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Discover Adelaide, South Australia’s elegant and cultured capital.

Soak up Adelaide's colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands, bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries of North Terrace.    

Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, explore Hahndorf and other picturesque villages in the Adelaide Hills, and wind between world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley. Visit for international events such as the Santos Tour Down Under.

what you can see in Adelaide

Explore Adelaide's wide boulevards and expansive parklands. Catch the tram to Glenelg or explore the Adelaide Hills.

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.

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Grange Jetty Cafe, Adelaide, SA. © SATC & Adam Bruzzone
Weather in Adelaide

Weather in Adelaide

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The Ghan

The Ghan

Travel from Australia's south to north on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia's rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and see the landscapes dance in the opposite direction. Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.

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Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach

You'll find all the delights of a seaside village and more in lively Glenelg, which sits in Holdfast Bay, a 25-minute tram ride from Adelaide's centre. There is a sandy white beach, charming heritage hotels and bustling shops, sidewalks cafes and summer entertainment. You can also swim with wild dolphins, go diving or snorkelling or join a fishing charter. Trace Glenelg's history in the galleries and museums, join in the fun of various festivals and meander along the coast to neighbouring beach towns.

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North Terrace Precinct, Adelaide, SA. © SATC & Adam Bruzzone
Three Great Days in Adelaide

Three Great Days in Adelaide

Skip from cultural attractions to the coast in Adelaide, where restaurants, parklands and wine regions are also within easy reach. Explore the city's past in the grand stone buildings along North Terrace. Discover the youthful energy humming beneath the city's elegant exterior along Rundle Street and Gouger Street's popular dining strip. Lose yourself in parklands, which sprawl around more than half the city. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg and enjoy summer festivities in beachside Henley. Do a day trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula, stopping to see wineries, play on white beaches, trek the rugged coastline and get up close to wildlife.

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South Australian Loop

South Australian Loop

Take in fine food and wine in the Barossa and Clare Valleys, explore the rugged Flinders Ranges and meet wildlife galore on Kangaroo Island. Taste wine made by Jesuit priests in Sevenhill, climb the huge natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound and visit the historic copper-mining town of Burra. Swim, surf, snorkel and bushwalk along the Fleurieu Peninsula before getting up close to penguins in Penneshaw and a colony of sea lion at Seal Rocks on Kangaroo Island. This scenic drive takes in South Australia's most famous attractions on two smaller loops through the elegant capital of Adelaide.

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Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Adelaide Central Market, a much loved attraction in the heart of the city. . Growers from across the state come here to sell a mouth-watering array of ingredients, from oysters to olive oils to cheeses. These stallholders fuel Adelaide's kitchens as well as its friendships and daily rituals. Load your basket alongside local foodies and chefs or join a tour for an intimate, behind-the-stalls look at life in South Australia's gourmet headquarters.

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Hahndorf

Hahndorf

Explore Australia's oldest surviving German settlement in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. You half expect to spot men in lederhosen yodeling in Hahndorf, the picturesque German village just twenty minutes out of Adelaide.

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Three Weeks from Adelaide

Three Weeks from Adelaide

Start with South Australia's spectacular natural attractions, then take the Ghan through Australia's Red Centre to Darwin. From Adelaide, you can indulge in fine food and wine in the Barossa and Clare Valleys, hike the rugged Flinders Ranges and meet wildlife galore on Kangaroo Island. Swim, surf, snorkel and bushwalk along the Fleurieu Peninsula before getting up close to penguins in Penneshaw and a colony of sea lions at Seal Rocks on Kangaroo Island. Cut across the continent by rail on the great Ghan, stopping for whistle stop tours of Alice Springs and Katherine. In Darwin, you can embrace festivals, markets and a melting pot of food and cultures.

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Clare Valley

Clare Valley

The Clare Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. It is best known for its Riesling wine, and is often called the home of Australian Riesling. Its Mediterranean-style climate is ideal for the production of quality Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Merlot grapes. The Clare Valley has more than 40 wineries, most of which are small and located along a 40 kilometre corridor between the towns of Auburn and Clare. Walk or cycle the Riesling Trail which connects many of the region's major attractions and cellar doors, or travel in style and explore the region by limousine.

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Santos Tour Down Under
January16 - 24

Santos Tour Down Under

Follow the Santos Tour Down Under, the biggest and most prestigious professional cycling race in the region, featuring many of the world's top riders. It winds its way through the picturesque scenery and wonderful vineyards of South Australia

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Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

South Australia's Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest and the world's finest wine producing regions. First settled in 1842 by European immigrants, it still retains its old-world charm. There are around 150 wineries and cellar doors in the Barossa Valley. The Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants. Drive the Barossa's food and wine trails or explore the countryside by bicycle. You can also tour the region by motorbike, vintage car, hot air balloon or helicopter. Unwind in a day spa or play golf on one of the championship courses.

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Adelaide Events

Adelaide Events

There's a reason Adelaide is called Australia's festival city. These spacious boulevards and lush gardens play host to a non-stop calendar of fun.

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what you can see near adelaide

Explore the Barossa, Kangaroo Island or the outback and Flinders Ranges.

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