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.


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Where to stay in Adelaide

Glenelg showing a park and heritage architecture

Glenelg

Travelers to Glenelg praise its stunning beaches. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty.

Glenelg
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
McLaren Vale as well as a small group of people

McLaren Vale

Wineries, coffeehouses, and spas highlight some of the noteworthy features of McLaren Vale. Make a stop by d'Arenberg Wines or Coriole Vineyards while you're exploring the neighborhood.

McLaren Vale
Hahndorf

Hahndorf

Spas and bars are notable features of Hahndorf. You might consider a stop by Yantaringa Reserve while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Hahndorf
St Peter\'s Cathedral showing religious aspects, heritage architecture and heritage elements

North Adelaide

North Adelaide is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Zoo while you're in town.

North Adelaide
Aldinga Beach

Aldinga Beach

Travelers like the beaches in Aldinga Beach, and Aldinga Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Aldinga Beach

Top Hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is NT$2,752 per night

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,223 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, easy access to the beach etc, great areas to walk"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/9

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is NT$2,546 per night

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,268 reviews)

"Balcony is private yet open with a great soundproof option"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/20

iStay Precinct Adelaide
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is NT$2,339 per night

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Rundle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,331 reviews)

"Despite the property being clean, friendly service and location, it was sorely let down by no internet despite it being advertised along with constant door banging from other rooms all night and unable to sleep"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/8

Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites

Popular places to visit 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.

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach

4.5/5(17 reviews)

Check out one of South Australia’s best urban beaches with crazy surf sessions and quirky art. Follow it up with a movie or sunset drinks at the “Espy”.

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.

Reviews of Adelaide

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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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