Adelaide is the festival city. The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets and a variety of shops, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is known as the 20-minute city because it's so easy to get around.
Throughout the year attend great festivals and events. Look out for Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 race, the international music festival WOMADelaide and the Santos Tour Down Under pro cycling event. The Adelaide Festival is one of the most innovative arts festivals in the world and the Adelaide Fringe is now the second biggest in the world.
Taste the Adelaide Central Market:
Join the bustling people buying, selling and tasting the best South Australian food at the Adelaide Central Market. It's the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere.
Enjoy a ride on Adelaide's tram from the city centre to beachside Glenelg. Enjoy the beach, jetty, lively shops and cafes along Jetty Road. At the other end of the tram line, get to concerts, circuses and entertainment at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Bonython Park and Governor Hindmarsh Hotel (The Gov).
Port Adelaide and Semaphore:
Visit the South Australian Maritime Museum and take a short cruise to see the Port River dolphins. At Semaphore, the majestic Palais has a great deck looking over the ocean. Stop in for a bite to eat and a glass of South Australian wine. Wander the boulevard of antique shops, cafes, bakeries and pubs.
Botany Bounty, the Adelaide Botanic Garden:
Marvel at native and exotic flower displays and 5000 roses at the International Rose Garden. Stroll through a tropical rainforest in the Bicentennial Conservatory.
The South Australian Museum:
Explore the world's largest collection of indigenous artefacts in the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery. For contemporary Aboriginal culture, visit Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
The Art Gallery of South Australia:
The Art Gallery of South Australia holds one of the best Australian colonial art collections in the world. See Western Desert dot paintings and works by Sir Hans Heysen, Tom Roberts and Frederick McCubbin (some of Australia's best artists).
Activities you can engage in:
- Fishing - Beach
- Jet Boating
- Motor racing
- Wind Surfing
- Animal Viewing
- Wine Tasting
Experiences you can enjoy:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- The Arts
- Caravan and Camping
- Educational Tourism
- Farm Stay
- Food and Wine
- Nature based