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Top 10 things to do in Adelaide

Australia's food and wine capital is steadily becoming one of the country's most exciting places to live, thanks to the recent emergence of its nightlife scene and festivals, all topped-off by a gorgeous landscape! Here's what to do on your trip to Adelaide.

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Victoria Square

Adelaide's central square is home to many of the city's most famous landmarks, including the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Torrens Building, and Supreme Court of South Australia.

Adelaide Hills

The hills are world-renowned for the quality of the region's wines, but book a day trip as much for the spectacular landscape and historic towns as the tasty local tipple!

Adelaide Zoo

The city's beautiful zoo on the River Torrens is home to around 1800 native and exotic creatures, including Australia's only giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi!

Cleland Wildlife Park

If you'd prefer to spend a day solely among Australia's endemic animals – kangaroos, koalas, emus, etc – then don't miss this beloved wildlife park in the Adelaide Hills!

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Haigh's Chocolate Factory

Don't expect snozzberries and Oompa Loompas, but Haigh's HQ offers chocoholics an insight into the creation of Australia's most luxurious confectionary. The best part? It's free!

Barossa Valley

Adelaide has no shortage of scenic vineyards to tour, but visiting wine buffs shouldn't miss the biannual Barossa Vintage Festival – Australia's longest-running wine festival!

River Torrens

Boat tours of Adelaide's river provide effortless sightseeing trips through the city. Impress the locals by calling it "Karra wirra-parri," its native Kaurna name!

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Take the South Eastern Freeway to South Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. Its Lutheran churches and lush surrounding scenery make for a quaint and peaceful day-trip!

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Adelaide Oval

Considered the world's prettiest cricket ground, there are few better places for the intrepid sports fan to enjoy a taste of Australia's favorite past-time!

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Art Gallery of South Australia

Beloved for its collections of Australian and Aboriginal art, this museum is one of Adelaide's leading cultural attractions. Guided tours are free between 11:00AM and 2:00PM!

Planning Your Adelaide Visit

How many days?

Four or five days should be enough to see the sights while still allowing for a day-trip or two.

How to get around?

If you're planning on covering a lot of ground, then it might be wise to rent a car. However, if you have no desire to stray far from the city center, you can ride for free on the Free City tram and City-Loop bus (99C), which cover most of the inner-city attractions. Adelaide also boasts the bright green Tindo – the world's first solar-powered bus!

Good to Know

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    AUD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+09:30)
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  • Best time to visit
    The temperatures in Adelaide are pleasant throughout the year, but can get warm from November through March. June is the wettest month, but March is considered to have the best festivals!

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What People Are Saying About Adelaide

It was wonderful. Great, caring driver, beautiful scenery.

we enjoyed the experience very much. delicious food. Bit rushed in the winetasting section . Would have loved longer in Harndorf.
Adelaide: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Day-Tour Reviewed by Patricia, 10/14/2015

A nice day out learning about and tasting wines

Enjoyed the beautiful surrounds and outlook from both wineries. The driver was very knowledgeable about local history.
Adelaide: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Day-Tour Reviewed by Ester, 04/01/2016

Very informative with lots of details and easy clear directions

Thanks enjoyed my trip to Adelaide - A very beautiful clear city ..motel was lovely too ..will visit again soon with more time to lookabout

Well organised , lovely lunch on the cruise , driver was great .

Driver gave very good commentary on local landmarks . Cruise was very smooth , we had a lovely lunch and the crew on board the boat were very helpful and friendly . Met some lovely fellow travellers .
8-Hour Riverboats on the Murray River Reviewed by Lynn, 10/20/2015

you need to advise the name of the bus which is being used on the trip

we were left standing at the mantra for over half hour and not aware the bus was not a gray line and the driver did not enquire of our name

Based on 12 reviews by GetYourGuide customers