In the Spotlight: Port River Dolphins
The Port River Estuary is known to be home to about 30 bottlenose dolphins and many more are regular visitors to the area. Opportunities to get up close to these wild dolphins include relaxed cruises along the Port River or, for the more adventurous, guided kayaking trips. Low cost public cruises provided by
Port Princess Cruises or Dolphin Explorer depart Port Adelaide wharf. Cruise times vary and information is available on the cruise company websites. Kayaking trips suitable for either individuals or families are run by Adventure Kayaking SA, Rock Solid Adventure and Earth Adventure. If going solo is more your style, a self guided tour option is provided by Adventure Kayaking SA.
10 Free Things to do in Adelaide
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Getting to Adelaide
Adelaide Airport is the arrival point for both international and domestic flights to Adelaide. Visit the airport website for information regarding transport between the airport and Adelaide’s CBD.
The Ghan (between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin), The Indian Pacific (between Perth and Sydney, via Adelaide), The Overland (between Adelaide and Melbourne) and The Southern Spirit (between Adelaide and Brisbane, via Melbourne) all stop at the Adelaide Parklands Terminal (Keswick Terminal), Richmond Rd, Keswick. All interstate train services departing Adelaide are managed by Great Southern Rail and more information on these rail journeys can be found on their website. Skylink Adelaide provides a shuttle bus service between Adelaide Parklands Terminal, Adelaide Airport and the city. Visit their website for details.
Getting Around Adelaide
Getting Around the CBD:
Adelaide’s CBD is walkable and fairly simple to navigate due to its neat grid pattern. The Adelaide City Council provides a free bus service, the Adelaide Connector Bus, within the CBD and North Adelaide. Check out their website for route maps and timetables. Free bikes can be hired through the Adelaide City Bikes scheme.
Getting Around the Suburbs:
For bus, train and tram timetables and route maps, visit the Adelaide Metro website. The website includes a Journey Planner to help you work out the best way to get around.
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate. More details, along with daily forecasts, can be found at the Bureau of Meteorology website.