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Easter long weekend in Adelaide: What’s open and what to do

Get out and about this upcoming long weekend in South Australia’s capital.

Sort out your plans for the Easter long weekend here – from roof climbs and to day tours, we've listed all the activities currently available over the Easter period, what's open in Adelaide and the events you won't want to miss.

Things to do over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner Tour in Mannum

Dark Sky Gold Stars Sunset Dinner Tour in Mannum from Klook

Who says romance is just for Valentine's Day? Take your 4 days off to head out to Mannum and catch the dark sky littered with twinkling stars. This tour includes a sunset dinner and use of a telescope and red torch lights.

  • Location: 9 Randell Street, Mannum
  • Price: From $190 per adult
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Dolphin Sanctuary Guided Eco Tour

Dolphin Sanctuary Guided Eco Tour from RedBalloon

Spend the long weekend surrounded by nature, cruising along the local waterways and discovering shipwrecks and relics of the city's past.

  • Location: Departs from Port Adelaide
  • Price: $72 per adult
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Adelaide Highlights Tour

Adelaide Highlights Tour from Klook

Join this half-day bus tour of Adelaide. You’ll learn the history of the city and about how it was designed by Colonel William Light. Stop at Haigh’s Chocolate Factory to see how the chocolate gets made.

  • Location: Departs from Adelaide Central Bus Station
  • Cost: $75 per person
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Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour

Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour from Wotif

Get amongst the wine this Easter long weekend with a premium tour of Barossa Valley. You’ll be treated to tastings of local meats, cheeses and wines at multiple vineyards in the region including Peter Lehmann Wines and Chateau Yaldara.

  • Location: 14 Dixon St, Clarence Park
  • Cost: $159 per person
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Adelaide Oval Roof Climb – Twilight

Adelaide Oval Roof Climb – Twilight from RedBalloon

Climb to new heights with the iconic Adelaide Oval Roof Climb. Perfect for the sports fans, this night climb features a 2-hour climb, audio commentary and an expert guide to run you through it all.

  • Location: War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide
  • Cost: $119 per person
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Overnight Luxury Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Spa Vouchers

Overnight Luxury Stay with Breakfast, Wine and Spa Vouchers from RedBalloon

Fully relax this upcoming long weekend with an escape to the Adelaide Hills, which includes glasses of sparkling wine on arrival, a grand country breakfast in the morning and 2x $25 spa vouchers for your complete pampering.

  • Location: 1 Mawson Dr, Crafers, Adelaide Hills
  • Cost: $749 for 2 people
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30-Minute Flight Simulator Based on Boeing 737

30-Minute Flight Simulator Based on Boeing 737 from RedBalloon

Put yourself in the cockpit with a flight simulation of a Boeing 737-800NG. Take your pick from thousands of global destinations and bring along up to 3 passengers.

  • Location: 207 Grenfell St, Adelaide
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Kangaroo Island Day Tour

Kangaroo Island Day Tour from Klook

Hop on over to Kangaroo Island for an all-day tour getting up close to a wild sea lion colony, seeing natural sights like the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch and of course a 2-course lunch at the Vivonne Bay Bistro.

  • Location: Departs from Adelaide Central Bus Station
  • Cost: $349 per person
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All Terrain Quad Bike Adventure

All Terrain Quad Bike Adventure from RedBalloon

Get the adrenaline pumping over the long weekend with a guided tour on a choice of Polaris, Honda and Suzuki quad bikes. Be ready for plenty of wildlife spotting and photo opportunities on the island.

  • Location: Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island
  • Cost: $197 per person
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Skydive with Vineyard Landing

Skydive with Vineyard Landing from Adrenaline

It doesn’t get much better than this. Jump from 9,000 feet in the air with spectacular views of McLaren Vale and wine regions before landing in vineyard gardens. It’s the perfect way to wind back with a glass of wine after your skydive.

  • Location: McLaren Vale, Adelaide
  • Cost: $324 per person
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Thai Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills

Thai Cooking Class in Adelaide Hills from RedBalloon

It’s one of the most delicious international cuisines and now you can learn how to recreate the flavours of Thailand in your own kitchen. This 4-hour class features tuition from a professional chef, a banquet lunch or dinner paired with wine and recipes to take home.

  • Location: 96 Old Mount Barker Rd, Stirling
  • Cost: $165 per person
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Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour

Mount Lofty Descent Bike Tour from Viator

Start your tour at the summit of Mount Lofty where you’ll start your descent on a mountain bike admiring panoramic views all the way down. Stop at the Cleland Wildlife Park to see kangaroos and koalas up close.

  • Location: Pick-up from your hotel or 91 Franklin St, Adelaide
  • Cost: $145 per person
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60-Minute Virtual Reality Experience

60-Minute Virtual Reality Experience from Adrenaline

Step into an alternate dimension with the ultimate virtual reality experience. A 60-minute slot gives you the option to explore global cities through Google Earth VR or fight zombies in Arizona Sunshine.

  • Location: 207 Grenfell St, Adelaide
  • Cost: $45 per person
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Abseiling in the Adelaide Hills

Abseiling in the Adelaide Hills from RedBalloon

Set sail cliffside down steep rock faces, learn safe cliff management and basic knot skills, and admire the beauty of the Morialta Conservation Park.

  • Location: Morialta Falls Rd, Woodforde
  • Cost: $99 per person
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Escape Room Experience

Escape Room Experience from RedBalloon

Love puzzles? Looking for a fun and thrilling way to spend the long weekend with your special someone or maybe just a friend? Adelaide’s escape room experiences have you covered with a choice of different themed rooms.

  • Location: Level 3/133 Rundle Mall, Twin St, Adelaide
  • Cost: $88 for 2 people
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2-Hour BBQ Boat Rental

2-Hour BBQ Boat Rental from Adrenaline

Relax on the Torrens River as you indulge in a BBQ or grazing platter accompanied by a glass of wine.

  • Location: Torrens River, Adelaide
  • Cost: $200 for 2 people
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Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise

Swim with Dolphins Catamaran Cruise from RedBalloon

Get up close and personal with the dolphins off Adelaide's coast with a catamaran cruise. Bring your swimmers because you’ll be heading into the dolphins' natural habitat to watch them interact and play. It's truly a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Location: Departs from Marina Peir, Glenelg
  • Cost: $130 per person
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Shops open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

Shopping centreGood FridaySaturdayEaster SundayEaster Monday
Burnside VillageClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm
Castle Plaza Shopping CentreClosed9am-5pmClosedClosed
Elizabeth Shopping CentreClosed9am-5pmClosedClosed
Harbour Town AdelaideClosed9am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm
Rundle MallClosed9am-5pm11am-5pm11am-5pm
Westfield MarionClosed9am-5pmClosedClosed

Attractions open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

AttractionGood FridaySaturdayEaster SundayEaster MondayWhere to book
Monarto Safari Park9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-4:30pm9am-5pmKlook
Adelaide Oval9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pm9am-5pmRedBalloon
Cleland Wildlife Park9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm
South Australian Museum10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm
Art Gallery of South Australia10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm10am-5pm
Adelaide Zoo9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm9:30am-5pm

Restaurants, cafes and bars open over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

RestaurantAddressOpening hoursCuisineWhere to book
B.Social246 Fosters Road, OakdenMonday-Wednesday: 10am-10pm
Thursday-Friday: 9am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: open 8am-10pm
ItalianGroupon
Bistro 6565 Hindley St, AdelaideSunday-Friday; 6am-9pm
Saturday: Closed
AustralianGroupon
T-Chow Restaurant68 Moonta St, AdelaideLunch time Monday-Sunday:11am-3pm
Dinner time Monday-Sunday:5pm-11pm
ChineseGroupon
Bai Long Store80 Hutt Street, AdelaideLunch time Tuesday-Friday:12pm-2:30pm
Dinner time Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm-10pm
Sunday-Monday:Closed
Asian, fusion
Waters Edge Canberra40 Parkes Place, ParkesLunch Reservation
Wednesday-Sunday:

12pm-1:30pm
Dinner Reservation
Wednesday-Sunday:

12pm-1:30pm
Restaurant can be open Monday or Tuesday as well at the minimum spending of $3500 per service
Modern AustralianGroupon
Cumin Indian Cuisine246 Curtis Rd, Munno ParaSunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-8:45pm
Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-9:15pm
IndianGroupon
Barossa Chateau35 Hermann Thumm Drive, LyndochWednesday-Sunday: 10am-3:30pmAustralianGroupon
Hastwell & Lightfoot301 Foggo Rd, McLaren ValeFriday–Monday: 10:30am-4:30pmAustralian
Maxwell WinesOlivers Rd, McLaren ValeMonday-Thursday,Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pmAustralian
Johnny's Kitchen Prospect101 Prospect Rd, ProspectMonday-Friday, except Wednesday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-2pm, 5pm-10pm
Indian
Ginza Miyako1 Stamford Plaza Hotel, 150 North Terrace, AdelaideLunch
Wednesday-Friday:
12pm-2pm
Monday, Tuesday and public holidays: Closed
Dinner
Monday to Sunday:
6pm-9:30pm
Japanese

Note: The above is accurate as of 19 March 2024. Public holidays may affect normal trading hours. Contact the venue before visiting to confirm its trading hours for 7-10 April 2024.

Events happening over the Easter long weekend in Adelaide

  • Easter Coastal Bunny Run: The popular Bunny Run is back for another year. There are trophies up for grabs and with part of the proceeds going to Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Bravehearts charities, you can't go wrong. Runs 9-10 April.
  • Easter Long Weekend at Mick O'Shea's: Each year Mick O'Shea's hosts fun for the whole family with food and drink specials, live music, face painting, happy hour and an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday.
  • Meadows Easter Fair: Meadows will be home to a 4-day Easter Fair featuring a treasure market with nearly 100 stores selling local wares as well as food and drink. Runs 7–10 April. Free entry.
  • Jetty Road Easter Egg Hunt: Chocolate will be eaten this Easter and one of the best places to go hunting for some is Jimmy Melrose Park. This free event has something for everyone from hidden choccies to gift vouchers. Bookings are required. 2 April from 11am-5pm. It's not happening over Easter long weekend but we reckon it's worth pointing out here in case you can make it.
  • Sophie's Patch Easter Open Garden: The annual open garden event returns for one last year. There'll be free kids' activities and you can pre-order a picnic lunch. Runs from 8–10 April. Tickets from $15 (adults), $5 for children (primary school aged).
  • Art Gallery of South Australia exhibitions: Head to the home of art in Adelaide over the Easter weekend. Experience incredible works like Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media and Rethinking Australian Art which looks at home art changed after the second World War. Select exhibitions are ticketed.
  • The Easter Market Trail for Kids: Head to the Adelaide Central Market and you'll not only tuck into some of the best local eats in town but the kids can have a ball following the Market Trail to pick up free goodies, including chocolate milk and Easter eggs. 6 April from 4-7pm.

Free things to do in Adelaide over the Easter long weekend

  • Have a picnic in Adelaide's Botanic Gardens. Set up in one of the garden's sheltered picnic spots or roll out a rug somewhere in the shade.
  • Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia. Entry to the Gallery and most of its exhibitions is free.
  • Take a free tour of the South Australian Museum. Learn more about Indigenous culture and artefacts, see the bones of dinosaurs and more.
  • Go on a walk in North Terrace. See the historic buildings from a period earlier in Adelaide's history.
  • Relax on the city's best beaches. Visit Glenelg, Henley Beach, Brighton Beach and more for a day in the sun.
  • People watch in Rundle Mall. In the heart of the city, check out sculptures like The Mall's Balls, A Day Out featuring the 4 bronze pigs and other works like the Rundle Lantern.

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