Nestled between the ocean and the Adelaide Hills, the South Australian capital is a hive of creativity, historical wonder and culinary delights.


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.


Top hotels in Adelaide

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
65 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
HK$547
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

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

4.2/5Excellent! (3,052 reviews)

"Good sized rooms, clean, quiet and well maintained. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Great location."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
HK$499
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

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! (2,113 reviews)

"What looks to be a new hotel or recently refurbished Clean and polite efficient staff"…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019

ibis Adelaide
Oaks Plaza Pier
Oaks Plaza Pier
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
HK$524
per night
1 Dec-2 Dec

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Holdfast Marina and Glenelg Beach. West Beach is 1.6 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,121 reviews)

"The appartment was a great size with clearly defined areas, balcony with outdoor setting, lounge, kitchen/dining area, good size bathroom and lots of storage areas. Short walk to tram, shops, restaurants and the beach. We used the pool, spa and sauna."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Oaks Plaza Pier

Popular things to do in Adelaide

Rundle Mall
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Rundle Mall

4/5(34 reviews)

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

4.5/5(16 reviews)

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

4.5/5(23 reviews)

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

4.5/5(19 reviews)

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

5/5(3 reviews)

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

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

5/5(25 reviews)

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

HK$833

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

HK$745

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.

Barossa Valley Day Tour with Hahndorf from Adelaide
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Barossa Valley Day Tour with Hahndorf from Adelaide

HK$788

Travel to the Barossa Valley and marvel at its stunning vineyards and Bavarian influence. Breathe in the fresh air and the beauty of Adelaide Hills, dotted with peaceful villages wrapped in leafy greenness. Enjoy a local lunch and taste some of South Australia's best wines at Creek Wines.

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

HK$831

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

HK$161

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.

Hahndorf and Barossa Valley Full-Day Tour from Adelaide
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Hahndorf and Barossa Valley Full-Day Tour from Adelaide

HK$541

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre, 154 Greenhill Rd, Parkside, Adelaide, South Australia 5063 Australia Tour factory and chocolate tastings Duration: 25 minutes Stop At: 266 Mount Lofty Summit Road Cleland, South Australia Australia Look at the view Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Hahndorf Inn, 35 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245, Australia Free time in Hahndorf.

Reviews of Adelaide

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Jun 2019

Would prefer if a microwave could be provided to guests as they can heat their eatables/sandwiches when dining in room.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 May 2019

If you like chocolates and wine you are in haven. Great restaurants and shoppers experiences.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 May 2019

Adelaide is a fabulous city and definitely worth a visit. It’s very laid back compared to Sydney or Melbourne. It has great restaurants and bars, beautiful scenery and close to top wine regions and beaches.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Apr 2019

We stayed for a very short visit. The city is very quiet, with few streets where can be found shops and restaurants, very easy to walk around.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Apr 2019

Nice city, found lots to do in the time we stay here

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Mar 2019

Love Adelaide, Little quieter than other cities which is great and people are very warm and friendly.

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