Things to do in Adelaide
Here’s your personal guide for things to do in Adelaide as recommended by your local host committee:
Two of my favourite things to do in Adelaide are:
One of my favourite things to do in Adelaide are to hit up the central markets for breakfast or lunch.
If you had a spare half day to venture a little further, two of my favourite options are to either hit up a local hiking trail (Morialta and Belair are both fairly accessible on public transport) or to head down to McLaren Vale where we have some fantastic wineries within 40 mins from Adelaide.
Enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop bar of 2KW with views of Adelaide city.
People watch on the pavement if Waymouth Street enjoying a glass of wine and delicious French inspired charcuterie board at The Delicatessen.
First thing: Wine Tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate, just 15 minutes busing away from UniSA City West Campus with Bus 106 or H30, every 15-minute frequency, plus 150 meters walking. Details can be found here.
Second thing: Himeji Garden, a wonderful little Japanese garden situated in south parklands, expertly designed with a great variety of water and foliage features. A great get-away for few hours on a summer day. 15-minute walk-away from UniSA City West Campus or taking Bus 864F for the same minutes. Details can be found here.
My two favourite things are both within the city, and as an added bonus are both free!
The Art Gallery has its collection as well as special exhibits – always a great place to visit. The Botanic gardens is beautiful, and is also home to Australia’s best restaurant ‘Botanic’ – a real treat and the most impressive degustation around (bookings a must).
Whilst it is currently being renovated it is still a fabulous place to go and check out – Adelaide Central Market
A CONTINUOUS CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART
Finally, Dumplings from Mandoo – cheap, cheerful and delicious! Also within walking distance of the City west campus.
Head up North terrace to 2KW Bar and Restaurant (2 King William Street). Buy a drink at the rooftop bar and look out at the spectacular views of Adelaide oval and the city
Catch the free tram up North Terrace to the SA Museum with free entry and amazing collections it is a great day out. Bonus a 1 minute walk to the SA Art Gallery and State Library.
One of the cutest little spots to have a drink and something delicious isn’t far to walk from the City West campus. It’s called ‘La Buvette’ and is a French-themed wine bar and restaurant. Cocktails are great as is their snack menu! There are lots of bars in Leigh Street and Bank Street which are also nearby, but this one is often quieter and easier to get a seat!
If you like breakfast or cookies then Leeroy’s is close to City West and have a very impressive cookies and also breakfast cereal offering. Sugar rush here we come!
Because I can’t stop at 2, if you are up for a late-night eat then you can’t go past East Taste Café on Gouger Street for some Chinese (the Tea-smoked duck and Vinegar pork ribs are particularly good).
A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS IN ADELAIDE
Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city, soak up the sun at one of our picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring our thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country with tourist attractions including lush parklands and some of the country’s best beaches.