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Adelaide

Known as the ‘20 minute city’, Adelaide is the gateway to all there is to see and do in South Australia. It is both cultural and cool, and its superb shopping, beaches, history and restaurants are not to be missed.

Foodies love the sights, tastes and smells of the Adelaide Central Market. Regarded as the ‘pantry of the city’, it’s the perfect place to stop and pick up supplies for your stay.

Shopaholics feel right at home on Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s shopping heart. At the end of the day you can soak up the atmosphere in one of more than 700 restaurants along Adelaide’s eat streets – try Gouger St, Rundle St or Hutt St.

Take a wander down North Terrace, regarded as Adelaide’s cultural boulevard and home to the city’s grandest treasure houses. It’s a heartland of art, history, knowledge and people. You’ll fi nd the State’s Art Gallery, SA Museum (home to the largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts in Australia), Library and Botanic Gardens, which are all free to visit.

From the city centre it’s just a 20 minute tram ride to the beachside suburb of Glenelg. This seaside playground is always buzzing with people enjoying the sand, sea, foreshore parks, cafés and local entertainment. Stroll along the jetty, browse through the hundreds of shops and dine at sidewalk cafes along Jetty Road.

In the Adelaide Hills, a stop at the German village of Hahndorf is recommended. Lined with jacaranda trees, the main street’s quaint and historic stone buildings are fi lled with art and craft galleries, cellar doors, antique shops, German bakeries, chocolate shops, pubs, cafés and a fantastic cheese cellar.



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SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN ADELAIDE




Belair National Park BELAIR NATIONAL PARK

When it stops raining and you feel like stretching your legs, a trip to Belair National Park, only 13km south of Adelaide, is in order. It's home to some of Adelaide's best heritage attractions, such as the State Flora Nursery and Old Government House, so you may even get to sneak in some education while you're letting the kids explore. There are 13 gas barbecues spread throughout the park, so you can bring your own lunch to enjoy during your visit.

Glenelg THE BEACHOUSE

Journey to Glenelg beach for one of Adelaide's best family entertainment centres. The bumper boats are the perfect opportunity for everyone to let off some steam. There's also a play castle boasting the 'Rolls-Royce of dodgem cars', plus heated water slides, an 18-hole mini golf course overlooking the beach with a Wild Wild West theme, a Ferris wheel with spectacular views of the city, and an outdoor train which circles the golf course.

Zoo MONARTO & ADELAIDE ZOOS
 

For an animal experience with a difference, seek out Monarto Zoo. The zoo originated in 1983 when it was a special purpose breeding environment. Over time it has developed to become an 'international standard conservation, national and zoological bio-park' featuring more than 1,000 hectares of fauna and flora sanctuary. For a Panda encounter (children must be aged 6 years+), head to Adelaide Zoo and take part in Panda tours including meeting the Red Pandas and see the Keeper provide their morning feed.

Shopping SHOPPING
 

Just one block back from North Terrace is Rundle Mall, the city’s main shopping strip. The now pedestrianised mall was the first of its type in Australia and boasts a huge amount of shops, including the major department stores and designer boutiques. Dotted along the mall are several beautiful arcades hiding yet more small boutiques.

Gouger Street GOUGER STREET
 
Along here you’ll find plenty of Asian cheap eats, as well as some of the best restaurants in town including Mesa Lunga which does awesome tapas, and has a huge cocktail list to boot. Conveniently, lots of Adelaide’s nightspots are also on Gouger Street. If it’s a hot night (which it probably will be), Adelaide has it covered… but not literally. Rooftop bars are all the rage in Adelaide with Rocket Rooftop being the local favourite thanks to its live music and movie nights.
North Adelaide NORTH ADELAIDE
 

Just over the river from the central city is the suburb of North Adelaide. One of the oldest parts of the city, North Adelaide is jampacked full of historic churches, beautiful parklands (including the Adelaide Oval), and oodles of gorgeous old cottages. A walk through this historic suburb is a must.

Glenelg GLENELG

The golden sand beach stretches miles to the south, making it easy to find your own spot in the sun. Palm and pine trees line the beach providing shade for the little ones. At the northern end of the beach, where the tram runs, is the Glenelg Marina. From here you can jump aboard a yacht out to see dolphins, pick up a fishing charter, or for the adrenaline junkies, a ride on the Helluva Jet is a must do. You’ll also find plenty of al fresco dining around the marina as well as Jetty Road, the main shopping and dining strip.
Adelaide Hills ADELAIDE HILLS AND MT LOFTY RANGES

Take in the Adelaide Hills, home to the Mt Lofty Ranges, rolling vineyards and unspoilt bush as you make your way to the historic German settlement of Hahndorf. Sample the local handmade produce as well as the arts and crafts of this beautiful region. Spend the day exploring art and craft stores, German bakeries, cheese cellars and cellar doors.

McLaren Vale VICTOR HARBOUR & MCLAREN VALE
 

Travel the picturesque Adelaide Hills and into the Fleurieu Peninsula, where the vines meet the sea. Pass through Goolwa and onto Victor Harbor, one of South Australia’s most popular seaside towns, before returning to Adelaide via the popular wine region, McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley BAROSSA VALLEY DAY TRIP
 

Enjoy a food and wine journey to South Australia’s premium wine region. Sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines and gourmet food that make this wine region so special.

Adelaide Central Market ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET
 

Buzzing with life and colour all year round this is a great place to wander sampling the freshest of local ingredients. There’s a huge range of food on offer, all under one roof and surrounded by some great cafés. The market is open Tuesday – Saturday.

Wine WINE
 

You can’t come to Adelaide without sampling the superb wine. There are household names like Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacob’s Creek plus countless boutique estates. There’s the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale all just an easy drive away, then Coonawarra 4 hours drive south.




ADELEAIDE ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and resorts in Adelaide.
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IBIS Adelaide
Adelaide CBD
IBIS ADELAIDE
★★★half star

Vibrant, affordable and best value in the heart of the city. Ibis Adelaide marries a funky design with great service and is changing perceptions of what an economy hotel can be. Boasting modern guest rooms with floor to ceiling windows welcoming great views and plenty of natural light. Located in the heart of the CBD and is just a short stroll from Rundle Mall and all major tourist attractions.
BreakFree Adelaide
Adelaide CBD
BREAKFREE ADELAIDE
★★★★

These apartments are an easy walk to the cafés and restaurants and in the vibrant arts precinct, the cultural hub of Adelaide’s West End. Also nearby is the Casino, Convention Centre, Rundle Shopping Mall and the Art Gallery which was founded in 1881 and houses one of Australia’s great art collections. Rooms have been tastefully decorated and are modern in design, with free WiFi.
Holiday Inn Express
Adelaide CBD
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ADELAIDE CITY CENTRE
★★★★
Situated in the vibrant north-west quarter of Adelaide’s central business district. The great location provides easy accessibility to Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre, the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Casino and Rundle Mall shopping. Start the day with free buffet Breakfast, stay connected with free WiFi, recharge with high quality bedding.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Adelaide CBD
MAJESTIC ROOF GARDEN HOTEL
★★★★half star

Located in a superb spot, within walking distance to Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval, the Botanic Gardens and the vibrant Rundle Street where there is a variety of bars, restaurants and eclectic shopping. All rooms feature custom made king beds, modern bathrooms and unlimited free WiFi. Relax in the signature rooftop garden and enjoy panoramic views of Adelaide Hills and East End.





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