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Here’s What You Can See and Do in Adelaide

Adelaide is blessed with incredible wineries, beaches, events, restaurants & bars and tourist attractions. With our prime location in Adelaide's CBD, we put you in the heart of it all. From our central location, you are in walking distance to fun places like the Adelaide Oval, Convention Centre, Rundle Mall and the River Torrens. With direct public transportation surrounding us, you have easy access to our beaches, wildlife parks, wineries and more.

Rundle Street and East End Precinct

Located on the East side of the city, East End Precinct is an oasis with restaurants, pubs, cafes, boutiques, street art full of style, fashion, culture and entertainment.

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Adelaide Botanic Garden

Explore the beauty of nature at the Botanic Gardens of South Australia! 

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Chinatown and Gouger Street Precinct

The restaurants, food courts, cafes and pubs in Adelaide Central Market area and Chinatown offer a gastronomic gateway to Asia.

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Tree climbing at TreeClimb

Enjoy a unique experience in Adelaide’s aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands.

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Walking trails - Adelaide Kaurna Walking Trail

One of the most popular city walking trail is the Adelaide Kaurna Walking Trail, a 9.7km city circuit that will take you through Adelaide’s rich Kaurna heritage.

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HandleBar Adelaide

The HandleBar is a fabulous activity for groups of friends, pre-wedding shenanigans, or just a bit of fun. Australia’s only 16-passenger pedal pub, 

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Grab your camera and get out on the water! Setting off from Elder Park on the hour, you’ll see Adelaide in an entirely new light cruising along the River Torrens aboard The Popeye.

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Adelaide Gaol Ghost tour

The Adelaide Gaol is one of the oldest remaining colonial public buildings in Adelaide and is the site of some of the State's more interesting, grisly past.

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North Adelaide Golf Club

Enjoy the perfect round at North Adelaide Golf Course.

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Haigh Chocolate Factory tour

At Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre you can enjoy special chocolate tastings, see chocolates being made and discover the heritage behind Haigh's, Australia's oldest family-owned chocolate maker.

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EcoCaddy Experiences provide authentic tours of the City of Adelaide hosted by true locals that live and breathe all it has to offer.

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Peel / Leigh / Bank Street - Adelaide West End

If you like to travel by just absorbing a destination and going where the mood takes you, head to Peel, Leigh, and Bank Streets.

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Night tours: Adelaide Gaol Tour and Ghosts walking tours

Home to 300,000 prisoners over its 147 years of operation - which ended in 1988 - you’re invited to explore inside Adelaide Gaol, believed to be haunted by some of the 45 executed inmates buried within the walls. 

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Night tours: Twilight and night Oval Roof Climbing

See the city in a whole new light and sit in the world’s first rooftop stadium seats enjoying a 360 degree views of Adelaide and beyond, from the stunning coastline to picturesque foothills.

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Riverbank Precinct

The Riverbank it’s Adelaide’s cultural, recreational, sporting and academic activities heart. It is home to some Adelaide’s most iconic attractions including the Adelaide Casino, Bonython Park and the Adelaide Festival Centre. 

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Himeji Garden

Discover a little Japanese gem in the hearth of Adelaide. Himeji garden is a traditional styled Japanese garden, gift from Adelaide’s sister city Himeji in 1982.

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Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

The Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is one of the most nationally renowned arts and cultural organisations.

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North Terrace

Located at the centre of Adelaide, North Terrace takes you into the culture, history and architecture of the city. 

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Victoria Square

Victoria Square, also known as Tarntanyangga is the largest and the central of six public squares in Adelaide City centre designed by Adelaide founder Colonel William Light.

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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 wine-making and viticulture. 

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Her Majesty Theatre

The Majesty Theatre carries over 100 years of Adelaide's finest entertainment history. Opened in 1913, Her Majesty is the last theatre remaining from the once-famous Tivoli vadeuville circuit. 

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Lot Fourteen

At Lot14 ideas and innovation come to life. Lot Fourteen is a business and technology precinct in North Terrace, on the Eastern end focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture and tourism.

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The State Library of South Australia

The State Library of South Australia is the institution that collects and maintains the documented history of the state. 

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Adelaide Museums and Art Galleries

South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia and MOD Museum of Discovery.

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Adelaide Oval Roof Climb

The Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is the perfect opportunity to get a 360-degree view of Adelaide.

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Shopping in Rundle Mall and visit to the Adelaide Arcade

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. 

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Hindley Street Music Hall

Located right in the heart of Adelaide's buzzing entertainment district at 149 Hindley Street, the Hindley Street Music Hall has undergone a massive re-development to become the ultimate space for live performances. 

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Adelaide Zoo

Calling all animal lovers! Adelaide Zoo is a must-visit attraction, home to over 2,500 animals from 250 different species! 

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Adelaide Central Market

Hungry for fresh and delicious food? Look no further than the Adelaide Central Market!

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Rundle Mall

Step into shopping heaven at Rundle Mall, a fabulous pedestrian street mall in Adelaide, South Australia. 

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Adelaide Oval

Prepare to be awestruck at the magnificent Adelaide Oval, one of the world's most picturesque sporting grounds! 

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Portrait of a kangaroo with joey near Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

For outdoor-types, the Adelaide Hills and several beautiful beaches are just 20 minutes outside the city. Hop on the tram and enjoy a swim at Glenelg Beach, experience the breathtaking beauty of Flinders Ranges National Park or behold the rugged bushland, wildlife and pristine beaches of Kangaroo Island. Visiting with the family? Take the kids to meet Wang Wang and Funi, the giant pandas at the Adelaide Zoo. Wine drinkers especially will find plenty to love about the Wine Capital of Australia. The Barossa Valley and the Southern Vales feature over 200 boutique vineyards and wineries, all less than an hour’s drive from the city.

Within the city limits, many cosmopolitan pursuits await. Fabulous restaurants and vibrant nightlife, historical attractions, art galleries and museums. Take in a cricket match at the Adelaide Oval. Browse the exhibits at the Art Gallery of South Australia, try your luck at the SkyCity Adelaide Casino, or spend the afternoon wandering amidst the hushed tranquillity of the Botanic Gardens. If you’re visiting in November, be sure to grab a ticket for the Adelaide 500, when V8 Supercars vie for high-octane supremacy on the streets of Adelaide.

A light jar by a bridge near Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide

See how many places you can visit on the map during your next stay with us! 

No matter what brings you town, let The Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide be your gateway to everything South Australia has to offer.