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AdelaideAustralia

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.


Adelaide Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Adelaide

Glenelg featuring a garden and heritage architecture

Glenelg

Glenelg is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Adelaide.

Glenelg
McLaren Vale as well as a small group of people

McLaren Vale

Wineries, coffee shops and spas are some highlights of McLaren Vale. Make a stop by d'Arenberg Wines or Coriole Vineyards while you're exploring.

McLaren Vale
Hahndorf showing a park and a statue or sculpture

Hahndorf

Spas and bars are notable features of Hahndorf. You might consider stopping by Yantaringa Reserve while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Hahndorf
Aldinga Beach

Aldinga Beach

Travellers like the beaches in Aldinga Beach, and Aldinga Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Aldinga Beach

Top hotels in Adelaide

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$738 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,266 reviews)

"Very well appointed with comfortable furnishings and very comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is HK$614 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,292 reviews)

"Location is good, very near CBD and walkable to almost everywhere. Price point for a room with city skyline view is reasonable."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

iStay Precinct Adelaide
InterContinental Adelaide
InterContinental Adelaide
5 out of 5
The price is HK$867 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Adelaide Convention Centre. Adelaide ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (964 reviews)

"Truly superb. The very best from start to finish. Friendly welcome .amazing service. Spectacular views and food"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2020

InterContinental Adelaide
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Adelaide

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$738 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,266 reviews)

"Very well appointed with comfortable furnishings and very comfortable bed."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2020

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is HK$614 per night from 16 Nov to 17 Nov

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,292 reviews)

"Location is good, very near CBD and walkable to almost everywhere. Price point for a room with city skyline view is reasonable."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

iStay Precinct Adelaide
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is HK$585 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov

Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Rundle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,346 reviews)

"Had all the comforts of home and just as described. Great location to bars and restaurants plus a tram stop pretty much at the front door"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Adelaide

Top things to do in Adelaide

Reviews of Adelaide

4.5

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Some areas really lovely, surroundings well worth a visit. Great museum.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

15 Feb 2020

Recommend Food Tour of Central Market to learn about this important institution and better understand food culture.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

Central market is a must.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

Lovely city, good location and facilities

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.

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