With a rich arts scene, bursting festival calendar and heaps of fashionable eateries and bars, South Australia’s capital is perfect for a sophisticated city break. Visit the Adelaide Oval for a taste of sporting life – it’s surrounded by parkland and said to be the world’s most picturesque cricket ground. Escape to the coast and discover sleepy beach resorts, with seafood restaurants aplenty. And end the day back at your boutique hotel, with a glass of wine in hand.
Between rolling hills and the sea is Australia’s classy, creative hub.
Things to do
From Aboriginal paintings to contemporary sculpture, Adelaide has a rich artistic history. Follow the art trail into the hills, or stay indoors and browse the impressive collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Travel into the Adelaide Hills and it won’t be long before you come across vineyards and orchards. Book a private tasting and you’ll be able to sample rich Shiraz and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. Learn about Adelaide’s proud winemaking heritage at a cellar door in the Barossa Valley, or visit the National Wine Centre for a full-bodied experience.
Adelaide has a buzzing cultural calendar and plays host to world-famous events – celebrating everything from guitars to cycling. The Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide are two notable highlights. Foodies will adore the annual Food and Wine Festival.
Adelaide’s love of food is never more apparent than in Central Market. Here you’ll find over 80 stalls piled high with produce, and interactive cooking demos too.
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