AFL Travel: adventures in Adelaide

Any AFL fan who has travelled to Adelaide to support their team will know that that the City of Churches is the perfect place for a sneaky weekend away. The city has a laid-back vibe, coupled with beautiful natural attractions and award-winning wineries, making it an easy decision to turn an AFL match into a getaway. Whether you’re in town to cheer on the Power, the Crows or a rival team, be sure to add these great local experiences to your next AFL Travel booking.

Ride the City to Sea Bike Tour

Experience Adelaide like a local with a City to Sea cycling tour. The guided tour begins in the CBD and winds through the city streets down to the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct and along the Rivers Torrens Linear Trail. You’ll then hit the beach and continue along the foreshore with spectacular ocean views through Henley Beach and finishing in Glenelg. Once you’ve had your fill of this historic seaside town, make your way back to the city with a ride on the famed Glenelg tram.

Take a tour of Adelaide Oval

Die-hard AFL fans will appreciate a behind-the-scenes tour of the Adelaide Oval. Be expertly guided through the history of the oval as you access parts of the stadium usually closed to the general public. Admire the heritage-listed, 100-year-old scoreboard, before taking a peek inside the player’s dressing rooms and imagining the numerous match day preparations, victory songs sung and quiet post-match reflections that have taken place inside these rooms by your favourite sporting stars.

Experience the Barossa

Adelaide is famous for its world-class wines, many of which come from the peak grape growing conditions of the Barossa Valley.  Be chauffeured through the winding roads to some of the region’s renowned wineries, enjoying stunning views, stopping for tastings and sampling delicious fresh produce as you go. For a truly unique experience, book a scenic helicopter flight and experience the lush rolling hills from above.

Visit Kangaroo Island

For nature lovers, a trip to Adelaide wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Kangaroo Island. See the native Australian sea lions with a guided walk through the Seal Bay Conservation Park, get up close and personal with the local koalas at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and experience the unspoilt beaches and terrain of Flinders Chase National Park, including world-famous Admirals Arch and Remarkable Rocks.

AFL Travel is now taking package bookings for the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. Bookings can be made through the AFL Travel website or by contacting the AFL Travel Contact Centre on 13 17 43 from Monday to Friday 8am–6pm AEST and Saturday 9am–5pm AEST.

 

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Words by Rebecca Walker. Image courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission (www.southaustralia.com) - Published 31 March 2019
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 1.2 million
Area 870 km2
Time Zone GMT +9.5
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220–240v 50Hz
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