Adelaide and surrounds
Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal city, nestled between rolling hills and the sea. Set amid spacious parklands, this elegant city is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, sandy beaches, beautiful galleries, cosy cafes and fine restaurants.
With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the ’20-minute city’ with many attractions a walk, tram or easy bike ride away. In May, the temperature is between 12 and 22 °C, perfect for sampling fresh produce at the Central Market, meeting Australian wildlife at the zoo, viewing Australian indigenous art, walking through historic Port Adelaide, swimming with dolphins in Glenelg, shopping in the East End, relaxing at the beach and drinking and dining in laneway bars or five star restaurants.
Experience the cosmopolitan life of Adelaide independently or take a tour of Adelaide's main attractions and points of interest. You'll appreciate why this city has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
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Top 10 things to do in Adelaide
Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.
Sample fresh produce at Adelaide's Central Market
Take a walk through historic Port Adelaide
Drink and dine in Adelaide’s laneway bars
Stroll the galleries of elegant North Terrace
Go shopping in the East End at Rundle Street
Relax at Adelaide’s best beaches
Get up close to the local wildlife at the Adelaide Zoo
Hop on your bike and explore the city with Bike SA
Tour the Adelaide Oval
Head for the Adelaide Hills
On Adelaide’s doorstep are the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, famous throughout the world for their gourmet foods and fine wines. The mouth of the mighty Murray River is a short drive away and Kangaroo Island, home to many native Australian species, is a 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Jarvis.
Barossa and Hahndorf highlights
Get a taste of two of the world's great wine regions, the Barossa and the beautiful Adelaide Hills, on this Adelaide Sightseeing day tour.
This full day tour takes you to South Australia's premium wine region, including the world famous Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre and Saltram Wine Estate, to sample some of the Barossa's finest wines and enjoy a sumptuous two-course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide's oldest German settlement, where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce.
Adelaide city highlights
Experience the cosmopolitan life of Adelaide on this half-day tour of Adelaide, taking in Adelaide's main attractions and points of interest.
The coastal city of Adelaide is noted for its many festivals, its food, wine and culture and its long beach fronts. Discover superb architecture, cultural boulevards, surrounding parklands and wide streets and then you'll appreciate why we have been ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world.
One-day Kangaroo Island experience
On this day tour you will see all of the major attractions of Kangaroo Island, South Australia’s premier nature-based tourism destination.
At Seal Bay Conservation Park go on a beach walk with an experienced park ranger to see Australian sea lions. Then have a delicious two-course lunch in a beautiful bush-land setting at Vivonne Bay Bistro.
In the afternoon, visit the Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary to see koalas relaxing in the trees. Then spend the afternoon at Flinders Chase National Park, walk around Remarkable Rocks and see playful long-nosed fur seals at Admirals Arch.
Murray River highlights
Relax on this lunchtime cruise along the historic Murray River aboard the Proud Mary. See Australian birdlife and gain an insight into this unique river system with its magnificent landscapes and spectacular cliffs.
After lunch, take in the spectacular views and stop for a great photo opportunity at the lookout overlooking the township of Mannum. On the return journey to Adelaide, visit Melba's Chocolate Factory for an indulgent afternoon tea (own expense) and Woodside Cheese Wrights.
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