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Perfect for a day out, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is a wonderful place for both a recreational and educational outing. The place is used by many organizations to host local events and private functions too. Inside the gardens are water sculptures, secluded garden spaces and plant conservatories. A great spot for family outings, learn about exotic species of plants and flowers.
Established in 1883,Adelaide Zoological Gardens is the second oldest in Australia. Located adjacent to Torrens Lake and Botanic Park the zoo's lush mature gardens, heritage buildings and tranquil setting contribute to a delightful day's outing. The zoo's collection is diverse and continually changing and for the kids there are lawns to play on secret paths to explore and a children's zoo. You can dine at the "Lyrebird Cafe," stop for a snack at the kiosk, or simply bring a picnic lunch to enjoy under the canopy of a shady tree.
Operating within the heritage-listed Cleland Conservation Park, this wildlife habitat is filled with creatures that call the surrounding eucalyptus forests home. Guests are welcome to wander freely with waterfowl, hand feed hungry kangaroos, and cuddle cozy koalas. Visitors can also book guided night walks to enjoy the best of the park's nocturnal marsupials. Cleland Wildlife Park has a bistro on-site that caters conferences, weddings, functions, and private events. Otherwise, bring a picnic lunch and take advantage of the site's free gas barbecues as you enjoy unforgettable nature and wildlife.
Leave suburbia behind you and take the scenic journey into Torrens Gorge. The Gorge Wildlife Park is home to various species of native and exotic animals, and over 160 bird species. Set amongst an eucalyptus forest, the sprawling park has large walk-through enclosures for some of the friendlier residents and offers daily opportunities to cuddle a koala under the guidance of an experienced handler. Enjoy a picnic in the cooler climate of the hills, a small kiosk provides snacks and there are pleasant picnic areas with free gas barbecues.
In the rolling green hills behind Hahndorf, the friendly farm animals at Hahndorf Farm Barn are eager to meet you. Featuring alpacas, sheep, goats, deer, birds, cattle, chickens, bees and snakes, this farm offers great family fun. Children can bottle-feed young goats and lambs and see chickens hatching; an unforgettable experience. Sheep shearing and cow milking displays take place daily.