Adelaide

Travel Guide

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

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Plaza Adelaide
5 out of 5
150 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$148 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Government House and Adelaide Festival Centre. Rundle Mall and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
"This is probably the best motel that I have stayed at in Adelaide! The rooms are terrific for the price, the staff are very friendly and chatty, and location, location, location! It is the perfect spot to access shopping, restaurants and the Adelaide Oval. I will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$173 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (950 reviews)
"Unbeatable location. Our family had a fantastic stay. We will go again. Beach, shopping, great variety of food/dining options."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Stamford Grand 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$158 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Holdfast Marina and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (968 reviews)
"An amazing view and hotel room. Our family had a fantastic stay with so many wonderful things to see and do right at your doorstep. The sunsets were our favourite."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

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.
BreakFree Adelaide
BreakFree Adelaide
4 out of 5
255 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$137 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building and Royal ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,497 reviews)
"Great price and location!"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2021

BreakFree Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$148 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre and Adelaide Central Market. Adelaide ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,389 reviews)
"Nice room and location, friendly staffs."

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021

iStay Precinct Adelaide
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$153 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Rundle Mall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,442 reviews)
"Good space for family of 5."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Oaks Adelaide Horizons 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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