See & Do

Free things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide has an abundance of unique experiences around every corner – and they won’t cost you a cent. Enhance your adventure with our interactive map below or keep scrolling to read the article.

Explore on wheels

Explore this beautiful city on two wheels. We love riding so much in Adelaide that we have free bike hire! Head along to any one of numerous locations in the CBD to grab a bike and have to get exploring. 

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Adelaide is full of wide flat paths and bike lanes, with plenty of bike trails in the picturesque Park Lands. Our Bike Art Trail adds a splash of creativity and gives you an afternoon of culture on the go. Venture out further into the Park Lands where a world of variety and nature awaits. Visit the idyllic Adelaide Himeji Garden just off South Terrace - an authentic Japanese garden celebrating Adelaide’s Sister City relationship with Himeji.

Get arty

Statue of Charles Sturt, on the corner of King William and Franklin Street

The public art is Adelaide is awesome. Statues, sculptures, and street art adorn the open spaces, while there's an eclectic range of galleries across the city. 

You’ll find the Art Gallery of SA which brings historical and contemporary art from across the globe alongside, the State Library of South Australia which was voted in the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world. 

Immerse yourself in nature

Adelaide is the world's only city in a park - we're surrounded by over 700 hectares of Park Lands for you to explore and immerse yourself in nature. 

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If you're feeling physical, take advantage of the many free courts and fitness spaces dotted around the city, or run, walk or wander the many fitness trails that meander through the parks. If you'd rather just chill, you can lose yourself and restore your mind in one of the formal gardens and grassy city squares.

Of course if you're with family we've got you covered, with some fantastic dog parks for the fur babies, while our playspaces are designed to put smiles on kids of all ages.

Visit some museums

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The South Australian Museum boasts the largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts in the world while the Migration Museum allows you to explore South Australia’s incredibly diverse history of immigration. These cultural stalwarts have a constant rotation of free exhibitions on show and are open every day of the year, except for Christmas and Good Friday.

At the other end of the spectrum, is MOD, where the you'll discover the future across seven gallery spaces and new exhibitions every six months. Art meets science and blows your mind.