10 Feb 2020
Discovery Directory: Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront
There’s so much to See, Do & Eat in Adelaide and it’s all easy to access with a Stay at Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront.
One of the few metro parks in our network, Adelaide Beachfront is a short 30-minute drive from the Adelaide city centre. While the park might be in the ‘burbs, as its name boasts, it’s beachfront so you’ll feel a million miles away from it all in this coastal location.
Chugga chugga choo choo… that’s the sound of the steam locomotive rolling along the tracks between our holiday park and the sand dunes that protect the Semaphore coastline. Board the open carriage train at Fort Glanville (the station is just outside the park perimeter) and take the scenic 2km ride to the Semaphore Jetty. Disembark here and make the most of the foreshore fun with fishing off the jetty, a ride on the Semaphore Carousel, a splash at the Semaphore waterslide complex complete with ferris wheel, mini golf and other carnival amusements. Take a short stroll to Semaphore Road for a spot of boutique shopping or catch the latest flicks at the cinema.
The city of Adelaide grid is surrounded by parklands and you can see all the exquisite flora and fauna in one spot with a visit to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Stroll through an array of beautifully landscaped gardens including wetlands, roses, succulents, natives, and a rainforest in the largest glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere. Looking for a deeper connection with the city of churches, Zen out at the traditional styled Japanese garden, the Adelaide Himeji Garden.
Casual eats line the street at Semaphore Road, just a 5-minute drive or 30-minute walk along the Esplanade from our holiday park. Choose from pub grub, pizza, fish and chips, burgers, yiros, noodles, brunch dishes and a heap more. Plus, with three ice cream shops scattered along the strip, you’ll be indulging in more than one scoop. Set sail down to Port Adelaide, less than a 10-minute drive from our holiday park. It’s one of Adelaide’s emerging suburbs littered with heaps of local eateries ready to serve you what your stomach rumbles for - brunch, acai bowls, baked-goods, pub grub, American BBQ ribs, an Italian feast and more. In the centre of it all is an old woolshed that has been transformed into a 500-litre brew kit complete with a bar the size of a cricket pitch, say ahoy to Pirate Life Brewing. This modern-day brewery is open 7 days a week and features 24 varieties of local and imported beers on tap. Weekends feature live entertainment as well as an array of food trucks. Grab a micro-brew and some bar snacks or book in a brewery tour.For a cool urban vibe head to an adults-only night out to Peel Street in the CBD. The traffic-free laneway is lined with alfreso dining and boutique bars. Sample plates of tapas with chianti at La Rambla, share an Asian feast at Gondola Gondola or enjoy a Serbian BBQ at Kaffana. Finish the night with panoramic views of the city while sipping on a cocktail at the swanky 2KW Bar and Restaurant.Keen to stick to the city limits but want to sample the best vinos from the Great Wine Capital of the World, then head to the National Wine Centre on the outskirts of the city. Appreciate, taste and learn about the history of wine with an Australian Wine Discovery Tour with Masterclass.
Roll a meal and sight-seeing experience into one, climb aboard BBQ Buoys. Glide along the River Torrens from the Torrens Weir to Frome Road Bridge, with SA wine in hand, while cooking a BBQ feast. Grill and chill past the iconic Adelaide Oval, Festival Centre and Skycity Casino with almost everything provided – it’s up to you if you want to BYO food or order from BBQ Buoys.
While our holiday park has heaps to keep the kids entertained with 2 swimming pools, bouncing pillow and pedal kart hire, they’ll definitely want to check out Point Malcolm Reserve. Accessible directly from the park, this neighbouring adventure playground is massive and boasts separate play spaces for junior and senior kids, tennis courts, a basketball court with lights, a soccer field, a sandpit, picnic facilities and more. What a place to get the kids out in to the great outdoors!
Go get a bird’s eye view of Adelaide with RoofClimb Adelaide Oval. Colonel Light certainly had vision for the city site and the 360-degree views of the city skyline, Adelaide Hills and coast from the stadium’s rooftop certainly showcases the capital city in all its glory. While at the Oval why not take in an Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour with a behind the scenes history lesson from expert guides. Don’t forget to selfie on ‘The Hill’ in front of the world-heritage listed scoreboard.
An activity that combines see, eat and do? Yes please! Check out SA’s mouth-watering food scene with Feast on Foot - Adelaide City Food & Street Art Walking Tour. Go on a walking food excursion and sample treats from hidden cafes and restaurants as you truly feast like a local. Plus, it’s guilt-free, you’ll work off all the calories you consume on your walk.
Are you a G’DAY REWARDS Member? ExperienceOZ has heaps of amazing Adelaide adventures for you to choose from and, you’ll save 15% on all experience bookings* Not a member? Find out more about being one here.
** Due to the current uncertainty regarding COVID-19, many individual events are being cancelled. Before attending any events, please seek instruction and advice direct from the event organiser to check if the event is still proceeding (posted 17 March 2020).
Adelaide’s not called The Festival State for no reason. From sporting events to world-famous festivals, there’s never a dull moment. Here is a month-by-month guide of some of the state’s biggest events that you don’t want to miss out on:
|January||Santos Tour Down Under||International Cycling Race|
|January||Crush Festival||Degustation dinners, tasting sessions and events showcasing Adelaide Hills wine producers|
|February||Adelaide Fringe Festival||International Arts Festival showcasing, comedy, cabaret, theatre and music acts|
|February||The Superloop Adelaide 500||National Motor Sports Event with concert entertainment|
|March||WOMADelaide||World Music Festival|
|May||South Australia’s History Festival||A month-long event which explores SA roots with heritage building walks, workshops and exhibitions|
|June||The Adelaide Cabaret Festival||International cabaret festival|
|July||Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival||Food & wine festival|
|August||SALA Festival||Visual arts festival showcasing SA painting, photography, sculpture, and more|
|September||Royal Adelaide Show||Bringing town & country together with animals, displays, food, carnival rides/sideshows, showbags and more|
|October||Oz Asia Festival||Contemporary Asian arts festival featuring dance, music, theatre, Moon Lantern Festival and mouth-watering food|
|November||National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant||Christmas street parade welcoming Santa Clause to town|
|December||Moonlight Cinema||Picnic under the stars with the stars of blockbuster, fan favourite and family-friendly flicks|
Book at Deluxe 3-Bedroom Cabin with foreshore views. Perfect for a family getaway, you’ll wake up to the sound of crashing waves and spend the evening watching the sunset from your balcony complete with outdoor setting.
The newest cabins installed at Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront, are the Superior Studios of which one has been modified and equipped with mobility impaired facilities and fittings for guests. This Superior Access Studio includes ramp access, limited additional furnishings, bathroom railings and air-conditioning.
Caravanning on the loooooong road across the Nullarbor from WA to VIC, then no doubt you’ll be looking for a few SA stops along the way. We recommend booking your Powered or Powered Ensuite Site ahead of your arrival, as Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront tends to fill pretty quickly – just proves it quite the prime metro location!__________________________________________________________________________________