About Adelaide

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia (SA), is a sophisticated, vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, and plenty of attractions for the history buff, culture tourist and foodie alike.

The city has had many nicknames over the years, from “the Athens of the south” (a nod to its Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to “the 20-minute city” (because getting around just isn’t a problem). It is also famous as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.

What visitors most notice, however, are the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.

Things to Do in Adelaide


Rundle Mall:

Take a stroll through the city’s premier shopping destination in the heart of the Central Business District. Following a recent $30 million refurbishing, the beautiful pedestrian mall boasts more than 700 retailers offering the latest in fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and food.


Adelaide Central Market

Discover the city’s delightful and delicious culinary culture with a walk through the Central Market. With more than 9 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market has remained the food mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce for almost 150 years.
Visit: adelaidecentralmarket.com


Adelaide Botanical Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden is an oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of the city, featuring beautifully-landscaped gardens, majestic avenues and stunning architecture. Spanning 50 hectares, the historic garden (opened in 1857) features some of Australia’s finest plant collections.
Visit: botanicgardens.sa.gov.au


Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach is Adelaide’s most popular city beach, offering a buzzing vibe and great atmosphere for all to enjoy. Renowned for its wide beach, stunning sunsets, rich heritage, charming hotels and bustling shops, sidewalk cafés and loads of entertainment.
Visit: holdfast.sa.gov.au/discover


Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo- Adelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
Visit: zoossa.com.au


Cleland Wildlife Park

Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and feed kangaroos as they laze, wander wetlands, and surround yourself with over 130 species of Australian wildlife, all just 20 minutes from Adelaide. Cleland Wildlife Park is one of only a few places in the world where visitors can hold a koala.
Visit: clelandwildlifepark.sa.gov.au


Barossa Valley

Just a 50 minutes drive north east of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally acclaimed wine region. Wander into over 80 cellar doors, tasting some of the most awarded wines in the world and digging into sumptuous local produce.
Visit: barossa.com/visit