The nearby Barossa Valley is Australia’s wine producing heartland, and this centre offers interactive exhibitions explaining the whole wine making process, plus wines to taste and buy. In addition, the surrounding wine yards are just beautiful to see and savour.
The Festival Centre was built in 1973, as the venue for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, which is the city’s major arts event since its inception in 1960. The large modernist theatre complex is still the heart of the festival and its theatres are open all year, hosting different events and activities – check out their schedule and stay tuned.
Some of the most famous wine regions in the world are dotted across South Australia: from Shiraz in the Barossa and Riesling in the Clare Valley to the big reds of the Coonawarra, your wine holiday will be as rich and seamless as the wines themselves. You will find more than 200 cellar doors open for you within an hour drive away from Adelaide.
Cleland Wildlife Park has been a major tourist attraction since 1967, and it is a Conservation Park where you can interact with Australian wildlife. Here you can cuddle with a koala bear or hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, while also seeing the famous waterfall Gully-Mount.
Explore SA Maritime Museum’s great nautical collection, which already began in 1872. Here you will get a better picture of the life at sea for those immigrating to Australia in the early years, as there is also a replica of a ship with lots of artefacts and passenger stories to hear.
With over 1,800 animals and 300 species, you will find yourself quite busy at Adelaide Zoo, learning more about animals like African lions, giant pandas, sea lions, kangaroos, American alligators, to only name a few. It is also interesting to know that the zoo is focusing on endangered and rare animals.
Temptation Sailing takes you to to the sea with a sailing catamaran, where you will get the chance to swim with wild dolphins or just watch these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. This is once in a lifetime encounter, and a memory for life so do not forget yourcamera!
Situated on the Magill Estate with panoramic views over the vineyards and the city beyond, this 5-star restaurant offers modern Australian cuisine and one of the most impressive restaurant cellars in the world. The estate itself, which in total houses four different dining and drinking locations, overlooks more than five hectares of Shiraz vines, which are among the most celebrated in the whole world, and they also contributed to the first vintages of Grange in the 1950s.
Mixing the traditions of Adelaide’s Italian community with the fantastic organic products and the free-range meat of the farms of South Australia, this restaurant is celebrating the Good Life. As they always use organic food of high quality, they offer pizza and also tapas of always great taste and indeed much pleasure.
In the heart of the city near the Central Market, this Thai restaurant is one of the best dining locations in town, serving great fresh produce at reasonable prices. On the menu you will find tasty dishes like Pad-Thai, the national dish of Thailand, and other specialities like spicy crispy prawn and pepper & garlic chilli pork.
Reinvented into The Greek on Halifax, you have come to one of the best Greek restaurants in Australia, easily spotted due to a huge chimney right behind. For starters, try the pickled octopus, kefthedes (spicy meatballs) or haloumi cheese with roasted cherry tomatoes, followed by the saganaki prawns or crispy whitebait. Again, you might have a hard time to choose.
Sosta is a temple for the faithful to eat spectacular steaks, chorizo, quail, rump, chicken and veal ribs. Try the Parrillada de carne for two, a platter with grilled meat, and you won’t be disappointed. While Carnivores will feel right at home at Sosta’s, vegetarians, however, may want to steer clear.
This restaurant is a beautiful heritage-listed building that has been restored with the same quality and attention to detail, which is found in the food, wine and service offer.The menu represents the best of Tuscan and Northern Italian dishes to be enjoyed either in the comfort of inside dining or al fresco.
Step inside at this family-owned restaurant with almost 29 years of colourful history and a very relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The family serves authentic fresh Vietnamese food like spring and summer rolls for a start and beef with noodles, hot peppered pork spare ribs and hot sour fish as main course.
The Oyster Bar attracts oyster lovers from all over the world, as this restaurant serves some of South Australia´s finest oysters complemented with a perfect glass of South Australian wine. The restaurant is located in Glenelg and, thus, also offers amazing waterfront views.
Enjoy modern Australian cuisine at this high standard restaurant. The menu is created by the head chef Andrew Davies and constantly aligned to the changing seasons, providing only the best and freshest ingredients. For the highest pleasure, do also choose a local wine from their extensive wine list.
The Jerusalem Sheshkebab House is a small and bustling Lebanese cafe and grill, serving delicious falafel, kebabs and dips. The family-owned business has been operating for more than 30 years now and it still follows its simple style, always convincing its regulars and constantly attracting new ones.
This mouth-wateringly stylish dessert cafe chain serves chocolate lovers an abundance of riches. The menu ranges from tasty desserts such as chocolate brownies, citrus tarts and cheesecakes to many other lovely temptations including ice cream and crepes, which will let your deepest dreams become true.
For a down to earth dining experience, this cafe diner chain offers renowned steaks, burgers and grills. It is a very family-friendly place and its menu offers such a variety that there is something here for everyone's taste; they do also have different specials each day.
UR Caffé focuses on original healthy recipes with Thai flavour influences. As they always use local ingredients, all their dishes – from omelettes made of free range eggs to tartines and salads using only fresh vegetables – taste so delicious that both breakfast and lunch could be taken at the very same spot, at the very same table.
The Oxford Hotel is a classic Adelaide public house, and it has both great food and drinks as well as one of the best pub dining rooms in the city. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing, and quite right for after work drinks during the week. On Friday and Saturday night, however, DJ´s are playing your favourite tunes.
This is Adelaide’s dance music super club, offering all kinds of music from retro disco to house and hip-hop. While already being a three-story night club with four main areas playing their different type of music, this large building also owns 10 bars including a cocktail bar, a lounge and an outside beer garden.
Being a restaurant by day, and a bar by night, the Boho transfers into a nightclub when the DJs take over the helm, and into whatever you want it to be in case of renting it for some time. This is an unusual and inviting place with delicious cocktails that help you right to start into (and through) the night.
As being the place to-see-and-to-be-seen on Friday night, Treasury 1860 is trendy and up market. In a terrifically restored South Australian Treasury building, this bar caters to a finance and government clientele but also serves breakfast and lunch, being open nearly all day long.
The two opulent levels of Mary's are finished with sleek edges and furnished with luxurious European décor, while a grand internal balcony gives an intimate view to three dazzling crystal chandeliers. These magnificent centrepieces cascade from ornate cathedral ceilings to the main dance floor below, creating a truly unique atmosphere that is held up by great drinks. Mary's is known primarily for its electrifying drag shows, but come before the party starts to enjoy the lounge vibe.
The Adelaide Central Market buzzes with life and colour all year round and it is a special place for regulars, who wouldn’t shop anywhere else. Here you’ll find a huge range of fresh food, all under one roof: fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, bakery products, sweets, nuts and health foods. Shoppers can also take a break in some of the hippest cafes in Adelaide.
Adelaide International Airport and Domestic Terminal are only 6km away from the city centre. The Skylink Airport Shuttle bus links the airport to Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal and the city centre, while local buses also link the airport to the Adelaide suburbs. There are taxi services as well as car rental available, and travelling to town by car is app. 10 mins.
Unless you are a New Zealand citizen granted visa exemption on arrival (in most cases), you will need to obtain a visa prior to visiting Australia. Citizens of all European Union countries, as well as Andorra, Norway, Iceland, San Marino, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Vatican City are eligible for an eVisitor visa, which can be applied for online. For citizens of the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, South Korea and Malaysia, the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) entry permit is available, which can be applied for online and grants holders the right to enter Australia an ulimited amount of times for stays of no longer than 3 months per visit. Citizens of all other world countries (with the exception of Somalia) are also able to apply for a visitor visa online. For more information, visit the official website of the Australian government's department of home affairs: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/lega/lega/form/immi-faqs/what-visa-do-i-need-to-visit-australia
The most lively seasons in which also locals are out in order to enjoy the warm weather is between February and May, as the average temperatures of around 24 degrees allow for every outdoor (and must-do) activity and also attending interesting events such as the Adelaide Fringe Festival. While February is the hottest month of the year, the following ones cool down the weather to a level of comfort that ends with winter coming around from June until August.
The Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal links rail destinations across Australia with airport buses and suburban trains to Adelaide Train Station on North Terrace. The Adelaide Metro runs extensive bus services across the city with various tickets including multi-trip passes. These bus services link with the TransAdelaide train and tram services. Tram to Glenelg is a great way to access the lovely seaside suburbs.
Besides the main pharmacy at Gawler Place, there is another one: Chemist Warehouse 100 Rundle Mall +61 882 272 700 Opening hours: Mon-Thu 8:30am-7pm. Fri 8:30am-9pm. Sat 8:30am-5pm. Sun 10:30am-5pm For urgent medical information call Australia Medic Alert Foundation on +61 8 8274 0361. At emergency, call 000.