With its magnificent parks and gardens, historic buildings,
galleries, museums, festivals and restaurants, Adelaide provides cosmopolitan
style set against a picturesque setting.
With its charming buildings, heritage
streetscapes, parklands and river side walks, you can then relax in one of
Adelaide's cafes for a relaxing break. Once refreshed you are ready for Rundle
Mall and some shopping therapy. Here you will find department and boutique
stores, elegant arcades and some specialty shops.
Following are some of the
many attractions to see including both Adelaide and Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens,
South Australian Art Gallery, markets and shops, and much more. You can also
make Adelaide your base to visit the surrounding region, including the nearby
• South Australia’s most visited
attraction, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to the internationally acclaimed
Bicentennial Conservatory. The largest single span conservatory in the southern
hemisphere and one of the largest in the world, it features plants from the
tropical rainforests of northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the
nearby Pacific Islands. Many of these plants are at risk in their natural
habitats. Built to celebrate Australia’s Bicentenary in 1988, the Conservatory
enables visitors to experience a unique and visually stunning rainforest
environment right here in the heart of Adelaide.
The gardens on North Terrace were founded in 1855 and opened in 1857. It
features a glorious Victorian gardenesque landscape, including avenues of mature
trees particularly Araucaria and figs and important garden buildings, i.e.
Museum of Economic Botany, Palm House and Victoria House, and statuary.
• When the Adelaide Festival Centre was
first established its primary objective was to encourage and facilitate
artistic, cultural and performing arts activities throughout the State. Almost
thirty years later, the Adelaide Festival Centre has become one of Australia’s
most active theatrical producers and entrepreneurs, presenting a wide range of
productions and events in Adelaide and across the nation.
• Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000 • Ph: 08 8267 3255 • Fax: 08 8239 0637
• Adelaide offers a number of enjoyable
beaches from Semaphore in the north, Henley Beach, West Beach west of the city
centre, Glenelg, Brighton, Marino, O'Sullivan Beach, Christie Beach, Moana
Beach, Aldinga Beach, Sellick's Beach in the south.
— two kilometres of grassy sand dunes combined with Semaphore Road cafe
strip, provides a relaxing cosmopolitan atmosphere.
— includes a boat marina and man-made breakwaters.
— on the northern side of the Torrens River where it enters the Gulf St
Vincent, Henley Beach is popular with kayakers and jet skiers. After soaking
up the sun and then a swim, you can enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants
overlooking the foreshore.
— close to the Adelaide's CBD, the beach is popular with tourist and locals,
providing safe swimming, great BBQ and picnic facilities.
— situated between Seacliff and Glenelg, with its cafes, restaurants and
shops, Brighton Beach is popular spot. The sandy beach is popular for
swimming, being patrolled by the Surf Lifesaving Club during summer.
— close to Noarlunga Train Station, a popular swimming, snorkelling and
scuba diving location.
— extremely popular during the warmer months with the main beach the perfect
spot to soak up the sun. Swimmers should be aware of the strong rips that
occur off the Aldinga Beach.
— with the steep cliffs and long expanse of white sand, this beach allows
driving on the beach (with a beach pass). A popular spot for surfing
(particularly during winter). The water here is renowned for great fishing.
There is good boat launching facilities. This beach is at the southern most
point of the City of Onkaparinga and is where the Mount Lofty Ranges meet
— a popular spot for rock fishing, but care should be taken. High grassy
bluffs border each end of the small beach, the rocks and reefs extending
into the sea.
• Gouger St, Adelaide
• This market is admired worldwide for
its unique character that is a blend of 48 cultures, fresh, delicious produce
and gourmet foods. It seems that everyone in Adelaide shops here and enjoys its
cafes and noodle bars. Gouger Street, which borders the southern perimeter, is a
dining precinct that offers cuisines ranging from Argentinean and Malaysian to
Vietnamese and Thai.
Haigh’s Chocolates • Visitors Centre
• 154 Greenhill Rd, PARKSIDE SA 5000
• Ph: 08 8372 7070 • Ph: 08 8372 7077 (Tour Bookings)
• The name Haigh’s has been synonymous
with chocolate for over 88 years and is now stronger than ever. Our premium
chocolates have been winning awards since they were first introduced, with the
most exciting win to date being the Championship at the 2003 Sydney Royal Easter
We’re very proud to be the oldest family owned chocolate manufacturer in
Australia. Today, the company is run by fourth generation Haighs, Alister and
Simon, with their father, John now chairman of the board. We have over 100
employees, who are all (as you can imagine) extremely passionate about
The Visitor Centre is about 5 minutes drive from Adelaide city centre. There is
a production viewing area. You can also view some heritage display, souvenirs,
tasting and factory fresh purchases, as well as coffee and tea. Visit our site
to see locations of our other stores.
Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens
• In Piccadilly feature displays of
cool temperate plants from both hemispheres brought together in a dramatic
landscape setting on the eastern face of Mount Lofty. Spring and autumn are both
colourful seasons, however Fern Gully, Woodland Gardens, Bog Gardens and the
tranquil lake system make any time of year worth a visit. Several walking trails
take visitors through the seven valleys each dedicated to a particular plant
group including stunning displays of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias, roses
National Motor Museum
• For the last 33 years over three
million people have enjoyed discovering their motoring heritage at the National
Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia. As an international centre for the
collection, research, preservation, education and display of Australian road
transport history, the National Motor Museum is much more than a collection of
vehicles. It is a social history of the way we were, the way we are now and the
way of the future.
National Wine Centre of Australia
• Situated at the end of Adelaide’s
North Terrace ‘cultural boulevard’, the National Wine Centre of Australia is an
exciting new showcase for the Australian Wine Industry. Home to the nation’s
peak wine industry organisations, the National Wine Centre of Australia is also
a must-see attraction for any visitor to Adelaide.
• If shopping is your favourite
pastime, you’ll enjoy Adelaide’s main shopping precinct which is well served
with department stores, specialty shops and boutiques in the many arcades
extending off the Mall.
Australian Art Gallery
• North Terrace, Adelaide
• The Gallery’s permanent display of
Australian art is of outstanding quality and the largest anywhere, enabling the
visitor to track the development of Australian art from the beginning of the
colonial period through Federation to the present day. Its collection of
nineteenth century colonial art is without rival, and contains fine examples of
early oil painting, watercolours, sculpture, silver and furniture. The
Australian twentieth century collection is large and comprehensive.
South Australian Museum
• North Terrace, Adelaide • Ph: 08 8207 7500 •
• The South Australian Museum is one of
Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. It has the highest visitation of
any of the cultural institutions in the City of Adelaide. The Museum is situated
on the leafy boulevard of North Terrace and is surrounded by gardens, lawns,
historic buildings, the Art Gallery and State Library. Across the road is the
city’s main commercial shopping area.
City Casino Adelaide
• North Terrace, Adelaide • Ph: 08 8218 4150
• Enter the Casino via the magnificent
grandeur of the great hall, with its marble floor and giant Corinthian columns,
to discover a whole world of entertainment. You’ll find around 70 game tables
with all popular games on offer, including Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Baccarat,
Caribbean Stud Poker, and Two Up. Soak up the atmosphere feel the adrenaline
rush and enjoy your favourite game, with table limits to cater for all levels of
of South Australia
• North Terrace, Adelaide
• The State Library has been
transformed after a two year building redevelopment, featuring a new glass entry
foyer, major artworks, and a technology upgrade. We look forward to welcoming
many visitors, and trust that in-person and virtual visitors will understand
that our building, services and website are still works-in-progress.
• Tandanya is a unique place to explore
and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal cultural expression,
through the performing and visual arts. Tandanya exhibits the work of emerging
and established Indigenous artists. Tandanya is the Kaurna Aboriginal name for
the Adelaide city area and was for many, many thousands of years, a place for
special ceremonies connected with Red Kangaroo Dreaming. Adelaide is built on
Kaurna (pronounced Garn-na) land. Our curator searches for the best quality
exhibitions from all over Australia and for works that best reflect the
diversity of culture and art within Indigenous communities.
• The extension of The Ghan to Darwin
further enhances what is already considered one of the world’s great train
journeys. The 47 hour, 2,979 km transcontinental journey will feature off train
touring options at Alice Springs and Katherine Gorge at modest extra cost.
Experience the tropical splendour of the Top End aboard The Legendary Ghan.
• The Jam Factory Contemporary Craft
and Design is Australia’s leading centre for the design, production, exhibition
and sale of work by both established and emerging Australian craft designers.
The centre offers a unique experience as visitors watch artists in action,
building furniture, glass blowing or turning ceramics. The best in Australian
designed and hand made ceramics, glass, metal, leather, wood, textiles,
furniture and jewellery. Some of the work is made in one of four on-site studios
specialising in hot glass, ceramics, furniture and metal design.
• Stock Rd, Mylor via Stirling, SA, 5153 • Ph: 08 8370 9197 •
• Warrawong Earth Sanctuary in the
Adelaide Hills offers a unique experience. On our Guided Walks you can see
endangered animals in their natural habitat as it was 200 years ago.