Visiting Adelaide

From lush parklands to iconic historical buildings, Adelaide is a city brimming with culture, incredible food, and a diverse range of events, festivals and year-round entertainment.

The Riverbank precinct, located in the heart of the city, is surrounded by lush parklands, the iconic River Torrens, historic buildings and the cultural boulevard of North Terrace.

North Terrace is a vibrant network of iconic architecture and destinations. It consists of must-visit institutions such as the South Australian Museum, Art Gallery, State Library, the Botanic Gardens, iconic Adelaide Oval, the incredible architecture and world-leading facility at SAHMRI (SA Health & Medical Research Institute), and two Universities.

As you move deeper into the heart of the city a key attraction is the Adelaide Central Market, one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere buzzing with life and colour all year round. For the shopping enthusiasts, Rundle Mall is located in the city centre, a popular retail strip with all of your fashion, beauty and lifestyle needs.

With world-class vineyards and the picturesque Adelaide Hills within close proximity, food and wine is a South Australian way of life. Our landscapes, beaches, parklands, and wildlife are in abundance providing each visitor with a unique experience. Contemporary bars, restaurants, and laneways are around every corner with emerging craft brewers, distillers and produce suppliers at the forefront of their industries.

Adelaide is a city bustling with activity and our passion for sports, recreation, and live entertainment make it an exciting place to visit.

Top Adelaide attractions

Adelaide Oval

A premier stadium with an adornment of activities.

Opened in 1871, Adelaide Oval is world renowned as a picturesque sports complex thriving with activity all year round. The Oval is consistently lively, hosting sports, music acts and major events at the highest level. Along with events, the Oval is also home to a collection of Sir Donald Bradman’s cricket memorabilia sure to entice both history and sports fanatics alike. The Oval offers the ‘Roof Climb’, an exhilarating and highly acclaimed experience providing a unique look at Adelaide’s roofline. Stationed in the heart of the city the Adelaide Oval provides something for everyone to enjoy.

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Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide animal experiences.

One of Adelaide’s biggest attractions hosting unforgettable animal encounters and experiences for any age with two prime locations. The city location is home to over 2,500 animals and the Monarto location is the largest open-range zoo in the world spanning more than 1,500 hectares and home to more than 500 animals and 50 species.

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Adelaide Botanical Gardens

Flora and fauna galore.

Unwind with a stroll through the spectacular Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Located in the heart of the city, the gardens are visited by over 2.6 million people each year and feature 50 hectares of spectacular garden sights and unique architecture.

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National Wine Centre of Australia

Showcasing South Australia's diverse wine culture.

An interactive journey that showcases the winemaking journey from vineyard to bottle. This fascinating experience demonstrates the complex art of winemaking. Located next to the Botanic Gardens in the northeast corner of the city.  Finish your journey with a tantalising culinary experience in an unforgettable atmosphere in the Wined Bar.

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Rundle Mall

Adelaide's central shopping experience.

Rundle Mall is the longest shopping mall in Australia attracting over 400,000 visitors a week. Rundle Mall is home to four leading department stores, 15 arcades and centres and a rich food scene. Along with an amazing shopping experience Rundle Mall features some notable landmarks including the “Mall's Balls”, the Rundle Mall Pigs, Beehive Corner, the Rundle Mall Fountain, and the historic Adelaide Arcade and Regent Arcade.

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Adelaide Central Market

South Australian food hub.

Humbly founded by a small group of market gardeners in 1869 the Adelaide Central Market has grown into a thriving hub filled with the finest ingredients and produce that South Australia has to offer. The Adelaide Central Market has continued to be the centre for multicultural cuisine and incredible local produce for almost 150 years.

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The d'Arenburg Cube

Wine museum.

An experience unlike any other. Chester Osbourne created this five-story cubed shape building to mimic the complexities and puzzles of winemaking. The experience will awaken your senses and redefine what you expect from visiting a cellar door. Be transformed as soon as you enter the building as quirky and unique art installations fill each level. Enjoy wine tasting on the rooftop, indulge in the decadent food on offer and make sure to check out the’ Alternative Realities Museum’ that showcases the innovative nature of South Australia. 

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Glenelg

A bustling beach escape.

Trade in the fast-paced city for a day by the beach. Glenelg offers sidewalks lined with cafés, boutique hotels, and lively entertainment, making it the perfect holiday destination. Less than a 25-minute train ride from the city Glenelg provides fun for any age and is one of South Australia’s premier beaches.

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