Adelaide – Gateway to South Australia
Just a 4.5 hour direct flight from Auckland, Adelaide is the gateway to all there is to see and do in South Australia. You’ll find it an easy city to get around, which is just as well because you won’t want to miss a thing!
Adelaide Top 10
1 Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market
Foodies love the sights, tastes and smells of this bustling inner-city market. Regarded as the citys pantry, it's the perfect place to pick up supplies for your apartment stay or your daytrip excursion. Open Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat.Add to wishlist
2 Shopping in Rundle Mall
Shopping in Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall has all sorts of fantastic shopping all in one place. Stroll through elegant arcades, streets and laneways lined with boutiques, specialty shops and Australias iconic department stores.Add to wishlist
3 Wander historic North Terrace
Wander historic North Terrace
Adelaide's cultural boulevard and home to the city's grandest treasure houses. Here you'll find the South Australia Art Gallery, museums, State Library and Botanic Gardens, which are all free to visit.Add to wishlist
4 Visit the Giant Pandas
Visit the Giant Pandas
Catch Popeye from Elder Park in the heart of the city and cruise up the River Torrens alighting at the Zoo. Its home to the city's newest attractions giant pandas Wang Wang and Funi.Add to wishlist
5 Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins
Swim with dolphins just a 20 minute tram ride from the city! Tick this off your bucket list and get up close to these beautiful creatures on a Temptation Sailing Cruise. Non-swimmers are also welcome and can view dolphins from the boat on a morning or evening Twilight Cruise.Add to wishlist
6 Jam Factory craft & design
Jam Factory craft & design
While exploring North Terrace be sure to stop in at JamFactory where youll see works by leading and emerging Australian artists and designers. If inspiration strikes, you can join a hands-on craft workshop.Add to wishlist
7 Tram ride to Glenelg Beach
Tram ride to Glenelg Beach
From the city centre it's just a 20 minute tram ride to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. This seaside playground is always buzzing with people enjoying the foreshore parks, cafes and live entertainment.Add to wishlist
8 Free bike hire in Adelaide
Free bike hire in Adelaide
Tired of walking? Pick up a free bike from one of the seven pick-up points around the city, and visit the main attractions by pedal power! Or jump on a free City Loop bus and save your energy for sightseeing.Add to wishlist
9 River Torrens Walking Trails
River Torrens Walking Trails
Take a leisurely walk along the rivers many walking trails in the belt of parklands that surround the city. Be sure to visit the Botanic Gardens and the National Wine Centre on your journey.Add to wishlist
10 Visit the German Village Hahndorf
Visit the German Village Hahndorf
Enjoy a day in the Adelaide Hills, just 20 minutes drive from Adelaide. Hahndorfs main street is full of quaint and historic stone buildings filled with art and craft galleries, cellar doors, antique shops, German bakeries, cafes and a fantastic cheese cellar. Coach tours are available.Add to wishlist
The perfect place to start
Whether you’re planning to explore the vineyards, wildlife, beaches, Murray River or the Outback, we suggest you start your holiday in Adelaide. Enjoy day trips from the city or pick up a rental car and explore the neighbouring regions at your own pace.
Adelaide is a gourmet paradise offering some of Australia’s best dining experiences and its warm climate is perfect for al fresco dining. Stroll down one of the bustling ‘eat streets’– Gouger, Hutt or Rundle Street – or enjoy the sights at a beachfront café. The Adelaide Central market is the perfect place to pick up supplies for your apartment stay or a picnic under the vines.
Adelaide is the ultimate in stress-free shopping. Rundle Mall has more than 600 boutiques and specialty shops set amongst elegant arcades, streets and laneways, or drop into Australia’s famous department stores, Myers and David Jones. For outlet shopping, head to Harbour Town – 15 minutes west of the city near the airport.
Most of Adelaide’s fantastic beaches are less than 30 minutes from the city centre and the Mediterranean climate means you can enjoy them practically all year round. Catch the tram to Glenelg, Adelaide’s favourite beach, and enjoy a picnic on the grass or a stroll on the jetty. The art deco suburb of Brighton Beach is right next door and nearby Henley Beach is a great place to soak up the atmosphere while eating your fish and chips. Walk 20 minutes north from the jetty and you’ll be at Grange, with its coastal dunes and popular cafés and restaurants.
Whether you want to sleep between cool sheets in a luxury hotel, snuggle in an historic inner-city cottage, or meet new friends at a caravan park, Adelaide has a wide variety of accommodation options. North Terrace and its neighbouring streets are a popular base for visitors, with accommodation to suit any budget and free trams to take you to the city’s main attractions. Nearby, North Adelaide offers a range of B&B, apartment and hotel style accommodation on the edge of the CBD. For a beach holiday, choose from a range of options in Glenelg.
Enjoy South Australia’s festivals and events all year round. From world class summer sporting events such as the World Tennis Challenge and Santos Tour Down Under, to cultural highlights like the Adelaide Fringe Festival and food and wine events. In the cooler months get along to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, McLaren Vale BankSA Sea & Vines Festival and the Barossa Gourmet Weekend.
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