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Visit Adelaide

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!(151 area 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.

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 signage

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$2,235
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19

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! (3,034 reviews)

"Very clean. Comfy bed. Lovely staff and beautiful setting. It's in a really convenient part of town. I'd definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/15

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
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ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
NT$1,951
per night
Jan 5 - Jan 6

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Victoria Square. Government ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,125 reviews)

"Loved the very human, sincere welcome from reception staff who seem to have a genuine interest in people. Too many distracting television screens in the dining areas, especially as most folks are either on their mobiles or trying to converse with each other."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/12

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Oaks Plaza Pier
Oaks Plaza Pier
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
NT$3,169
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 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! (2,130 reviews)

"Location very good - all facilities there for our stay. Would stay again when in Adelaide."…"

Reviewed on 2019/11/30

Oaks Plaza Pier

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4.5/5(75 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(40 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(47 reviews)

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

Adelaide Central Market
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Adelaide Central Market

4.5/5(65 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Adelaide Central Market, a popular shopping spot in Adelaide. Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Victoria Square
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Victoria Square

4/5(36 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.

Adelaide Festival Centre
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Adelaide Festival Centre

4/5(13 reviews)

Take in a show or just stop by for a photo at Adelaide Festival Centre, one of the favorite theaters in Adelaide. Visit the shops and casinos in this walkable area.

Reviews of Adelaide

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

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Aug 12, 2019

We really enjoyed the South Australian Museum.

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.

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