Adelaide is a stunning city - both night and day. Check it out for yourself.

Photo: Tourism Australia

Where is Adelaide?

Welcome to Adelaide

Adelaide is a charming and charismatic city and has been listed as one of the world’s most liveable cities. It’s also home to world famous Australian wineries, festivals, parks, art galleries and museums, and is renowned for its local home-grown produce. 

Getting around Adelaide
Put on your walking shoes otherwise use the buses, trains and trams to get around. There's also a Metrocard Visitor Pass that gives you 3 days of unlimited travel. While there’s so much to explore in Adelaide, you don’t want to miss out on what’s just outside so I would recommend you book all-inclusive tours or consider hiring a car. 

Things to do in Adelaide


Sink your teeth into Haigh's chocolates while in Adelaide.
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  • Take one of the many sightseeing tours of Adelaide. Tour highlights include visiting Haigh’s chocolates factory (which is an Adelaide home-grown company); a Torrens River cruise where you’ll see local landmarks such as Victoria Square, Trinity Church, Parliament House; enjoying lunch at the seaside town of Glenelg; and the Adelaide zoo.
  • ​Take an Adelaide central markets breakfast tour and can chat with local producers and sample local coffee beans, fruit, nuts, chocolate, yoghurt, meats and cheeses.
  • Take a Choco Latte walking tour and taste the city's top coffee and chocolate cafes. You start at Haigh's Chocolates (my favourite chocolatier) and work your way down Rundle Mall, sampling and learning lots of delicious and sweet information.
  • Take a cycling tour to Glenelg and cool off at the beach. Otherwise, catch the free Glenelg tram there, and hop off at different stops to get a feel for the surrounding suburbs and enjoy the sites. 

Stroll along Glenelg.
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Swim with dolphins. Photo: Tourism Australia

  • Take a dolphin sightseeing cruise where wild dolphins swim up to the boat if they want to play. This is your chance to snorkel and play with these beautiful creatures. Cruises depart from Glenelg which is just 15 minutes from the city.
  • Take a kayaking adventure to the world renowned Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary which is home to around 30 bottlenose dolphins plus an abundance of other marine life, sea birds and sheltered mangroves.
  • Visit the world famous South Australian wineries. There are more than 200 cellar doors to choose from.​
  • Absolute must-visit wineries are in the Adelaide Hills which is just an hour out of Adelaide. Be sure to stop by the nearby town of Hahndorf which is Australia’s oldest German settlement and renowned for hearty German food and great wines.
  • Cycle on the bike tracks through the Adelaide Hills.
Dine on home-grown produce. Photo: Tourism Australia

It's exhausting being a koala. Photo: Tourism Australia

  • Cleland Wildlife Park is in the Adelaide Hills and people get to walk freely among koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and a myriad of unique birds and reptiles.
  • Adelaide Zoo, which is home Wang Wang and Funi, the zoo's famous giant pandas, plus 1,800 other animals including kangaroos, giraffes, koalas and orangutans. The zoo is just minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.
  • Take a photography tour where a professional photographer will show you how to capture the best sights that the city has to offer.
  • Monarto Zoological Park is an open range zoo and sanctuary where the animals roam free. From the safety of jungle buses, you’ll get great views of cheetas, monkeys, lions, giraffes, rhinos, and much more. The zoo is only an hours drive from Adelaide.
  • Wander around and explore Victoria Square which is in Adelaide city. 

Catch the city trams. Photo: Tourism Australia

Spend time at Glenelg. Photo: Tourism Australia
  • You must visit Kangaroo Island which has so much to offer including sand boarding, quad-biking, fishing and more! The Raptor Domain on Kangaroo Island is also a not-to-be-missed experience.
  • Mega Adventure Sky Challenge which takes adventure to a whole new level of fun from playing tennis or riding a bike in the sky, to the ultimate challenge - the ParaJump.

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