A rocky beach in Adelaide, Australia
PARK IT IN ADELAIDE

Cruise to Adelaide, Australia

In Adelaide, you'll find an up-and-coming Australian metropolis surrounded by opportunities for outdoor adventure. The Adelaide Park Lands circle the heart of the city — discover native Australia flora and the collection of over 5,000 roses at the Botanical Gardens, or bike beneath long rows of elm trees at Carriageway Park. Then, head downtown to explore the culture of the city. Sample local produce at the 19th-century Central Market, or learn about Australian aboriginal cultures at the South Australian Museum. Head out to the nearby Adelaide Hills, where you'll find picturesque towns and open vistas of the lush countryside. Or explore Australian wine-making in the nearby Barossa Valley.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Australian Dollar (AUD)

Things To Do in Adelaide

The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide

Get Cultured

The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide

The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide

Get Cultured

Check out the Art Gallery of South Australia — its collection includes 38,000 pieces from around the world. Then, head to the South Australian Museum: Peruse artifacts from Australian aboriginal peoples and other South Pacific cultures, and see fossils from the dinosaurs that once roamed this continent.

A sandy beach in Adelaide, Australia

Head to the Seaside

A sandy beach in Adelaide, Australia

A sandy beach in Adelaide, Australia

Head to the Seaside

Glenelg Beach is the most popular beach in Adelaide. Here, you can go swimming, stroll along the jetty, treat yourself to lunch or dinner and visit the seaside shops and boutiques. There's also a coastal path you can bike or walk and several user-friendly foreshore parks.

An old, wooden cart in Adelaide, Australia
An old, wooden cart in Adelaide, Australia

Get Out of Town

Easy day trips from Adelaide include the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, two of Australia's most popular wine regions. Explore Fleurieu Peninsula's beaches or head to the Adelaide Hills — home to the German-influenced village of Hahndorf, Penfolds Magill Estate and Cleland Wildlife Park.

A sliced Wagyu point steak on a board with asparagus
A sliced Wagyu point steak on a board with asparagus

Local Cuisine

Make sure to visit Adelaide Central Market, one of the world's best food markets. Rosemont Hall is the perfect lunch spot, where you can sample Asian cuisine from Mr. Chan and Sunny's Shop. Meanwhile, Press Food and Wine serves contemporary Australian dishes, including Darling Downs wagyu eye fillet and Coffin Bay oysters.

An assortment colorful rugs piled up at a market
An assortment colorful rugs piled up at a market

Shopping

Rundle Street is Rundle Mall's independent little sibling. Visit Relove, where South Australian designers sell their wares. Souvenirs could include a necklace, a scarf or Australian-inspired art print. Leonard St. is a women's clothing line and boutique by designer Amanda McCarthy, featuring bold prints and clean lines. And peruse Central Market for handmade rugs and other non-edible trinkets.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Check if your visit to Adelaide coincides with an AFL-league game of Australian-rules football, the country's premier sport.
2 There are free city buses in Adelaide and a free tram from Glenelg to Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

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