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Being the capital city of South Australia and the gateway to the Outback, wine regions and river, Adelaide is a great destination in its own right. Wildlife, wine, beaches, Aboriginal culture, superb dining and fantastic events are just some of the experiences Adelaide has to offer.

The city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, cafés and restaurants. It’s known as a 20-minute city because its shape and lack of congestion mean you can get to beaches and hills in a 20-minute drive, or if you’re on foot, the city’s attractions are within walking distance.

Taste the world-famous wine regions only minutes from the city or indulge in award-winning restaurants in the heart of Adelaide. Join the party at some of the immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene.

Reward Your Wonder in South Australia

Nature and Wildlife – Get close to unique Australian animals
On the Eyre Peninsula you can join a tour that will allow you to be a sea lion for a day. Jump on a chartered boat and join your new best friends in the ocean. Swim, summersault, backflip and dive – just don’t expect to be the star of the show. Tours include snorkels, wetsuits and fins, and operate most days of the week.

Food and Wine – Taste the best South Australia has to offer
The Epicurean Way seamlessly links together the four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley in a self-drive journey unique to South Australia. Sumptuous local produce and a superb array of wines, set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery, all come together as you discover the Epicurean Way.

City Life – Shop, dine and drink
Adelaide is a shopper’s delight.
Rundle Mall has all the shops you need in one place. Paved and pedestrian friendly, you’ll love exploring this bustling shopping precinct with over 500 shops to choose from.

Hit the Roads – Explore South Australia by car
The Southern Ocean Drive takes you on a unique and unforgettable ride through South Australia’s landscapes. Meet locals along the way, drive at your own pace, and immerse yourself in South Australia’s ever-changing, yet always spectacular scenery.
Stunning cliff faces, roaring waves and untouched beaches are just some of the highlights of the Southern Ocean Drive.
The Southern Ocean Drive also takes in Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s most pristine natural environments, where native wildlife is intertwined with dramatic scenery. Marvel at South Australia’s most spectacular coastal views on Kangaroo Island.

Top 5 Must Dos :

  • Adelaide Central Market – The oldest fresh produce market in Australia with 250 food shops and stalls under one roof. Take a sensory and interactive gourmet walking tour with a local food expert for an even richer experience.
  • Shopping at Rundle Mall – Shopaholics can find retail therapy at Rundle Mall with more than 600 shops, located in the heart of Adelaide city. A great place to pick up iconic South Australian products like Haigh’s Chocolates, Jurlique or RM Williams.
  • Temptation Dolphin Cruise – Temptation Sailing gives you the only opportunity to swim with wild dolphins in a city setting in Glenelg, only 20 minutes from the Adelaide central business district. Temptation Sailing operates 3.5-hour dolphin swim or dolphin watch cruises.
  • Dining Streets – The real pleasures of dining could only be found at Adelaide as street after street beckons you with delicious aromas of local produce. You will find entire streets devoted to dining such as Rundle Street, Gouger Street, Hutt Street, O’Connell Street and Leigh Street. Leigh Street has recently turned into a bustling “eat street” that offers exciting dining experience and contemporary pubs and bars.
  • North Terrace Culture Boulevard – Walk along North Terrace and stop at the South Australian Museum, renowned for its world class natural history and cultural collections. It is also home to the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material. Do not forget to visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Festival Centre that put on an array of world class exhibitions and entertainment shows.

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