What’s open in Adelaide right now?

Find out what's open and accessible to you in Adelaide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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We've put together this updated guide so you know what you can and can't do in Adelaide now that restrictions are easing, including where you can dine and travel to. Many of these eased restrictions involve heightened safety and hygiene measures to comply with health regulations.

You can do your part by practicing social distancing and good hygiene. Looking for inspiration for when you're out and about in Adelaide? See our recommendations for things to do in Adelaide.

Note: The below is accurate as of 21 December 2020. Due to the changing nature of the situation, it's best to get in contact with the venue or attraction prior to visiting to ensure they are open for business.

What can I do in Adelaide?

  • Have up to 50 people in a household at one time
  • Attend a private gathering (this includes weddings and funerals) with a maximum of 200 people
  • Dine-in at a restaurant or cafe. A maximum capacity of one person per two square metres applies
  • Go to the gym
  • Send children to school
  • Receive beauty treatments

Adelaide attractions open in January 2021

From 22 November, some attractions will reopen. Here's where you can book tickets in advance.

AttractionOpening hoursBook
Cleland Wildlife ParkOpen 24 hours Monday to SundaySee deal
Adelaide OvalOpen (Times depends on the scheduled game)See deal
Adelaide HillsOpen 10am - 3pm Monday to Sunday
Monarto Safari ParkOpen 9:30am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Flinders Chase National ParkOpen 9am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Mega Adventure ParkOpen 11am - 7pm Saturday to Sunday and 1pm - 7pm Monday, Thursday, Friday
Art Gallery of South AustraliaOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
South Australian Maritime MuseumOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Migration MuseumOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday

Looking for things to do during the school holidays? See our guide for school holiday activities in Adelaide.

Parks, walking trails and beaches

With some restrictions in place, you're free to explore and wander open spaces in Adelaide. Be sure to keep a 1.5-metre distance from other people when you're out and about.

Here's what's still open:


  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  • Botanic Park
  • Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
  • Himeji Garden
  • Wittunga Botanic Garden

Walking trails

  • Aldgate Valley Nature Walk
  • Belair National Park Waterfall Hike
  • Marion Coastal Walk
  • Morialta Falls Loop
  • River Torrens Linear Trail
  • Tennyson Dunes Native Plant Trail

Beaches: All beaches in South Australia are open. Just maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres between yourself and other people.

Shopping centres, markets and grocery stores

From 22 November, shopping centres, markets and grocery stores are open open and are liaising with the relevant authorities to ensure the health and safety requirements of staff and customers are being met. Shoppers are encouraged to use the tap and go payment method. Hand sanitiser is likely to be found at the entry and exit points of a store for you to use.

  • Westfield: All Westfields in Adelaide are open. Trading hours may vary between locations. Hand sanitiser is available at the concierge desk and increased cleaning measures have been implemented.
  • Rundle Mall: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.
  • Port Adelaide Plaza: Open and trading as usual. Retailer trading times may vary.

Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

If you plan to dine at a popular eatery or visit an attraction on the weekend or during the school holidays, it's best to book in advance.

What restaurants and cafes are open in Adelaide

Restaurants are starting to reopen their doors for dine-in customers and we've outlined these eateries below, along with your takeaway options. Customers are being asked not to bring keep cups as a hygiene and safety precaution.

If your favourite isn't on this list, contact them to find out if they are open.

Holy Cow227 Currie Street, AdelaideIndianGroupon
The Cinnamon KitchenShop 9/59-69 Main S Rd, O'Halloran HillIndianGroupon
Riverside Restaurant in the InterContinentalAdelaide CBDAustraliaRedBalloon
Seafire on the MarinaGlenelg, SAWineryRedBalloon
The Banksia Tree Cafe147 St Vincent Street, Port AdelaideCafe, Vegetarian
Acacia3/269 Seaview Road, Henley BeachCafe
AkimitsuShop 2 62-68 Hindley Street, AdelaideAsian, Japanese
Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante29 Frome Street, AdelaideItalian
Anchovy Bandit3/98 Prospect Road, ProspectBar
Bai Long Store80 Hutt Street, AdelaideAsian, Fusion
Blue Velvet Artisan Pizzeria, Pastry and Dessert Lab70 Henley Beach Road, Mile EndBakery
Borsa Pasta CucinaShop 1, Plaza Level 25 Grenfell Street, AdelaideItalian
Botanic Garden RestaurantPlane Tree Drive, AdelaideModern Australian
Buk Buk Southern Hot1/254 Grange Road, Flinders ParkAmerican
Chicco Palms437 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn ParkItalian
Coccobello209 Glen Osmond Road, FrewvilleItalian
East End Cellars25 Vardon Avenue, AdelaideBar
Fine & FettleUnit 4 57 Magill Road, StepneyIndian
Fred Eatery4/220 Mount Barker Road, AldgateCafe
Froth and Fodder41 Mortimer Street, Kurralta ParkCafe
Gang Gang69 Unley Road, ParksideAsian
Herringbone72 Halifax Street, AdelaideModern Australian
Hey Jupiter11 Ebenezer Place, AdelaideCafe
Karma & Crow251 Richmond Road, RichmondCafe
Leigh Street Wine Room9 Leigh Street, AdelaideBar, Modern Australian
Little Bang Brewing Company25 Henry Street, StepneyBar
Local Grind33 Warwick Street, WalkervilleCafe
Lost in a Forest1203 Greenhill Road, UraidlaPizza
Low & Slow American BBQ17 Commercial Road, Port AdelaideAmerican
Melt Henley269 Seaview Road, Henley BeachPizza
Minestra23 Churchill Road, ProspectItalian
Mister Pigeon269 Gilles Street, AdelaideCafe, Vegetarian
Mum Cha279 Rundle Street, AdelaideChinese
My Kingdom For A Horse191-195 Wright Street, AdelaideCafe
NidoShop 2 160 King William Road, Hyde ParkItalian
NOLA28 Vardon Avenue, AdelaideBar
Nu Thai228 Morphett Street, AdelaideThai
Orso36 Kensington Road, Rose ParkModern European
Osteria Oggi76 Pirie Street, AdelaideEuropean, Italian
Part Time LoverPilgram Lane, AdelaideCafe
Peel St9 Peel Street, AdelaideAsian, Middle Eastern, Modern Australian
Peter Rabbit234 Hindley Street, AdelaideCafe
Pickle in the Middle134 Unley Road, UnleyCafe
Press Food and Wine40 Waymouth Street, AdelaideModern Australian
Red October22 Gilbert Place, AdelaideBar, Modern Australian
Ryo's Noodles80 Gouger Street, AdelaideJapanese
Seamore's255 Esplanade, Henley BeachPizza
Sho17 Leigh Street, AdelaideAsian, Japanese
Shobosho17 Leigh Street, AdelaideAsian, Japanese
Sparkke at the Whitmore317 Morphett Street, AdelaideBar
Stem188 Hindley Street, AdelaideMediterranean
Tell Henry20 The Parade West, Kent TownCafe
The Exeter26 Rundle Street, AdelaidePub
The Stag Public House299 Rundle Street, AdelaideAustralian
West Oak Hotel208 Hindley Street, AdelaideAustralian, Contemporary
Whistle & Flute136 Greenhill Road, UnleyCafe
Africola4 East Terrace Adelaide 5000African
Osteria Oggi76 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000Italian
Sho17 Leigh Street Adelaide 5000Japanese
Bai Long Store80 Hutt Street Adelaide 5000Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Gang Gang69 Unley Road Parkside 5063Australia
Apoteca118 Hindley Street Adelaide 5000Bar
Gin Long Canteen42 O'Connell Street North Adelaide 5006Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese
Fino at Seppeltsfield730 Seppeltsfield Road Seppeltsfield 5355Wine
Melt1/160 King William Road Hyde Park 5061Australia
Bread & Bone15 Peel Street Adelaide 5000American
Ban Ban145 Franklin Street Adelaide 5000Korean
Parwana Afghan Kitchen124B Henley Beach Road Torrensville 5031Middle Eastern
Meze-Mazi86B Prospect Road Prospect 5082Greek, Mediterranean
Hut & Soul310 Pulteney Street Adelaide 5000Malaysian
Madame Hanoi108 North Terrace Adelaide 5000Vietnamese, French
The Guardsman125 North Terrace Adelaide 5000Bar, Cafe
Fine and FettleUnit 4 57 Magill Road Stepney 5067Cafe

What bars are open in Adelaide?

Spargo's Cafe + Bar101- 103 Prospect Road, Prospect, 5082Groupon
Alfred's Bar14 Peel Street, Adelaide
Alpha Box & Dice8 Olivers Road, McLaren Vale
Bank Street Social48 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Bibliotheca27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
BRKLYN260A Rundle Street, Adelaide
Clever Little Tailor19 Peel Street, Adelaide
East End Cellars25 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Hains and Co23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
HellboundDownstairs 201 Rundle Street, Adelaide
La Moka16a Peel Street, Adelaide
Leigh Street Wine Room9 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Little Bang Brewing Company25 Henry Street, Stepney
Maybe Mae15 Peel Street, Adelaide
NOLA28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Paloma20 Peel Street, Adelaide
Pink Moon Saloon21 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Proof9a Anster Street, Adelaide
Red October22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Seamore's255 Esplanade, Henley Beach
The Exeter26 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Stag Public House299 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Wheatsheaf Hotel39 George Street, Thebarton
Leigh Street Wine Room9 Leigh Street Adelaide 5000
West Oak Hotel208 Hindley Street, Adelaide

Before heading out, see what's closed in Adelaide until 22 November.

  • Retail stores: Supermarkets are still open.
  • Cinemas, amusements parks and entertainment venues: This includes all indoor and outdoor entertainment including Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Gu Film House, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas, Mercury Cinema, Piccadilly Cinemas, Moonlight Cinema Adelaide, Capri Theatre, Adelaide Zoo and The Beachouse.
  • Indoor and outdoor markets: Markets including Gilles at the Grounds, Fishermen's Wharf Markets and Brighton Sunday Market are closed.
  • Nightclubs: Nightclubs are temporarily closed.

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