Adelaide and the Park Lands

City events

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Nature in the city

As a town planned to be in harmony with the environment, Adelaide is the first city designed to be completely encircled by Park Lands.  

With multiple walking and cycling tracks, self-guided trails, sporting fields, playspaces, formal gardens and squares, wherever you are in the city you can quickly find yourself  immersed in nature.

Dozens of events will take place in the city as a part of Nature Festival, and everyone is welcome to join in. Check out the map for all of your city-based options.

The Nature Festival is proudly supported by the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Economic Development Agency.

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City trails and guides

Explore the city on foot or two-wheels with over 40 different trails focused on food, history, nature, art and culture.

If you have an interest in biodiversity, visit one of our project trails including Victoria Park Grasslands Biodiversity Trail, the Bunyip Trail, the Wirrarninthi Interpretive Trail and The Bush Tucker Trail. Find out more on the Experience Adelaide website.

Experience Adelaide

Extend your nature time a little longer by experiencing Adelaide. Enjoy days surrounded by the beautiful Park Lands whilst immersing yourself in some truly unique Adelaidean experiences. Take a high tea cruise on the Popeye, explore the Riverbank area via Segway or do the TreeClimb if you’re looking for more action and adventure.

Make sure you check experienceadelaide.com.au's What’s On to see whether there are any other fantastic events you might like to attend – there’s always great variety and something for everyone. When you’re out for an event, why not make a night out of it and book to have lunch or dinner at one of the countless eateries along the CBD’s and North Adelaide’s streets and laneways, with various different cuisines and experience to enjoy. You can even treat yourself to a staycation and book a night or two at an Adelaide hotel, motel or apartment – a great chance to pop on a bathrobe, enjoy some bubbly and relax.

Getting around the City of Adelaide

Free City Connector bus

Take advantage of the free City Connector bus and travel to places throughout the city and North Adelaide for free! Offering a hop-on hop-off service, the free City Connector bus links you to popular city attractions, shopping, dining and other services. Buses are wheelchair and pram friendly and operate daily, leaving every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. For timetables, route details and real-time information visit the Adelaide Metro Website.

City parking is made easy with UPark

With Nature Festival events right across the city, don’t waste time searching for a car park – park at UPark. UPark is owned by the City of Adelaide, and all money goes back into supporting the people of Adelaide. Book your parking now to guarantee yourself a car park close to your destination. Or register for discounted parking with UPark Plus, a touch-free swipe card that gives you discounted prices at all UPark car parks across the city. This September, you can get free parking at UPark’s 6pm-midnight on weekdays and all weekend, if you pre-book or are a UPark Plus member. See more at upark.com.au/nature