Spring is a beautiful time of year to visit Adelaide, with temperatures starting to warm up and flowers blooming all around.
You can expect average temperatures between 11.8 - 22°C, but evenings can be quite brisk so best to pack some warm clothes. Below is a suggested list of things to do in and around Adelaide during your time here for the conference, and how to get around.
Adelaide has a network of public transport including busses, trains and the Glenelg-City tram. Further details can be found on the Adelaide Metro Website. To get around within the CBD, it is free to ride the tram and there is also a free city connector bus.
Things to do
Close to the conference venue:
- Visit the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, or State library of South Australia. They are all located along North Terrace, just a stones throw away from the conference venue.
Go for a walk:
- The River Torrens is a great place for a walk, adjacent to the conference venue. This time of year there is lots of new life with ducks, swans and other birds rearing young.
- For those with a botanical inclination, take a walk through Adelaide Botanic Garden as it springs to life.
Visit a zoo:
- The Adelaide Zoo is closest to the conference venue, located on Frome road.
- Cleland Wildlife Park is 20 minutes from the CBD.
- Monarto Zoo would make a good day-trip as it is 1 hour away.
Visit a Conservation park:
- Morialta Conservation Park has many walking trails to suit all abilities, and boasts beautiful waterfalls year round.
- Belair National Park is the states oldest national park and can be reached by bus, train or car.
- Cleland Conservation Park, including the popular waterfall gully to mount lofty summit hike
Head to the beach:
- Take a 30 minute tram ride to Glenelg beach