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Visit Adelaide

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.

Adelaide Travel Guide Video

Top hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
ibis Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
NZ$122
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, University of Adelaide and Victoria Square. Adelaide Casino ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,177 reviews)

"It was very well presented with friendly courteous reception team members who made the hotel a pleasant place to stay. Room was very clean and neat. Bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

ibis Adelaide
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$117
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beehive Corner Building and Adelaide Casino. Rundle Mall and Adelaide ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,018 reviews)

"Very happy with our stay there. Not happy paying for the parking that was expensive and should included in the price."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Oaks Plaza Pier
Oaks Plaza Pier
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
NZ$149
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Holdfast Marina and Glenelg Beach. West Beach is 1.6 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,144 reviews)

"Perfect location and wonderful ocean views. Daily housekeeping was also a bonus."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Oaks Plaza Pier

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(1,514 reviews)

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

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4.5/5(1,728 reviews)

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

Henley Beach
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Henley Beach

4.5/5(376 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(642 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(294 reviews)

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

Adelaide Botanic Gardens
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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

4.5/5(669 reviews)

Stop and smell the roses at Adelaide's beautiful cultural and scientific botanic gardens.

Top activities in Adelaide

Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour
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Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour

NZ$162

After collection from your hotel or other accommodation, your day starts with a visit to the boutique cellar door of Dell’Uva wines to sample from the wide selection of varietals on offer, one of the largest range of Europeans grape varietals in the country (44 different varietals) are planted over the 50-hectare property.

Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide
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Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide

NZ$145

Spend a carefree day touring vineyards, sipping fine Barossa Valley varietals, and enjoying the scenery of Australia's famed wine country with a visit to 4 world-renowned vineyards. Taste exquisite vintages and savor a special lunch of local meats, produce, and cheeses at Peter Lehmann Wines.

Adelaide to Melbourne 2Day Overland Grampians Great Ocean Rd
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Adelaide to Melbourne 2Day Overland Grampians Great Ocean Rd

NZ$354

DAY 1 The Adelaide to Melbourne tour departs from Adelaide in the morning making it’s way towards the National Heritage listed Grampians National Park to see the majestic mountain ranges and iconic views such as ‘The Balconies’.

2-Day Overnight Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventure (dept Adelaide)
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2-Day Overnight Kangaroo Island Wildlife Adventure (dept Adelaide)

NZ$474

From our comfortable bus, you will appreciate the fantastic coastal views as we head towards Kangaroo Island along the Fleurieu Peninsula. After driving for 90 minutes, we board the ferry for the 45-minute cruise to the picturesque beachside village of Penneshaw.

Adelaide Hills Highlights Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour
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Adelaide Hills Highlights Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

NZ$162

Adelaide Hills Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tours visit local sights, wineries and generally just have a whole bag of fun. Start the day with a drive up to Mt Lofty Lookout to get a wonderful aspect of Adelaide.

Adelaide Central Market Delicious Lunch Tour
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Adelaide Central Market Delicious Lunch Tour

NZ$127

Food lovers are invited to tour South Australia’s culinary icon established in 1869, the Adelaide Central Market. During the Adelaide Central Market Tour, taste a delicious selection of foods from South Australian artisan food producers, meet the suppliers, Stallholders and producers whose families have traded the Market for generations.

Reviews of Adelaide

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.7478991596638656%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

Just love Adelaide

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Jan 28, 2020

I love Adelaide and live here and was using this as a mini break Overall pretty disappointed at the cleanliness of the hotel and it’s surround For an Australia Day weekend with events on to showcase our great city we really missed a trick

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Little takeaway open early evening Sunday.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Hadn't been for 14 years, so many of the previously 'no go' areas are now trendy places.

2/5 - Disappointing

UncleSamNZ

Jan 24, 2020

Once the overcrowding of buildings is completed and cleaned up - the downtown area might have improvements - but it is clearly a dirty downtown area - really I can't explain more than that.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 19, 2020

Beautiful city, will be grewt when the casino is finished. Love the riverbank precinct

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