5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerJan 28, 2020
Just love 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.
Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020
Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020
Take in the culture, cuisine, shopping and the abundant rays on Adelaide's sunset strip.
Shop til you drop at the historic and artistic Rundle Mall, located in the heart of the city.
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.
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.
Wander the halls, gardens and boulevards of one of Australia’s oldest universities and find plenty of fascinating stories on your educational visit.
Stop and smell the roses at Adelaide's beautiful cultural and scientific botanic gardens.
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.
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.
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’.
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 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.
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.
Verified travelerJan 19, 2020
Beautiful city, will be grewt when the casino is finished. Love the riverbank precinct