A gift they’ll never forget: the top 6 experiences in Adelaide

Christmas gift shopping can be a nightmare.

The stores are packed with displays and colourful signage, Rundle Mall is teeming with shoppers, postage costs can be outrageous – not to mention the decision of what to buy!

Some people are easy to buy for, but others can be really tricky. What do you get them? Something special, something useful, something they’ll remember – you know the feeling. They don’t need more stuff, but you want to give them something really amazing. Put some excitement back into their life with the gift of an experience they’ll never forget. Make Christmas shopping easy – not to mention light-weight – with a special experience in Adelaide.

Here are our top six picks of the best Adelaide experiences to give this Christmas.

RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval Twilight Tours

Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb

Our number one pick is, not surprisingly, ourselves! Give your loved one a unique experience atop one of Australia’s most iconic sporting venues with a Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb. Whether it’s for mum, dad, the kids or the grandparents, and whether they’re into sport or they’re just into having an adventure, a RoofClimb is an experience they’ll never forget. They’ll see Adelaide from a unique perspective with 360-degree views of the metropolitan area, from the Adelaide Hills in the east to the coastline in the west. For real sports fans, the RoofClimb ODI Match Day Experience is the ultimate cricket experience.

Wild Nights at the Adelaide Zoo

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Animal Encounters

Have an up-close encounter of the wild kind at Adelaide Zoo! Book an Animal Experience with a wide range of creatures big and small, including the famous Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni, tigers, lions, hippos, apes, meerkats, birds and many more. Take the experience further and book a night in the zoo with the sounds of the animals to keep you company. You can even spend a day as an assistant keeper for an interactive, behind the scenes glimpse at life as a zookeeper at Adelaide Zoo! Head to the Adelaide Zoo website to see what’s on offer.

Jet Flight Simulator AdelaideImage: Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide

Fly like an Eagle

Jet Flight Simulator Adelaide allows budding pilots, young and old, to test their skills at flying a Boeing 737-800NG or an F/A-18 Super Hornet. Fly over the streets of Paris or glide underneath the Sydney Harbor Bridge, all from this incredibly realistic flight simulator located in North Adelaide. Each flight is supervised by a qualified flight instructor, so they’ll have all the tricks of the trade and know-how to land safely and maneuver through the virtual skies. What’s better – there’s no age limit to the flight simulator; they’ve had budding pilots as young as 5 take to the skies, and adventurous teenagers love the fighter jet. Friends can also jump in the back seat to take a ride and watch the pilot as they take control, as well as document the journey for some laughs later on. Book on their website here.


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The Great Escape

Give the gift of a mystery this Christmas with Escape Hunt, an immersive, exciting escape room experience. There are three themed experiences which have lots of puzzles and mysteries to solve in order to escape from the room. There’s also a licensed bar to celebrate and recap your escapades afterwards with family or friends. The escape rooms are private, so the experience can be savoured between close friends and family, and you can even book an experience just for two people – perfect for couples testing the problem-solving waters! Check out the Escape Hunt experiences here.


Old Adelaide Gaol

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Ghosts, Ghouls and Gaols

If you’re looking for something that will supply spine-tingling chills en masse, book a Ghost Tour at Adelaide Gaol. This night-time tour promises authentic, original, spooky stories from the Adelaide Gaol’s history. There’s also a Twilight Tour that is more kid-friendly, so you can scare the pants off the whole family! For the budding ghost hunter in your life, there’s also the Paranormal Investigation option. Developed by the Adelaide Gaol’s paranormal investigator Jeff Fausch, this tour will take you deep into the gaol to search for paranormal activity. Book an Adelaide Gaol tour online.


BBQ Buoys

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Frothy Beers and Floating BBQs

For a relaxing, fun day out with family or friends, choose a voucher for a BBQ Buoy on the River Torrens. Pack your ingredients and purchase your drinks on the shore and set off on a calming meander down the waterway. There’s a great variety of packages to choose from, catering for different numbers of people with different inclusions, such as wine, beer, soft drink and cheese platters. You don’t need any boating experience or licenses, and they’re great for an intimate lunch between two or a party of ten. Check out their options on the BBQ Buoy website.

Whether you choose something relaxing or invigorating, there are great options in the city to give an experience as a gift this Christmas.

A RoofClimb is a memory that your loved one will remember for years to come! Beat the Christmas rush, and buy their gift card online today.

Give the gift of an experience this Christmas.

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