The 2020 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships return to the picturesque Brighton Beach from 25 – 27 January 20120. Australia’s pinnacle open water swimming event will showcase the country’s top and emerging open water swimming talent. This event forms a key part of the criteria to gain selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Adelaide is a fantastic place to visit with a world class range of events, many occurring in the summer months. Swimming Australia therefore recommends booking accommodation well in advance.
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We’ve found the best experiences for you and your family while you’re in South Australia.
South Australia is full of family-friendly activities. Get up-close to wildlife at the Adelaide Zoo, go strawberry picking in the Adelaide Hills, or head to The Beachouse at Glenelg and spend the day on wild waterslides, dodgem cars, and arcade games. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the championships is the Mega Adventure's aerial park where you can let your inner ninja warrior explore high-rise monkey bars that will have your heart pounding.
Adelaide is the perfect place to fill your shopping bags. Treat yourself at Rundle Mall – over 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip, and discover boutiques selling local designs and higher-end clothing stores on Rundle Street.
See a different side of Adelaide on a tour, charter or cruise. Experience our beautiful landscapes from the sky on a hot air balloon flight, or on a riverboat along the gorgeous Murray River. Temptation Sailing at Glenelg offers private cruises and dolphin swimming expeditions along South Australia's stunning coastline.
Food and Drink
For the over-18s, explore Adelaide’s small bar scene. Adelaide’s East End bars are some of the finest you’ll find in South Australia. Indulge at one of the city’s favourite restaurants – Africola, Shobosho, Peel St, Golden Boy, Osteria Oggi… There’s also a thriving late-night dessert culture, think luxurious dessert kitchens, intimate sweet cafés, decadent delis, and contemporary ice cream parlours.
Stay a little Longer
Why not check out our events in January
Head to www.southaustralia.com to discover a range of itineraries, accommodation options, things to do and places to see.
Check out some of our previous events in Adelaide.