolate-making process.

Adelaide Central market

2. The Bradman Collection

Sports enthusiasts will delight in The Bradman Collection, a treasure trove of memorabilia dedicated to cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman. Discover his collection of letters, voice recordings, newspapers, and more, offering insights into the pre-war era and the cultural significance of the sport.

3. Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

Escape to nature at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, where you can wander through beautifully manicured lawns, ponds, and gardens showcasing over 60,000 plants. Marvel at exotic species such as the Wollemi Pine and Amazonica waterlily, and take part in guided walks and special events offered throughout the year.

Botanic Gardens of Adelaide

4. Visit the cultural hubs

Immerse yourself in Adelaide's vibrant cultural scene by visiting the South Australian Museum, which houses a vast collection of natural and cultural exhibits. Explore the State Library and Art Gallery of South Australia, showcasing historical and contemporary art, and experience the rich Aboriginal culture at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.

5. Visit the beach

With Adelaide's stunning coastline stretching over 30 kilometers, be sure to spend time at the beach. Enjoy sunbathing, volleyball, or a romantic sunset stroll at popular spots like Glenelg, Henley's SeaSalt, Brighton, and Port Noarlunga.

Port Noarlunga

6. Attend a festival

Don't miss out on the city's vibrant festival scene, with events such as Wonderwalls Fest, Tour Down Under, OzAsia, Tarnanthi, guitar and cabaret festivals, Feast, and Adelaide Film Festival taking place throughout the year.

Wonderwalls Fest

 Other important things to do

  • Visit important parks such as the Coorong National Park and Baudin Conservation Park.
  • Take a trip to the National Wine Centre of Australia.
  • Take a hike at the Heysen Trail or Mt. Lofty Ranges.
  • See the wonders of the revitalized Port Adelaide.
  • Listen to the local music

Throughout your journey, embrace the local music scene and enjoy the rich arts, gastronomy, shopping, and outdoor activities that Adelaide has to offer.

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