Participant Sports in Adelaide
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Adelaide's parks, flat terrain, and uncluttered streets make it a perfect city for two-wheel exploring.
Linear Park Mountain Bike Hire. Linear Park Mountain Bike Hire rents 21-speed mountain bikes by the hour or for A$20 per day and A$80–A$100 per week, including a helmet, lock, and maps. They're open daily 9–5 in winter, 9–6 in summer, or by appointment. You can also hire paddleboats to use on the Torrens River from here, and buy tickets to ride on the Popeye—Adelaide's famous 40 minute cruise along the river. Elder Park adjacent to Adelaide Festival Centre, City Center, Adelaide, SA, 5000. 0400/596065.
City of Adelaide Golf Links. A 10-minute walk outside of the city, the City of Adelaide Golf Links—reputed to be one of the most picturesque golf settings in the country—runs one short (par 3) and two 18-hole courses. You can rent clubs and carts from the pro shop. Greens fees are from A$21 weekdays and A$24.50 weekends for the north course, A$25.00 weekdays and A$30.00 weekends for the south course. Playing hours are dawn to dusk daily. Entrance to par-3 course is off War Memorial Dr.; 18-hole courses are off Strangways Terr., North Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5006. 08/8267–2171. www.cityofadelaide.com.au.
The Beachhouse. The Beachhouse is a kid's dream come true, with an array of attractions like waterslides, fairground rides, and boats steps from the Glenelg beach. Entry requires purchasing a Fun Card for $2, and then buying credits for the games and rides you want for a two-hour limit. You can keep topping up your card throughout the day. Colley Terr., Glenelg, Adelaide, SA. 08/8295-1511. www.thebeachhouse.com.au.
The Dolphin Boat. Youngsters—and the young at heart—will love a cruise on the Dolphin Boat, which allows you to swim with the cute and friendly animals. The dolphins and tour guides have developed a close relationship over the years, so you're guaranteed to get up close. In fact, if you don't get into the water to swim with the dolphins, they will refund the difference between the watch and the swim. Holdfast Shores Marina, Glenelg, Adelaide, SA. 0412/811–838. www.dolphinboat.com.au. A$98 to swim, A$58 to watch.
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