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.
WellFest Adelaide, South Australia’s premier wellbeing festival, is returning to the city this 6-8 October.
The three-day festival boasts more than 70 indoor and outdoor events and experiences, all thoughtfully curated to align with six wellbeing pillars: mindfulness, sleep, self-care, nutrition, fitness, and connection.
Take advantage of both free and ticketed offerings: from pottery and painting to belly dancing, yoga, breathwork or massage. The weekend festival is all about finding your wellbeing centre, and looking after yourself from top to toe, inside and out.
Discover wellbeing shaped for you and embrace a moment (or two) of wellness this October. Events are selling out! Three days only: 6 - 8 October 2023. Book tickets at wellfest.com.au
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that UPark profits support the city, including Adelaide’s beautiful park lands? All 7,600,000 square metres of them. When you park at UPark, all profits support the city and help to keep the park lands thriving.
Spend less time thinking about where to park, and more time focusing on which of the hundreds of events you’ll attend this October.
Choose from one of 10 UParks in convenient locations across the city, including 44 electric vehicle charging stations, and know you’ll be supporting nature in the city of Adelaide. Secure your spot and pre-book now at upark.com.au/nature
Use teamwork and creative thinking in this real-world outdoor treasure hunt that blends nature exploration and technology.
Unearth the secrets of crafting your very own Native food delights with Billie from Meez On Plus.
Accelerating renewable energy transition for the community.
Attend a session on native plants specific to the area. Learn how to grow them, when, where and why!
Help save the planet through craft.
Tour the nature of South Australia's home: Government House. Enjoy this rare open day with house + garden tours, flower crowns, mini star lanterns + garden art.
Come and test your knowledge with likeminded outdoorsy folk to raise funds for the Thin Green Line Foundation.
Learn about some of the foods and household goods that contain actual fungi or additives made by fungi that may be lurking in your cupboards!
Join paleobotanist and Botanic Gardens Deputy Director Dr Leonie Scriven and urban horticulturist Dr Tim Johnson for an enjoyable stroll in Adelaide Botanic Garden to see some living fossils and hear how they can be of benefit in urban parks and gardens.
20th Anniversary & 2023 Open Day
Celebrating the history of gardens and gardening in SA, explore how South Australians have lived, worked and played in gardens over time.
Experience the Simpson Shade House like you've never known it! Deepen your connection through this immersive sound installation
Walk, run or ride a loop around the Adelaide CBD through our unique Parklands!
Join us in a garden walk that opens a window onto the special world of outback plants and the Herbarium science that helps us understand it.
Come and learn how to grow your own bush tucker and techniques in growing other home grown foods.
What is the state of our ocean home, and how can we support it? Join panelists including British-Australian environmental explorer, adventurer, climber, author and documentary filmmaker Tim Jarvis.
Panel with artist Brad Darkson, chef Norni Bero, artist Damien Coultard and elder Angelena Harradine Buckskin celebrating the deep-rooted traditions of indigenous art and culinary practices.
Join panelists including Costa Georgiadis to discuss how Greater Adelaide can support the biodiversity and climate crisis.
Looking through the lens of global megatrends impacting us locally.
A journey into our relationship and interconnectedness with trees, through movement, storytelling, imagination and rituals.
Guided walk through Glenthorne National Park with David Speirs MP, Leader of the Opposition, and enjoy morning tea picnic immersed in nature
An opportunity for visitors to the Adelaide Botanic Garden to get creative along with members with creating floral mandalas and window boxes
A plant based, vegan cooking class with Rebecca Stonor - to celebrate nature and all it has to offer.
Join Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence, Hugh Possingham, as he explores birds of the south east, at Little Dip Conservation Park.
Join Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence, Hugh Possingham, as he explores birds of the south east, at the Naracoorte North Parklands.
Join Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence, Hugh Possingham, as he explores the birds of home, at Patawalonga Creek and Wetlands.
Join Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence, Hugh Possingham, as he explores the birds of home, along the Inman River, Victor Harbor.
Join Nature Festival's Bird Lover in Residence, Hugh Possingham as he explores the birds of home, at the beautiful Byards Road Wetlands.
Local native flowers shared by gardeners and patrons of The Drummer Boy - showcased online, whilst in full bloom with diners
Support for those always supporting others. Nourish your body, mind, breath and nervous system -with yoga, breath, community...and coffee :)
Create unique one off prints of flowers, leaves, seaweed onto calico bags, using acrylic paint and a gelatine base.
Welcome to the wondrous world of blue printing! You will take home 5 Artworks using plants to make prints. Everyone can do it.
Join our expert guide to learn all about the animals that call Granite Island, and its surrounding waters, home.
What relationship do penguins have with pebbles?
Inspired by the beauty of nature & their imagination, children will use flowers, leaves, seedpods & seeds to create their own works of art.
Make your own clay ornament inspired by nature and using natural materials.
Get up close and personal with some of the native wildlife from Warrawong Sanctuary.
From a ‘Home’ to a botanic garden
A ‘Home’ of magic and mystery
‘Home’ is a meeting place: Hear about the history and varied uses of the park since 1874.
Join us on the Botanic Gardens Native Plant Trail where you'll delve into the rich cultural heritage of the Aboriginal people.
KID-O uses game-like activities to introduce young children to the basics of map reading and land forms.
Embrace the great outdoors and create lasting memories with mud play, nature potions, bee hotels, cubby building and much much more.
Come along and help clean up this unknown wetland oasis located in the heart of industrial Port Adelaide.
A specially commissioned offsite project by Brad Darkson.
Come and join us for a virtual walk to experience nature.
Come and join us for a virtual walk to experience nature.
Join a 1-hour children's workshop at Carrick Hill, making your own unique take home flower crown or wreath.
Join Charlie's Patch for a 1-hour workshop making your own take home enchanted terrarium.
Join Nature Creative for a 1-hour workshop crafting a unique planet earth with seeds inside to take home.
An amazing afternoon of gardens, wine, and contemporary arts at Bird in Hand, hosted by founder & garden designer Susie Nugent.
Learn how to make a beautiful native flower lino print in my beloved backyard studio.
Free Guided Tree Walk lead by a local resident. Visiting a range of historic trees in the local area.
A unique opportunity to explore self-care through the lens of plant care and mindful connection.
Indulge yourself in a pamper experience like no other at Patty Possum's Pamper Parlour.
Port Augusta Garden Club Annual Show. (non competitive).
Visiting Lions Park
Arid Plantings on Highway One
Walking tour of parks and gardens of Pt Augusta
Visiting Rotary Park on the Westside of Port Augusta
Visiting Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta
Add texture and dimensions to nuno felt – great for creating eye-catching dimensional elements on scarves, bags or wall hangings.
Use the beauty of natural silk, cotton and viscose fabrics and fibres to add colourful surface decoration to handmade merino wool felt.
An exhibition by Fran Callen inspired by her Grindells Hut Artist Residency in 2019
Harmony in Nature. Embracing Home with Tai Chi in Australia.
Experience First Nations culture with Uncle Ivan Tiwi Copley (OAM) and birdwatching and identification with Phil Barron.
Learn how to make a garden climbing frame, bird shelter or small hanging basket to take home whilst in the surrounds of the Botanic Gardens
Amongst big red gums in an idyllic rural setting the owners have overcome problems with foraging wildlife and created a tranquil green space
Join Carrick Hill's Garden Manager Ryan Kemp for an exclusive one-off tour of these spectacular formal gardens.
Take a walk with Uncle Tamaru and Nature Play SA to discover the plants, wildlife and cultural significance of Morialta Conservation Park.
A contemporary response to the themes of home, flora, personal art collections and nature, in the memorable spaces of Carrick Hill.
Join Australia's very own Space Gandolf (Greg Quicke) astronomer extraordinaire and friends for a very special night celebrating our home in the stars.
Join legends Bruce Pascoe, Nornie Bero and Damien Coulthard for an intimate afternoon in the beautiful Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.
While some people fear them, spiders are incredible little creatures who play an indispensable role in the balance of an ecosystem
An exciting opportunity to hear from 3 leading farmers, support regeneration and build connections with community.
Fostering connections among green-thumbed enthusiasts, hosted by ABC Radio Adelaide Drive presenter Jules Schiller
Explore Kaurna history and environmental knowledge through language
Join us for a tour of Wild, Weedy or Dangerous Plants growing in Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Nature Writing Masterclass: Nature in Utopias and Dystopias with Roanna McClelland
Celebrate the launch of Nature Festival 2023 at with some sneak peaks into the festival ahead, live music and delicious food!
Get up close and personal to some of South Australia's rare plants with artist, Louise Flaherty at the beautiful Westwood Nursery.
Join rangers, the Friends of Brookfield CP and an astronomer for an evening of wombats and stargazing.
Come along to a guided tour of The Joinery, our community environment centre in the heart of the city.
A free yoga class beneath the trees in the Parklands. Harmonise your body and breath with the rhythms of nature.
Soak up the warmth and sink into nature while we create with wild clay and natural fibres around an open fire.
Feel the earth beneath your feet and unveil the true magic of our home above and below the surface on this farm walk and fireside chat.
Explore the mind of an artist while they express their relationship with nature through exploring the concept 'the nature of home'.
Join Poh and André on reflections of their cultural home and identity through cuisine.
Come and see and hear about the award winning Laratinga Wetland and the vast biodiversity it hosts!
Make yourself at home at AGSA this First Friday with a program that explores the nature of home
In this hands-on workshop, design, carve and print your dream forest house.
In this hands-on workshop you'll learn how to create and print an etching using eco-friendly techniques.
Slow down and come home to yourself. Restorative gentle yoga, meditation and sound healing whilst immersed in Kuitpo Forest.
Wander, gather, create and indulge in private, pristine nature - feel at home at OUR nature home.
This is a guided nature walk with professional photographers along Long Beach Coffin Bay
Spend your time in deep reflection and nourish your soul during an intimate and inspiring Nature Journaling workshop.
Gardening doesn't have to cost much money and you don't need a lot of space.
Are you ready to brew your own tea using plants from our garden? All in the name of personal wellbeing.
Ever wanted to learn how to make new plants from established plants?
Discover wellness through journaling with giraffes, monkeys and Meerkats!
Get into Nature this October
Learn about organic planting, plant your own seeds and cuttings to take home
An overview of South Australian gardens from colonisation to the 1930s
Grounded is an exhibition and collaboration between a selection of SA clay makers & Harvest Studio in McLaren Vale's oldest cemetery.
Come and join us for a virtual walk to experience nature.
Get into nature this October
Event with Marine Ecologist Marine Janine, with Hands on Activities and Craft.
Hands on marine activities and craft-ivities with Marine Janine
Join us for a family friendly workshop on how to make your own star lantern.
City of Charles Sturt residents only can purchase Verges Alive Plant Packs
A full day deep dive into the magic of ecoprinting with eucalyptus leaves
Discover the story of the Port River while you sketch among the mangroves with a local environmentalist and a local artist.
This site-responsive exhibition will share a series of textile works created with found and plant-based materials from the Port River.
Immerse yourself in the sounds of nature at Mt Lofty Botanic Garden, on a listening walk and interpretive session with Andrew Skeoch.
Nature Journaling is a workshop about slowing down, increasing mindfulness, and appreciating the beauty and intricacy of our home in nature.
Enjoy a fun conversational afternoon of birds & bingo! Between games, we’ll chat native birds and how they are being protected & conserved.
Workshop day presented by Carclew’s artists in residence. A creative celebration of the theme Home & nature, with activities for all ages.
Join our Artist in Residence at Coorong.Life and enjoy a Paint the View class with nature festival
Reconnect with nature & yourself on the banks of The Coorong National Park.
Learn how to create your own botanically printed silk scarf using materials from the natural world.
Join a guided walk of the Port River and learn about the river habitats and life forms.
Children will have the opportunity to decorate a terracotta pot for their own special native plant.
Photographic and multi-media display of the nature around Lower Eyre Peninsula. Take a closer look at the birds, reptiles and marine life whose home we share.
Set amidst the scenic Mount Lofty Ranges the Rock Climb, Zipline and Mega Swing Experience is a nature adventure in your backyard
Take part in the Walk4Wildlife and help wildlife that comes in to us sick, injured or orphaned and needs our help.
Join Danny of Barossa Gourmet Mushies and unearth the fascinating world of mushroom cultivation.
Walk and learn about biodiversity as we protect our reservoir with bush care and nature survey activities at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve.
Walk and learn about biodiversity as we protect our reservoir with bush care and nature survey activities at South Para Reservoir Reserve.
Explore Techniques for Attracting Birds to Your Garden!
Discover wildlife apartments, visit trees that existed before Adelaide, and learn about the inspiration for Snugglepot and Cuddlepie!
Experience an amazing array of our superb native ingredients in this author talk and signing of the award winning cookbook by Andrew Fielke.
Draw and learn about an Australian native animal with local artist Zinia King
A celebration of the incredible Nullarbor and Great Australian Bight; brought alive through story by lantern-light on Semaphore Beach.
Create your own beautiful indoor plant pieces to reduce stress, improve wellbeing, and be present in the moment.
A guided walk around Laratinga Wetlands discovering the birds and bugs that call this place home.
Learn the art of flower pressing with Tory from the Green Room Adelaide, creating your own framed masterpiece to take home.
Come along as City of Port Adelaide Enfield open the gates to a hidden gem in our city, and enjoy a guided nature walk through Folland Park.
Archetypes is a photography exhibition which explores the microcosm of patterns created in rock by sand and ocean, captured in SA.
Come see the fields of wildflowers where once there was an infestations of weeds
Get up close and learn about Aboriginal artefacts, tools and learn about native bush tucker plants.
Using a selection of flowers, leaves & natural materials, learn how to create your own unique, biodegradable suncatcher.
The wide, open spaces will treat the visitor to expansive views of the Adelaide Hills and the city skyline while their dog can bounds about.
Relaxed creative writing session designed to help people observe the living world in new ways.
How many birds can you find in 24 hours, 12 hours or in your backyard on Kangaroo Island?
Ambient piano music and song by candlelight, snuggled within the candlebark forest.
Come and join us at the interface between native bushland and suburbia
Join our workshop and discover the joys of growing your own herbs and leafy greens.
Our precious wetlands need help. Come and see how one farmer has created a small wetland on her Fleurieu Peninsula property. Oct 8 from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. $20 per car
Explore the world of bugs and get a close-up encounter with insects, spiders, worms, and snails.
Fruit & Veg swap is an excellent way to build community, and reduce food waste.
Join Local plant lover Lesa Farrant and expert Nikola Manos to learn what local plants love living near the Coast and how to care for them
Come and try nature journaling and learn all about our magnificent gum trees and the different species of animals that call them home.
Hear the environment around you in a new way.
Sensory Nature Play by the Murray explore and discover the wonder of using nature with your child in play using our senses!
End the ‘Grand Tour’ at the major community event celebrating the recent addition of 390 acres to NGT’s Walker Swamp Restoration Reserve, part of a spectacular wetland complex adjoining Grampians National Park.
Experience NGT’s coastal wetland restoration project at Long Swamp, and then take a rare look at grassland restoration behind the new predator-proof fence at NGT’s Mt Vandyke Restoration Reserve.
Come along and immerse yourself in wetlands restored in 2016 and 2023 at NGT’s Mt Burr Swamp Restoration Reserve, home to nationally threatened species of fish, frogs, birds and mammals.
Let’s explore restored woodlands, home to the south-eastern Red-tailed Black-cockatoo and many other woodland bird species, at NGT’s Eaglehawk Waterhole Restoration Reserve, Bangham.
Join us for this creative kids program at the Cove Civic Centre making dreamcatchers inspired by nature, bringing the outdoors into the home
This is your chance to join NGT and others, as we learn all about Bio.R’s large-scale woodland restoration project underway at Frahns Farm, Monarto.
Join Nature Glenelg Trust ecologists, Traditional Custodians and other partners as we explore projects protecting threatened fish and restoring Fleurieu Swamps.
Walk with Burka-Senior Man Karl Winda Telfer to listen to what cultural recovery of Country means at Kanyanyapilla, McLaren Vale.
Mindful art making to create space in your life
Nature Based Creative Eco Friendly Sensory Sessions for children from birth-5yrs
Celebrate your love of trees and make a suncatcher while enjoying a selection of iconic South Aussie and South African sweets.
Discover the creatures, plants and other treasures that wash up on the shoreline.
Taste the flavours of the oldest living, continuous culture in the world. Feast by Mabu Mabu's Nornie Bero and First Nation Food Companion’s Rebecca Sullivan. Unforgettable stories of harvests, stars, and seasons by Bruce Pascoe, Uncle Moogy, and Greg Quicke.
Forest Bathing (no swimming involved!) is a chance to 'bathe' or immerse ourselves in the natural environment.
Make and print an environmentally friendly collagraph plate over two session, with the option to use natural inks.
Making inks from natural materials and exploring their use
Create nature prints using natural materials as a book, mandala or inspirational cards.
A hands- on workshop to build a nesting box suitable for microbats.
A fun activity in nature, full of useful tips with a professional photographer.
Science, nature and art come together in this session. Learn how to dissect a plant and draw a technical illustration.
Preserving nature in a jar – learn how to pickle and ferment your produce with Paul West
A poetry open mic with 2 guest poets and 2 musicians, for an audience all ages and backgrounds, presented in an idyllic natural setting.
Cleaning up around Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21 West)
Love pizza? Want to transition to eating more plant-centric? This class will show you how easy it is!
Bring your friends, settle in, enjoy the music and the incredible views, have a beverage and learn how to grow food the cheapest way possible - from seed, using discarded newspaper and your own homemade super seed-raising mix.
We all know a bird spotter who tells you they saw 'some kind of bird.' This exhibition is all about some kinds of birds!
Join us for a springtime walk in our beautiful Aldinga Conservation Park
Paintings and drawings of the things grown and produced in our garden and home
Join our local artists, who have created bespoke art and handmade goodies inspired by and celebrating nature.
Learn landcare skills, explore and contribute to the restoration of native bandicoot bushland in the Adelaide Hills
Four Grindells Hut Resident Artists share their experiences and consider the impact of nature and landscape on their practice.
Learn about the hooded plovers and other beach nesting birds that make their homes on the Fleurieu ocean beaches.
Learn why tree hollows are essential homes for our native wildlife, and build your own nesting box to take home!
This workshop will show you how to turn your dam into a haven for wildlife by embracing nature.
You’ll be guided to release any remaining negative energies or blockages during the last quarter moon and delight in a divine dessert after.
Come on a guided night walk around Kaurna Park Wetlands to discover the plants and animals that call this place home.
Join Paul West for the Adelaide premiere of Farm Boys - the world's only hardcore surfing and gardening show!
Escape in our mystical candlebark forest, as we weave stories and song of nature and home. Imagine sharing a wine with your family and friends, as the music drifts through the forest and transports you to another place and time.
Surrounded by nature, you will transported to another place and time as the music drifts through this magnificent candlebark forest.
Join expert ecologist Phil Barron for a guided walk looking and learning about the birds and insects of Black Hill Conservation Park.
Enjoy a morning in Belair National Park with a guided walk to learn about nature, national parks and Australian wildlife.
Learn about Kaurna Indigenous plant uses in the Northern Mount Lofty Ranges
Learn what older trees require to keep their natural beauty.
connection to nature through art
Set in a future world, Glasshouse is a biosphere where plant and insect life thrive in an ecosystem of integrated biology and technology.
A guided walk through the Adelaide Park Lands with Professor Chris Daniels and Matt Jorgensen.
Immersive ecodyeing & watercolour experience
Always wanted to learn about Kaurna culture? Join us in learning about 'place' with a Kaurna presenter on Kaurna Country.
Over 30 stallholders, educational workshops, kids activities, music, and local food producers to inspire sustainable living.
Dive in and get fully immersed at the Marine Life of the Great Southern Reef 360 video experience at the Adelaide Planetarium
Improving physical and mental health by connecting to nature and community.
Celebrating Nature with Shakespeare's finest Songs, Sonnets and Speeches.
Join Andrew Crouch, resident bird afficianado and Friends of Sturt River Landcare volunteer on a wander into the wonder of wetland birds.
Coastal custodians showcases to children the reasons why they should protect the coastal environment. Through fun and games, participants will explore how and why we need to take care of the coastal environment.
Weave with traditional owner on country
Relax and be mindful as you create doodles on leaves while helping create an artwork for the Pasadena Community Centre.
Explore the Home of Sharks and the Hidden Treasures Within!
Learn how a self-watering garden bed works and help us plant vegies and flowers in our Community Garden.
Learn the recipe to create healthy compost. Get dirty and help us create a miniature compost bay.
Connecting children with the environment through lots of fun, nature-based outdoor activities.
We’ll utilise personal representations and look at how the labyrinth can be a path of both insight and meaning.
We’ll work with personal representations and look at how the labyrinth can be a path of both insight and meaning.
Learn about the importance of hallows for our native animals.
Learn how to attract native wildlife to your garden
A family-friendly workshop to learn more about the special role of native bees.
Join us in the historic Circulating Library for a nature storytelling session.
A exciting, FREE event filled with a range of nature play activities for children and families.
Have you ever wondered...........Why are worms so good for the garden? Come along with your questions and learn!
Fix, Repair and Upcycle: Giving new life to you gardening staples. Larry Wakely from the Antique and historical Tool Club of SA and an experienced tool renovator offers expert advice.
Would you like to grow one of these beautiful flowering plants in your garden? Trevor Garard from the SA Orchid Society will show you how!
Enjoy 30 minutes of Ilona Weir’s Celtic harp music in the Wirra Creek Community Garden while practicing mindfulness.
Come with us as we take a tour around Adelaide's only Flying-fox colony. We will then have a picnic and watch the amazing fly out.
Get creative with natural materials such as seeds, leaves and other items from nature.
In this children's activity, kids will use beautiful, natural items to create a work of art.
Explore native South Australian edible flora through connections with botanical illustration, food, cooking and nature, to learn about the plants of our home state.
20 South Australian artists have come together to present their best botanical themed works.
Want to create an abundant garden but don’t know how? Join Adam Hancock and Jac Semmler for a lively and practical Planting Masterclass
Do you feel disconnected or ungrounded? Enjoy this forest based slow yoga class, reconnecting with both the earth and yourself
A guided night walk around Oaklands Wetland discovering the plants and animals that call this place home.
A wander around Tangari Regional Park discovering the creatures of the night.
A beach ramble discovering the creatures, plants and other treasures that wash up on the shoreline and live on the reef.
Mindfulness of the senses through the earthiness of clay
Join us for a special screening of the Film 'Imprint', a special guest and great conversation about people and our planet.
Creating a big community made slide show of Nature in West Torrens
Join us Along the River at Felixstow Reserve for kids activities and tours to connect, discover and engage with nature thanks to Nature Play