Top 6 things to do in Adelaide

If Adelaide isn’t on your list of must-see cities, we’ll give you six good reasons it should be.

  1. Food, glorious food! Adelaide Restaurants

Adelaide is a culinary playground, home to world-class chefs, award-winning restaurants and fresh, regional produce. The Adelaide Central Market, one of the top Adelaide attractions, is the perfect place to begin your food journey. With over 80 produce stalls, cafes and restaurants, these markets are one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere. It’s THE place to go for the best vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, bread and more. Grab a hot coffee and get lost in this foodie heaven!

For some of the best Asian cuisine, head to Chinatown, located next to Adelaide Central Market, or head to one of Adelaide’s ‘eat streets’ to discover the top Adelaide restaurants – from Gouger Street and Rundle Street, offering everything from traditional European to South Pacific cuisine to quirky cafes on Waymouth Street, Halifax Street, Hutt Street and Leigh Street.

Craving a late night snack? Sq Restaurant and Lounge will deliver 24-hours a day to your comfy bed at Mantra Hindmarsh Square. Alternatively, you can dine for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Sq, soaking up its cool European atmosphere.

Adelaide Central Market

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  1. From Grape to Glass – Adelaide Wineries

We don’t need to tell you that South Australia houses some of Australia’s best wines. But what you may not realise is that most of the vineyards are only an hour or two drive from Adelaide.

The Barossa Valley, just 50 minutes from the city, boasts some of the best Adelaide wineries. Hop on a wine tour, hire a bicycle or simply enjoy lunch overlooking the greenest of vineyards. Sample some of the worlds most awarded wines including Wolf Blass, Penfolds and Yalumba whilst taking in the pure beauty of these renowned estates.

The Barossa isn’t the only place to enjoy a good drop. Head to McLaren Vale or the Adelaide Hills for even more cellar doors as well as craft breweries and cider houses that won’t disappoint.

Barossa Valley vineyard

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  1. Adelaide Festivals and Events

Head to Adelaide during “Mad March” and you’ll be spoilt for choices of festivals and events. Check out Adelaide Fringe Festival for plenty of cabaret, comedy, music, theatre and more, get revved up at the Adelaide 500 with lots of V8 supercars action, entertainment and family fun or celebrate some of the best music, arts and dance at WOMADelaide.

Not travelling in March? No worries! Check out one of the many shows at one of the Adelaide Festival Centre venues including the Festival Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Adelaide 500

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  1. Sports in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval is one of Australia’s premier sporting venues and home to Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows AFL teams as well as host to The Ashes cricket and Australia National Cricket Team. Head to one of the many nearby restaurants and bars before or after a game, or visit the Adelaide Casino, just a short stroll away.

Making its way through some of South Australia’s stunning beaches, wine regions and country towns before reaching the finale in Adelaide, the Santos Tour Down Under is Australia’s greatest cycling race. Join some 840,000+ spectators to watch this popular race.

Adelaide Oval

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  1. Malls, markets and laneways – the top Adelaide shopping spots

The famous Rundle Mall is the best place to start your shopping spree in Adelaide, and is just a short stroll from Mantra on Frome. The pedestrian-only shopping area boasts department stores, chic boutiques, salons, music shops and more. Think laneways are just for Melbourne? Think again! Head to Ebenezer Place or Vardon Avenue for quirky shops, galleries and street art. Markets more your thing? Adelaide markets are a plenty! Check out Gilles at the Grounds, Fisherman’s Wharf Market or Flinders St Market, to name a few.

Rundle Mall

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  1. The great outdoors – Adelaide gardens, parks and beaches

The River Torrens snakes its way through Adelaide city, and is the perfect spot for a casual stroll or a leisurely bike ride. Pack a picnic and head to Elder Park, or if you’re there at the right time, check out QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight, South Australia’s largest Christmas concert. Animal lover? Visit the Adelaide Zoo to meet Giant Pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni along with a whole bunch of other loveable creatures. Adelaide Botanic Gardens are also centrally located in the city and offer free guided walks, exhibitions, workshops and even concerts. Want to cool off? Hop on a tram and head to one of Adelaide’s beautiful beaches, such as Glenelg and Henley Beach for a dip and to soak up the cool seaside vibes.

Glenelg Beach

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