What’s open in Adelaide right now?

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

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We've put together this updated guide so you know what's open in Adelaide now that restrictions have begun to ease, including where you can dine and travel.

Some restrictions remain in place and involve heightened safety and hygiene measures to comply with health regulations. You can do your part by practising 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 October 2021. 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 it is open for business.

What can I do in Adelaide?

  • South Australians must wear a mask in all high-risk and indoor settings including public transport.
  • A density limit of 1 person per 4 square metres applies to most settings.
  • Have no more than 20 people in your home. Other private gatherings are capped at 150 (including weddings and funerals).
  • Visiting a hospitality and entertainment venue.
  • Singing is allowed wearing a mask (performers don't need to wear a mask) and dancing at bars and other nightlife venues remains prohibited. Shisha bars must remain closed.
  • Shop at retailers including receiving beauty and personal care treatments. Masks must be worn by workers and customers.
  • Attend the gym or a gym, yoga or pilates class subject to a limit of 1 person per 8 square metres.
  • Sports training and community sport can resume.
  • Attend cinemas, live theatre and live performances, subject to density limits, and patrons must wear masks.

Travelling within South Australia

There are no restrictions on travelling within South Australia; hotels, campsites, holiday homes and caravan parks are able to welcome visitors.

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What's open in Adelaide

Adelaide attractions open in December 2021

AttractionOpening hoursBook
Cleland Wildlife ParkOpen 9:30am to 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Adelaide OvalOpen (times depend on the scheduled game)See deal
Adelaide HillsOpen 9am - 12:15pm Monday to FridaySee deal
Monarto Safari ParkOpen 9:30am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
Flinders Chase National ParkOpen 9am - 5pm Monday to SundaySee deal
West Beach Adventure Obstacle Park AdmissionOpen 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.

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Parks, walking trails and beaches

You may visit Adelaide's beaches and parks for leisure.

Here's what's 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 for leisure. Remember to socially distance yourself and wear a mask in close proximity to others.

Shopping centres, markets and grocery stores

Retailers, markets and grocery stores are 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.

Are hotels open in Adelaide?

Yes. You can book and stay at a hotel in Adelaide. There may be some restrictions in place and some amenities may be unavailable.

You can book these Adelaide hotels to stay at right now:

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, especially as capacity limits are in place.

What restaurants and cafes are open in Adelaide?

Restaurants are for dine-in and takeaway options. Customers are being asked not to bring keep cups as a hygiene and safety precaution.

Here are some of our top picks for dining in Adelaide:

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Other quick ways to save money

Are you spending money in Adelaide? How about saving a little too? There are plenty of small changes that you can make to your daily life that will help you save some extra cash, which might be a good idea during this time of uncertainty.

Find out how to save money on your health insurance or get better rates on your personal loan using our guides below. Plus, check out the new Finder app, which hunts down savings and sends you alerts, so you can save better without lifting a finger.

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