Adelaide Oval RoofClimb, Dolphin Sanctuary and Glenelg
Adelaide is 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.
Adelaide’s restaurants and cafés are among the best in the country; while a new breed of renovated pubs, small bars and pop-up eateries have added a new dimension to the city’s food and wine scene. Laneways such as Leigh Street and Peel Street, where locals congregate day and night, feature coffee shops, restaurants and wine bars. It is a vibrant capital that boasts an endless calendar of festivals and events and one of the Great Wine Capitals of the world.
Adelaide: The Coolest Boutique Capital
Start the day off by taking in some of Adelaide’s magnificent painted streets by Flamboyance Tours. A vibrant experience filled with the best examples of street art created by local and international artists.
Enjoy lunch at the vibrant Adelaide Central Market. There are cafes, cheese shops, bakeries, meat and seafood outlets, fruit and vegetable stalls and plenty of artisan food producers all under the one roof.
On North Terrace visit the Art Gallery of South Australia that houses an excellent art collection. The Samstag Museum of Art displays works from South Australian artists from the 1970s onward and is renowned for its collection of Aboriginal bark paintings. For more Aboriginal culture visit the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum. Explore the State Library which houses the award-winning contemporary Catherine Helen Spence Wing with its iconic glass foyer, the Mortlock Wing with its 19th century Victorian splendour, and the 1861 heritage listed Institute Building.
Discover Adelaide's vibrant city precincts, scenic river trails and the golden sands of the beach side towns of Henley Beach and Glenelg. PureSA offer a fun and relaxing ride at an easy pace, on a fully guided half day adventure offering the perfect mix of activity, sightseeing and relaxing!
Try 2KW Bar and Restaurant with panoramic views over Adelaide’s River Torrens, Parliament House and Adelaide Oval or try the chic and elegant Hennessy Rooftop Bar at the Mayfair Hotel.
Adelaide: The Coolest Boutique Capital
Adelaide Oval invites visitors to see one of the best sports stadiums from a different view, and in a different light. The RoofClimb will take visitors on an exciting walk, complemented with information about the Oval and Adelaide. Both daytime and twilight climbs are on offer.
Take to the River Torrens with BBQ Buoys! These self-driven donut shaped boats offer a completely unique, fun and adventurous way to enjoy lunch with family and friends whilst cruising the river.
Head to Adelaide’s Rundle Mall for some retail therapy. This pedestrian-only shopping strip has over 700 retail outlets including department stores and several arcades as well as the odd busker adding to the festive feel of the city. Discover Haigh's Chocolates and select from an extensive range of fresh chocolates and confectionery.
The strong arts scene means there is always something on. Adelaide Festival Centre hosts regular theatre, dance, classical music and opera performances. Bars like Udaberri, Pink Moon Saloon, The Clever Little Tailor and Casablabla, located in Leigh and Peel Street, are open until the early morning hours.
Explore Port Adelaide: Where History Meets Hip
With character-laden streets awash with street art, cobbled laneways, heritage architecture and beautifully preserved 19th century warehouses, this up and coming historic port town has really come into its own. Steeped in rich maritime history, now you’ll find trendy restaurants and cool watering holes popping up all over Port Adelaide to soak in the atmospheric wharf vibes.
Start the day at the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary, which is the hub of marine adventure, with a guided (or self-guided) kayak tour. Dolphin Sanctuary Kayak Tours & Adventure Kayaking SA operate guided tours, enabling you to get up close and personal with some of the oceans most playful and friendly creatures.
Time to recharge the batteries! Next stop in Port Adelaide is Pirate Life Brewing which features 24 beers taps set in a 22-yard bar (that’s the size of a cricket pitch!). Weekends are massive with a rotating roster of live entertainment and food trucks.
Port Adelaide is a mecca for history buffs too. Walk the Port and discover the South Australian Maritime Museum which is steeped in rich maritime history or for the aviation enthusiast visit the South Australian Aviation Museum which houses a variety of aircraft in a World War II PENTAD aircraft hangar.
Experience Glenelg: Adelaide's Favourite Destination
Chuck on your bathers and jump on a tram from Adelaide and in just 20 minutes you’ll be sprawled out on a towel soaking in the sun at Adelaide’s favourite city beach, Glenelg. Walk along the foreshore, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants dotting Jetty Road and check out the boutique shops.
Taking inspiration from super-premium offerings across Europe and South East Asia, The Moseley Beach Club features a casual dining area, bar, live acoustic music week-nights and DJs on the weekend. The Moseley Beach Club will provide fun for the whole family with free entry, food and drink options, a kids zone, day beds and sun lounges for you to relax on.
Witness an iconic sunset along the coast from Glenelg. With this region known for incredible sunsets it’s an evening you won’t forget and a perfect way to end your day in Adelaide.