Discover South Australia
Cleland Wildlife Park and Mount Lofty
Meet the neighbours! Whether its heading to Cleland Wildlife Park - about a 20-minute drive from the CBD, or a 1 hour walk up Mount Lofty, there's plenty to explore in our amazing natural bushland just a stone's throw from Adelaide.
Explore everything about Adelaide
Our blog has everything you need to discover about the City of Adelaide and beyond.
Adelaide Zoo & Monarto
Home to Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere, the Adelaide Zoo houses over 300 exotic mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and fish. Book exclusive tours or stay for the 'wild nights' overnight experience! Fancy venturing further? Check out Monarto Safari Park - about 45minutes south-east of Adelaide for the largest safari park in the world.
Adelaide Central Market
The Adelaide Central Market is our most visited tourist attraction. It has more than 80 stalls, cafes and restaurants. It's unchallenged as Australia's best market. You won't find this variety of fresh food under one roof anywhere else!
Glenelg Beach by Tram
Take a ride on Adelaide’s historic tram line from the city to Glenelg and discover South Australia's settlement history at the Bay Discovery Centre. You'll also find a pristine beach, picturesque jetty and lively shops and cafes along Jetty Road.
Visit the Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre, home to Australia's oldest surviving chocolate-making company and one of only a handful worldwide still making chocolate directly from cocoa beans. You can enjoy special chocolate tastings, see chocolates being made and discover the heritage behind Australia's oldest chocolate manufacturer.
Food & Wine
Adelaide is one of the seven wine capitals of the world, so why not explore our two premium wine regions that are just an hour away from the CBD? Whether it's McLaren Vale or the Barossa, there's a winery or cellar door waiting for you to explore. (Pictured: D'Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale, 50 minutes south of Adelaide)
Adelaide's burgeoning brewpubs are the talk of Australia... and the world. There are plenty to discover just minutes from Adelaide as well. Why not try a beer, or cider, the South Australian way?
October Events & Festivals
There are some great events on in October, why not try Cheesefest, OzAsia and the Moon Lantern Parade just to name a few great celebrations on during Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?
Stroll along North Terrace - there's plenty to experience. The State Library, Museum, Art Gallery and Migration Museum, Parliament House, the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the National Wine Centre of Australia are all located within walking distance. Experience some local history and famous artworks or stroll through the gardens.
Explore South Australia's maritime history in Port Adelaide, only 20 minutes from the city. Walking tours are run through the old docks and cruise boats ply the Port River, attracting the local dolphins. If that’s not enough there’s also the South Australian Maritime Museum, the National Railway Museum and lighthouse to explore, plus the all-new brewery for favourite local craft brewers Pirate Life.
Rundle Mall & Rundle Street
Rundle Mall and Rundle Street represent the shopping heart of Adelaide, with more than 700 retail stores and 15 elegant arcades and centres, open every day of the week. Paved and pedestrian friendly, there are outdoor cafes and bars to rest your tired but happy shopping feet. Relax on a bench and watch the world of shoppers pass by.