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.

Known for

Shopping, Dining and Family-friendly

Top hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
NZ$138
per night
3 Nov. - 4 Nov.
4.2/5Excellent! (3,053 reviews)

"My spouse liked the outside spa/pool very very much."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2019

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
NZ$141
per night
10 Nov. - 11 Nov.
4.3/5Excellent! (1,973 reviews)

"I have really enjoyed everything about the place, Mainly the view!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2019

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Sage Hotel Adelaide
Sage Hotel Adelaide
4 out of 5
208 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA
NZ$123
per night
27 Oct. - 28 Oct.
4.1/5Very Good! (1,963 reviews)

"The hotel was good. The service and staff were great. The room price was responsible. I certainly enjoyed my stay at the Sage Hotel."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2019

Sage Hotel Adelaide

Popular activities in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4.5/5(1,370 reviews)

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

Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Oval

4.5/5(505 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.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens
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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

4.5/5(529 reviews)

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

Victoria Square
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Victoria Square

4/5(535 reviews)

In the centre of Adelaide’s CBD, this large city square is where you will find some of the most important buildings in the state, including many historic sites.

Art Gallery of South Australia
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Art Gallery of South Australia

4.5/5(183 reviews)

Home to an indigenous and international amalgamation of art, the Art Gallery of South Australia represents a cultural experience like no other.

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(1,114 reviews)

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

Top activities in Adelaide

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

NZ$166

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$148

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.

Cultural Caper Walking Tour
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Cultural Caper Walking Tour

NZ$32

Take an easy 2 hour stroll down North Terrace in Adelaide, known locally as our “Cultural Boulevard”. Hear about the unique way in which South Australia was colonised, as well as some of the stories behind some of our colonial characters who helped shape our society.

Barossa Valley Day Tour with Hahndorf from Adelaide
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Barossa Valley Day Tour with Hahndorf from Adelaide

NZ$157

Travel to the Barossa Valley and marvel at its stunning vineyards and Bavarian influence. Breathe in the fresh air and the beauty of Adelaide Hills, dotted with peaceful villages wrapped in leafy greenness. Enjoy a local lunch and taste some of South Australia's best wines at Creek Wines.

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

NZ$166

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

NZ$363

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’.

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