Things to do in Adelaide Known as the City of Churches, the once-sleepy city of Adelaide is fast becoming a thriving cosmopolitan hub, with a world class art and music scene, and a festival calendar to rival any city. […]
Known as the City of Churches, the once-sleepy city of Adelaide is fast becoming a thriving cosmopolitan hub, with a world class art and music scene, and a festival calendar to rival any city.
Adelaide is packed full of laneways and side streets, offering a smorgasboard of hidden bars and cafes. With a range of local and exotic cuisines, craft beers and coffee, there’s something here for every food lover.
For more than 140 years, the Adelaide Central Market has been the hub of Adelaide’s food scene. With its local South Australian farm produce, Bakeries and cheese houses, the best way to experience this market is with a guided tour, during which you’ll enjoy tastings from various stalls, and meet the people who make it all happen.
Adelaide’s North Terrace is a tree-lined boulevard that’s home to the city’s most important cultural centres. Explore the Art Gallery of South Australa, home to more than 38,000 pieces of art from around the globe. Or take a wander through the South Australian Museum, and learn about Australia’s natural and cultural heritage. And don’t miss the Botanic Gardens or the Adelaide Zoo, to get back in touch with nature.
If you’re travelling in Summer, catch the tram or take a drive and head to one of Adelaide’s popular beach precincts. Fish and chips on the beach is a classic Australian tradition, or if you’re looking for a more active adventure, try the surf beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Adelaide is known for its festival scene, so be sure to check out what’s happening when you arrive. If you’re in town during February or March, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, and Adelaide Fringe transforming the city into a party centre.
Spend a weekend exploring the tranquil beauty of the Adelaide Hills, Australia’s premier wine region. Explore the vineyards, and dine at the world-class eateries in the region. Stay overnight in a quaint cottage or bed and breakfast, all only half an hour’s drive from Adelaide.