Adelaide and the Park Lands

City events

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.

Over 30 events will take place in the city as a part of Nature Festival, and everyone is welcome to join in. Check out the map below for all your city-based options.

The inaugural Nature Festival is proudly supported by the City of Adelaide.

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City trails and guides

Explore the city on foot or two-wheels with over 70 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 The Bush Tucker Trail. Find out more on the City of Adelaide website.

Staycation Offers

Extend your nature time a little longer with a city staycation. 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 or explore the Riverbank area via Segway.

Looking for more action and adventure? Get your adrenaline pumping with a TreeClimb or Adelaide Oval RoofClimb. Get inspired with our Staycation itineraries or find amazing deals on accommodation, attractions and tours on the City of Adelaide website.

Getting around the City of Adelaide

Free City Connector bus

Take advantage of the free City Connector bus, offering a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations. Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not serviced by the tram. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. For timetables, route details and real-time information visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus

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. Book your parking, or register now for UPark Plus, at upark.com.au/nature