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Unforgettable adventure in the heart of Adelaide

If you had one thing you could tick off your bucket list, what would it be?

Visit the Sydney Harbour Bridge? Explore the wonders of Uluru? OR did you have something more local in mind? We don’t blame you; after all, we’re proud South Australians too.

Recently, on a sunny weekend in January, a group of our SociAbility clients enjoyed a getaway in Adelaide’s CBD packed with fun social activities, tours and an experience of a lifetime, an Adelaide Oval Roof Climb experience.

The participants began the day with a meet and greet at our Stepney Hub before making their way to the city to enjoy their first social engagement, a cafe lunch and a bit of light-hearted conversation with fellow participants and our CSW’s. After a delicious meal, it was time to experience one of Adelaide’s oldest remaining public buildings with a tour of the historical Adelaide Gaol. With the guides sharing the grisly past of its inmates to the fascinating stories of how the prisoners built some of the gaol, everyone was entirely entertained and in awe of the stories told. If only the walls could talk!

Having enjoyed the haunting tales of Adelaide’s past, it was time for a bit of relaxation back at the accommodation before getting ready for a night of fun, laughter and a meal at a favourite of many, Fasta Pasta. By this stage, the group were settling in nicely with everyone taking turns to share their favourite part of the day.  As they reminisced, a question was asked “How do people end up in a place like Adelaide Gaol?” the response was “By being naughty, so everyone better behave”. Everyone laughed in hysterics, providing a great end to a lovely dinner with new friends.

After getting a good night’s rest, Sunday was met with much anticipation and excitement, as the group got ready for an Adelaide Oval excursion. By now, friendships had been forged and the group started with a tour of the Oval to discover its hidden secrets and relive classic moments, followed by a visual display of the unique integration of the Oval’s iconic heritage blended with newly added world-class facilities. It was then off to the roof climb, where participants and staff were fitted with their jumpsuits and safety harnesses as they finally prepared for the ascent to the summit, a birds-eye view of the Oval and Adelaide’s picturesque skyline. Their grins could be seen from the rooftop as the group made their way up and over, under and through the roofline of the Adelaide Oval, before capturing an unforgettable lifetime experience. After taking a few moments to soak it all in and enjoy the views…and the height, the group made their descent and headed back to the Hub to wrap up what was another fantastic SociAbility GetAway.

The feedback from everyone involved was fantastic with Josh, one of the participants saying

“I’ve had this on my bucket list for years, and I cannot wait to surprise Mum with photos of my experience, it’s a perfect Mother’s Day gift”.

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about our SociAbility, ExploreAbility or LiveAbility programs, call our team on 8132 5400.

They say a picture says a thousand words, so here’s a quick snapshot. We’ll let you be the judge of how the SociAbility GetAway went.


A man on the Adelaide Oval roof climb wearing a harness and smiling