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. 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. 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.
South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia
For over 150 years the South Australian Museum has been making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible. The museum is a leader in remote and regional community engagements, Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research. Split over five floors, you will find permanent displays as well as ever changing exhibits. Exhibits range from the Ancient Egypt Gallery with more than 650 artefacts, through to Opal Fossils, Whales and Dolphins as well as Megafauna.
The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and houses a collection of 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Take the day to explore art from all corners of the world including European, North American Asia and Australia. Discover the collections of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photography, textiles, furniture, ceramics and more! The gallery is open 10am to 5pm and general admission is free.
Adelaide Oval is the home of both cricket and football in Adelaide. The oval was redeveloped in 2011 giving the grounds a seating capacity of 50,000. Book a tour and be taken on a guided tour to see a unique blend of old and new carefully integrated in to the stadium. Note the 100-year-old, famous heritage listed score board. As part of the behind the scenes tour you’ll be told stories about sporting greats and the history behind the structure. Visit areas that are normally inaccessible such as the players change rooms and admission to the Bradman Collection.
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.
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.
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.