Whether you’re catching a match at the Adelaide Oval, shopping in Rundle Mall or heading to the beach, looking for the best free things to do in Adelaide, or a last minute traveller looking for a quick guide to the top 10 things to do in Adelaide, there’s something for everyone in the South Australian capital.
Hiking & The Outdoors
Walking while travelling is a great way to stay fit, get some fresh air and explore a new city. Escape to the great outdoors and set out on a hike in Adelaide. There are endless great hikes in Adelaide to choose from, as South Australia is known for its spectacular natural landscape. Waterfall Gully to Mount Lofty is a popular choice for locals and travellers as it has a well maintained path, regular seating and a café at the end. While the walk has some steep sections you’re rewarded with spectacular views at the summit. If you’re visiting in the warmer months, make your way to one or more of Adelaide’s best beaches.
Museums & Galleries
Travellers love visiting the Adelaide Art Gallery and Adelaide Museum to soak up the state’s art, history and culture. The Art Gallery of South Australia is housed in an iconic building on North Terrace in the city’s arts precinct; the art gallery showcases carefully curated exhibitions for a unique and memorable experience.
The South Australian Museum is also located on North Terrace and is renowned for its world-class natural history and cultural collections. The museum holds collections of national and international significance including Aboriginal artefacts and is one of the most visited museums in Australia.
Botanic Gardens & Conservation Parks
Adelaide is blessed with three Botanic Gardens in the city and suburbs including Adelaide, Wittunga and Mount Lofty. Adelaide Botanic Garden is a popular tourist attraction for its proximity to the city and magnificently maintained gardens and stunning architecture including the largest single span glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere.