Free Things to Do In Adelaide!

When travelling, you always end up spending money, sometimes more than you would prefer or have planned for. Adelaide offers you some great free things for you to do so check out our guide below!

The Best Things in Life Are Free

Janet Jackson was right when she sang the ‘best things in life are free’. You will love the following free activities in Adelaide:

Walking Tours

There is a range of free walking tours in Adelaide. You can also do a self-guided tour with a map. Hopping on the free connector bus is also a great way of exploring the city; the bus does an inner city loop and an extended loop around North Adelaide. Speak to the international concierge to find out more.


Museums are a great way of learning cultural and historical knowledge about a place. Adelaide has some great museums, many of which have free entry like the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia. These also run free tours daily.

Outdoor Cinema

During summer, Adelaide offers you a range of free outdoor cinema. Whether you’re a family with children or a couple, watching free outdoor movies is one of life’s fun things to do.

Attend a Free Festival Event

Adelaide has festivals running all year long, and many of these feature free events. For instance, the Adelaide Writers Festival hosts several free workshops and seminars.

Window Shop

With over 1000 shops, Rundle Mall is the place to shop. Window shopping is relaxing, fun and best of all – free. At dusk, the mall becomes atmospheric and, with fewer people present, you have a lot of the place to yourself.

A Stroll in the Botanic Gardens

The gardens offer free entry and are open seven days a week. In summer, this oasis in the middle of the city has extended opening times.  Take a stroll there and feel instantly recharged. Don’t forget to check out the Mount Lofty botanic gardens in the Adelaide Hills.

Hire a Free Bike

Every day, you can hire a free bike from one of 20 locations around the city including in front of the hotel and North Adelaide. It’s an innovative way of exploring and getting around.

Attend a Concert or Gig

There is a range of free concerts and gigs happening all over Adelaide most days of the week. They cater to a range of musical tastes.

For more great tips and information on free activities in Adelaide, speak to the staff at InterContinental Adelaide. Contact us and book your stay.

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