Top attractions in Adelaide
Australia's food and wine capital is steadily becoming one of the country's most exciting places to live, thanks to the recent emergence of its nightlife scene and festivals, all topped-off by a gorgeous landscape! Here's what to do on your trip to Adelaide.
Adelaide's central square is home to many of the city's most famous landmarks, including the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Torrens Building, and Supreme Court of South Australia.
The hills are world-renowned for the quality of the region's wines, but book a day trip as much for the spectacular landscape and historic towns as the tasty local tipple!
The city's beautiful zoo on the River Torrens is home to around 1800 native and exotic creatures, including Australia's only giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi!
If you'd prefer to spend a day solely among Australia's endemic animals – kangaroos, koalas, emus, etc – then don't miss this beloved wildlife park in the Adelaide Hills!
Don't expect snozzberries and Oompa Loompas, but Haigh's HQ offers chocoholics an insight into the creation of Australia's most luxurious confectionary. The best part? It's free!
Adelaide has no shortage of scenic vineyards to tour, but visiting wine buffs shouldn't miss the biannual Barossa Vintage Festival – Australia's longest-running wine festival!
Boat tours of Adelaide's river provide effortless sightseeing trips through the city. Impress the locals by calling it "Karra wirra-parri," its native Kaurna name!
Take the South Eastern Freeway to South Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. Its Lutheran churches and lush surrounding scenery make for a quaint and peaceful day-trip!
Considered the world's prettiest cricket ground, there are few better places for the intrepid sports fan to enjoy a taste of Australia's favorite past-time!
Beloved for its collections of Australian and Aboriginal art, this museum is one of Adelaide's leading cultural attractions. Guided tours are free between 11:00AM and 2:00PM!
Four or five days should be enough to see the sights while still allowing for a day-trip or two.
If you're planning on covering a lot of ground, then it might be wise to rent a car. However, if you have no desire to stray far from the city center, you can ride for free on the Free City tram and City-Loop bus (99C), which cover most of the inner-city attractions. Adelaide also boasts the bright green Tindo – the world's first solar-powered bus!
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- The temperatures in Adelaide are pleasant throughout the year, but can get warm from November through March. June is the wettest month, but March is considered to have the best festivals!
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What people are saying about Adelaide
Absolute SENSATIONAL Day Tour provided by Paul From Bums on Seats Tours. Paul is a legend, very professional and so friendly. He has a vast knowledge of Adelaide and its surrounding areas and his running commentary along the entire trip made for a very enjoyable experience indeed!! Without a doubt the best tour my wife and I have been on in a very long time and we travel a lot !! Paul takes you to amazing locations along the way, best restaurants and the wineries are awesome!’ If you are in Adelaide and looking for a tour operator who goes the extra mile look no further than Buns on Seats Tours. 10/10 in every aspect
Great trip, we got picked up at our hotel right on time. Unfortunately, guide had Covid-19 plastic screen between him and rest of the bus, so we couldn't hear him at all. Many places on the trip plan were closed, so we didn't get lunch at winery, the chocolate factory we were to see was closed, many shops and other places were closed, but the bus driver did do his best to accommodate the changes. Also, the time in Hanhdorf was rushed, but with most places closed it wasn't so bad.
It was a very nice trip, Luca, the tour guide was very friendly and has a great knowledge about the environment and the native animals, he knows where to find what animals! The car was clean and tidy. The overall experience was great, I enjoyed seeing and searching for animals in their natural habitat without any interference though. Highly recommended if you love natural wildlife and environment.
It was a lovely day and Mike and Ulli did a fantastic job! Weather and coronavirus threw wrenches into our plans, but our guides were flexible and put together a wonderful day despite the difficulties. We had a great time out and about in Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale.
Enjoyable day tasting some excellent wines and fantastic morning tea and lunch. One possible area for improvement would to include a tour of the wine making area and some information on the winemaking process.