Adelaide may well be the only capital city in the world in where you can swim with dolphins, sit on an endless sandy beach in the morning and then head to the hills for a spot of wine tasting in the afternoon. The many natural blessings of this beautiful city, combined with the relaxed friendliness of its residents, make Adelaide the holiday everyone needs at least once in their life.
While aesthetically remarkable in terms of its elegant architecture, historic churches, tranquil parklands and coastal location, Adelaide's vibrant zest for life has become its trademark, providing a host of fresh experiences and calendar-worthy events for visitors. The city's brilliant food and wine experiences start right in its heart with the National Wine Centre, vibrant cafes, restaurants and Adelaide Central Market, all doing a bustling trade. These markets were established in 1869 and are now the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere.
The street entertainment here creates a wonderful vibe. Head to North Terrace where you'll find enough to keep you busy for several days including the South Australia Museum, Art Gallery and Botanic Garden, the acclaimed Bradman Collection and the world's largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts. Adelaide's entertainment calendar features an endless stream of fabulous events - time your trip to coincide with one of its many famous festivals.
- Explore the Parks: Covering 900ha of the city, the Adelaide Parklands include a beautiful botanic park, formal rose gardens and rowing waterways.
- See One of Adelaide's Many Museums: Adelaide boasts quite a few world-class museums: the Maritime Museum, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and the Australian Museum of Childhood, to name a few!
- Swim with Glenelg's Dolphins: The coastal waters near Adelaide are home to over a thousand common and bottlenose dolphins. Half day and full day trips depart from the Adelaide suburb of Glenelg.
For More Information
For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Adelaide chapter in our South Australia online brochure. Click here.