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Top activities in Adelaide

Top 10 Things to do in Adelaide

A world of experiences at your fingertips in Adelaide. Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. As the weather cools down, Adelaide comes to life with incredible restaurants, bars, cellar doors, festivals and a myriad of activities beckoning winter travelers out to explore.

Roofclimb Adelaide Oval

An unforgettable adventure awaits with this exhilarating climb across Adelaide Oval’s iconic roofline. Enjoy panoramic views from a jaw-dropping height of 50- metres above the vivid green oval below.

Adelaide Central Market

Make your way through South Australia’s most prominent food hub. Take in the colourful sites, intriguing aromas and delicious delicacies from 80 specialty stalls. Check out adjacent Gouger Street - this mecca of Asian cuisine and seafood is Adelaide’s densest and most popular restaurant strip.

Get cultured at our Art Galleries and Museums

Stroll down the cultural hub of North Terrace and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture and significant artefacts at the South Australian Museum, appreciate the pieces at the Art Gallery of South Australia and browse the historic collection at the Mortlock Chamber in the State Library, one of the world’s most photogenic library wings.

Eat and Drink

Adelaide is a culinary playground with a smorgasbord of cuisines on offer. Home to world-famous chefs, serving game-changing dishes in stunning locations. Laneways such as Peel and Leigh Streets are packed with fantastic small bars and restaurants. Looking for something more traditional? You’ll find an eclectic mix of Australian pubs with outdoor beer gardens parked on many main street corners.

Explore World-renowned Wine Regions

Adelaide is recognised as the wine capital of Australia, and it is no wonder why with a number of premium regions accessible within less than an hour from the city. Take a day trip to McLaren Vale where the vines meet the sea or visit some of the oldest vines in the world at the infamous Barossa Valley wine region.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

An oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of the city, featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, majestic avenues and stunning architecture. Wander through Australian natives, exotic and ornamental plants, spectacular Moreton Bay fig trees and some of Australia’s finest plant collections.

Experience our Blockbuster Events

South Australia's world-famous events and festivals showcase our exceptional food and wine, sport, art and vibrant city life. 2020 is a blockbuster year in South Australia with two World Cups, one-off spectacular events, exciting arts and cultural festivals and music all year around. Beyond the State of Origin, Adelaide will also host the 2020 Australian Swimming Olympic Trials in the same month.

The party doesn’t stop in Adelaide though. Our regions will find any excuse for a celebration, with events and festivals showing-off the best of our state's food, wine, fashion, art and design all year-round.

Indulge in a Winter Feast

From decadent degustations, to fine-dining with a view, paddock to plate experiences and casual lunch spots curled up by the fire, winter feasts await in Adelaide and beyond. Tucked in one of the prettiest corners of the Adelaide Hills, popular Uraidla haunt Lost In A Forest is a great spot to enjoy the eclectic menu of gourmet, wood-fired pizzas featuring locally sourced and foraged produce and an impressive range of local wines, beers and cocktails. Nestled in a 130-year old church, it’s the recipe for a perfect winter’s afternoon less than half an hour from Adelaide.

Head to Hahndorf

Experience the charm of Australia’s oldest surviving German Settlement, just half an hour out of the city. Discover a contemporary village in a traditional streetscape, offering smallgoods, bakeries, cuckoo clocks, wooden folk art and German-style pubs.

Kangaroo Island

Have a little extra time? Kangaroo Island is a ‘must-do’ for visitors. A sanctuary for wildlife and rugged natural beauty, as you step on to the island it is impossible not to relax. Discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laidback lifestyle. As the official World Routes preand post touring partner, SeaLink can help you to make the most of your travel to Adelaide by arranging all of your touring, transport, experiences and accommodation.

NRL Players pick their top 5 activities

Josh Mansour

Josh Mansour, Penrith Panthers
Josh Mansour, Penrith Panthers
  1. Roofclimb Adelaide Oval
  2. Adelaide Hills for a Winter feast
  3. Adelaide Central Market
  4. Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  5. Barossa Valley wine region

Wade Graham

Wade Graham, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Wade Graham, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
  1. Adelaide Central Market
  2. Kangaroo Island
  3. Peel & Leigh Streets for food and drinks
  4. RoofClimb Adelaide Oval
  5. Adelaide Hills for a Winter feast