See Adelaide from a new angle

At Play

Posted on 10 Jan 2019

Life can look very different depending where you're standing. Here's a few family-friendly activities that could have you seeing Adelaide in a whole new light this summer.

From up high

Thrill-seekers of all ages have been heading to the corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads to experience TreeClimb Adelaide – an aerial adventure park, with zip lines, in Blue Gum Park / Kurrangga (Park 20). Swing, leap, climb and fly through seven elevated treetop courses. Going up comes down to height, not age, so visit the company's website for pricing and entry conditions.

For free family fun with views, cross Unley Road to Oxbow Playspace in nearby Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19) and scramble up the large wooden climbing frame with rope net.

An Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is a very spectacular way to see the city. An option for kids 12 years and up (plus height and weight restrictions), it’s a sky-high journey along the Western Stand roofline. Visit their website for pricing and availability.

Adelaide Tree Climb adult
photo-icon TreeClimb Adelaide / SATC

From your bike

Get some air! Blue Gum Park / Kurangga (Park 20) has four BMX Tracks, including a Pump Track.

The gently rolling Beginner Track attracts toddlers on balance bikes and trikes. The Intermediate Track is for riders able to roll over or jump the high ‘lips’. The Advanced Track, maintained by volunteers, is for experienced riders (remove the tarps first and water the jumps before and during riding). Visit the City Direct Crew website for track info.

Riders must wear helmets plus suitable safety and protective wear.

BMX Track image credit Jono Coy
photo-icon Jono Coy

From down below

Explore Adelaide’s subterranean secrets by booking an Old Treasury & Tunnels Tour.

From floods to historic reforms, Adelaide’s Old Treasury (built in 1839 on the corner of Flinders and King William Streets, and now the Adina Apartment Hotel), has seen plenty of action. Sunday tours take you to underground passages where gold from Victoria was stored to be smelted into Australia’s first gold coin, the Adelaide Pound.

2019 tours, run by the National Trust of South Australia, start 20 January 2019. Visit their website for pricing and availability. Bookings essential.

Adelaide old treasury tour

From the water

Adelaide’s iconic Popeye ferries depart daily through summer from Elder Park, taking guests on a 40 – 50 minute round-trip, fact-filled cruise along the River Torrens. Visit their website for timetable and prices.

For a special family event (up to six people), spend two hours on the water soaking up city views from the breezy comfort of a BBQ Buoy. The Family Ahoi package gets you an icy esky, drinks, Bluetooth speakers, cutlery, plates and BBQ grill or table! Prices and bookings are available online here

BBQ Buoys

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