Step into inner-city life in the heart of South Australia.
Adelaide and South Australia is all yours to enjoy. Adelaide suits all types of visitors, whether you’re with mates, a partner, family or friends. Indulge at over 200 cellar doors, bustling markets, and a booming restaurant and small bar scene. Venture out to wine regions that are less than an hour’s drive from the city. Lose yourself on a beautiful walk or cycle in and around Adelaide. There’s so much, so close in South Australia.
We’ve listed some thought starters for you to experience the best of Adelaide while you’re here for the XVII Australian Masters Games. For more ideas, visit SouthAustralia.com.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to a diverse and beautiful selection of plans from across Australia and around the world. Spend an hour or a whole afternoon wander among the 50 hectares of gardens and explore the stunning architecture, including the Bicentennial Conservatory, the Palm House, Amazon Waterlily Pavilion and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. Guided tours are available as well as activities for kids who love to get their hands dirty. Visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden website.
Adelaide Central Market
The historic Adelaide Central Market is filled with colour and diverse fresh produce all year round. Find a huge array of food all under one roof; fruit, vegetables, cheese, meats, seafood, breads, sweets, nuts, coffee and health foods. The challenge is to not eat it all at once! Take a seat at one of the many cafes and watch the world go by as you savour the flavours of the market. Visit the Adelaide Central Market website.
Adelaide Government House Open Day
Government House will be open on Sunday 13 October 2019.
His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le invite you to Government House to view the public rooms, learn about the current workings of the House and explore the gardens.
Government House is located on the corner of North Terrace and King William Road, Adelaide.
Free Admission + Tours (No bookings required).
For more information, call 8203 9800 or visit www.governor.sa.gov.au
Adelaide Oval, one of the world’s most recognised entertainment and sporting venues, attracts visitors in their thousands from within South Australia, interstate and overseas. Prominently located as the centrepiece of the Adelaide CBD’s revitalised Riverbank Precinct, the Oval is home to cricket, football, concerts, functions and major events at the highest level. Visitors can go behind the scenes on an Adelaide Oval Tour, embark on a sky high RoofClimb adventure to soak up spectacular views of the city and surrounds, or during the week 5 October – 12 October 2019 tee off for a round of Stadium Golf. Visit the Adelaide Oval website.
One of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, and the home of Pandas Fu Ni and Wang Wang, the Adelaide Zoo is just a short walk from the Adelaide Botanic Garden. More than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish call the Adelaide Zoo home, with special animal encounters available to get up close and personal with their favourite creatures and critters. Visit the Adelaide Zoo website.
Gouger Street and Chinatown
Gouger Street is one of Adelaide’s most popular Eat Streets – and for good reason. The strip is jam-packed with a multitude of dining and drinking options, from boutique wine bars to family owned restaurants serving up homemade recipes. Gouger Street is also the gateway to Adelaide’s Chinatown, on Moonta Street. Walk under the magnificent Paifong (entrance) and enter a world of rich, spicy flavour and eclectic Asian culture. Visit SouthAustralia.com to plan your visit.
Itineraries & Trails
Make the most of your time in Adelaide with our suggested themed guides, itineraries and trails. Visit https://explore.cityofadelaide.com.au/guides-maps/
National Wine Centre
The National Wine Centre is the home of Australia’s wine industry, showcasing up to 120 wines for tasting at any one time in their tasting room, Wined Bar. They’ve got an on-site vineyard, growing some of the most important varieties to the Australian wine industry, as well as state-of-the-art Enomatic wine preservation and dispensing machines to ensure every drop is as fresh as the day the barrel was cracked open. Visit the National Wine Centre website.
Take a stroll along Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, North Terrace. The Art Gallery of South Australia, Migration Museum and South Australian Museum are all located on the northern side of North Terrace, along with the State Library and various statues, war memorials and commemorative plaques. On the eastern side of King William Street is Parliament House and the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide’s heart of the arts overlooking the River Torrens and Elder Park. Visit SouthAustralia.com to find out more.
Adelaide’s shopping hub Rundle Mall has more than 700 retail stores, three major department stores and 15 arcades and centres. The Mall is paved and pedestrian-friendly, with street performers and buskers filling the walkways with their varied and delightful sounds. Take a seat at one of the many outdoor cafes or bars to rest your weary feet after a hard day of retail therapy. Visit the Rundle Mall website.
Segway Sensation SA
Join the Segway Sensation SA Team at three of their locations around South Australia. Experience all the iconic sights of Adelaide's Riverbank Precinct with the Adelaide Oval, Riverbank footbridge bridge, Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo; a six kilometre trail along the stunning Glenelg foreshore or glide amongst the grapevines and tranquil gardens, at the historic Seppeltsfield Winery in the Barossa. Guests learn Segway skills, before heading off on the 1 hour guided tour. Suitable for persons 40 kilos to 120 kilos. Visit the Segway Sensation SA website.