What to Do in Adelaide during Winter?

Looking out to see grey skies or a drizzle of rain can be off-putting to most people. You might feel unenthused about venturing outside, and decide to stay in, again, on the couch. Cabin fever is likely to follow this kind of behaviour and you might find yourself feeling lethargic, irritable and bored!

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Don’t let the cold weather deter you from enjoying a weekend away. Adelaide comes to life in winter and with events going on all season, you’ll love every moment in this city. Leave the dent in your couch and come let Adelaide show you how you can still have all the fun, even during winter time.


Almond Blossom Festival

The Almond Blossom Festival is held in the town of Willunga. The Almond Blossom Festival includes a family fair day, fireworks, a street parade and some festival lunches where you can enjoy almond soup and local wine as part of your meal. Almond Blossom festival is held from 29th of July – 5th August.


Whale Watching

If you’d love to enjoy the ocean in South Australia but the weather is a bit cold for a swim, you can still enjoy the seas by going whale watching. Every winter in South Australia has a return of Southern Right Whales to its shores. There are plenty of boat guides and tours you can take in the area.


Adelaide Hills Beer & Cider Showcase

Join us in The Atrium Lounge and indulge in a 5 part beer and cider showcasing the Adelaide Hills region, while perfectly pairing each drink with a decadent tasting of small plates created by our talented in-house chefs.

Hop to Kangaroo Island

Choose a first Sunday of the month and hop on board the walk-on daytrip ferry to get yourself to the Penneshaw Farmer’s Market on Kangaroo Island. Make it a whole day adventure by doing a spot of fishing and enjoy the views. After your visit dine with us with our Taste of Kangaroo Island Degustation dinner.


Sea and Vines Festival

The Sea and Vines Festival in McLaren Vale is held over the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend (June 10-12). This is the largest wine-region event in South Australia and isn’t one to be missed! From degustation dinners with winemakers and chefs, wine tours, family activities and more, this is where you get to warm your heart with beautiful wines, great food, good company and excellent scenery.


Explore Markets

There’s nothing like rugging up in your beanie, gloves and boots and exploring a decent market. Before you know it you’ll have a beautifully hot coffee in your hands and you’ll be perusing some great local produce. The Adelaide Central Market is a must for anyone travelling to Adelaide. Venture further out for some great markets at the Barossa, Stirling or Willunga.


Experience luxury accommodation this winter where we’ll make sure you leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired by all Adelaide has to offer. Book your winter trip with InterContinental Adelaide direct today to receive the lowest online rate.