About Adelaide, South Australia

Welcome to Adelaide

Jam-packed with great things to see, taste and do, Adelaide will delight, feed and entertain you.

Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, a bustling bar scene and world-class events. We’ve also been award as a great wine capital of the world. No matter what season you visit, Adelaide and its regions allow you to sample the best of Australia.

The space to breathe

Adelaide is a city that offers the physical and emotional space to breathe. There is a lifestyle here that most Australians can only dream about. 

Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country and home to a bustling bar scene and world-class eventshistoric buildings, lush parklands and an entire coastline of some of the country’s best beaches. Sample the best of Adelaide… 

A vibrant city that loves to party

Adelaide loves to party – especially during Mad March which is when the city is at its most festive and the days are long and nights balmy. From the east end to the west the city plays host to a smorgasbord of world-famous musical and sporting acts when Adelaide FringeAdelaide FestivalClipsal 500 Adelaideand WOMAdelaide drive the city into party mode There’s always something happening in Adelaide.

Adelaide's food and wine scene

Adelaide’s diverse cultural mix and dynamic local produce guarantees a sensational food experience. From dining alfresco in the city to beach side cafes, the cuisine here is diverse, proud and influenced by international and native flavours. Wander the city’s laneways to discover a spirited small bar scene who all use a range of South Australian wines and spirits for the most authentic of experiences. 

Eat streets include Rundle for historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants; Norwood Parade for European influences; Gouger Street and Chinatown for Asian flavours; Hutt St for high end European to grab and go take-out, Leigh St and Peel St for the latest in modern Australian. View the full guide here

Venture beyond the city to discover world class wineries and the land of the long lunch – Adelaide Hills. There are 200 cellar doors only a short drive away from the CBD which is why Adelaide has been named one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World.

A weekend escape

From Adelaide, a weekend escape is easy to do. With an hour or two, you’ll find yourself taste testing your way around the Barossa or Clare Valley or relaxing on the beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula or Yorke Peninsula. Escape to the Flinders Ranges and Outback with a two-hour flight or five hour road-trip from Adelaide or visit Kangaroo Island, just a two-hour drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide. With so much, so close to Adelaide, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Reference http://southaustralia.com/places-to-go/adelaide/about