Discover your City in a new way!
Step outside and discover an endless list of things to see and do at the Adelaide Park Lands. It’s where tranquil spaces and idyllic landscapes meet action, adventure and stimulating recreation in a natural abundance. Follow the guides below for year-long ideas and activity itineraries in Adelaide’s very own shared backyard.
Adelaide Bike Art Trail
Large scale sculptural works have been developed for eleven locations around the city, which either sit alongside or incorporate a public bike rack, forming a unique cycling art trail through the CBD and North Adelaide.
Artworks have been commissioned by City of Adelaide, with assistance from the Government of South Australia, through Arts SA.
Museums & Galleries
Immerse yourself in the past, present and future, in science or creative endeavour.
The City of Adelaide has many museums and galleries that will expand your mind, provoke discussion as well as showcase contemporary and traditional art and artefacts.
Adelaide's ‘Cultural Boulevard’ of North Terrace is home to our largest cultural institutions. The Art Gallery of South Australia, founded in 1881, has a collection of over 38,000 works of art, while The South Australian Museum has over five floors of intriguing displays including the world’s largest display of Australian Aboriginal artefacts. Also nearby is the Migration Museum, Ayers House Museum and the Museum of Economic Botany at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
The western side of the city is home to eclectic range of museums and galleries.
Just west of Morphett St, nestled amongst UniSA and TAFE Campuses, you will find the Samstag Museum of Art , JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, the Nexus Multicultural Arts within the Lion Arts Centre, the Adelaide College of the Arts - Light Square Gallery and Adelaide’s newest creative work hub, art space, studio and lounge DEW – Drink Eat Work.
Out by the eastern Park Lands is Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute where you will gain insight into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, culture, history and spirituality.
Nearby are a couple more lovely galleries; Urban Cow Studio and Council of Objects, both showcasing up and coming local talent and new design. And further South, on Angas Street, you will find The Mill, a collaborative workspace and gallery.