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
North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
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.
2. Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000
Adelaide Zoo has Giant Pandas! This beautifully maintained zoo is spread across eight hectares and is home to hundreds of species of native mammals, exotic animals, reptiles, fish, and birds. The kids will love a day out to the Adelaide Zoo, with the chance to see and learn about the animals.
The iconic Adelaide Zoo first opened in 1883.
This lavishing and lively green sanctuary offers feelings of exploration and wonder. Let the experts do the talking and enjoy complimentary walking day tours throughout the zoo departing every 30 minutes from several locations.
3. National Wine Centre
Corner of Hackney Road & Botanic Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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. 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. Adelaide Museums and Art Galleries
- 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.
- 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.
- MOD Museum of Discovery:
where do science and art intersect? At MOD! This museum offers a futuristic journey of discovery unmatched in Australia. Tapping into great minds and their empowering research, MOD brings different industries together while providing a platform of learning, idea challenging, and inspiration for all. This museum is located at UniSA, and is a perfect activity for a rainy day or if you’re looking to be inspired
Art Gallery of South Australia
5. Adelaide Central Market
44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Featuring hundreds of market stalls, you’re sure to enjoy the colour, sounds, smells, and yummy flavours of the Adelaide Central Market. Gastronomes should consider one of the popular ‘Foodie Tours’ which present some of Adelaide’s culinary history, allow you to meet some great stallholder personalities, and most importantly taste some of the amazing South Australian produce. Be sure to take a carry bag for all your delicious purchases!
Take a stroll to the Adelaide Central Markets - a marketplace with over 70 traders encompassing fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, bakery goods, smallgoods and organic health foods. Don’t forget to stop by one of the many cafes at the Central Markets and immerse yourself in their diverse cultures and traditions. You could also make a quick stop into Chinatown on your way out! Take a stroll to the Adelaide Central Markets - a marketplace with over 70 traders encompassing fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, bakery goods, smallgoods and organic health foods. Don’t forget to stop by one of the many cafes at the Central Markets and immerse yourself in their diverse cultures and traditions. You could also make a quick stop into Chinatown on your way out!
6. Riverbank precinct
The Riverbank it’s Adelaide’s cultural, recreational, sporting and academic activities heart.
The Riverbank Precinct is home to some Adelaide’s most iconic attractions including the Adelaide Casino, Bonython Park and the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Experience the beautiful backdrop of the Park Lands and panoramic views of the River Torrens.
Take a river cruise on the Popeye or paddleboats, catch a hit show at the Adelaide Festival Centre, support your team on game day at Adelaide Oval or partake in a community event in Elder Park.
7. Himeji Garden
South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
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
To read the full story of these beautiful garden please click here
8. Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000
The Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute is one of the most nationally renowned arts and cultural organisations. TNACI aims to cultivate and display the distinct and extraordinary works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
9. North Terrace
Located at the centre of Adelaide, North Terrace takes you into the culture, history and architecture of the city. There are a number of attractions like Botanic Gardens, Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia, National War Memorial, Government House, Old Parliament House, Parliament House, Adelaide Railroad Station, Adelaide Convention Center, the Casino and LOT14, the new business precinct focused to grow South Australian economy.
After exploring the area, you can take refuge under one of the shady trees over the bench and enjoy your lunch while watching the world around you.
10. 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.
A bronze statue of Queen Victoria stands in the centre of the square.
The square is host to many events including Tasting Australia and the Tour Down Under Village.
11. Her Majesty Theatre
58 Grote Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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.
Her Maj, as known to the friends, can host 1500 people offering a variety of theatrical and musical performances such as shows, stand-up comedy, dramas, thrillers, orchestral performances, operas and more
12. Lot Fourteen
Frome Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
Lot Fourteen is a business and technology precinct in North Terrace, on the Eastern end focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, research, education, culture and tourism. At Lot14 ideas and innovation come to life
Built on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site, the hub host several technology enterprises headquarters such as the Australian Space Agency, the Commonwealth Government department, Machine Learning (an artificial intelligence research institute), the Stone & Chalk start-up hub along with other 45 technology focused enterprises.
Lot Fourteen’s events event's program offers entrepreneurial networking and inspirational speakers, interactive installations, demonstrations and technology displays.
13. The State Library of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
The State Library of South Australia is the institution that collects and maintains the documented history of the state.
It is the largest public research library in the state, with a collection focus on South Australian information.
In August 2014 the Library featured in a list of the top 20 most beautiful libraries of the world, compiled by the U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure.