Mother’s Day along the Adelaide Riverbank

Packed full of great Adelaide Riverbank experiences and ideas just for Mum

Adelaide Riverbank Mother's Day Guide

Adelaide Riverbank Mother's Day Guide

You pick up the flowers, we’ve got the rest covered; sit back, relax and read up on how you can spoil Mum this year.

Discover the Adelaide Riverbank with Mum this Mother’s Day, Sunday 13 May 2018. We’ve searched high and low for experiences and ideas that will wow Mum. From delicious eats, stunning art or outdoor adventures there’s so much to do this Mother’s Day along the Adelaide Riverbank.

Adelaide Botanic Garden


Take time out with Mum to explore the beauty and diversity of the Adelaide Botanic Garden; with so much to see you won’t know where to start. Admire the Cactus and Succulent Garden, discover the beauty of the exquisite Victorian Palm House, or stroll under the canopy of Moreton Bay figs along Murdoch Avenue.

Then marvel in the stunning artworks of Christian Thompson and Tamara Dean housed in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany as part of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art.

You might get peckish after a big day exploring the gardens so pack a picnic or stop into Café Fibonacci, Simpson Kiosk or Botanic Gardens Restaurant to refuel.

Home Ground


Spoil mum with a delicious lunch or dinner at R Bar Regattas. Enjoy locally sourced, seasonal produce with a beautiful view over the Adelaide Riverbank.

The newest dinning venue along the Adelaide Riverbank is the Adelaide Convention Centre’s Home Ground. The stylish venue offers a great range of relaxed indoor and outdoor dining to enjoy with Mum and is open breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mother and child roofclimb


Give your Mum an experience she’ll treasure forever with a Commonwealth RoofClimb at Adelaide Oval. Mum can travel along the iconic curved roofline of Adelaide Oval’s Western Stand and take in stunning views of the Adelaide Riverbank. If Mum likes dinner served with a side of adventure why not enjoy the RoofClimb and Dine experience – a RoofClimb followed by a three course meal at the Hill of Grace Restaurant.

Baby Baboon


Take Mum to the Adelaide Zoo for FREE!* Simply collect your token from The Advertiser or Sunday Mail over Mother’s Day weekend and redeem it with another ticket purchase on Mother’s Day (Sunday 13 May).

Or choose from one of their indulgent Mother’s Day options to spoil Mum, with mini massages, Haigh’s chocolate giveaways or a relaxing brunch or lunch complete with a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival for Mum.

*while stocks last

Mother and daughter outside Art Gallery of SA

Art Gallery of South Australia

Indulge Mums senses at the Art Gallery of South Australia and visit the Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay exhibition. Direct from Paris, France the breathtaking exhibition features more than 65 masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Manet, Morisot, Pissarro and Cézanne, among many others.

Haigh’s Champagne High Tea

InterContinental Adelaide

Make Mother’s Day truly special with the ultimate gift, a sumptuous Haigh’s Champagne High Tea at the Riverside Restaurant. Mum will enjoy continuous flowing G.H MUMM Grand Cordon Rosé Champagne on the day accompanied by a delicious Haigh’s themed high tea.

All guests attending on the day will also go in the draw to win an amazing G.H MUMM Gift Basket!

The Popeye


Why not hop on the Popeye for a cruise along the River Torrens, the skipper runs between Elder Park and the zoo daily, every half hour, between 10am – 4pm. You and Mum will get a great view of the riverbank and see local birdlife, such as the majestic Black Swan.

Picnic on the Adelaide Riverbank


Looking for something low key? Sit back and enjoy a picnic in one of the lovely grassy spots along the riverbank. Our picks are Elder Park (followed by a cheeky paddle boat race), Pinky Flat and Botanic Park or further down the river, Bonython Park.

If a picnic isn’t her style, join the BBQ Buoys for a picnic of a different kind aboard one of their floating BBQ’s. Bring a selection of Mum’s favourite foods or ask their team to prepare a package for you. Mum can sit back, enjoy a glass of wine or a beer, take in the view and enjoy some family time floating down the river.

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