Adelaide City Attractions
So much to do – so close at hand
Want to learn more about our world-class wines? The stunning National Wine Centre of Australia is the place to start with its interactive Wine Discovery Journey and Exhibition.
The peaceful Adelaide Botanic Gardens are one of the 29 parks that form our famous parklands. Next door, the Adelaide Zoo is home to ‘Wang Wang’ and ‘Funi’, the southern hemisphere’s only giant pandas.
Stroll along North Terrace – a cultural boulevard
Start at the Adelaide University and meander west past The South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, Migration Museum, State Library, war memorials and statues.
The Adelaide Festival Centre is Adelaide’s “arts’ heart”. It overlooks Elder Park on the banks of the picturesque River Torrens, where you can hire paddle boats and bicycles.
A walk in the parks
Cross the River Torrens to the beautiful Adelaide Oval, one of Australia’s premier sporting arenas. Take a tour and learn about the Australia’s most famous cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman.
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is our famous Aboriginal cultural centre and dedicated to visual and performing arts. Next, pop around the corner to browse Rundle Street’s boutiques and high-end fashion or head for “shopping central” - Rundle Mall.
Markets and eat streets
The Adelaide Central Market is a 10-minute walk or a quick tram ride from Rundle Mall. It’s undercover and full of stalls bursting with fresh produce. Take a guided tour and feast on the free samples.
Adelaide’s city centre is packed with pubs and more than 100 restaurants. Gouger Street and Rundle Street are two of Adelaide’s busiest restaurant strips. Food-lovers; it’s a tough choice!
Beyond Adelaide city
Catch the tram to Glenelg, South Australia’s premier beach destination. Explore the Jetty Road shops, relax on the beach and dine at Holdfast Shores. Book a Temptation Sailing Cruise to swim with the dolphins.
Five minutes east of the city centre is The Parade at Norwood, it’s bursting with cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants. Taste Australia’s most famous wine, Penfold Grange, around the corner at Penfold’s Magill Estate. Visit historic Port Adelaide for museums and river cruises to see the famous dolphin sanctuary.
Long, sandy beaches, streets featuring bohemian cafés and old pubs are the perfect excuse to explore Adelaide’s metropolitan coast.
Adelaide, well planned and well worth it.
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Things to do
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