There’s heaps of things to see and do in Adelaide, described as one of Australia’s most livable cities.
Adelaide Central Market
The Adelaide Central Market has been operating for 140 years, and with over 80 stalls under one roof, it is a hub of activity with traders, artisans and shoppers who share a passion for food. The range of fresh food is extensive – fruit & vegetables, meat & poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, bread, cakes and more. You will want to return time and again for the delicious aromas, the vivid colours and atmosphere of an international melting pot of cultures.
National Wine Centre
Looking over the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the National Wine Centre is an architectural treat, but what it holds inside is the real attraction. Here you can discover winemaking from the ground up, take an interactive discovery tour which showcases the complete wine experience, and finish at the Concourse Cafe with wines to taste or purchase while enjoying a meal from their superb a la carte menu.
North Terrace is Adelaide’s cultural boulevard. It contains many excellent examples of early Australian architecture which include the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the University of South Australia, and Adelaide’s oldest church, the Anglican Holy Trinity Church.
One of the best ways to see Adelaide is to travel the Linear Park Trail. Following the Torrens River, with bitumen trails winding through parklands, you can cycle or walk from the base of the Adelaide Hills in the west to Henley Beach in the east. Take a picnic lunch or stop along the way at one of the many cafes or pubs adjacent to the route.
Get up close and personal with the animals at Adelaide Zoo. Adelaide Zoo offers a variety of behind the scenes tours – experience a unique opportunity to meet the pandas, assist in feeding the orangutans, or spend a few hours with the Children’s Zoo keeper – a fantastic way for kids to experience a range of animals in an encounter they will treasure for a lifetime!
Santos Tour Down Under
The Santos Tour Down Under cycling race in Adelaide attracts some of the biggest names in world cycling – the action is always exhilarating, the atmosphere intoxicating and the stars electrifying. From beaches to vineyards, the six-stage Santos Tour Down Under is a world-class event that showcases the speed, skill and spectacle that is professional cycling.
17 – 25 January 2015.
The largest Fringe Festival in the southern hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe offers a huge twist of quirky fun and frivolity – including the legendary opening night party. With more than hundreds of shows and thousands of artists taking part each year, Adelaide Fringe is not to be missed.
13 February – 15 March 2015.
WOMAD is the World of Music, Arts & Dance held outdoors in Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Park. WOMADelaide began in 1992 and has gone on to become one of Australia’s favourite festivals, not only because of the unique and extraordinary music, but also because of its beautiful and friendly vibe. Bring a hat and sunscreen, and get set to dance.
6 – 9 March 2015.
The Clipsal 500 Adelaide V8 Supercar event is an adrenalin-charged motor race. Four days of V8 Supercar action, extreme machines, eight racing categories, grid girls, on-track stunts, spectacular air shows, motoring displays and the best support race program in the nation.
26 February – 1 March 2015.
Bay To Birdwood Classic
On the last Sunday in September more than 1,500 historic cars and motorbikes line up for the Bay to Birdwood Classic Run. Starting from Glenelg at 7am, the excitement is palpable as these marvellous veteran, vintage and early classic vehicles ready themselves for the Run. It takes approximately one and a half hours for all entrant vehicles to depart – come and give them a send off they won’t forget!
27 September 2015.