Best of SA
Welcome to 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. There's a world of experiences right at your fingertips – experience it all in Adelaide.
ADELAIDE. DESIGNED FOR LIFE.
Whether you're in Adelaide for a short-stay or a good long while, make the most of your time in this wonderful place with these suggested itineraries. Compiled by locals who know and love Adelaide, you'll find hot tips on seeing Adelaide's top sights, activities and things to do including 48 Hours in Adelaide, Fun for Free and Family Fun.
Award-winning restaurants and bustling bars
Our city streets are overflowing with boutique bars and world-class restaurants. Some of the best places to grab a bite can be found on Gouger Street, Rundle Street and King William Road. Leigh Street, Peel Street and Ebenezer Place are small bar hotspots, with some of our coolest places tucked away in basements, behind secret doors and down unmarked alleyways.
A Great Wine Capital of the World
Adelaide has been recognised as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, a network of nine major global cities that share a common feature: their internationally renowned wine regions. With 200 stunning cellar doors only a short drive away from the CBD and 18 world-renowned wine regions nearby, it's no surprise why.
Sun and surf at our city Beaches
With so many exceptional beaches, so close to the city, Adelaide's sand and surf are virtually inescapable. From Brighton's meandering Esplanade to Glenelg's beachside cafe culture, you're never too far from our pristine coast. Jump in the car, chuck on your bathers and within the hour you'll be sprawled on a towel in the sun at Semaphore or perfecting your freestyle at Henley.
Australia's festival capital
In January, February and March, when nights are at their longest and balmiest, Adelaide enters party overdrive. In the space of a few months, our capital is host to the massive Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival of Arts, WOMADelaide, Santos Tour Down Under and the Adelaide 500. And it doesn't stop there. The Cabaret Festival and the Umbrella Festival warm up the (very mild) winter months, while OzAsia, film festivals and Feast festival kick-off in spring. Our events, festivals and festivities run all year-round.
The Adelaide Hills – a picture-perfect escape
Put a day aside, leave your schedule behind and tour the Adelaide Hills. Wind your way down leafy lanes, stopping at villages dappled in light. Dine at restaurants serving some of South Australia's best produce. Wineries beckon from leafy groves, eager for you to sample one of their cool-climate drops. The Adelaide Hills are home to Cleland and Gorge wildlife parks where you can get up close and personal with our wildlife, only minutes away from the city.
From boutique to budget – accommodation in Adelaide
Adelaide is home to a wide range of hotels, motels and self-contained apartment accommodation. The Hilton Adelaide, Mayfair Hotel and Playford Hotel are top picks, with plenty of options in the city centre, as well as hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in surrounding suburbs.
Adelaide is a one-stop destination for culture-rich city life, world-class wine and unbeatable gourmet produce. From the hills, to the city, to the sea, there's so much, so close to Adelaide and it's all yours to enjoy.