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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

Top hotels in Adelaide

Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Crowne Plaza Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
27 FROME STREET, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$226 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from East End Cafe Precinct and University of Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide ...

4.1/5Very Good! (16 reviews)

"Great hotel with friendly staff & good sized rooms"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

Crowne Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$151 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.

Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is steps away from Jetty Road and Glenelg Jetty. Glenelg Beach and West Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Great location right on the beach and close to bars and restaurants. Room was spacious and nice, although a little dated. General hotel facilities require cleaning."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$161 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

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! (2,307 reviews)

"So close to the beach out the doors and you are on the beach"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Adelaide

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$161 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.

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! (2,307 reviews)

"So close to the beach out the doors and you are on the beach"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2021

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$107 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

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! (2,316 reviews)

"Neat and tidy and welcoming comfortable bed very happy with the view"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2020

iStay Precinct Adelaide
Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites
Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites
4.5 out of 5
96 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$116 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Lion Arts Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre. Rundle Mall and Adelaide ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,660 reviews)

"This property is in a great location and we couldn’t argue with the value for money however the apartments are getting a little tired. The arms of the couches/chairs were stained and cupboard handles/drawers were coming off. Ironing board was broken too. Probably just lacking a little maintenance. ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Adelaide

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4/5 - Good

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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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