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Adelaide Central Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Adelaide Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Adelaide Self-Guided Audio Tour

Immerse yourself in the culturally rich and stunning city of Adelaide, home to many festivals, amazing architecture and some of the best food and drink in Australia! This audio tour will tell you about its history starting in 1836, and share stories of its first native inhabitants. Walking through this central city, you’ll be amazed by the pristine beaches, it's Central Market and it's vibrant Festival Centre. You will also see Rundle Mall, the Victoria Square Tarndanyangga, St Francis Xavier Cathedral, the South Australian Museum, the Migration Museum, the Parliament House, St Peter's Cathedral and the Light's Vision.

Adelaide: City Highlights Walking Tour with Guide

2. Adelaide: City Highlights Walking Tour with Guide

A must-do when visiting the South Australian capital, Welcome To Adelaide is the only walking tour of its kind in the city. This tour provides an orientation of Adelaide’s main streets and key landmarks across a breezy 90 minutes. From major shopping areas to key nightlife and food spots, gain understanding of the city's history and culture by a born-and-raised local. Begin at the Mall's Balls, Adelaide's most famous sculpture, before continuing through Rundle Mall and Adelaide Arcade to marvel at varied architecture and public art. Stop by important spots including Parliament House and Town Hall, and enjoy discovering the city's quirks, before finishing outside the famous Adelaide Central Market – an essential Adelaide experience.

Adelaide: Central Market Morning Tour

3. Adelaide: Central Market Morning Tour

This tour will take you on a sensory interactive gourmet experience, giving you an opportunity to try a range of delicious samples that represent the premium food grown and produced in South Australia. Meet some locals, enjoy their hospitality and discover the true South Australia. On this tour, interact with stall holders and get to hear about the food supply chain and where their food comes from. As your tour guides take visitors around the market, they will begin to learn the migration history of South Australia and the important influence these migration patterns have had on food markets, produce and restaurants.

Adelaide: Local Food Tour and Tastings with Guide

4. Adelaide: Local Food Tour and Tastings with Guide

Explore Adelaide's city center by sampling its cuisine on a walking food tour with a guide. Visit family-owned businesses as well as local markets to get an authentic taste of Adelaide. You'll try sweet treats and savory delicacies, and learn about the local food scene from your guide. Begin your tour with an overview of South Australia's produce, before delving into your first tasting at Haigh's Chocolates. Learn about the history of this family-owned business and the likes of Adelaide Arcade and Rundle Mall, then hear about the rivalry between two major Adelaide-based bakeries. Sample an intricate frog cake from a bakery before moving on to your final stop, the Adelaide Central Market. Here, try out local delicacies like fritz, and discover more spots to visit as you listen to anecdotes from your guide. You'll finish with a bakery lunch and surprise dessert.

Adelaide: Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

5. Adelaide: Central Market Early Risers Breakfast Tour

Start your day with a freshly roasted espresso, a hot breakfast and a fully guided small group tour of Adelaide Central Market. Enjoy the best market espresso and healthy brewed tea or a thick and rich hot chocolate. Watch the market open up while you savor a healthy breakfast before being guided around the markets by a passionate and knowledgeable guide. During your tour of the markets, taste a delicious selection of foods from South Australian artisan food producers, meet the suppliers, stallholders and producers whose families have traded in the market for generations. This small group tour is hosted by local guides and is serious fun for those with a passion for great food and the people who grow and supply it to the tables. Food lovers will delight in exploring the Adelaide Central Markets, a culinary icon established in 1869. Tours are designed by one of South Australia's noted food experts, Mark Gleeson. With over 30 years experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries, Gleeson’s knowledge of South Australia’s finest produce market is second to none.

Adelaide Central Market Tour with Lunch

6. Adelaide Central Market Tour with Lunch

Explore the food scene of Adelaide on a small group tour of Adelaide Central Market, and meet the producers who supply the market with fresh produce 5 days a week. Avail of an itinerary created by the food expert, who has over 30 years experience in the food tourism and hospitality industries. Benefit from the local knowledgeable of an expert guide who will show you around the different stalls and introduce you to food you might otherwise not get the chance to taste. Meet the people who grow and supply food to the market for discerning households and restaurants, and sample a selection of produce from artisan producers across south Australia. Meet suppliers and stallholders whose families have traded in the market for generations. Then, make your way to the Market Café and watch the world go by as you enjoy a delicious lunch.

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What people are saying about Adelaide Central Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 64 reviews

Our guide was great. Good knowledge of the markets and history as well as a good rapport with the stall holders. Lots of yummy samples. We ended up staying longer having lunch and making a few yummy purchases. Highly recommended

A great tour to learn about the history of the market & stall holders. The tour guide provided samples from various stalls as we toured around. Best way to start the exploration of the narkets.

It was a great experience. Our guide was a dietitian and was very knowledgeable about the origin of the markets and all the stalls. We had some very tasty treats and a very nice lunch.

Cheryl was such a wonderful host. Her knowledge and love for her job really showed. It is a wonderful way to visit the markets if you are a local or a visitor. we had a great time

Bronwyn, our guide was informed and enthusiastic about the markets. Really enjoyed the tastings and the atmosphere.