Adelaide

Wine country to one side and beaches to the other, Adelaide is an easy-going destination that charms, every which way you turn.

A refreshingly laid-back city with all the perks of urban living, Adelaide has well and truly shaken its small-town vibes to emerge as a city that loves to live life on a global scale. Surrounded by wine country and a breezy coastline, there are so many things to do in and around Adelaide. But before you set off on an adventure that’s sure to delight, take a moment to explore the wonders of Adelaide City itself.

Neatly contained in a grid of tree-lined streets, Adelaide is an easy city to navigate by foot, bike or tram. One of the top places to visit in Adelaide is fashionable East End. High-end boutiques and art galleries sit alongside on-trend cafés and restaurants that champion global eats, while iconic pubs and intimate wine bars keep things rolling well into the night. And although Rundle Street and Ebenezer Place are the hotspots of East End, Peel and Leigh Streets are just as thriving with new bars and artisan outlets. For more head-turning fashion, though, head over to King William Street.

Adelaide’s West End takes on a different feel with the famed Adelaide Central Markets. The markets are booming with fresh produce from nearby farmland, making it a great place to visit in Adelaide, especially if you’re a foodie. Right outside the markets, Adelaide’s Chinatown is another foodie hotspot for dishes jam-packed full of authentic flavours hailing from China and South-East Asia.

Framing all of this is Adelaide’s Park Land, a lush green space that loves to entertain with sporting fields, botanical gardens, and the big tourist attraction, Adelaide Zoo. Plus, there are walking and cycling trails that run throughout, and there are plenty of shady spots to spread out a picnic rug. And if you time your visit right, you’ll get to see Adelaide at its finest with Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, or when the cricket and AFL are in full swing. 

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Glenelg
Deep dive into Adelaide’s beaches
Head 20-minutes out of Adelaide City for an instant hit of beachy vibes, made all the more alluring with frolicking dolphins. This string of beachside towns is all about easy-going days by the water’s edge. Still, none other are quite like Glenelg – a progressive hangout that’s on-point with its trendy eateries, boutique storefronts, and dreamy foreshore.
Adelaide Park Lands
Lush, green and bountiful, Adelaide Park Lands delivers in spades
Framing Adelaide City with 930 hectares of open space, Adelaide Park Lands has a few aces up its sleeve when it comes to things to do in Adelaide City. Namely, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Aquatic Centre and North Adelaide Golf Course. All this aside, it’s the lush green space and shady trees that truly delight.
Adelaide Hills
Sip and swirl your way around Adelaide’s wine country
Rolling countryside tamed by vineyards and award-winning cellar doors, Adelaide Hills is a standout for its cool climate wines, hatted restaurants, and fresh farmgate produce. Year-round Adelaide Hill’s is a gem of a place to visit, but the falling leaves of autumn are a real crowd-pleaser. Our advice? Stop by Stirling, a quaint town with all the charm that embodies this region.
Adelaide’s East End
The place to be and be seen in Adelaide City
There’s a lot happening in and around Rundle Street, from head-turning fashion to a dining and bar scene that impresses at every turn. Established pubs, funky bars, street-side dining and on-trend cafés and restaurants that champion global eats, this is one seriously cool hangout where pop-up events are the norm.
Adelaide’s West End
Food, wine and good times
With abundant farmland within easy reach of Adelaide City, it’s little surprise that Adelaide Central Markets is a haven for producers, growers and delicatessens. The many restaurants around Chinatown are equally delightful, and the small bar scene is well and truly kicking.
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