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 5 Hidden gems to explore in Adelaide during the summer – Treat yourself to South Australia’s finest

Adelaide is a city laden with plenty to do, see and experience. In the event you’re heading over in summer, then do make plans to visit some, if not all of these landmarks penned down below.


Mount Osmond Reserve

Outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and animal lovers will be quite at home no sooner they set foot within the splendid environs of Mount Osmond Reserve. Found a hop, step and jump (20 minutes to be exact) from Adelaide, this nature reserve is well worth spending time at. Showcasing a mix of native wetlands, forests and as many as 10 trails that will challenge the resolve of the most skilled hiker out there, Mount Osmond Reserve is where you can meet and greet kangaroos and koalas in their natural habitat as well.


Lake Bumbunga

Should you be yearning to embark on a day trip well away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then hiring a car and driving to Lake Bumbunga will serve as the perfect tonic for you. Hiring a car in Adelaide is convenient given the numerous service providers present and before long you will be well on your way towards discovering one of Australia’s 5 pink lakes. What makes a visit to Lake Bumbunga all the more worthwhile can be attributed to the fact that the Lake’s colour tends to change between white, pink and blue based on the season, time of day, the prevailing cloud cover and the salinity levels of the water.


Hallett Cove Boardwalk

Nestled some 40 minutes from Adelaide is Hallett Cove Boardwalk which winds its way along a certain portion of South Australia’s captivating coastline. Ideal for getting your daily dose of healthy as part of a casual meander or an energetic jog that can go on for as long as 10 km, Hallett Cove Boardwalk will present you an opportunity to have dramatic cliffs and sandy stretches of beach be your constant companions.


Mintaro Maze

If you’re the type of globetrotter who thrives on a challenge or two or even has a soft spot for making it out of a maze in one piece, then Mintaro Maze will surely rank as one of the better experiences of your time in South Australia’s capital. Located under 2 hours from Adelaide, Mintaro Maze is a unique combination of well over 800 coniferous trees, twists, turns and breathtaking fountains that will have your mind working overtime. No, sooner you beat the Maze, head straight for the gift shop where you can pick and choose from a wonderful collection of quirky souvenirs that will certainly go well on your mantlepiece back home.


Rundle Mall

Opened in the year 1976 and extending for a total of 520 meters from King Willaim Street to Pulteney Street, Rundle Mall is an incredible retail therapy adventure just waiting to happen for you. Packed to the rafters with more than 700 retailers, Rundle Mall is surrounded by a slew of 19th-century buildings which add to its allure and identity. The attraction is a 16-minute walk from the best hotel in Adelaide which is Avani Adelaide Residences and visitors will have ease of access to getting their hands on acclaimed brand names and labels in the likes of H&M and Sephora.