AdelaideAustralia

4.6/5Top Destination

Get away to romantic Adelaide! Enjoy the local cuisine, sports, and casinos.


Adelaide has a distinctly European flair, with locals who are passionate about their food, wine, art and music. The city has long been a destination for immigrants. Today, Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million people. The surrounding regions are among Australia’s finest producers of food and wine, and the city is the home of many international arts and sporting events.

Adelaide’s climate is similar to the Mediterranean, so it’s no wonder that there are a bounty of outdoor activities. Lush gardens and parkland surround the city grid. Enjoy a picnic at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or jump on a tram to one of Adelaide’s city beaches. Take a trip down a water slide at The Beachhouse or swim with the dolphins in Glenelg, one of Adelaide’s must-see neighbourhoods.


The small German settlement villages of Hahndorf and Lobethal are nestled in the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive from the city. Many German immigrants still live in the hills, and the architecture, customs and food reflect their influence. Head to the region to sample offerings from some of Australia’s finest wine producers. McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are among the areas that have led South Australia to be recognized as an internationally renowned wine region.


Watch one of Adelaide’s two Australian Football League teams compete, a must for any sports fan. In the summer, take in the first race of the international cycling season at the Tour Down Under. If visiting during February and March check out the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, Australia’s biggest festival of world music. Loved by musicians around the world, the city has been the subject of songs by Australian favorite, Paul Kelly, and American piano-rocker Ben Folds, both of whom have called Adelaide home.


Get some retail therapy at Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s main shopping precinct. From here the city of Adelaide is easy to navigate; most major tourist attractions are within walking distance. North Terrace is just blocks away and houses the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Migration Museum and the Museum of South Australia. Public transport is affordable and will allow you to reach all of Adelaide’s neighborhoods within 20 minutes.


Known for

Shopping, Dining and Family-Friendly

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Where to stay in Adelaide

Adelaide Central Business District
Rundle Mall which includes outdoor art, a city and night scenes

Adelaide Central Business District

Known for Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

4.5/5(136 reviews)

Adelaide Central Business District is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like Victoria Square and Adelaide Central Market.

Kuitpo
Hahndorf

Kuitpo

If you're spending some time in Kuitpo, Onkaparinga River National Park is a top sight worth visiting.

Talunga
National Motor Museum showing signage

Talunga

While visiting Talunga, you might make a stop by sights like National Motor Museum and Big Rocking Horse.

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
NT$2,442
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4

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! (3,051 reviews)

"The staff couldn’t have been better; we were comfortable , thank you."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/20

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
NT$2,513
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11

Situated on the boardwalk, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 mi (5 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,971 reviews)

"Jarrad was an excellent concierge. Excellent customer service. Grand balcony sea view rooms are lovely. Fantastic service in every way."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/20

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Atura Adelaide Airport
Atura Adelaide Airport
1 Atura Circuit, Adelaide Airport, SA
NT$2,816
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11

Situated in Adelaide Airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Harbour Town Adelaide and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Henley Beach. Victoria Square and Glenelg Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (550 reviews)

"Extremely simple process to get in and out on time for an early flight. Very comfortable, no aircraft noise at all."…"

Reviewed on 2019/10/19

Atura Adelaide Airport

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4.5/5(70 reviews)

World-class shopping at over 700 stores, farm animals and even a few ghosts make this much more than a typical shopping mall.

Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Oval

4.5/5(39 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(44 reviews)

See how roses are tested for Australia’s climate while you return to nature in these historic gardens.

Victoria Square
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Victoria Square

4/5(32 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(17 reviews)

Visit one of Australia’s most important collections of indigenous art at this cultural institution.

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(35 reviews)

This historic settlement is a thriving cultural destination, right on the beach.

Reviews of Adelaide

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 8, 2019

I didn't get to spend enough time there!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

Absolutely loved it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 28, 2019

I was so impressed with this city!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 8, 2019

The tram system is so easy and makes getting around quickly. Great parks in Adelaide!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 23, 2019

A beautiful and exceptionally easy city to navigate.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 12, 2019

Loved Adelaide; amazing food, wines and people.

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