Fly to Adelaide (ADL)

Consistently ranked as one of Australia’s most liveable cities, Adelaide’s pristine beaches, cultural events calendar, and laid-back attitude won’t disappoint.
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Adelaide, Australia

What to do in Adelaide

Shop at Rundle Street East

Simply put, this is the best street in the best shopping area in the city. You'll find everything from furniture at Bauhaus to dresses at Zimmerman, plus a collection of cute cafes where you can take a break from all that retail therapy.

241–299 Rundle Street
Kent Town
SA 5067
+61 411 505 104
rundlestreet.com.au

Adelaide Central Market

This is a brilliant bazaar where you’ll find stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, smoked meats, seafood, and more from farms in the surrounding area. Pick and choose your way from one stall to the next, or just wander the aisles.

44-60 Gouger St
SA 5000
adelaidecentralmarket.com.au

Walk the North Terrace

As one of the city’s cultural centers, the North Terrace includes attractions such as the Art Gallery of South Australia (which makes a good starting point), the Migration Museum, and the South Australian Museum. The Governor lives in the nearby Government House, and students from the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia stop by on their way to class.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
SA 5000
+61 8 8207 7000
artgallery.sa.gov.au/agsa/home

Explore Cleland Wildlife Park

Australia has some of the most unique plants and wildlife in the world, and there's no better place to see them than at Cleland Wildlife Park, located 22 km from the city center. You'll get to spot nocturnal animals during a night walk and cuddle a koala during feeding time.

365 Mount Lofty Summit Road
SA 5152
+61 8 8339 2444
environment.sa.gov.au/clelandwildlife

Visit the beaches at Semaphore

Once you’re done checking out the waves at Glenelg and the wooden pier at Henley, venture a bit further for an old-school Adelaide experience at Semaphore. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time as you walk the esplanade and dig into some traditional fish and chips. You can even take a guided tour with Semaphore Walks.

Semaphore Walks
Esplanade and Semaphore Road
Semaphore
SA 5019
southaustralia.com/9002445

Tour the Adelaide Oval

Since its AU$500 million renovation, Adelaide Oval is even better than ever. As one of the finest cricket stadiums in the country, the Oval hosts events all the time; head over to catch a match (or a concert), or simply take a tour and see the Bradman Collection, relics from the career of legendary batsman Sir Donald Bradman.

War Memorial Drive
SA 5006
+61 8 8211 1100
adelaideoval.com.au

Where to eat in Adelaide

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T-Chow (Chinese)

Ideal for a quick, quality lunch after wandering through Adelaide Central Market, this is a popular spot with locals and visitors. T-Chow keeps things fresh and simple, while sneaking unconventional flavor into some leading dishes.

68 Moonta Street
Adelaide Central Market, SA 5000
+61 8 8410 1413
tchow.eatout-adelaide.com.au

Sarah's Sisters Sustainable Cafe (Vegetarian)

Sarah’s is an Adelaide institution; this relaxed Semaphore cafe has been serving tasty vegetarian cuisine to hungry locals and visitors since 1978. It’s a good choice if you have dietary restrictions; they even serve gluten-free bread from the local bakery. When you visit, ask for a table on the deck overlooking the Semaphore Garden Centre.

117 Semaphore Road
Semaphore, SA 5019
+61 8 8449 5817
facebook.com/pages/Sarahs-Sisters-Sustainable-Cafe

Alphutte Restaurant (European)

This award-winning Adelaide fixture is a special occasion kind of place, and the fantastic food and friendly staff have kept Alphutte at the top of the tree for three decades. The location is within walking distance of many Adelaide parks, should you wish to work up an appetite for hearty European fare.

242-244 Pulteney Street
SA 5000
+61 8 8223 4717
alphutte.com.au

The Daniel O'Connell (Gastropub)

This north Adelaide staple near Wellington Square combines a homey atmosphere with the most adventurous traditions of "nose to tail" cooking from Head Chef Phil Whitmarsh. You can stay cozy by the fire or enjoy al fresco dining beneath an almost 200-year-old pepper tree. Expect live entertainment on special occasions, too.

165 Tynte Street
SA 5006
+ 61 8 8267 4032
danieloconnell.com.au

Faraja (International)

One of the city’s best restaurants, Faraja takes its name from the Swahili word for comfort. It’s a casual spot and great for a group. Order a few sharing plates; try the chili squid or the sticky beef ribs. If you’re "in" with the locals, make up a group of ten or more and try the Chef’s Choice selection.

36 King William Road
Goodwood
SA 5034
+61 8 8357 2884
faraja.com.au

Windy Point (Australian)

Located 15 minutes from the city center, the Windy Point restaurant has some of the best views in Adelaide; its stunning dining room overlooks the city in every direction. The food more than matches up to the location, with a modern Australian menu that includes surf and turf, wagyu beef, and kangaroo.

Windy Point Lookout
Belair Road
Belair; SA 5052
+61 8 8278 8255
windypoint.com.au

Places to stay in Adelaide

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Mercure Grosvenor Hotel

From the outside of the Mercure, you get a real sense of its history, as the building is almost a century old. Step inside its four-star doors, however, and you’ll find that it’s actually sleek and modern. It also has a great position close to Adelaide Convention Centre.

125 North Terrace,SA 5000
+61 8 8407 8888
mercuregrosvenorhotel.com.au

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide

This 202-room, five-star hotel has all the modern conveniences you’d want, from an indoor pool and sauna to a smart lounge. As an added bonus, its prime spot near Victoria Square and Adelaide Central Market means you’re rarely far from being able to rest your head after a busy day.

55 Waymouth Street
SA 5000
+61 8 8115 8888
tfehotels.com/rendezvous-hotel-adelaide

The Playford

This is one of the city's best five-star hotels and it has a terrific location to boot. It’s just steps from Parliament House and the Adelaide Festival Centre, making it a useful base from which to embark on a walking tour of the more historic parts of the city.

120 North Terrace, SA 5000
+61 8 8213 8888
theplayford.com.au

Glenelg Beach Hostel

For a change of pace, try the Glenelg Beach Hostel. Rooms in this beautiful 19th-century building are budget friendly, and it has easy access to the beach. Just be sure to book ahead if you’re planning a trip in the summer, as it’s a popular place.

1/5-7 Moseley Street, SA 5045
+61 8 8376 0007
glenelgbeachhostel.com.au

Adabco Boutique Hotel

A budget-friendly option in Adelaide, the Adabco Boutique Hotel is an easy 15-minute walk from the city center and an even easier bus ride. The rooms are simple, modern, and elegant, focusing on comfort without extravagance.

219-223 Wakefield Street, SA 5000
+61 8 8100 7500
adabcohotel.com.au

Stamford Plaza Adelaide

This is five-star service in the heart of the city. The rates are reasonable, and you'll have easy access to many attractions, including the Festival Centre, museums, art galleries, and the Adelaide Oval. The hotel is located on the North Terrace; ask for a room with views of Elder Park and the River Torrens.

150 North Terrace
SA 5000
+61 8 8461 1111
stamford.com.au/spa

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