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The Best Places To Go, See, & Visit In Adelaide, Australia

Enjoy these must-see tourist places on your next visit to Adelaide

1. Adelaide Botanic Garden

Take a leisurely walk through the beautifully landscaped gardens at The Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Located in Adelaide’s northeast, you’ll enjoy walking down majestic avenues and taking in the splendour of the garden’s stunning architecture.

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2. Glenelg Beach

Beach babes should make a trip to Glenelg to check out Adelaide’s top city beach. Glenelg Beach has a fabulous vibe and is buzzing with activity. Take time to enjoy a coffee at one of the great cafes or partake in some retail therapy with a little shopping. 

3. National Wine Centre

Adelaide’s National Wine Centre celebrates the juice of the grape! If you’re a wine lover you’ll enjoy this interactive exhibition about South Australian winemaking and viticulture. Afterwards, you can put what you’ve learned to good use and treat yourself to a glass at one of Adelaide’s great wine bars.

4. The South Australian Museum

No history buff’s trip to Adelaide is complete without a visit to The South Australian Museum. Owned by the Government, the museum was founded in the mid-1800s and showcases South Australia’s natural history. It’s an excellent option for a rainy day, too.

5. The Art Gallery Of South Australia

Established in 1881, The Art Gallery of South Australia (formerly known as the National Gallery of South Australia) is known as the #1 visual arts museum in the state. It’s a must-see for art lovers, so check out their website for the ever-changing exhibition schedule. 

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6. Rundle Mall

Grab your purse (or wallet) and get yourself to Rundle Mall for a spot of shopping! It’s one of South Australia’s most popular retail destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of people each week. Rundle Mall is also the backdrop for loads of special events, entertainment, great spots to grab a coffee or shop to your heart’s content. 

7. Plant 4 Bowden

The old Clipsal Building in Bowden is where you’ll find this fabulous gathering space. Plant 4 Bowden epitomises industrial-chic warehouse vibes and is the venue for regular farmers’ markets, about a dozen international restaurants, and is the perfect place to meet up with friends. Located on Third Street, add Bowden to your list.

8. Hahndorf

Established in 1839, Hahndorf is recognised as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. It’s also an excellent option for a day trip outside Adelaide, or en-route to/from a day exploring the vineyards of the Adelaide Hills. You’ll see German-style architecture, taste artisanal food, and learn about the history of this small town just 28kms south-east of Adelaide.

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9. The Jam Factory

The Jam Factory is a unique, not-for-profit organisation which is recognised globally for excellence. With two sites - one in Morphett Street in Adelaide’s West End Creative Precinct, and the other in the Barossa’s Seppeltsfield - The Jam Factory explores contemporary crafts and designs while inspiring audiences through learning opportunities and spaces to create. There’s a lot to do and see here, as well as a shop which we like as proceeds go back into funding the exhibitions and training elements.