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AdelaideAustralia

With a mix of beaches and botanic gardens, museums, food and music festivals, it's easy to see why this is South Australia's coastal, cultural and culinary hub.

Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million inhabitants and has amassed a wealth of diverse culture over the years as a result of European and Asian immigrants choosing to settle here. European settlers brought vine cuttings with them and, thanks to its warm Mediterranean-like climate and some hard work, the region has prospered into one of the finest wine-producing locations in Australia. Boasting famous regions like McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley, wine-tasting is a must. The picturesque German settlement town of Hahndorf is not far from the city and is home to a chocolate factory and a strawberry farm where you can even pick your own strawberries.

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a haven in the heart of the bustling city. Relax at the park's café, taking in the peaceful verdant surroundings or bring a romantic picnic for you and that special someone to share. Or, if it's fun and games you're looking for, The Beachhouse has all the entertainment you'll need for a great day out. Just minutes away is the beachside neighbourhood of Glenelg – the perfect location for a swim in the blue or a stroll along the jetty.

If you're an avid shopper, Adelaide's pedestrian shopping district, Rundle Mall, will leave you reeling as you scramble from shop to shop on a hunt for the best bargains. Take a load off and refuel at the great café scene on Rundle Street or, if you're a little more peckish, Gouger Street caters for a wide range of tastes and budgets.

After taking a bite out of the local cuisine, why not sample the local history too? North Terrace is home to the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australia Museum, full of works depicting the city's cultural and historical background. March is a great time to visit Adelaide with a multitude of festivals taking over the city. The Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Clipsal 500 Car race, the Adelaide Festival and the hugely popular WOMADelaide world music festival all take place around this time and transform the city into a jam-packed hive of entertainment. With so much to see and do, Adelaide is one city that won't leave you disappointed.

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Where to stay in Adelaide

Glenelg which includes heritage architecture and a park

Glenelg

Glenelg is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Adelaide.

Glenelg
McLaren Vale as well as a small group of people

McLaren Vale

Wineries, coffee shops and spas are some highlights of McLaren Vale. Make a stop by d'Arenberg Wines or Coriole Vineyards while you're exploring.

McLaren Vale
Hahndorf

Hahndorf

Spas and bars are notable features of Hahndorf. You might consider stopping by Yantaringa Reserve while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Hahndorf
Aldinga Beach, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Aldinga Beach

Travellers like the beaches in Aldinga Beach, and Aldinga Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Aldinga Beach

Top hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$160 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,249 reviews)

"Great location, close to shops and restaurants. Close to the beach"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$128 per night from 28 Sep. to 29 Sep.

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,282 reviews)

"Excellent value for an Apartment with kitchen, laundry, King bed & spacious bathroom with large shower, I stayed two nights for work which I paid for very impressed, have already booked again during July for 4 days."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2020

iStay Precinct Adelaide
InterContinental Adelaide
InterContinental Adelaide
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$178 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Adelaide Convention Centre. Adelaide ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"Location perfect and staff highly professional. Many eateries within walking distance and Adelaide Oval so close."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep. 2020

InterContinental Adelaide

Popular places to visit in Adelaide

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(1,579 reviews)

Take in the culture, cuisine, shopping and the abundant rays on Adelaide's sunset strip.

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4/5(1,839 reviews)

Shop til you drop at the historic and artistic Rundle Mall, located in the heart of the city.

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach

4.5/5(391 reviews)

Check out one of South Australia’s best urban beaches with crazy surf sessions and quirky art. Follow it up with a movie or sunset drinks at the “Espy”.

Henley Beach
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Henley Beach

4.5/5(404 reviews)

Enjoy the buzz of its seaside square, soak up the views from its jetty or just relax on the warm sands of this beautiful stretch of coastline near Adelaide.

Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Oval

4.5/5(681 reviews)

Tour the stadium, witness an AFL showdown, see a game of rugby or cricket, browse the Bradman Collection, dine in style or rock out at a concert.

University of Adelaide
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University of Adelaide

4.5/5(319 reviews)

Wander the halls, gardens and boulevards of one of Australia’s oldest universities and find plenty of fascinating stories on your educational visit.

Top activities in Adelaide

Kangaroo Island Full-Day Tour from Adelaide with Return Ferry
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Kangaroo Island Full-Day Tour from Adelaide with Return Ferry

NZ$339
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide
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Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide

NZ$152
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour
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Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour

NZ$169
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Adelaide Zoo Admission
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Adelaide Zoo Admission

NZ$35
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Barossa Valley Hop-On Hop-Off Winery Tour
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Barossa Valley Hop-On Hop-Off Winery Tour

NZ$64
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours
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Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours

NZ$80
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Adelaide

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 50.84017194216491%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 43.688940992575226%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.845642829230168%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.46893317702227433%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.15631105900742479%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 May 2020

Very friendly city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

17 Apr. 2020

Very good will stay again soon

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Mar. 2020

Adelaide is liveable, lovable and quite a beautiful city. The mobility around the city is very much enjoyable and easy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Mar. 2020

Shopping's a bit sucky compared to Sydney and Melbourne, but great for a change of pace from Sydney and Melbourne!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Mar. 2020

loved womeadelaide.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar. 2020

Great vibe in the city at this time of year. Thoroughly enjoyed attending the writers' festival, the Fringe and WOMADelaide. Great food options throughout the city, although Adelaide is not the cheapest place to eat.

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