Adelaide Travel Guide

Adelaide Attractions

Adelaide tends to be underrated as a tourist destination but in truth there is much for holiday makers to see and do here. Choose between anything from strolling around the city admiring the architecture, and boutique shopping in the suburbs, to soaking up the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches, or enjoying Adelaide's nightlife, dining and art scene.

Start off in the historic beachside suburb of Glenelg for a stroll along the pier with an ice-cream in hand, before heading up into the Adelaide Hills to Mt Lofty Summit where breath-taking views over the city can be enjoyed - the perfect place for those travel photos. Sports fans should head to the Oval for a local or international cricket match; culture vultures will love the Art Gallery of South Australia on North Terrace, where more than 35,000 pieces can be viewed; and history buffs will be captivated by the Migration Museum's insight into the migration of British prisoners to Australia in the 1700s.

Nature and animal lovers should head out of the city to visit Belair National Park for some fantastic bushwalking trails or even just to hang out and have a picnic on the grass, while visitors can get up close and personal with koalas, kangaroos and wallabies at the Cleland Conservation Park. The Adelaide Botanical Gardens are a great place to relax and unwind under the shade of a tree and West Beach is perfect for family walks and swimming. After a long hard day of sightseeing, what could round it off better than a tour of the Coopers Brewery for a good old-fashioned, family-brewed, ice cold beer.

Historic Hahndorf, South Australia


Just an easy 20-minute drive along the South Eastern Freeway from the city centre of Adelaide is the scenic Adelaide Hills region. The most popular tourist destination in the area is Australia's oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf. The town was settled in 1839 by...  see full details

Bicentennial tropical conservatory in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Adelaide Botanic Garden is one of the top free attractions in the city and a lovely place to unwind and enjoy some of the region's natural beauty. The gardens are easily accessible in the centre of the city and are immaculately maintained....  see full details

Barossa Valley Vineyards

Barossa Valley

An hour's ride from Adelaide, to the northeast, is the Barossa Valley, Australia's premier winemaking region. About 50 wineries operate in the valley, which is blessed with hot dry summers, loamy soil and good winter rainfall. The heart of the valley is the...  see full details