7 FREE Things to do in Adelaide for 1 Day – Part 1

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1. Picnic near the Adelaide Convention Centre

Unlike the busy Australian cities of Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide actually offers peaceful time and is a good rest stop when travelling in South Australia. It is very clean and organized, people are friendly and there are plenty of rest designated areas, where you can enjoy a lovely picnic. The Adelaide Convention Centre is located opposite the Adelaide Oval and has a lovely view to the Karrawirra Parri river bank.

Adelaide Convention Centre


Karrawirra Parri river bank

2. See the Adelaide Oval

You can’t simply miss the Adelaide Oval – located on the other side of the Karrawirra Parri river bank (coming from the Adelaide Convention Centre) this building is where some big Aussie games happen. Entry is possible; however, you might need to book a tour (roughly A$25). The size and architecture of the Adelaide Oval are stunning even if you decide not to enter and you will not regret passing by it.

Cricket Game in Adelaide Oval

3. St. Peter’s Cathedral

From Adelaide Oval, head left on King William Road (in opposite direction of Adelaide Convention Centre). The cathedral is open to visitors Mondays: 9.30am to 1.00pm; Tuesdays to Saturdays: 9.30am to 4.00pm; Sundays: 12.00pm to 3.00pm. You can book a more detailed tour, too, for around A$5.

St. Peter’s Cathedral

4. Botanic Gardens

One of my personal favorites, the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide are free to enter and provide spectacular view to amazing flora and stunning Australian plants. You may need a few hours to see everything, but it’s totally worth it. Here are the main gardens:  First Creek Wetland; Garden of Health; SA Water Mediterranean Garden; International Rose Garden; Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden; National Rose Trial Garden; Australian Native Garden; Cactus and Succulent Garden; Economic Garden; Australian forest; Dahlia Garden.

Cactus and Succulent Garden

Palm Dome

Water Lily Pond

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