Easter long weekend in Adelaide: What’s open and things to do

Get out and about this upcoming long weekend in South Australia’s capital.

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With Adelaide open for business once again, there's heaps on for the upcoming Easter long weekend. Discover free events, what's open and the activities that will keep your itinerary jam-packed.

Things to do over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

Kangaroo Island Scenic Trail Tour

Kangaroo Island Scenic Trail Tour from Wotif

It’s one of South Australia’s not-so-hidden gems. Enjoy a day on Kangaroo Island this long weekend, featuring stops at Vivonne Bay, Flinders Chase National Park and Hanson Bay Wildlife Park.

  • Location: Kangaroo Island
  • Cost: $360
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Adelaide Highlights Hahndorf Town Tour

Adelaide Highlights Hahndorf Town Tour from Wotif

Name a better way to see all of Adelaide’s best than with a highlights tour. Expect visits to Chinatown, Central Market, Victoria Square, Mt Lofty Ranges, Crafters, Aldgate, Hahndorf and Piccadilly Valley.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD and Hahndorf
  • Cost: $75
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Adelaide Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

Adelaide Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour from Wotif

This one is for all the foodies of Adelaide. Kick-start the day nice and early with a trip to South Australia’s Adelaide Central Market. Espresso, hot chocolate, brewed tea and a full breakfast are all on the menu.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $125 per person
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Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour

Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour from Wotif

Get amongst the wine this Easter long weekend with a premium tour of Barossa Valley. You’ll be treated to tastings of local meats, cheeses and wines at multiple vineyards in the region including Peter Lehmann Wines and Chateau Yaldara.

  • Location: Barossa Valley
  • Cost: $139
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Adelaide Oval Roof Climb – Twilight

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb – Twilight from RedBalloon

Climb to new heights with the iconic Adelaide Oval Roof Climb. Perfect for the sports fans, this night climb features a two-hour climb, audio commentary and an expert guide to run you through it all.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $119 per person
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Overnight Luxury Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Spa Vouchers

Overnight Luxury Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Spa Vouchers from RedBalloon

Fully relax this upcoming long weekend with an escape to the Adelaide Hills, which includes glasses of sparkling wine on arrival, a grand country breakfast in the morning and two $25 spa vouchers for your complete pampering.

  • Location: Adelaide Hills
  • Cost: $695 for two people
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30-Minute Flight Simulator Based on Boeing 737

30-Minute Flight Simulator Based on Boeing 737 from RedBalloon

We may not be able to fly internationally but you can get halfway there with a flight simulation of a Boeing 737-800NG. Take your pick from thousands of global destinations and bring along up to three passengers.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $99 per person
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McLaren Vale Food and Wine Experience

McLaren Vale Food and Wine Experience from RedBalloon

Get amongst the Adelaide wine region with a day out to McLaren Vale. This day trip includes a scenic drive via the coast, four Cellar Door visits, a scrumptious lunch accompanied by a glass of wine and an expert guide.

  • Location: Adelaide Region
  • Cost: $200 per person
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All Terrain Quad Bike Adventure

All Terrain Quad Bike Adventure from RedBalloon

Get the adrenaline pumping over the long weekend with a guided tour on a choice of Polaris, Honda and Suzuki quad bikes. Be ready for plenty of wildlife spotting and photo opportunities on the island.

  • Location: Kangaroo Island
  • Cost: $177 per person
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Dolphin Sanctuary and Shipwreck Kayak

Dolphin Sanctuary and Shipwreck Kayak from Adrenaline

Say hello to Adelaide’s local sealife with a kayak tour of the Dolphin Sanctuary and the shipwreck heritage trail around Garden Island. Expect to see a plethora of wild birdlife and sealife as you tour through the creeks and shipwrecks.

  • Location: Gillman
  • Cost: $69 per person
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60-Minute Adelaide RIverbank Segway Tour

60-Minute Adelaide RIverbank Segway Tour from RedBalloon

Want to see your city as a tourist? There’s no better way to see what Adelaide has to offer than via segway. For an hour you’ll discover the Adelaide Riverbank precinct, Adelaide Oval and the city zoo. Live commentary is also available.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Thai Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills

Thai Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills from RedBalloon

It’s one of most delicious international cuisines and now you can learn how to recreate the flavours of Thailand in your own kitchen. This four-hour class features tuition from a professional chef, a banquet lunch or dinner paired with wine and recipes to take home.

  • Location: Stirling
  • Cost: $165 per person
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Hot Air Ballooning in the Barossa Valley

Hot Air Ballooning in the Barossa Valley from Adrenaline

Soar high above one of Adelaide’s most romantic regions with a hot air balloon ride over the valley. Reach new heights as you watch the picturesque countryside pass by below and enjoy a decadent breakfast post-flight.

  • Location: Barossa Valley
  • Cost: $330 per person
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60-Minute Virtual Reality Experience

60-Minute Virtual Reality Experience from Adrenaline

Step into an alternate dimension with the ultimate virtual reality experience. A 60-minute slot gives you the option to explore global cities through Google Earth VR or fight zombies in Arizona Sunshine.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $35 per person
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Abseiling in the Adelaide Hills

Abseiling in the Adelaide Hills from RedBalloon

Set sail cliffside down steep rock faces, learn safe cliff management and basic knot skills and admire the beauty of the Morialta National Park.

  • Location: Adelaide Region
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Escape Room Experience

Escape Room Experience from RedBalloon

Love puzzles? Looking for a fun and thrilling way to spend the long weekend with your special someone or maybe just a friend? Adelaide’s escape room experiences have you covered with a choice of different themed rooms.

  • Location: Adelaide CBD
  • Cost: $80 for two people
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Half Day North Haven Fishing Charter

Half Day North Haven Fishing Charter from Adrenaline

Combine a love for fishing, an extra day off work and a morning out on the water this long weekend. Get your posts ready for catches of big snapper, King George whiting, salmon, flatheads, garfish and squid.

  • Location: North Haven Boat Ramp
  • Cost: $175 per person
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Glenelg Beach Segway Tour

Glenelg Beach Segway Tour from Adrenaline

Head to the beach without the need for a towel with a segway tour of Adelaide famous Glenelg Beach. Make the most of live commentary and look out for attractions such as the beach, the jetty and the marina.

  • Location: Glenelg Beach
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Two-Hour BBQ Boat Rental

Two-Hour BBQ Boat Rental from Adrenaline

Relax on the Torrens River as you indulge in a BBQ or grazing platter accompanied by a glass of wine.

  • Location: Torrens River
  • Cost: $190 for two
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Paintball Adelaide

Paintball Adelaide from Adrenaline

Make the most of 800 paintballs, a full day’s entry and a ton of fun at Paintball Adelaide. Forget hay stacks – enjoy movie-quality scenes in a variety of themes, including Tomb Raider, London After the Apocalypse, Tropic Thunder and Haunted Graveyard.

  • Location: Monarto
  • Cost: $100 per person
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Cleland Wildlife Park Adventure Tour

Cleland Wildlife Park Adventure Tour from Adrenaline

Slow down over the Easter long weekend by meeting the locals at the Cleland Wildlife Park. Meet a plethora of critters such as kangaroos, wallabies and emus, as they roam freely through the park.

  • Location: Adelaide region
  • Cost: $98 per person
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Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise from RedBalloon

Get up close and personal with the dolphins off of Adelaide's coast with a catamaran cruise. Bring your swimmers because you’ll be heading into the dolphins' natural habitat to watch them interact and play. It's truly a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Location: Glenelg
  • Cost: $130 per person
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Shops open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

Shopping centreGood FridaySaturdayEaster SundayEaster Monday
Burnside VillageClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm
Castle Plaza Shopping CentreClosed10am–5pm11am-5pmClosed
Elizabeth Shopping CentreClosed10am-5pm11am-5pmClosed
Harbour Town AdelaideClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm
Rundle MallClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm
Westfield MarionClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm

Attractions open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

AttractionGood FridaySaturdayEaster SundayEaster MondayWhere to book
Adelaide ZooTBC9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pmKlook
Monarto Sarafi ParkTBC9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pmTBCExperience Oz
Adelaide OvalTBC9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pmRedBalloon
Cleland Wildlife Park9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pmRedBalloon
South Australian MuseumTBC10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm
Art Gallery of South AustraliaTBC10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm

Restaurants, cafes and bars open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

RestaurantAddressOpening hoursCuisineWhere to book
Riverside Restaurant in the InterContinentalAdelaide CBDFriday - Saturday
6:30-11am, 6-9pm
Sunday

6:30am-11am
Monday
6:30-11am
AustralianRedBalloon
The Banksia Tree Cafe147 St Vincent Street, Port AdelaideFriday-Monday
8am-3pm
Cafe, vegetarian
Acacia3/269 Seaview Road, Henley BeachFriday-Saturday
8am-2pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Sunday
8am-2pm
Monday
Closed
Cafe
AkimitsuShop 2 62-68 Hindley Street, AdelaideFriday
11:30pm-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Saturday-Sunday
12pm-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm
Monday
11:30pm-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm
Asian, Japanese
Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante29 Frome Street, AdelaideFriday
5pm-10pm
Saturday
5pm-10:30pm
Sunday
Closed
Monday
11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9:30pm
Italian
Anchovy Bandit3/98 Prospect Road, ProspectFriday-Saturday
5pm-12am
Sunday-Monday
5pm-11pm
Bar
Bai Long Store80 Hutt Street, AdelaideFriday and Sunday
12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Saturday
5:30pm-10pm
Monday
Closed
Asian, fusion
Botanic Garden RestaurantPlane Tree Drive, AdelaideFriday-Saturday
12pm-3pm, 6:30pm-10pm
Sunday
12pm-3pm
Monday
Closed
Modern Australian
Buk Buk Southern Hot1/254 Grange Road, Flinders ParkFriday-Saturday
11am-9pm
Sunday
11am-4pm
Monday
Closed
American
Chicco Palms437 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn ParkFriday
Closed
Saturday
11:30am-9:30pm
Sunday
11:30am-9pm
Monday
Closed
Italian
Fine & FettleUnit 4 57 Magill Road, StepneyFriday-
Sunday
Closed
Monday
7:30am-3pm
Indian
Froth and Fodder41 Mortimer Street, Kurralta ParkFriday
7:30am-3pm
Saturday-Sunday
8am-3pm
Monday
7:30am-2:30pm
Cafe
Gang Gang69 Unley Road, ParksideFriday
Closed
Saturday
10am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
Sunday
9:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-8pm
Monday
Closed
Asian
Hey Jupiter11 Ebenezer Place, AdelaideFriday-Saturday
7am-11pm
Sunday-Monday
7am-4pm
Cafe
Karma & Crow251 Richmond Road, RichmondFriday
Closed
Saturday-Monday
9am-2pm
Cafe
Little Bang Brewing Company25 Henry Street, StepneyFriday
Closed
Saturday-

Sunday
12pm-6pm
Monday
Closed
Bar
Local Grind33 Warwick Street, WalkervilleFriday and Monday
7am-3pm
Saturday and Sunday
7:30am-4pm
Cafe
Lost in a Forest1203 Greenhill Road, UraidlaFriday Closed Saturday-Sunday 12pm-10pm Monday ClosedPizza
Mum Cha279 Rundle Street, AdelaideFriday Closed Saturday - Sunday 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm Monday ClosedChinese
My Kingdom For A Horse191-195 Wright Street, AdelaideFriday-Monday
8am-4pm
Cafe
NidoShop 2/160 King William Road, Hyde ParkFriday-Monday
12pm-10:30pm
Italian
Osteria Oggi76 Pirie Street, AdelaideFriday-Monday
11:30am-12am
European, Italian
Peter Rabbit234 Hindley Street, AdelaideFriday
7:30am-8pm
Saturday
8am-3pm
Sunday
8:30am-2:30pm
Monday
7:30am-3pm
Cafe
Pickle in the Middle134 Unley Road, UnleyFriday
8am-2pm
Saturday
7am-3:30pm
Sunday
7:30am-3:30pm
Monday
8am-2pm
Cafe
Ryo's Noodles80 Gouger Street, AdelaideFriday-Saturday
11:30am-10pm
Sunday
11:30am-9:30pm
Monday
11:30am-9pm
Japanese
Seamore's255 Esplanade, Henley BeachFriday 5pm-late Saturday 11:30am-late Sunday 11:30-2:20pm Monday ClosedPizza
Shobosho17 Leigh Street, AdelaideFriday-Monday
12pm-12am
Asian, Japanese
Tell Henry20 The Parade West, Kent TownFriday
7am-3pm
Saturday
7:30am-2pm
Sunday
8am-2pm
Monday
7am-3pm
Cafe
The Stag Public House299 Rundle Street, AdelaideFriday-Sunday
12pm-2am
Monday
Closed
Australian
Osteria Oggi76 Pirie Street, AdelaideFriday-Sunday
11:30am-12am
Monday
Closed
Italian
Bread & Bone15 Peel Street, AdelaideFriday-Sunday
11:30am-10:30pm
Monday
Closed
American
Parwana Afghan Kitchen124B Henley Beach Road, TorrensvilleFriday-Saturday
6pm-10:30pm
Sunday
6pm-10pm
Monday
Closed
Middle Eastern
Hut & Soul310 Pulteney Street, AdelaideFriday, Saturday and Monday
5:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday
12pm-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Malaysian

Note: The above is accurate as of 25 March 2021. Public holidays may affect normal trading hours. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm their trading hours for 2 - 5 April 2021.

Events happening over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

  • Easter Coastal Bunny Run: The popular Bunny Run is back for another year for its three-day extravaganza. With trophies up for grabs and part of the proceeds going to ACRF and Bravehearts charities, you can't go wrong. Runs 2-4 April.
  • Easter Long Weekend at Mick O'Shea's: Enjoy fun for the whole family with food and drink specials, live music, happy hour and an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Runs 2 April.
  • Chunky Custards' Huge Easter Party: Performing live at the Ark and the best of decades gone by (think 70s, 80s and 90s), dance your long weekend away with the Chunky Custards. Runs 3 April.

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