Adelaide’s wide streets and green spaces make it a pleasure to walk or cycle around, but there’s also an excellent tram system that operates free services within the city and its surrounds, and to the laid-back beachside suburb of Glenelg, which takes 40 minutes from the city.
Follow one of four Arts & Culture trails to learn more about Adelaide’s creative ambitions. Choose from the Public Art, Live Music, Performing Arts or Design, Architecture and Makers trails; an interactive map can be found at explore.
Adelaide’s famous seaside suburb of Glenelg is a true delight to wander. Take the self-guided, 45-minute Historic Glenelg walk to learn about the town’s past and to see its most iconic sites.
Helmed by larger-than-life chef Duncan Welgemoed, this multi award winning restaurant is a riot of color and African flavors.
Located in Adelaide’s Botanic Garden, this fine-dining restaurant, overseen by executive chef Justin James, has had food lovers in raptures since emerging from renovations with a luminous new dining space and a sophisticated degustation menu.
This two-level Tex-Mex-fusion restaurant is a fun dinner and drinks experience, with its extensive menu, zingy cocktails and bright, eclectic interiors.
This boutique hotel is a true local experience, from the produce sourced at the nearby food markets to the pink carpets, a tribute to one of the state’s most flamboyant politicians.
These modern apartments provide all the comforts of home.
Stylishly retrofitted into the exterior of the legendary Adelaide Oval, this is a unique and luxurious five-star experience.
Stay off the grid in the Adelaide Hills at Jude, a cozy cabin set among 180 acres of bushland and close to walking trails and creeks.
Float along the river torrens in a donut-shaped boat eating barbecue, complete with tunes and food and drink packages.
Australia’s largest annual arts festival, Adelaide Fringe is a month-long extravaganza of music, theater, comedy, magic, film and more. The festival, which is now 62 years old, is staged during February and March in venues across the city.
Spend a day (or two) here getting to know some of the 2500 animals and 250 species that call this city-center zoo home, including koalas, lions and tigers, and the always entertaining giant panda duo of Wang Wang and Fu Ni.
This aerial adventure park is the first of its kind in Australia with 70 obstacles including a zip line, Tarzan swing and trapeze, as well as a kids’ course – all conveniently located within Kurangga Park in Adelaide’s inner-city.
Just 20 minutes from the city, this marine park is home to 30 resident dolphins and a 10,000-year-old mangrove forest. Dolphin cruises, kayak tours and stand-up paddleboard hire are available.
Just 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is brimming with providores, produce and great wine. Tour vineyards in Kingscote, Cygnet River and on the Dudley Peninsula, try freshly shucked oysters at American River and sample sugar gum honey at Clifford’s Honey Farm. Wildlife attractions include Seal Bay, Raptor Domain and the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park.