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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.

When a 1800 feet (550-meter) stretch of one of Adelaide’s main streets was closed off to cars in 1976, it created more than just a premier shopping precinct. It fused a century of history with contemporary cosmopolitan entertainment, making Rundle Mall the heart of the city.

Some of the best retail stores in Adelaide line this busy pedestrian mall. Australia’s flagship department stores, Myer and David Jones, are joined by many boutique retailers. Rundle Mall offers the range and prices of a suburban shopping center with all the style and flair that comes with its CBD location.

Rundle Mall offers attractions that extend beyond shopping. The mall brings together a series of historic arcades. The Italian-styled Adelaide Arcade is the rumored home of six ghosts, while the Regent Arcade is housed inside the old Regent Theater building. The area is rich with history; the best way to see it is on the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail. Pick up a brochure on this self-guided tour at the Visitor Information Center in the middle of the mall or download it from the Rundle Mall website.

Don’t be startled if you see pigs rummaging through a garbage bin in this urban center. The Adelaide City Council commissioned Marguerite Derricourt to create these life-sized bronze sculptures in 1999. A competition to name the four pigs christened them as Truffles, Oliver, Augusta and Horatio. The mall is home to other public art displays, including Bert Flugelman’s The Spheres, known by locals as the “Mall’s Balls.” Stick around after the sun goes down to see the Rundle Lantern light up nine stories of the city parking lot in a spectacular light show.

After exploring the shops and arcades, rest your feet at one of Rundle Mall’s many open-air dining establishments and enjoy some people-watching. Rundle Mall is a hot spot for street performers, with four or five usually present in the mall at any one time.

Rundle Mall is open daily, however, retail hours differ among the vendors and restaurants.









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Majestic Roof Garden Hotel NT$2,076
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

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55 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of East End Cafe Precinct and University of Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also within 10 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station is 13 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 14 minutes.

    iStay Precinct Adelaide NT$2,363
    iStay Precinct Adelaide

    iStay Precinct Adelaide

    185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This luxury apartment building is located in Adelaide (Adelaide Central Business District), close to Adelaide Central Market, Rundle Mall, and Victoria Square. Also nearby are Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino.

      Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites NT$2,178
      Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites

      Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites

      104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is steps from Adelaide Convention Centre and Lion Arts Centre.

        ibis Adelaide NT$1,426
        ibis Adelaide

        ibis Adelaide

        122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          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 and Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also within 15 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station is 7 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 11 minutes.

          Mayfair Hotel NT$3,314
          Mayfair Hotel

          Mayfair Hotel

          45 King William Street, Adelaide, SA
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beehive Corner Building, Rundle Mall, and Adelaide Casino. Victoria Square and Adelaide Convention Centre are also within 10 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station and Adelaide Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites NT$2,562
            Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites

            Oaks Adelaide Embassy Suites

            96 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is steps from Lion Arts Centre and Adelaide Convention Centre.

              Pullman Adelaide NT$2,690
              Pullman Adelaide

              Pullman Adelaide

              16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide, SA
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, South Australian Museum, and Rymill Park. Adelaide Oval is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) away. Pirie Street Tram Station is 10 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 12 minutes.

                Avani Adelaide Residences NT$2,463
                Avani Adelaide Residences

                Avani Adelaide Residences

                176 Franklin Street, Adelaide, SA
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Adelaide Central Market and Victoria Square. Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino are also within 15 minutes. Pirie Street Tram Station is 10 minutes by foot and Adelaide Station is 14 minutes.