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Where to Celebrate a Memorable Mother’s Day in Adelaide

Where to Celebrate a Memorable Mother’s Day in Adelaide

On that special Sunday in May, we celebrate the remarkable women who’ve shaped our lives. If you’re looking for a sunny, cheerful city that’s a perfect blend of urban chic and tranquil nature spots, spend Mother’s Day in Adelaide!

Whatever her interests—whether she’s a fashionista or nature lover—Adelaide has the perfect Mother’s Day experience waiting for every mom.

For shopaholics: Rundle Mall

Website: https://www.rundlemall.com/

Address: Glenelg, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Contact details: +61 8 8336 0901

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 AM-5:30 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM-9 PM
  • Saturday-Sunday: 9 AM-5 PM

Indulge in some retail therapy to brighten mama’s day! Rundle Mall is the ultimate destination for shopping delights, boasting over 1,000 stores and countless eateries serving delicious dishes!

From chic dresses to sparkling jewels, the mall’s got it all. Time to treat mom to a lavish day out. She deserves it!

Pro tips:
Take advantage of all the Mother’s Day discounts here, which you can track through their website.

While the stores can accommodate the influx of buyers, most of the restaurants cannot. Make sure to book a table in advance if you also plan to dine here.

For a sentimental walk: Hahndorf Village

Website: https://www.visitadelaidehills.com.au/hahndorf

Address: Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia

If you’re looking for a cozy and sentimental walk showcasing Adelaide’s natural charms, try Hahndorf Village. As the city’s oldest German settlement, it maintains its Bavarian charms through its Fachwerk architecture and traditional cuisine. 

Don’t miss out on the irresistible coffee and ice cream! Moreover, as you savor your treats, leisurely wander down Main Street to soak in the atmosphere while indulging your sweet tooth.

Pro tips:
Try hiring a bus tour when visiting the village so you get more information about the history of the place.

If you’re in the mood for strawberry picking, head over to Beerenberg Strawberry Farm, which is inside the village. 

For animal lovers: Adelaide Zoo

Website: https://www.adelaidezoo.com.au/

Address: Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Contact details: +61 8 8267 3255

Operating hours: 

  • All week – 9:30 AM-5 PM

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Adelaide Zoo and discover the universal bond shared by all creatures—the love of a mama! Come meet furry and exotic friends—sea lions, macaws, monkeys, and more—along with their beloved mothers.

The real star during Mother’s Day is Delilah the tiger and her cute and energetic cubs! If you catch Delilah giving her babies a scolding, you could always tease your mom about her new competition in mom growling! 

Pro tips:
Grab a copy of the Adelaide Zoo Map so you can thoroughly plan which animals you’ll see for the day.

Take advantage of the free keeper talks so you can learn more about the animals. 

For green thumbs: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Website: https://www.botanicgardens.sa.gov.au/

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Contact details: +61 8 8222 9311

Operating hours: 

  • Monday to Friday – 7:15 AM-5:30 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday – 9 AM to 5:30 PM

If your mother is a green thumb, going to the Adelaide Botanic Garden is a no-brainer! Spanning 50 hectares, the large garden houses the rarest flowers and plants from all over the world. 

The garden houses almost every plant category, including orchids, cactuses, tropical plants, and more. Not to mention, it also has some of the most stunning Victorian architecture in Australia.

Pro tips:
Traffic around the area is heavy, so it’s best to just ride the tram to get here, as the latter has a stop just for the area. 

Is your mom a fan of roses? Check out the International Rose Garden where you can see over 2,700 roses of different colorful variants. 

For wine moms: Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door

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Website: https://www.penfolds.com/

Address: 78 Penfold Rd, Magill SA 5072, Australia

Contact details: +61 8 8301 5569

Operating hours: 

  • All week: 10 AM-5 PM

Wine moms unite in Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door! Their traditional wine-tasting experience is simply divine and will make you discover how Adelaide got its reputation for the best wines. 

Here, you’ll go beyond and embark on an adventure of the estate’s chic vineyards, underground cellar, and winery! If your mom loves it, don’t forget to buy her a take-home bottle! 

Pro tips:
Availing their cellar tour is recommended, especially if your mom speaks Mandarin, as they offer a dedicated tour in this language.

To give her a more personalized gift, try gifting your mother a wine from her year of birth (subject to availability). 

For a fancy meal: Garçon Bleu

Website: https://garconbleu.com.au/

Address: 108 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Contact details: +61 8 8432 1999

Operating hours: 

  • Breakfast: 6:30-10:30 AM
  • Lunch: 12 NN-2 PM
  • Dinner: 5:30-9:30 PM

If you’re looking for something fancy and posh for Mother’s Day, Garçon Bleu is a must-try. Located on the 9th floor of Sofitel Adelaide is this neo-French restaurant that’s highly IG-worthy with its contemporary interior and a great view of the city.

The cuisine here is an exquisite gastronomic fusion, blending French culinary expertise with locally sourced fresh produce and wine. Standout dishes include the savory, melt-in-your-mouth duck breast and the smoked salmon with a delightful sweet cure.

Pro tips:
The food may take some time to arrive (sometimes an hour), so it’s advisable to plan your day accordingly and avoid arriving too hungry.

The carrot and apricot puree is a must-try, boasting the perfect balance of sweetness that would appeal to those who are sugar-conscious. 

For a relaxing spa session: Eassa Day Spa

Website: https://www.eassadayspa.com/

Address: ​​34 Hindley St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Operating hours: 

  • All week: 10 AM-9 PM

Mothers worldwide will agree: they are always due for pampering! Eassa Day Spa provides a highly relaxing de-stress session that targets muscle tension, glowing skin, and a strong immune system.

Here, you can give mama a complete pampering, from a de-aging facial session down to nail design. You can even opt for a makeup session, ensuring she looks stunning for any dinner plans you have afterward.

Pro tip:
For a convenient experience, be sure to book your session through their website.

For a chill staycation: Sequoia Lodge

Website: https://www.sequoialodge.com.au/

Address: 1 Mawson Dr, Crafers SA 5152, Australia

Contact details: (08) 8130 9230

Sometimes, staying in one place to talk, sip some wine, and admire the view is just what your mother would want. If a view of the Crafers, a relaxing fireplace, and plenty of space for walking is her idea of fun, try the Sequoia Lodge. 

The misty Adelaide Hills becomes more relaxing once you take a dip in one of their hot pools while sipping on some champagne. There’s also the nearby Hardy’s Verandah that provides a unique degustation experience showing you the best of South Australia.

Pro tips:
The lodge is strictly for those 18+ of age, so you unfortunately can’t bring children with you. 

Just because it’s a staycation doesn’t mean you shouldn’t move around! Take advantage of the beautiful gardens of the lodge to fully take in the view of Adelaide Hills. 

For a cheerful and filling meal: La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide

Website: https://www.laboca.com.au/adelaide/

Address: 150 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday: 11:30 AM-2 PM, 5 PM-9 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM-2 PM, 5 PM-10 PM
  • Saturday: 5 PM-10 PM
  • Sunday: 5 PM-9 PM

La Boca Bar and Grill Adelaide is for those who want a spicy, energetic, and delicious dining experience! Boasting authentic Argentinian dishes like wood-fired grilled chicken thighs, empanadas, and sausage rolls, the restaurant is perfect for a culinary adventure.

The atmosphere inside is sizzling with fun and excitement, from the fragrant smell of the wood grill down to the festive music. With a couple of sips of their sangrias, you and your mom will definitely have a blast!

Pro tips:
If you have a big budget, trying their Wagyu on a rump is a must!

If you and your mom are down for a festive experience, book a seat near the grill. The cooking session is its own show!

For fans of Mamma Mia: Star of Greece

Website: https://starofgreece.com.au/

Address: 1 Esplanade, Port Willunga SA 5173, Australia

Operating hours: 

  • Wednesday, Sunday: 12 PM-3 PM
  • Thursday-Saturday: 12 PM-9 PM

The Star of Greece is located 40 minutes away from the CBD, but the drive is certainly worth it, especially if your mom is a big Mamma Mia fan. From the view of the ivory shoreline to the Mediterranean dishes, the restaurant transports you straight to Greece.

The atmosphere here is just like a summer in Greece: laid back yet still stylish! Here, you can dine on steamed squid and grilled King George whiting while in flip-flops and sarong.

Pro tips:
Take note that they don’t allow outside food. The dining space, shaded, still receives lots of sunlight, so be sure to be protected with sunscreen. 
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