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Top workouts and active pastimes in Adelaide this spring

Walk, swim, climb and dance into spring with our list of fitness activities

By Time Out editors

Please remember to observe social distancing and good hygiene habits. Some listed venues/experiences may be closed – be sure to check ahead.

It's a telling fact that even when the entire country was under lockdown, exceptions were made for physical exercise – we just weren't made to sit still. And, blessed with beaches, nature reserves and sporting facilities, Adelaide is an outdoorsy city if ever there was one. From swimming with dolphins to walks with amazing views, here are ten great ways to keep active in Adelaide.

RoofClimb, Adelaide Oval
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Try the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb

Things to do Walks and tours North Adelaide

If you're looking for a true VIP experience at the footy or cricket then forget those fancy corporate boxes you're probably not getting invited to anyway – the most exclusive seats at Adelaide Oval are 50m above the field, on the roof.

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Explore the Sugarloaf Circuit Walk

Things to do Walks and tours

Cleland Conservation Park is a region of hills, gulleys, walking paths and cycling trails in the Adelaide Hills. One of its best walks is the Sugarloaf Circuit, which is a three-hour walk covering nearly six kilometres that shouldn't tax the reasonably fit hiker despite some steep sections. 

Oceanic Victor Swim with tuna
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Swim with the tuna

Things to do Walks and tours

This unique marine experience lets you swim with Southern Bluefin tuna – dubbed ‘the Ferraris of the ocean’ – in a specially designed in-sea aquarium on Granite Island, an hour south of Adelaide. 

Temptation Sailing
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Swim with the dolphins

Things to do Walks and tours Glenelg Jetty Road

Get up close with the dolphins in the cool waters off Glenelg Beach, just 20 minutes from the CBD. Temptation Sailing's 17m catamaran was the first vessel in South Australia to be granted a licence for dolphin swims; as a result the thousand or so common and bottlenose dolphins in the area now actually come to it and are always eager to play. 

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Take a class with the Australian Ballet

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The venerable dance company has launched online adult ballet classes that you can enjoy for the humble price of $25. All aspiring dancers can take part, with classes offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. 

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Enrol in an online exercise class

Things to do

During times of uncertainty, a reliable routine can really help. We've found the best online workouts – from cardio and core strength to Pilates and power lifts. Get your heart pumping and those endorphins flowing in the safety of your own home. 



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