Things to do near Adelaide Airport

  Quick trips: Sightseeing near Adelaide Airport

Situated close to Adelaide Airport, Parador Airport Motel offers convenient access to several local attractions. Here’s a list of activities and sites near the airport for guests looking to explore the area.

1. Glenelg Beach (15 minute drive)

Relax on the beach, take a walk on the jetty, or explore local shops and cafes. Glenelg is one of Adelaide’s most popular beaches, with amazing views, an amusement park and volleyball courts.

2. Adelaide Botanic Garden (20 minute drive)

A peaceful spot for a walk among indigenous and exotic plants. There’s educational exhibits, themed gardens and diverse plant collections to be explored. More info here:

3. Adelaide Central Market (15 minute drive)

Experience fresh local foods and goods at one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest undercover markets. Open Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday).
Check the website for current opening hours:

4. South Australian Aviation Museum (20 minute drive)

Explore over 27 aircraft displays, many which you can get up close to, hop into and explore. Learn about aviation history and the aerospace industry in Australia. Check the website for opening hours and entry fee:

5. Harbour Town Adelaide (Nearby – walking distance)

Take a quick shopping trip to Harbour Town. Find discounts on a variety of items at this open-air shopping center with outlets for popular brands, local souvenirs and specialty retailers.

6. The Semaphore Foreshore (20 minute drive)

Enjoy the beach, vintage carousel, waterslide park, amusement rides, and mini-golf. There’s extensive lawns, shady picnic areas and walking paths with coastal views, making this a beautiful location for a day trip.

7. Travelling to Adelaide with Kids?

You can’t beat for all the best things to see and do with your kids while in Adelaide. From family friendly events, to playgrounds and the best kids menus in town this is a great online resource to use while you’re in town


Parador Airport Motel is ideally located for guests looking to explore Adelaide before or after flights, providing easy access to these attractions. If you’re staying with us and would like locals tips or guidance planning a day out around Adelaide (while not venturing too far from the airport) ask our Reception team who will be more than happy to help!

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