If you’re keen to get some sun outdoors, there’s a whole range of beaches to choose from in Adelaide; the majority of which are located within a 30 minute drive from the city.
The most popular tourist beach would have to be Glenelg but there are a lot more. North Haven, Sellicks, Brighton and Henley Beach are also very popular with a range of beach front cafes and restaurants, boardwalks and walking trails. Not to mention the sunsets, surf and great seafood.
For the culture hungry, there are quite a few museums in Adelaide that will satisfy your needs.
The South Australian Art Gallery has a vast collection of Aboriginal, Islamic and South-east Asian art.
Marvel at the giant squid at the South Australian Museum and learn about Adelaide’s history at the Migration Museum.
If you’re after something a little more modern then why not check out the Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Studio located in Morphett Street? There are four exhibition spaces as well as a retail gallery if you wish to purchase anything.
Other notable independent galleries include: Hill Smith Gallery, David Sumner Gallery and Greenway Art Gallery.
Kangaroo Island is another attraction close to Adelaide. Located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of the city the island has miles of untouched bushlands, pristine beaches and captivating wildlife. There are a number of accommodation options on the island guaranteed to suit anyone’s budget.
Why not check out the Mount Lofty Ranges while you’re in town? Stretching from Cape Jervis for over 300 kilometres north, this mountain range incorporates a number of towns, vineyards and pine plantations and is best accessed by the long distance walking track the Heysen Trail.
Adelaide has heaps of shopping opportunities and tourists visiting the city are often amazed with the range of choices.
Rundle Mall is the biggest shopping centre in Adelaide boasting over 600 retail shops and three major department stores located throughout its 15 arcades.
This opens up into a pedestrian mall that is buzzing with bars and al fresco cafes. Continuing on from Rundle Mall is Rundle Street, where tourists can browse a wide range of trendy boutiques and bookshops, cafes and restaurants.
Other notable boutique shopping areas in Adelaide are King William Road and Unley Road. There is also three Westfield shopping centres in Adelaide located in the suburbs of Tea Tree Plaza, West Lakes and Marion.
Adelaide is also home to some of the biggest sporting and entertainment events in the country. Most notable include: Adelaide Fringe Festival, Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar and WOMADelaide.
Dining in Adelaide is a big deal. From the city to the beaches, wineries to the bush, there is a culinary delight to please everyone.
The grid format of Adelaide’s city centre makes it easy to navigate. North Terrace, Gouger Street, Rundle Street, Leigh Street and Pirie Street all have a fantastic range of eateries, cafes and restaurants.
The wine regions of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek are some of the best in the country with many wineries featuring cellar doors with restaurants attached, while the beach side suburbs offer the perfect way to end your day with sunset al fresco dining.
No matter what your budget needs Adelaide has you covered. Everything from backpackers through to decadent five star luxury hotels and resorts are available. High rise hotels are located through the city as are serviced apartments.