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


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.


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Where to stay in Adelaide

Adelaide Central Business District
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Adelaide Central Business District

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Dining

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
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Kuitpo

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

Talunga
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Talunga

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

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Top Hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
NT$2,126/night
Aug 23 - Aug 24
4.4/5Excellent! (2,022 reviews)

"I enjoy Ibis hotels as you know what you are getting. Basic and simple but always clean and well maintained. Staff in Adelaide very helpful and friendly. Had a relaxing nights sleep. Would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/17

ibis Adelaide
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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
4 out of 5
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
NT$2,281/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4.2/5Excellent! (3,013 reviews)

"Our stay was excellent from our room to happy hour in the bar, Rooms clean, staff very friendly, location Would definitely recommend to anyone going to beautiful Adelaide"…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/13

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
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Peppers Waymouth Hotel
5 out of 5
55 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA
NT$2,687/night
Aug 30 - Aug 31
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,401 reviews)

"Good central location and close to everything. Overall very happy with stay. A few small things, like kettle not working... and also one of the days, after housekeeping the room wasn't well cleaned at all"…"

Reviewed on 2019/8/17

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

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

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

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

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

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

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

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

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