Get away to romantic Adelaide! Enjoy the local cuisine, sports, and museums.


Adelaide has a distinctly European flair, with locals who are passionate about their food, wine, art and music. The city has long been a destination for immigrants. Today, Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million people. The surrounding regions are among Australia’s finest producers of food and wine, and the city is the home of many international arts and sporting events.

Adelaide’s climate is similar to the Mediterranean, so it’s no wonder that there are a bounty of outdoor activities. Lush gardens and parkland surround the city grid. Enjoy a picnic at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or jump on a tram to one of Adelaide’s city beaches. Take a trip down a water slide at The Beachhouse or swim with the dolphins in Glenelg, one of Adelaide’s must-see neighbourhoods.


The small German settlement villages of Hahndorf and Lobethal are nestled in the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive from the city. Many German immigrants still live in the hills, and the architecture, customs and food reflect their influence. Head to the region to sample offerings from some of Australia’s finest wine producers. McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are among the areas that have led South Australia to be recognized as an internationally renowned wine region.


Watch one of Adelaide’s two Australian Football League teams compete, a must for any sports fan. In the summer, take in the first race of the international cycling season at the Tour Down Under. If visiting during February and March check out the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, Australia’s biggest festival of world music. Loved by musicians around the world, the city has been the subject of songs by Australian favorite, Paul Kelly, and American piano-rocker Ben Folds, both of whom have called Adelaide home.


Get some retail therapy at Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s main shopping precinct. From here the city of Adelaide is easy to navigate; most major tourist attractions are within walking distance. North Terrace is just blocks away and houses the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Migration Museum and the Museum of South Australia. Public transport is affordable and will allow you to reach all of Adelaide’s neighborhoods within 20 minutes.


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Shopping, Dining and Family-Friendly

Top Hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
4 out of 5
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
$80
per night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.2/5Excellent! (3,040 reviews)

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beehive Corner Building and Adelaide Casino. Rundle Mall and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (3,040 reviews)

"The location and friendly and helpful staff. Facilities bar restaurant and pool"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
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ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
$69
per night
Sep 20 - Sep 21
4.4/5Excellent! (2,061 reviews)

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rundle Mall, Art Gallery of South Australia, and Victoria Square. Government ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,061 reviews)

"Great location. Easy to get to. Staff were welcoming, accommodating. Room was clean and comfy."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

ibis Adelaide
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Peppers Waymouth Hotel
5 out of 5
55 Waymouth Street, Adelaide, SA
$93
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,428 reviews)

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Town Hall and Victoria Square. Adelaide Central Market ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,428 reviews)

"The staff were amazing at the front desk and we even got a complimentary upgrade to a gorgeous corner balcony room just love the bathroom"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Peppers Waymouth Hotel

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

World-class shopping at over 700 stores, farm animals and even a few ghosts make this much more than a typical shopping mall.

Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Oval

Tour the stadium, witness an AFL showdown, see a game of rugby or cricket, browse the Bradman Collection, dine in style or rock out at a concert.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens
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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

See how roses are tested for Australia’s climate while you return to nature in these historic gardens.

Victoria Square
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Victoria Square

In the centre of Adelaide’s CBD, this large city square is where you will find some of the most important buildings in the state, including many historic sites.

Art Gallery of South Australia
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Art Gallery of South Australia

Visit one of Australia’s most important collections of indigenous art at this cultural institution.

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

This historic settlement is a thriving cultural destination, right on the beach.

Top activities in Adelaide

Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour
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Barossa Valley Highlights Wine & Food Tour

$107

After collection from your hotel or other accommodation, your day starts with a visit to the boutique cellar door of Dell’Uva wines to sample from the wide selection of varietals on offer, one of the largest range of Europeans grape varietals in the country (44 different varietals) are planted over the 50-hectare property.

Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide
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Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch from Adelaide

$96

Spend a carefree day touring vineyards, sipping fine Barossa Valley varietals, and enjoying the scenery of Australia's famed wine country with a visit to 4 world-renowned vineyards. Taste exquisite vintages and savor a special lunch of local meats, produce, and cheeses at Peter Lehmann Wines.

Adelaide Hills Highlights Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour
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Adelaide Hills Highlights Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tour

$107

Adelaide Hills Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tours visit local sights, wineries and generally just have a whole bag of fun. Start the day with a drive up to Mt Lofty Lookout to get a wonderful aspect of Adelaide.

Cultural Caper Walking Tour
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Cultural Caper Walking Tour

$21

Take an easy 2 hour stroll down North Terrace in Adelaide, known locally as our “Cultural Boulevard”. Hear about the unique way in which South Australia was colonised, as well as some of the stories behind some of our colonial characters who helped shape our society.

Adelaide to Melbourne Overland Grampians & Great Ocean Road
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Adelaide to Melbourne Overland Grampians & Great Ocean Road

$234

DAY 1 The Adelaide to Melbourne tour departs from Adelaide in the morning making it’s way towards the National Heritage listed Grampians National Park to see the majestic mountain ranges and iconic views such as ‘The Balconies’.

Coorong Discovery Cruise
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Coorong Discovery Cruise

$68

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Spirit of the Coorong Cruises, The Main Wharf, Goolwa, South Australia 5214 Australia Cruising the Lower Murray River and Coorong National Park Pass By: Murray Mouth, Goolwa, South Austr

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