You are going to start your day with a trip to Adelaide’s most famous beach side suburb, Glenelg. The best way to get there from the Adelaide CBD is by taking the Glenelg Tram, which is Adelaide’s only remaining tram service and transports you for free down to the beach from Victoria Square.
From Glenelg you are going to meet some of the city’s most exotic residents at the Adelaide Zoo. With more than 1800 creatures from the animal kingdom at the zoo across 300 species, its most popular current residents are without doubt the pandas. To see these fascinating and desperately endangered animals, you will have to make a booking in advance.
Since they are the only giant pandas in Australia, it is well worth the effort to book a meeting with Wang Wang and Funi. The zoo has a particular focus on animals from Gondwanaland, which includes India, South East Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. You can see orang-utans, tapirs, monkeys, Komodo dragons and sun bears among other intriguing species ready to greet you. The zoo is also a botanical gardens where you can wander and enjoy the ambiance created by species of native and exotic plants.
After lunch you are going to get active and explore the CBD by bicycle. The Adelaide City Bikes scheme hires out bikes for free between 9am and 4:30pm everyday. All you need is a driver’s license or passport and you are free to explore the city on two wheels. You are given a bike lock too, so that you can stop off and explore different attractions en route.
When the sun sets the fun is just beginning with a twilight tour and dinner at Penfold’s Magill Estate Winery, which is tucked into Adelaide’s foothills only 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD by car or taxi. The tour begins with a stroll through the old fashioned wine cellar and underground maturation cellar where giant wine barrels patiently prepare the wine for bottling. Following this you will be given a wine appreciation course and tasting where you are taught about the different wines made at Penfold's and the unique features of each. Finally you are treated to a sumptuous five course feast from the estate’s award winning restaurant.