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The unforgettable city of Adelaide is the gateway to a historically rich region proudly showcasing the best of Australia’s cool climate wines, gourmet food and stunning natural attractions.

Adelaide, South Australia

Home to idyllic beaches, tropical gardens and islands and lively bars, restaurants and events, Brisbane is one of Australia’s most scenic and lively destinations. Not to mention all the incredible art and culture that spills from the city’s renowned galleries and museums. If that’s not enough, you’ll also meet a huge range of native wildlife and experience unforgettable outdoor adventures. 

Tantalise the taste buds

Feeling peckish? Home to acclaimed chefs, laneway restaurants and underground bars, Adelaide’s food scene is a melting pot of flavour. Award-winning restaurants such as Restaurant Botanic, Apoteca and Penfold’s Magill Estate plate up outstanding seasonal cuisine. You’ll also find African-influenced diners, authentic Italian pizzerias and sizzling Thai eateries. Explore the incredible Adelaide Central Market for a wealthy source of local produce. 

Only 20 minutes’ drive from town, the beautiful Adelaide Hills are dotted with cool-climate wineries, breweries and cider houses. Drop into historic cellar doors to sip your way through a famed pinot noir. You can also enjoy scenic drives to world-famous wine country on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Clare Valley and the Limestone Coast. Visit the Tasting Australia Festival to sample some of South Australia’s best food and wine every April and May.

Explore the wild and wonderful

Adelaide is a great base to explore some incredible natural attractions, from nearby beaches to friendly zoos and winding coastline. Enjoy a sunkissed day at Glenelg Beach, where you might meet local dolphins only moments from the centre of town. You’ll also encounter sea lions, koalas and more at the Adelaide Zoo. Get the full savannah experience at Montaro Safari Park, home to African lions and rhinos. 

Just over half an hour from the city, you’ll find the Para Wirra Conservation Park. This lakeside parkland, home to emus and kangaroos, is perfect for walking and picnicking. It’s also home to the fascinating relics of the Barossa Goldfields, a former mining operation. You can enjoy invigorating bush walks at Belair National Park. Make sure to check out heritage attractions such as Old Government House while you are there. Explore more colourful flora at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Join the festivities

With a lively calendar all year round, dynamic annual events give you plenty of things to do in Adelaide. Held over four days in March every year WOMADelaide holds the title of Australia's best contemporary music festival, bringing together a powerhouse celebration of world music and multicultural festivities. For over 60 years the highly anticipated Adelaide Fringe Festival has also been wowing crowds with a dynamic showcase of music, dance troupes, theatre and arts. Join the party in February and March. 

Take a journey of the senses with the famed Adelaide Beer and Barbeque Festival. Held across three days every July, this high octane event features some of Australia’s best grillers, alongside local and international brewers, cider makers and distillers. You can also warm up in June at the world’s biggest cabaret festival. Running for over 20 years, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival features leading Australian and international cabaret performers, and a host of musical events.

How do I get to Adelaide?

It’s easy to get to Adelaide. Drive from Melbourne in under eight hours, or take the scenic Great Ocean Road route. You also enjoy a road trip from Sydney, which takes about 14 hours. There are some great rail options, including The Overland from Melbourne or the Indian Pacific from Perth or Sydney. Head south by train from Darwin via Alice Springs on The Ghan. You can also fly to Adelaide Airport. 

Top things to do in Adelaide

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