Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, a bustling bar scene and world-class events. We’ve also been award as a great wine capital of the world. No matter what season you visit, Adelaide and its regions allow you to sample the best of Australia. Plan your trip now.
The space to breathe
Adelaide is a city that offers the physical
and emotional space to breathe. There is a lifestyle here that most Australians
can only dream about.
Adelaide is a
gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and home to a bustling bar
scene and world-class events: historic buildings, lush parklands and an entire
coastline of some of the country’s best beaches. Sample the best of Adelaide…
Step into inner-city life or retreat to private beaches without a soul in sight. Escape to the wild or relax in luxury. It’s all yours to enjoy.
A vibrant city that loves to party
Adelaide loves to party – especially during Mad March which is when the city is at its most festive and the days are long and nights balmy. From the east end to the west the city plays host to a smorgasbord of world-famous musical and sporting acts when Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 Adelaide and WOMAdelaide drive the city into party mode There’s always something happening in Adelaide - check out our what’s on calendar for next weekend, next month and next year.
Picture location: Royal Croquet Club in Victoria Square, Adelaide
Adelaide's food and wine scene
Adelaide’s diverse cultural mix and dynamic local produce guarantees a sensational food experience
. From dining alfresco in the city to beach side cafes, the cuisine here is diverse, proud and influenced by international and native flavours. Wander the city’s laneways to discover a spirited small bar scene who all use a range of South Australian wines and spirits for the most authentic of experiences.
Eat streets include Rundle for historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants; Norwood Parade for European influences; Gouger Street
and Chinatown for Asian flavours; Hutt St for high end European to grab and go take-out, Leigh St and Peel St for the latest in modern Australian. View the full guide here
Venture beyond the city to discover world class wineries and the land of the long lunch – Adelaide Hills. There are 200 cellar doors only a short drive away from the CBD which is why Adelaide has been named one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World.
Picture location: Lady Burra Brewhouse, Adelaide
A weekend escape
From Adelaide, a weekend escape is easy to do. With an hour or two, you’ll find yourself taste testing your way around the Barossa
or Clare Valley
or relaxing on the beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula
or Yorke Peninsula
. Escape to the Flinders Ranges and Outback
with a two-hour flight or five hour road-trip from Adelaide or visit Kangaroo Island
, just a two-hour drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide. With so much, so close to Adelaide, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Picture location: Fino Seppeltsfield in the Barossa - about an hour's drive from the Adelaide CBD.
Now start planning your journey
You'll find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide
including boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. The city is a breeze to navigate, but it’s always handy to have some brochures and maps
with you to help you explore.
Visiting for the weekend? Here’s some inspiration of things to do and see in just 24-hours