With bustling beaches, endless art festivals and a thriving dining and bar scene, seeing the suburbs is the way to the heart of Adelaide.
Adelaide is home to more than three-quarters of South Australia’s population, but you would never know it. The city has maintained its small-town feel with plenty of transport options that make it one of the easiest places to get around. Take advantage of this accessibility and see some of the suburban hubs in and around the city. From the beachside suburbs of Glenelg and Semaphore to the bustling streets of the northern suburbs and the up and coming area of Port Adelaide, we’ve put together a guide to the coolest suburbs of Adelaide.
Semaphore is a charming beachside suburb 14 kilometres (9 miles) from central Adelaide, with plenty of seaside character. The simplest place to start would be Semaphore Road, one of Adelaide's widest boulevards and home to heritage buildings, funky boutiques, antique shops, café, restaurants and pubs.Show more
When the mercury rises, you can guarantee that a large portion of the city population migrates to the beaches. Glenelg is a bustling beach-adjacent neighbourhood that happens to be just a 25-minute tram ride from the city centre.Show more
A short 15-minute drive from the city will get you to the iconic seaside neighbourhood of Henley Beach. A pristine stretch of coast spans the entire length of the suburb, so it’s only fitting that most activities tend to revolve around the beach and being outdoors.Show more
Perched on high ground, with grand historic homes and picturesque views over downtown Adelaide, North Adelaide is a secluded neighbourhood in the heart of the city. Getting there is as simple as following King William Road (which transitions into O’Connell Street) from Rundle Mall, which will take no more than 30 minutes by foot. This walking tour will take you over the meandering River Torrens, past the famous Adelaide Oval, and through some of the lush greenery that circles the suburb.Show more