Top attractions in Adelaide
Australia's food and wine capital is steadily becoming one of the country's most exciting places to live, thanks to the recent emergence of its nightlife scene and festivals, all topped-off by a gorgeous landscape! Here's what to do on your trip to Adelaide.
Adelaide's central square is home to many of the city's most famous landmarks, including the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Torrens Building, and Supreme Court of South Australia.
The hills are world-renowned for the quality of the region's wines, but book a day trip as much for the spectacular landscape and historic towns as the tasty local tipple!
The city's beautiful zoo on the River Torrens is home to around 1800 native and exotic creatures, including Australia's only giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi!
If you'd prefer to spend a day solely among Australia's endemic animals – kangaroos, koalas, emus, etc – then don't miss this beloved wildlife park in the Adelaide Hills!
Don't expect snozzberries and Oompa Loompas, but Haigh's HQ offers chocoholics an insight into the creation of Australia's most luxurious confectionary. The best part? It's free!
Adelaide has no shortage of scenic vineyards to tour, but visiting wine buffs shouldn't miss the biannual Barossa Vintage Festival – Australia's longest-running wine festival!
Boat tours of Adelaide's river provide effortless sightseeing trips through the city. Impress the locals by calling it "Karra wirra-parri," its native Kaurna name!
Take the South Eastern Freeway to South Australia's oldest surviving German settlement. Its Lutheran churches and lush surrounding scenery make for a quaint and peaceful day-trip!
Considered the world's prettiest cricket ground, there are few better places for the intrepid sports fan to enjoy a taste of Australia's favorite past-time!
Beloved for its collections of Australian and Aboriginal art, this museum is one of Adelaide's leading cultural attractions. Guided tours are free between 11:00AM and 2:00PM!
Four or five days should be enough to see the sights while still allowing for a day-trip or two.
If you're planning on covering a lot of ground, then it might be wise to rent a car. However, if you have no desire to stray far from the city center, you can ride for free on the Free City tram and City-Loop bus (99C), which cover most of the inner-city attractions. Adelaide also boasts the bright green Tindo – the world's first solar-powered bus!
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- The temperatures in Adelaide are pleasant throughout the year, but can get warm from November through March. June is the wettest month, but March is considered to have the best festivals!
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What people are saying about Adelaide
Absolute SENSATIONAL Day Tour provided by Paul From Bums on Seats Tours. Paul is a legend, very professional and so friendly. He has a vast knowledge of Adelaide and its surrounding areas and his running commentary along the entire trip made for a very enjoyable experience indeed!! Without a doubt the best tour my wife and I have been on in a very long time and we travel a lot !! Paul takes you to amazing locations along the way, best restaurants and the wineries are awesome!’ If you are in Adelaide and looking for a tour operator who goes the extra mile look no further than Buns on Seats Tours. 10/10 in every aspect
Thanks so much to Dallas for an amazing full day of laughs, knowledge, going to the most amazing wineries, stopping at the whispering wall (Amazing), and the site seeing spot for photos with the barossa as a back drop. Def a great group of people also from all over. Highly recommend as you wont regret it. Cheers x
We went on your tour with JR. He is an excellent guide and made it such an enjoyable day. He had a brilliant knowledge base on everything wine and history. I will definitely recommend it to my friends and would go on your tours again. Excellent day.
Enjoyable day tasting some excellent wines and fantastic morning tea and lunch. One possible area for improvement would to include a tour of the wine making area and some information on the winemaking process.
I had a problem with my hips and knees and this was no problem at all, the hand rails made it easy. We weren’t rushed at all. The guide was brilliant, lovely lovely guy and safety was paramount.