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AdelaideAustralia

Nestled between the ocean and the Adelaide Hills, the South Australian capital is a hive of creativity, historical wonder and culinary delights.


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.


Adelaide Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Adelaide

Rundle Mall which includes outdoor art, a city and night scenes

Adelaide Central Business District

4.5/5Wonderful!(174 area reviews)

Travelers to Adelaide Central Business District praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Rundle Mall and Victoria Square.

Adelaide Central Business District
Hahndorf

Kuitpo

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

Kuitpo
National Motor Museum showing interior views

Talunga

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

Talunga

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$1,798
per night
Apr 4 - Apr 5

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! (3,088 reviews)

"Great location. Very accommodating staff to help us at this chaotic time, even bringing us a microwave to use in our room."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/25

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NT$1,820
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14

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! (2,233 reviews)

"Great location (Rundle Mall is next door, and you can catch a bus to and from the airport on the same street as the hotel) and a previous reviewer mentioned that the shower had great pressure; they're not wrong there! Would definitely stay here again when in town next time!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/23

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Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
NT$1,664
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

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

4.2/5Excellent! (2,171 reviews)

"Awesome views and location gym and pool were good and staff were terrific"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/19

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(45 reviews)

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

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4.5/5(85 reviews)

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

Henley Beach
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Henley Beach

4.5/5(13 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(43 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(43 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(53 reviews)

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

Reviews of Adelaide

4.6

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

Much was closed because of Corona but it is an easy city to see. The indigenous exhibits at the museum are great.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

Cleland wildlife center is a great place to see koalas and kangaroos. It is possible to hold a koala, but you need to be there when it opens, as the day we were there they only allowed 7 "holds".

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

Bloody good place to visut

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

Calm and quiet environment, helpfull and frendly people, easy and comfortable travelling, clean and beautiful city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Feb 24, 2020

I'm a bug city person but have family here so it's nice to visit for a couple of days. Come during Festival season and it's much more exciting.

5/5 - Excellent

Penny

Feb 21, 2020

After visiting Sydney and Cairns on this Aussie trip, we like Adelaide the best. It’s a city but still laid back. Tons of free things to explore and enjoy. And the weather is milder.

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