Enjoy A Holiday in Adelaide CBD
Crammed with great things to see, taste and do, Adelaide will delight, feed and entertain you. It’s not only the gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country, the city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, gardens, cafés and restaurants.
Adelaide has rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west. With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20-minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable.
From cultural attractions to the coast, explore the city and all its vibrancy. Adelaide offers an array of things to see and do, including local attractions, events and festivals, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, business, services and transport.
Wining, dining and markets
Adelaide is a city which is deeply passionate about all thing culinary. Whether it’s trying out the latest fine diner, sharing tapas and wine at the growing number of cosy laneway bars, grazing on African, Mexican, Thai or Korean fare or exploring the vibrant food truck scene, this city has gone into culinary overdrive.
In recent years, funky new bars have been popping up in neglected basements, forgotten laneways and taking over unwanted shops and rooftop spaces across the city. You’ll find anything from Asian-inspired cocktails, handpicked wine lists and craft beers to whisky and gin specialty bars hidden in nooks and crannies throughout the streets. Why not start on Leigh Street or Peel Street?
Adelaide has an amazing array of cafés, restaurants and markets to enjoy. The Adelaide Central Market is a fresh food market recognised as an Adelaide institution where people come from all over the city to shop for fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, breads and bakery items, cheeses, small goods, sweets, nuts, health foods and much more all under one roof. If you’re after a more substantial meal, the international flavours of Gouger Street’s many restaurants and cafés are right next door to the Central Markets.
No trip is complete without a visit to the historic Adelaide Zoo, a short 15 minute walk from the city centre, easily accessible by car or public transport. Since opening its gates to the public in 1883, Adelaide Zoo has been home to many fascinating and magnificent creatures. Covering eight hectares, the zoo is open daily from 9.30am until 5.00pm giving you a glimpse at 250 different species including the only giant pandas in the Southern Hemisphere, Tasmanian devils, Sumatran tigers and the endangered ring-tailed lemur.
Surrounded by picturesque botanic gardens, Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest zoo within Australia. Every day at the Adelaide Zoo is unique with daily zoo keeper talks and live animal feedings, giving visitors the chance to interact with the zoo’s residents. There are plenty of facilities close at hand too, including plenty of picnic and resting areas, two cafes, the new Nature’s Playground, lockers, wheelchairs and pushers for hire.
These school holidays, take a prehistoric journey and meet the newest but most ancient residents at the Adelaide Zoo! From Boxing Day, Adelaide Zoo is travelling back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Book now: adelaidezoo.com.au/dinosaurs
The Riverbank Precinct is a tranquil precinct of parklands, cafés, restaurants and entertainment centres all dotted along the River Torrens. This precinct is linked by a magnificent, architecturally designed footbridge to create a unique entertainment playground of festivals, art, dance, music, theatre, exhibitions and sport. Whether it’s a show at the acclaimed Festival Centre, an AFL game at Adelaide Oval, an event or exhibition at the Convention Centre or even a flutter at the Adelaide Casino; it’s all part of a unique variety of experiences in food, entertainment, culture, and events.
The Popeye boat is a South Australian icon and family favourite for cruising along the calm waters of the River Torrens. You can jump on The Popeye from along the riverbank at Elder Park or at the Adelaide Zoo. Use The Popeye as a shuttle to the Adelaide Zoo and visit the Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, or wander through the beautiful Botanical Gardens. There are also paddleboats for hire, why not jump on board and race each other down the river. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
From outside the Adelaide Casino, jump on the public tram and take a daytrip down to Glenelg. The charming seaside town with white sandy shores offers restaurants, cafés and year-round attractions for the whole family. The suburb is rich in history and heritage, visit the museum and galleries located in Mosely Square for interactive exhibits and guided tours. The Beachouse is a family entertainment centre full of games, rides, indoor waterslides, mini golf and even a mini train ride. It is the perfect destination for a fun day, with something for the whole family.
The Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments offers comfortable accommodation, conveniently located just minutes from the centre of Adelaide city, in the heart of the trendy shopping and dining precinct of North Adelaide, and within walking distance to Adelaide Oval.
Apartments on George are a secure block of apartments conveniently situated on the corner of George and William Streets in Adelaide’s vibrant suburb of Norwood. The private accommodation facility offers self-contained apartment living located less than 2km from Adelaide’s central business district.
The Mayfair Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel located at the intersection of King William and Hindley Streets. Boasting 170 beautifully furnished rooms, the hotel forms a gateway linking Rundle Mall to the new Riverbank Precinct. Breathing new life into one of Adelaide’s iconic landmarks and preserving a magnificent heritage building also provides a platform to showcase exceptional South Australian hospitality featuring outstanding food and wine.
Franklin Central Apartments provides hotel style services with apartment style accommodation, superbly located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD. The contemporary self-contained, serviced apartments are available in one, two and three bedroom apartments, ideal for both short and long stay visitors.
Conveniently located on the outskirts of the central business district, the Adelaide Royal Coach offers affordable accommodation facilities to suit all corporate and leisure travel needs. The buzzing Rundle Street is a short 10-minute walk from the hotel, boasting retail shopping, restaurants, cafés and popular nightlife venues, easily accessed by car or public transport or even a short stroll through the parklands.
The Adabco Boutique Hotel is a boutique hotel nestled amongst the leafy trees of Wakefield Street in Adelaide’s east. The hotel is an eclectic mix of old-world charm and modern sophistication hidden behind a rare, heritage-listed Venetian Gothic style façade.