Living in Adelaide and want to explore your own backyard for your next holiday? Maybe you are travelling to Adelaide. Either way, you can experience a great South Australian road trip in a campervan or motorhome. Domestic travel is going to see a massive increase once the isolation levels for the COVID-19 are lifted. Now is a good time to plan your campervan holiday.
Known as the "City of Churches," Adelaide is a remarkable place to explore. You can start by visiting its magnificent churches including Saint Peter’s Cathedral and Saint Francis Xavier’s Cathedral. Other attractions are best visited at a specific time, but most like the Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Botanic Garden and South Australian Museum can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Adelaide Caravan Park is approximately two kilometres away from Adelaide's CBD on Richmond Street. Its facilities include a first-class swimming pool, barbecue area and open spaces to relax and play. The park offers a wide range of accommodation options that include "Shady Sites", ideal for parking your campervan.
Adelaide Shores Caravan Park formerly West Beach Caravan Park is one of the most popular parks in South Australia for locals and tourists alike. It is an award-winning site offering a wide range of accommodation with facilities such as heated pools, a tennis court, walking tracks, playground, restaurant, laundry, WiFi, gardens, communal shower, communal kitchen, gas, outdoor furniture and more. Most of the campervan camping sites are powered, and available at affordable rates.
Brighton Caravan Park and Holiday Village is located along Burnham Road in Kingston Park. It is just 17 kilometres outside of central Adelaide. The site is near the Southern Wine District, Brighton Jetty, the historical Kingston House and a number of shopping centres. It has four campervan sites, namely the Beach Front Sites, Powered Sites, Un-Powered Sites and Small Tent Sites.
Brownhill Creek Caravan Park can be found at 41 Brownhill Creek Road in Mitcham. It is a family-friendly site just seven miles from the city beaches. Among its many facilities are public telephones, WiFi, tennis court, swimming pool and central dump point and sullage point.
Marion Holiday Park lies at just around twelve kilometres away from the centre of the city of Adelaide. Its exact location is 323 Sturt Road, Bedford Park, South Australia. The park offers different types of wonderful accommodation including Caravan and Tent Sites.
The minimum age to hire a campervan in Adelaide is 21. However, there are a few companies that allow drivers age 18 and above.
You don’t need a special licence to drive a campervan or motorhome rental. All you need to provide is a valid driver licence held for at least one year. You may need to present an International Driving Permit if your licence is not written in English.
You can’t park anywhere you want in Adelaide and wild camping is illegal in Australia. Look for designated areas where you can park your campervan rental.
There are several free camping spots near Adelaide including Red Banks Conservation Park, Burra Creek Gorge Reserve, and Mount Remarkable National Park.
Adelaide Central Market can be found between Grote and Gouger Street in Adelaide. Central Market encompasses over eighty stalls, offering the finest, affordable, locally-produced foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, pastries, gourmet cheeses and confectionery. The market is not always open so be sure to check the venue's opening times so you do not miss out.
Adelaide Hills form part the mountain range called Mount Lofty Ranges on the eastern side of the city. It is one of the first areas in South Australia that was occupied by European immigrants. Driving through the hills is highly popular with both tourists and locals. Adelaide Hills' sought after attractions include the abundant flora and fauna, the Cleland Conservation Park, Heysen Trail, Mawson Trail and Waterfall Gully.
Chinatown Adelaide sits in between the Couger and Grote Streets in Adelaide. Features of Chinatown include its interesting Chinese Arch, a large number of Chinese restaurants and some great cultural shops.
Glenelg has a beautiful beach, a number of leisure and recreation facilities, shopping areas and the finest accommodation. It is a popular beachside suburb near Anzac Road and is very popular among visitors.
Gorge Wildlife Park covers over fourteen acres of land along Redden Drive and Cudlee Creek. It is a gorgeous location with abundant flora and fauna. The park is one of the best places in the country to see exotic and native Australian wildlife such as dingos, echidnas, fruit bats, kangaroos, koalas and wallabies.
Haigh's Chocolate Factory is located at 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside, Adelaide. It is a small chocolate factory that sells high-quality chocolates. It was founded by Alfred E. Haigh in 1915 and primarily serves Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. The venue offers 15 to 20 minutes guided factory tours free of charge. Be sure to make a reservation a day or two earlier.
Migration Museum is situated at 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. It was opened in 1986 and highlights the colourful history of immigration and settlement in Australia. Entry is free, but donations are highly appreciated.
Montefiore Hill lies to the north of Adelaide. It is the site where the Surveyor-General Colonel William Light was able to decide that the area he can see from the top of Montefiore Hill was the perfect place to establish the city of Adelaide. The picturesque views from the top of the hill are popular among visitors.