12 Awesome Things to Do in Adelaide

Notable because of its sunny weather, Adelaide is a city in Australia that is recently under the international spotlight because of its standings in various “Global Liveability” polls. The city is popular for its rich history, food and wine, and world-class festivals.

Adelaide has a reputation as a very sleepy Australian city, but there are a lot of awesome things to do and must-see festivals to attend here. Some include the AFL match involving the Adelaide Crows, hanging out in Hindley Street for some edgy nightlife, and visiting  Maslin Beach which is also a nudist beach. When in Adelaide, here are more fun stuff to do in the city:

  • Buy Fresh Produce

You can buy farm-fresh produce and hormone-free meat and poultry in the city. Just head to Adelaide’s Central Market and sample some artisan cheeses and fresh seafood. Engage in a conversation with the locals while sipping a cup of espresso.

  • Wander Around Port Adelaide

Tourists can wander around the area using a map that can be obtained from the tourism center. Be amazed by 19th-century architectures and picturesque old piers. Adrenaline junkies are suggested to kayak along Port River. Take a look back at the city’s rich history at South Australian Maritime Museum. After a long day, drink craft beer at the local pubs. In case that you get into a spot of bother, you can seek out trustworthy legal help in Adelaide. 

  • Shop ’til You Drop

Adelaide is a shoppers’ haven because of numerous shopping precincts in every nook and corner of the city. Make your way to Rundle Mall and East End for some cheap but good finds. Recharge for a coffee break at Nano Café.

  • Visit Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills is home to at least 60 wineries and cellar doors. Drink some Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay or nibble tasty cheeses and cured meats while enjoying the majestic sceneries of the region.

  • Hike to Mount Lofty

Those who are in it for some adventure can hike to Mount Lofty. Don’t miss the Waterfall Gully which is a popular destination for tourists and alike.

  • Roam Around the Botanic Gardens

The city’s botanic gardens may not be as nifty compared to other cities, but Adelaide Botanic Gardens is filled with great discoveries for nature lovers. On your way, drop by t the Palm Lake and Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

  • Spend Your Day at the Beach

Adelaide is blessed with stunning beaches and beautiful coastlines. Make your way to Glenelg, a well-known seaside tourist spot in Adelaide. Take a picnic to Henley Beach or have fun at The Beachouse with your family.

  • Enjoy Some Art

The Art Gallery of South Australia is the perfect place for local and foreign art lovers. Aside from exhibiting various photographs and masterpieces, another good thing about this art gallery is that entrance is free.

  • Gaze at the Marvellous Adelaide Oval

The Adelaide Oval hosts sporting events, such as cricket and football, and concerts. Get a VIP pass at the Oval through Adelaide Oval Tour and see for yourself some famous sports collections and memorabilia.

  • Explore the City on Bike

There are free bike rentals at the city centre and in some local offices. Visitors can head straight to Henley Beach for a thrilling 40-minute bike ride.

  • Visit Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is the city’s most famous wildlife facility. Get up close to at least 1,000 wildlife species. The main zoo’s main attraction are the Giant Pandas. Kids and those young at heart will definitely enjoy dolphin-watching and swimming cruises via Temptation Sailing.

  • Eat a Lot

Foodies can go to East End and the Leigh Street to taste some great food from the best restaurants in Adelaide. Some of the local favourites are Africola and Golden Boy.

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