South Australia
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Our most recommended South Australia Outdoor Activities

  • Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    1. Adelaide: Dolphin Sanctuary Eco Kayaking Tour

    Take the opportunity to paddle your way through a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest on a kayaking tour of a dolphin sanctuary. Amidst approximately 30 resident and 300 transient dolphins, enjoy a special experience that simply can’t be replicated. Take off with your lead guide Andro, a marine biologist who has over 5 years’ experience working with marine mammals and wildlife, and travel at a comfortable pace in your kayak. Paddle through creeks whilst listening to local Aboriginal stories. View the abundant birdlife, marine mammals, and other creatures that make up the intricate ecosystem. For those interested in bird watching, the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary shares a big part of the northern coastal habitat. Experience the sanctuary — part of South Australia’s largest port — with a rich Aboriginal and European cultural background and a number of noteworthy landmarks to explore...

    The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

  • Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

    2. Adelaide: Glenelg Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Drink

    Head down to Glenelg’s Marina Pier where your catamaran for the evening awaits. Enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly crew, then take your seats as you set sail onto the open water. Out on the gulf, admire the picturesque view of Adelaide as night creeps in and the city comes to life with glistening lights. Then soak up the last of the day’s rays and enjoy a refreshing beverage while you watch an unforgettable Australian sunset.  Finally, return to Marina Pier, home to some of Adelaide’s best outdoor dining destinations. 

  • Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    3. Adelaide: 3.5-Hour Swimming with Dolphins Experience

    Spend your vacation doing something unique and unforgettable on an excursion that takes you out into the waters, and swim alongside wild dolphins. On this 3.5-hour tour, you are guaranteed to see dolphins, which are one of the Earth’s most fascinating and curious creatures. Meet at the Holdfast Shores Marina in Glenelg, a mere 15 minutes outside of Adelaide. From there, board the 'Temptation', a 58-foot colossal sailing catamaran. As the boat cruises, experience the beauty of Australia's southern coastline. Eventually, come to rest in the waters where the wild dolphins will come to greet you and play in the waters. Don your wetsuit, mask, and snorkel, and take the plunge into the waters. Experience the breathtaking moment when you see dolphins underwater for the first time. Watch and listen; their grace and playfulness is stunning and the sounds of their whistles and echo location n...

    Really nice trip. Not as cold as expected. There is no messing around. If there is no dolphins at the spot then it's back in the boat and moving on to the next spot. Nice guides that only wants you to get the best experience.

  • Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    4. Kangaroo Island: All Terrain Quad Adventure

    Get more action on this 2-hour quad bike adventure, designed to give you more time on the quad, and experience a wide variety of terrains, including sand and gravel tracks, open grassland, and winding bush trails. All tours begin with a kit and instruction session, followed by practice on the safe operation of the quad bikes. You will then experience the thrill of riding the latest quads from Yamaha, Suzuki, or Honda. Building up to more technical and challenging tracks, your tour will be customised to your ability. Guides will point out and provide information about the local flora and fauna, and you will often spot some of Australia’s enchanting wildlife. Combine this with spectacular views over Vivonne Bay, and you have an all-terrain quad adventure to remember!

    The activity was great and we saw Koalas. Our guide James was very friendly, informative and ensured we had a great time. He gave us a lot of information on the native plants, how the bushfire has affected the island and would keep checking on us to make sure we enjoyed the activity throughout the 2 hours. Would definitely recommend.

  • Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    5. Kangaroo Island: 2-Hour Dolphin, Seal and Snorkeling Tour

    Benefit from a safety briefing before climbing aboard a boat to go in search of marine life and the chance to swim and snorkel with lovable sea creatures. Listen to an informative live commentary on the 2-hour ocean safari, and avail of the only opportunity in South Australia to swim with long-nosed fur seals. Snorkel along some of Kangaroo Island’s beautiful coastline and swim alongside dolphins or seals in the wild. Alternatively, join as a spectator and keep dry and watch all the action from the boat. Marvel at seals, dolphins and an abundance of birdlife, including eagles, gulls and cormorants. 

    Lovely informative staff. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and see two pods of dolphins and swim with two different seals. Fantastic day.

  • Adelaide: Segway Tour along the Glenelg Foreshore

    6. Adelaide: Segway Tour along the Glenelg Foreshore

    Turn heads as you glide past Glenelg's many beautiful sights and attractions on your 60-minute segway tour. After learning the basics at Moseley Square, head off on a picturesque 6-kilometer river trail. Take in major attractions such as Glenelg Jetty, Patawalonga Creek, Boat Docks and Boat Marina. At the end of your unique adventure, be rewarded by the crystal clear waters and golden sands of Glenelg Beach. Enjoy some free time to ride on the sand and soak up the relaxed ambiance of this unique location. Have your photo taken by your guide for a special memory of your day.

    From training to use the segway to doing the tour with our awesome guide, I just can't explain in words how good it was. Riding along the beach and learning new tricks (titanic, donuts, snakies etc) was fantastic. If I was staying in Adelaide longer I would have done it again.

  • Adelaide: McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour

    7. Adelaide: McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine Tasting Tour

    The tour departs Adelaide CBD and heads straight into the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. Visit the well-known Chapel Hill winery, and learn about the process of wine from grape to glass, then enjoy a selection of wines. Afterwards, visit the FruChocs factory to try some well-known sweet treats, or sample some delicious almond delicacies at the Almond Train. The last wine tasting session of the day is Shingleback winery, set in the stunning rolling hills of the landscape. On the return trip to Adelaide, travel via the beautiful bay of Glenelg and stroll along the sea front to admire views across the open water.

    Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great little tour and bus was comfortable.

  • Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    8. Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

    On the day of your flight, your pilot and crew will meet you approximately 2 hours before sunrise - the time varies throughout the year - at the reception center. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable 4WD towards the best launch site for the morning. Don't forget to bring your cameras as there will be some amazing photo opportunities along the way. The Barossa Valley is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. You are welcome to join in with the preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up and away! Wave goodbye to the crew, they will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Time to relax and take ...

    Amazing staff and wonderful morning that we will never forget.... If you are in Adelaide must go and do balloon ride

  • Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

    9. Adelaide: Morialta Wilderness and Wildlife Hike

    This tour provides an active and immersive experience that enriches the understanding of nature at the Morialta Conservation Park. Start your morning adventure along the Morialta walking trails as the bush wakes from its night slumber. As you follow the trails, discover amazing rock faces, gorges and seasonal waterfalls cascading over sheer quartzite cliffs. Witness the dawn colours bounce on the spectacular rugged vistas and capture the sense of nature while discovering the natural wonders of this national reserve. Morialta is the best place in Adelaide where you can see koalas in the wild. It offers unique biodiversity where many native faunas can be spotted including the occasional kangaroo or echidna. The creeks, rock pools and the higher slopes of the Gorge offer a perfect habitat to several species of frogs and small lizards such as geckos, skinks and dragons. Listen to the sounds...

  • Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

    10. Adelaide: City Kayaking Experience

    Enjoy a beautiful kayak ride on Adelaides’ famous River Torren's. Take in the city sights from this unique perspective and experience a ride that you have never done so before. On this 1.5 hour guided tour, all kayak and safety-related equipment are included for your convenience.  Embark on this small-group activity with a limit of 6 people per group and make the best out of this picturesque paddling experience on the famous river.  Create memories and enjoy this unique experience. With an easy to reach meeting point and little to no kayak experience needed this tour is perfect for all ages and abilities.

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What people are saying about South Australia

Lovely informative staff. We were lucky enough to have perfect weather and see two pods of dolphins and swim with two different seals. Fantastic day.

Amazing staff and wonderful morning that we will never forget.... If you are in Adelaide must go and do balloon ride

Tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great little tour and bus was comfortable.

The staff were amazingly helpful. Non judgemental. With detailed interesting information

Awesome. Super easy even for those who think they can’t