How to make the most of a working holiday to Adelaide.

Beth Earl – Managing Director Spot Co-working

Co-working is the newest craze to take over the corporate real estate market.

At Spot we cater to private small businesses who need the privacy and ease of a fully catered work place, for those who need a desk to promote motivation and perpetuate their growing corporate profile.

There is a select group of those who come to us, just for a quick visit. Perhaps a day trip into town for a few meetings before jetting back to HQ. Spot has them covered as well.

What we do encourage is to be clever and work towards that perfect work-life balance. Why not book your trip with us on a Monday or Friday and aim to make the most of the gorgeous South Australian Coast over the weekend? There is so much to see and do, it’s hard to resist the urge to run away for a day or two. Some of the amazing treasures that are super close to Spot are:

Shop ’til you drop!

Rundle Mall – Adelaide’s famous pedestrian-only shopping hub is a short 4-minute walk from us. There’s hundreds of department stores, adorable boutiques and food outlets if you’re feeling hungry! Don’t miss the historic Adelaide Arcade and chocoholic favourite, Haighs Chocolates.

Ride the Linear Trail

Pick up a free bike at Bike SA on Carrington Street and make your way to the River Torrens for a ride along the beautiful banks of the river. The 14-kilometre trip should take around 40 minutes and is suitable for all levels of fitness.

Get cultured

Venture to North Terrace, one of Adelaide’s most famous tree-lined boulevards. Here you will discover the Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the University of South Australia’s Samstag Museum of Art. Admission is free to most exhibitions, and you could easily spend hours browsing the unique collection of Australian, Aboriginal and European art.

Splurge on dessert

Dessert bars are a big thing in Adelaide and are perfectly positioned on Rundle Street, Steven ter Horst Chocolatier is a great spot to indulge in unique artisan chocolates, tarts, cheesecake and gateaux. You won’t be able to pick just one.

Lunch at Bird in Hand Winery

A great pit stop for a long lunch is the Bird in Hand Winery, nestled in 100 acres of gardens and vineyards. Their cellar door is the place to be to try their wines and their world-class olive oil, before taking a peek at their impressive barrel room space.

Go strawberry picking

There’s nothing like the taste of fresh local strawberries you have picked by your own hand. Beerenberg Strawberry Farm is family run and from November to April you can pick your own berries. There’s also a farm shop on site stocked with delicious goodies like jams, condiments, chocolates and ice cream.

Relax at Endota Spa

Endota is just a short walk to Rundle Mall, where you can experience relaxation after a long day in our office. They offer boutique services and with a national recognised brand and high-quality materials we know you will leave there feeling like a million bucks!

Enjoy the ultimate Penfolds tasting experience

Only a short drive (approximately 15 minutes) from Adelaide’s CBD is the Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door, one of the worlds few urban single vineyards.

A great option for wine lovers is the two-hour Ultimate Penfolds Experience ($150 per person) where you can visit the original home of co-founders’ Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold, explore some of the hidden tasting rooms and discover the original resting spot of Max Schubert’s ‘hidden Grange.’ The tour concludes with an intimate tasting of some of Penfolds most sought-after wines, in the surrounds of one of Penfolds private tasting rooms.