Adelaide is South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital. Its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city's Adelaide Festival is an annual international arts gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.
Adelaide is known for its many sporting events, including Australian rules football, motor sports and tennis. Adelaide Oval stadium has hosted cricket matches since 1871.
At the city's heart is Victoria Square and vibrant, 19th-century Central Market, specialising in produce.
The Glenelg beach neighbourhood on Holdfast Bay has native dolphin and seal populations, plus cycling trails.
Adelaide is also a popular base for exploring Barossa and Clare Valley wine country, the Adelaide Hills, where the Mt. Lofty Summit overlooks the coast, and Kangaroo Island's wildlife and beaches.
In the city centre, Adelaide’s laneways and side streets are being transformed with hidden bars and eateries. Along Peel Street enjoy a whisky at Clever Little Tailor or espresso martini at La Moka. Hains & Co is a sailor-themed bar tucked down Gilbert Place, specialising in gin and rum. One of Adelaide’s hottest bars, Proof, can be found on Anster Street, which pairs classic cocktails with tasty share plates and gourmet toasted sandwiches. Underground bar Bank Street Social is the go-to for local craft beer and Australian spirits, while La Buvette Drinkery serves French apéritifs with a side of escargot. Get your caffeine hit at Coffee Branch on Leigh Street, and dine on playful, modern Australian cuisine at Peel St.
When the mercury rises, head to one of Adelaide’s many popular ocean beaches. Catch the 25 minute tram from Rundle Mall to Glenelg, a bustling beachside neighbourhood with heritage hotels, alfresco cafés and a white sandy beach. For the ultimate retro beach experience, drive 14 kilometres (9 miles) south of Adelaide to Semaphore, where you can walk along the esplanade, tuck into fish and chips or swim in its sheltered waters. Kids will love its historic carousel with 40 handcrafted wooden horses. If you’re looking to hit the surf, both novices and experienced surfers are catered for on the Fleurieu Peninsula, a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide.
• Adelaide Central Market
• Adelaide Zoo
• Adelaide Botanic Garden
• Cleland Conservation Park
• Adelaide Oval
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