Adelaide Australia

"Visit Adelaide Australia - Heaps to do and amazing day trips to wineries and more!"

Most people come to Adelaide Australia to explore the 3 great wine regions and Kangaroo Island (a personal favourite of mine)

The city is fairly flat and so is a great place to explore on foot or even a bike. Whilst the centre has some nice sights and views, I would base myself 20 mins by metro on the seaside town of Glenelg.

Here there is the beach and a marina teaming with bars, cafes and restaurants and the city is within easy access on the metro or a pleasant bike ride.

But what I love most is its food delights - restaurants to die for and food safaris, markets and more that will leave you drooling!

Scroll down for other ideas of things to do here in Adelaide including zoos, museums, the market and more...

Check out this Map of Adelaide to help get your bearings.

How long

You can see the city in a day or two. I'd recommend adding on a trip to Kangaroo Island Australia and spending a day or 2 exploring the wine regions. A total of 7 days.

When to go

You can visit all year as their winters tend to be less cold than Sydney or Melbourne.

It's still best in the summer months and at its best in October, November and March when its a bit quieter.

Getting Here

Getting here is easy as you can fly from most Australian cities. Click here for more information on flight times

You can also get here by the famous Ghan train which runs through the Australian outback from Darwin via Alice Springs. For more information click here and find Australia Rail Travel

Many choose to visit Melbourne and the Great Ocean Drive and then carry onto Adelaide Australia. This makes for a great Road Trip especially if you add on Kanagaroo Island

Getting Around

You don't need a car to get around. It's much more fun on a bike given it's relatively flat.

There is also a great metro service that makes getting around straight forward.

What to do and see

If you are short of time in Adelaide then check out my Adelaide Attractions page which will give you my top attractions.

But if you have more time then consider some or all of the following:

  • Head to Glenelg Australia where you can soak up the beach life atmosphere and enjoy the marina
  • Glenelg also plays host to some resident dolphins. Trips leave at 8am most days to view and swim with them.
  • North Terraceis a really prominent street in Adelaide with lots of important old and new buildings -worth a stroll.

  • If shopping is more your thing then go to Rundle Mall

  • In the city itself, take a stroll through the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
  • If you fancy a museum the Migration Museum at 82 Kintore Avenue is worth a look (10-5pm weekdays and 1-5pm weekends)
  • What about the Art Gallery of South Australia - a great collection of colonial, aboriginal and international art.
  • Adelaide Festival Centre - for theatre, art, cabaret, comedy and more. Worth checking what might be on during your stay in Adelaide Australia.
  • If Crickets your thing then take a tour around the Adelaide Oval 10am on weekdays
  • Adelaide Zoo - great for the kids or animal lovers and in the city too so it is easy to get to.
  • If you are a foodie, don't forget to visit the infamous Gouger Street and of course the Adelaide Central Market and even take a tour of this colourful market.
  • If wine is your thing then head to the National Wine Centre of Australia where you can taste some wines and understand the history of Australian wine.
  • If the seaside is more your thing then head to either Henley Beachor Semaphore Adelaide
  • Outside the city

    If animals are your thing then consider one or both of the following:

    Cleland Wildlife Park Here you can feed the Kangaroos and get close to a Koala

    Monarto Zoo - here the animals have lots of space and you can see Rhinos, Giraffes, wild horses and Antelope.

    One of the great things about Adelaide Australia is its proximity to 3 great wine regions.

    If you are into your wine or have the time to explore, then visiting all three is recommended. They are all within a 2 hour drive of Adelaide Australia so you would need at least 3 days (better 5 days to explore them all)

    My Adelaide Wine Regions page will help you to understand more about the regions in the area.

    If you more of a red wine fan, head to the Barossa Valley. If you are more of a white wine fan, head to the Clare Valley to sample some fantastic Riesling. Or if you would like a mixture of wine, then head to McClaren Vale.

    Where to stay

    You should be able to book 3-4 weeks out and get a last minute bargain for hotels in the city as there are plenty about. I wouldn't take this strategy during peak summer season though.

    For a full list of my personal recommendations go to

    Hotels in Adelaide

    Where to eat

    For a full list of restaurant ideas to really excite your taste buds go to

    Adelaide Restaurants

    There really is so much to discover in Adelaide Australia.

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