There’s so much to see and do in South Australia, but of all the Adelaide attractions, a few always stand out. Allow us to educate you on the top things to do in and around the cultural SA capital, so next time you’re visiting you know exactly where to head.
Just out of the Adelaide CBD is one of the best Adelaide attractions, the seaside town of Glenelg. In Glenelg, you’ll find an impressive, long, sandy beach as well as plenty of activities. A popular activity in Glenelg is just sitting down with a good meal and good wine, watching the sunset over the water—perfect for couples visiting Glenelg. More adventurous visitors might enjoy cruises on the water and dolphin spotting, or even swimming with dolphins! Glenelg has plenty of activities for visitors of all ages.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
In the middle of Adelaide, walk into the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and discover a world of natural wonder. Wander through the romantic International Rose Garden and see over 5,000 roses (flowering in spring and autumn), including Australian-bred roses, single roses, heritage roses, and pillar roses. Or look to the Garden of Health and learn about the plants that we have been using for healing benefits for thousands of years. Or take a look at any of the other gardens that take your fancy. Right in the CBD, the gardens are one of the Adelaide attractions worth checking out.
One of the best-known Adelaide attractions is the Barossa Valley. If you enjoy a glass of wine, you won’t want to skip a trip to the Barossa. There are plenty of wineries and vineyards in the valley with open cellar doors. Participate in a tour so you can try as much wine as you like without worrying about driving, or pace yourself and go with a group so you can visit the wineries you want to visit, discovering your personal favourites. The valley is also full of stunning views and vistas to take your breath away. Enjoy a meal and a glass of wine overlooking the seemingly endless rows of grapes and enjoy a moment of peace in the Barossa Valley.
Adelaide Walking Tour
Some cities are purely functional, but others, like Adelaide, are a sight to behold. Adelaide is full of architecture that brings history to life. Walk through the historic churches Adelaide is known for, participate in a tour of the historic Adelaide gaol, or just wander through the city. This will not only reconnect you with the history of Adelaide, but it will also help you to get your bearings of the city. Who knows maybe you’ll discover your favourite restaurant while you’re walking through the city.