Exploring Adelaide in the autumn

The nights are starting to cool down, while the days are still hot and sunny.

Autumn is a great season where the days aren’t too hot or too cold, making it a great time to explore a beautiful city like Adelaide. With so much to offer, neither you nor your kids are going to be bored these school holidays.  Here are four of the fabulous locations in Adelaide you need to visit.

Adelaide Hills

Wake up early and pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring Adelaide Hills. Bring your camera as you drive through Stirling and surrounding districts and you will find stunning shades of gold, orange, and red everywhere.

Stop at Steamroller Park. Here the kids can play, you can grab a coffee and the grounds are perfect for a picnic lunch.

If you stop in at Mount Lofty botanic gardens, the kids are guaranteed to roll down the hills before showering one another in crunchy autumn leaves. The kid’s glee, combined with the beautiful surrounds and autumn colours make for a perfect photo shoot.

Port Elliot

It is easy to spend a full day exploring Port Elliot. You can fill your day by walking along the beach and going for a chilly swim. You might also like to take in the calming views of the blue ocean through the cliff walk. Port Elliot has a rich history you can explore and the fish and chips sold at the iconic Flying Fish Cafe are not to be missed.

Bay fun at Glenelg

Instead of driving to your destination, take a break at catch a tram to Glenelg. The Glenelg Foreshore Playspace is relatively new and is a great entertaining space. After burning some energy take a stroll along Jetty Road and indulge in an ice-cream, coffee, or even lunch.

Close by is the Beachouse, here the waterslides are heated — perfect for chillier autumn days. There are also a large number of workshops children can participate in during the school holidays. The Play at the Bay program has something to interest everyone — art, crafts, cooking, sport, and outdoor fun.

St Kilda Adventure Playground

This playground is one you will not want to miss. Over the past couple of years, the playground has been completely transformed with new equipment. Upgrades include a new castle, volcano slide, and a bouncy boomerang climbing structure. The BBQs are well maintained and easy to use, and with a large number of facilities you will easily be able to spend a full day at this park.

After you have explored all there is to see in Adelaide, start a seven day road trip viewing iconic areas of Australia ending in Darwin.