From its vibrant food scene and cutting edge restaurants to its arts festivals, bustling bar scene and world-class events Adelaide is a city brimming with delights. Thoughtfully designed, the city centre is surrounded by parklands, historic buildings and wide streets with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
Begin your explorations with the colonial buildings that house galleries and museums along North Terrace, Adelaide's cultural boulevard, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. There's also the notable Parliament House or the formidable Adelaide Gaol, which dates back to 1841.
If it's tranquillity you seek, look no further than the fascinating Botanic Gardens and its art-deco Palm House, or take a tour of the nearby Adelaide Oval, one of Australia's premier sporting arenas. Why not cycle alongside the Torrens River in Elder Park or jump on a tram to the family-friendly seaside town of Glenelg where you can laze on the sands or indulge at one of the many restaurants.
When you feel the need for some retail therapy, head for the city's major shopping hub Rundle Mall, bustling Norwood Parade or the fabulous Central Market, the largest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere. The market is open Tuesday to Saturday and is a great place to begin your South Australian food odyssey.
After dark, Adelaide comes alive with a terrific choice of places to eat, whether its fine dining, sharing small plates and interesting wine at a small bar, grazing on international fare, or exploring the vibrant food truck scene. Be sure to also check out the city's pubs, small bars, live music venues and clubs, there's everything from warm and cosy to chic and sophisticated.
- An easy city to explore
- Fabulous food and wine
- Host of festivals and events
- Brilliant shopping
- Nearby beaches
- Cultural attractions