Things to See and Do

Near West Beach, South Australia, Australia

A unique location, capturing the best of beach and city life, makes Adelaide Shores the ideal base for exploring Adelaide’s vibrant beach suburbs, and for discovering the Adelaide CBD and beyond. Adelaide Shores is nestled between lively shopping and restaurant precincts at Glenelg and Henley Beach. Top local attractions - The Beachouse family entertainment centre on the Glenelg foreshore. -…

A unique location, capturing the best of beach and city life, makes Adelaide Shores the ideal base for exploring Adelaide’s vibrant beach suburbs, and for discovering the Adelaide CBD and beyond. Adelaide Shores is nestled between lively shopping and restaurant precincts at Glenelg and Henley Beach. Top local attractions - The Beachouse family entertainment centre on the Glenelg foreshore. - HarbourTown outlet mall, just five minutes away by car and accessible by public transport - Watch or swim with dolphins at Glenelg’s Temptation Sailing South Australia is famous for its food and wine, its beaches and the Adelaide Hills. Let our friendly staff help you make the most of your time here!

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Local Highlights

The Beachouse
Located on the beachfront at Glenelg, just 5 minutes drive from Adelaide Shores, The Beachouse is fun for the whole family! - heated waterslides - dodgem cars - play castle - arcade games - carousel - bumper boats plus lots of tasty food and drink.

Adelaide Shores Golf Park
Adelaide Shores is home to some of the best public golf facilities in South Australia. The par 72 Patawalonga course is a championship links-style course that is immaculately maintained and a favourite with locals and visitors. Guests looking to hone their short game or squeeze in a quick round can play the 15-hole Executive course – and get tips from the resident professional. The Adelaide Shores precinct also boasts a driving range with space for 60 golfers.

West Beach Mini Golf
Have a putt on this beautifully presented mini golf course, located next door to BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park. You'll find Refreshments are also available. West Beach Mini Golf is open every day of the year, except Christmas Day, weather permitting.

Adelaide Shores Skate & BMX Park
Ideal for entertaining teenagers, Adelaide Shores Skate & BMX Park includes: - a beginners' bowl - an intermediate bowl - a vertical half-pipe for the brave! - and a kiosk and shop where you can pick up essential supplies. This facility is located on Africaine Road, just 2 minutes drive from Adelaide Shores Caravan Park.

Harbour Town Shopping
Browse 100 shops offering stock at up to 60% off every day at Harbour Town Adelaide. With ample parking and a number of cafes, Harbour Town provides an easy and enjoyable shopping experience. Stop in to the Tourism Lounge for a cup of coffee, a rest, or some information on other attractions in Adelaide. Harbour Town is located off Tapleys Hill Road just 5 minutes drive from Adelaide Shores Caravan Park.

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre
Adelaide's newest aquatic centre with waterslides, splash n play area, lap pools, inflatable pool toys plus cafe.

MegaAdventure Australia
At Mega Adventure our aerial SkyMate structure takes adventure to a whole new level of fun. Imagine playing tennis in the sky, rowing a boat mid-air or manoeuvring between obstacles like our floating esky, BMX bike and sky-high picnic table? And, for those who are up for the ultimate challenge, you can take a leap of faith from our ParaJump – all in the safety of our world-class equipment. The SkyMate structure stands 26 metres tall and boasts over 70 different crossings. Obstacles vary in difficulty so guests can choose their own adventure. For those feeling less adventurous – you can enjoy uninterrupted and breathtaking views across Adelaide and West Beach from the SkyWalk.

Local Events

South Australian History Festival
from 01 May, 2017 to 31 May, 2017
History SA is proud to present South Australia’s History Festival. This is one of South Australia’s largest community events. It promotes the State’s wonderful collections, places and stories through an amazing range of history-related activities. It began in 2004 as SA History Week and has grown each year, becoming a month-long festival in 2011, when it was known as About Time. It is now known simply as South Australia’s History Festival. With over 600 events all over Adelaide, you will definitely find something you love.

DreamBIG Childrens Festival
from 18 May, 2017 to 27 May, 2017
DreamBIG Children's Festival (formerly Come Out Children’s Festival) is proudly presented and managed by Adelaide Festival Centre. More than 2 million South Australian children have participated in the DreamBIG Children’s Festival since its inception in 1974 (as Come Out Children's Festival) and it is an intrinsic part of growing up in South Australia.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
from 09 June, 2017 to 24 June, 2017
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival is an annual festival commencing on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend each June. Now in its 17th year and the biggest festival of its kind, Adelaide Festival Centre’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival has become a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. The Festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting the best local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances. The 17th Adelaide Cabaret Festival will run from 9-24 June 2017 with Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect at the helm.

from 01 August, 2017 to 31 August, 2017
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival is the largest visual arts festival in Australia. Its extensive state-wide program of visual arts involves more than 3000 artists and 500 venues that celebrate the diverse talents of South Australian artists. Don’t miss your chance to journey through some of this year’s best collections, held in various places and spaces to support the very best of visual art in the state.

Royal Adelaide Show
from 01 September, 2017 to 10 September, 2017
The Royal Adelaide Show is the longest running and largest community event on South Australia’s calendar. It is an action-packed event for the whole family and includes carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more! The show’s celebrations go off with a bang thanks to a nightly fireworks display.

Bay to Birdwood
from 24 September, 2017 to 24 September, 2017
2017’s event is for Classic vehicles and will take place on Sunday 24 September 2017, and is for all cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks and commercial vehicles built on or after 1 January 1956 and on or before 31 December 1978. The inaugural Bay to Birdwood was held in 1980 and the event has since become a fixture on the South Australian events calendar. The principal stakeholders of the Bay to Birdwood are the National Motor Museum, a Museum of History SA (NMM) and the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs (SA) Inc (FHMC) and the event’s success can be attributed to vision and ongoing commitment of those key organisations.

OzAsia Festival
from 26 September, 2017 to 08 October, 2017
Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre in Spring each year, OzAsia Festival features contemporary dance, theatre, music, film, visual arts, community and food events, discussions, and the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival – a free community and family event in Elder Park that culminates in the breathtaking lantern parade at sunset, which is the largest lantern parade held in Australia. In 2017 the Festival will celebrate it’s 11th year. Over the years the Festival has put the spotlight on particular regions of Asia, including Korea, Japan, Malaysia, India, and China.

Matilda the Musical
from 21 May, 2017 to 09 July, 2017
Matilda the Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Matilda the Musical arrives at the Festival Theatre in May for a strictly limited season. This show is one that the whole family will enjoy.

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