Just 20 minutes from the city, jump on the tram and head to Glenelg for the best beach day in Adelaide. You can have a meal at the trendy upmarket marina, take a stroll along the jetty, dip your toes in the gentle Gulf Waters or check out the shops, bars and cafes along Jetty Road.
Located 12 km west of Adelaide, Henley Beach is a beautiful and safe swimming beach surrounded by funky dining and bars and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. If you stay into the evening, you can experience a spectacular Adelaide sunset and check out the live entertainment.
Only 20 minutes from Adelaide's CBD is Semaphore Beach. At Semaphore not only can you enjoy the the white sandy beach but you can also play a round of mini golf, take a ride on the ferris wheel or ride down the water-slide.
Take a drive an hour or so south of Adelaide to check out pristine snorkeling reef at Port Noarlunga or explore the Fleurieu Peninsula beaches including the sheltered waters of Horseshoe Bay and the gnarly breaks at Middleton Beach.
Mount Lofty Summit: Whether you bus, drive or hike to the summit, make sure you make it to the highest point in Adelaide to take in the spectacular views of the entire city. Find it at Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers.
When you walk through the gates of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, you’ll be able to leave the stress of study behind. Explore this inner-city oasis featuring an indoor rainforest, an exquisite waterlily pavilion and more.