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Things to do in Adelade
Adelaide may be known as the City of Churches, but this historic capital city has way more to brag about than steeples and spires. Surrounded by white-sand beaches, Outback landscapes and a trifecta of award-winning wine regions, Adelaide combines the best of city, country and sea to create a cosmopolitan destination worth travelling for.
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Adelaide Central Market
First established in 1869, Adelaide’s Central Markets have brought South Australia’s most celebrated producers under one roof for more than 145 years. A one-stop shop for everything from fresh fruit and veg to seafood and poultry, this vibrant bazaar in the heart of Adelaide’s Chinatown is a paradise for travellers looking to get a taste of the state’s locally-sourced produce.
Nestled between the historic architecture of North Terrace and the modern skyscrapers of King William Street, this pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare is home to some of Adelaide’s best boutiques and department stores. Shop to your heart’s content before refuelling in adjoining laneway, Leigh Street, which lays claim to an eclectic collection of cafes, small bars and restaurants, with favourites like Cos and Udaberri topping the list of must-try venues.
If Adelaide’s Rundle Mall doesn’t satisfy your need for retail therapy, head to the Harbour Town Shopping Centre in West Beach. Home to big name department stores and budget-friendly factory outlets, this seaside precinct is one of Adelaide’s top shopping destinations.
A brand new facility on the edge of the River Torrens, this cutting-edge stadium is home to some of Australia’s biggest sporting teams, including the AFL's Adelaide Crows. If you’re a footy fan, don’t miss the Adelaide Oval Tour which will take you out onto the green, or simply snag tickets to whichever sporting event happens to be in season during your visit.
The latest addition to Adelaide’s ever expanding entertainment scene, the newly revamped Adelaide Casino stands out as one of the city’s best places to start or finish a big night out. Dine in Sean Connolly’s brasserie-inspired restaurant, Sean’s Kitchen, then roll the dice on the casino floor with table games like blackjack, poker and roulette operating 24 hours a day.
Undoubtedly the most popular of Adelaide’s beaches, this nearby suburb combines the best of the city’s cosmopolitan lifestyle with all the beauty of the Limestone Coast. Grab breakfast at a seaside café, like local favourite Zest Café Gallery, then get down to the foreshore early to secure your spot in the sand.
Known as one of Adelaide’s posher beach ‘burbs, Henley Beach has more to offer visitors than just surf and sand. From cold-press juice bars like Goodpress to international fashion retailers like FCUK, Henley Beach has well and truly stolen the hearts of trendsetters in search of some sun.
Sharing the strand occupied by Henley Beach, Adelaide’s Grange Beach sets itself apart from the former with its picturesque jetty, which sees local fisherman line the sides in search for the catch of the day. A sight to behold when the sun disappears beyond the horizon, this scenic stretch of sand is the best beach in Adelaide for catching a sunset by the sea.
On the southern end of Adelaide’s string of beaches, Brighton Beach boasts the same convenient city access and beautiful seaside views of nearby Glenelg with a little bit less hustle and bustle. To enjoy both beaches at once, make the most of the adjoining promenade and appreciate the scenery on a leisurely, four-kilometre coastal walk.
If you’re willing to travel further afield, head to Victor Harbor for a day of fun in the sun. Perched on the eastern tip of the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula, this sleepy seaside town is worlds away from Adelaide’s inner-city beaches, with plenty of secluded coves and little-known inlets to call your own.
The Barossa Valley
If you prefer rolling hillsides and cellar doors to the sea, a change of direction will take you from the Limestone Coast to the Barossa Valley. Arguably Australia’s most iconic wine region, this picturesque collection of vineyards and vines makes the perfect day or overnight trip from Adelaide.
Embark on a self-guided Barossa Valley wine tour, stopping in at industry legends like Penfold’s, Jacob’s Creek and Wolf Blass, or opt for a trip with one of Adelaide’s wine tour providers, leaving you the freedom to sample the spoils of the Barossa Valley to your heart’s content.
Want to explore more? Beyond the Barossa Valley’s wineries, plenty more opportunities for wine tasting await with acclaimed regions like the Adelaide Hills, the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale all within driving distance.
Adelaide’s geographical proximity to some of Australia’s most well-known wine regions alone make it a foodie’s paradise, but you don’t have to leave the city limits to enjoy great food and drink.
If you find yourself in North Adelaide, grab casual fare with a contemporary twist at The Lion, or dig in to one of the ever-changing menu items at Ruby Red Flamingo which combines classic Italian dishes with fresh seasonal produce. Afterwards, make your way back toward the CBD for rooftop cocktails at 2KW, stopping in at small bar Clever Little Tailor for a quick sip along the way.
For day time feasting, The Parade in Norwood has plenty of brunching and lunching institutions, including the perennially popular Argo, while Parkside in the city’s south lays claim to another Adelaide breakfast favourite: Bar 9<.
Getting around in Adelaide
Once you arrive at Adelaide Airport, make your way to metro Adelaide via one of the city’s extensive transport options.
Take a taxi from the arrivals terminal for hassle-free access to the CBD, or consult Adelaide Metro’s train and bus timetables to find a budget-friendly route to reach your destination. Being picked up by family or friends? Book your Adelaide airport parking ahead of time for discounted rates and a premium spot directly outside of the terminal building.
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