Club SACE is a great way to make Australian and international friends with fellow students and teachers.  It organises a range of inexpensive, fun social activities for students both during the week and on weekends.

These include weekend trips to the Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, visiting Adelaide’s beachfront cafe districts, winery visits, national parks, camping trips, barbecues, film afternoons and many sporting activities such as tennis, Aussie rules football and soccer.

Club SACE manages a student booking service for popular travel and holiday trips in Adelaide and South Australia.

Local Attractions

Adelaide is known as the ‘Festival City’ because of the many and varied festivals. These include many regional food, wine and music festivals in the surrounding wine producing areas of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. There are also outback events such as the Opera in the Outback and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

Exciting regional attractions include:

  • the wild unspoilt natural beauty and abundant wildlife of Kangaroo Island,
  • the famous vineyards of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, just 40 minutes from the centre of Adelaide,
  • the Adelaide Hills with its national parks and Australian wildlife,
  • the outback desert environment stretching north through the Flinders Ranges and the
  • opal mining areas (Coober Pedy) to Ayers Rock in the centre of Adelaide.
  • South Australia is the gateway to the Great Australian Outback. One of the great train trips of the world begins in Adelaide, its destination Alice Springs, near Ayers Rock.

Getting Around

Adelaide has an integrated local transport system which includes metropolitan buses, trains and trams. The latter operates between the city centre and Glenelg. Then there is the O-Bahn busway which runs on concrete tracks between the city centre and the Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre.

The airport is 8km (5mi) west of the city and is serviced by an airport bus. Adelaide is a relatively cyclist-friendly city with good cycling tracks and bicycle lanes on many city streets.

The Adelaide Metro has details of times for public transport in Adelaide.

click here for further information about rail travel in South Australia

All major car rental companies have depots in Adelaide and there are also a number of smaller, independent South Australian companies.

Car rental firms require a current driver’s license and a deposit or credit card imprint. Generally, the minimum age requirement is 25 years, however some local companies have a minimum age requirement of 21.

Budget, Rent a Car, Thrifty, Hertz or Avis Rent a Car

There a bus services to many South Australian regional areas. Further information can be found at the BusSA website.

Ferry services connect Kangaroo Island to the mainlaind. Further information can be found at the Sealink website.

The Ghan is the ultimate journey through the heart of the continent. Adelaide, gateway to the Outback is the departure point for the Ghan. Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

The Overland provides a comfortable, relaxing way to travel between the two cities. Adelaide – Melbourne

The Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. But most of your cruising will be across the vast continent of Australia. From the spectacular Blue Mountains to the treeless plains of The Nullarbor desert, where the train travels the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track (478 kilometres), see unique landscapes unfold and spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of the lounge or your cabin. Sydney – Adelaide – Perth

Activities & Excursions

A minimum of three student activities and excursions are arranged each week. Students are given a new Club SACE programme every four weeks. A Club SACE Information Session is held each week to inform students of activity details and bookings.

Club SACE Adelaide typical activities:

  • Weekly film afternoons
  • Weekend camping trips to Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges
  • Dolphin spotting and sea-kayaking trips off Adelaide coast
  • Weekend surfing lessons and excursions
  • Opal fossicking at outback Coober Pedy

Popular longer trips organised at SACE Adelaide:

  • Adelaide – Perth Outback Adventure
  • Great Ocean Road Adelaide – Melbourne Trip
  • Outback camping trip to Alice Springs