Barossa Valley and Winneries, Adelaide
At some wineries you will have to take prior appointment. The valley is also renowned for its world class restaurants, fresh and seasonal agricultural products, and skilled food manufacturers. Motorbike, bicycle and hot air balloon tours are available.
Highlights: The valley has meticulously designed wine and food trail which you can traverse through bicycle. Enjoy mouth watering meal of smoked meat and fresh bread at Butcher, Baker and Winemaker Trail. You can also visit the antique shops and galleries. Hire a tour guide for the spectacular experience of the valley on a hot air balloon.
Location: Barossa Valley is located around 70 kilometres from Adelaide city centre.
Cleland Conservation Park, Adelaide
Highlights: Cleland Wildlife Park is the habitat of hundred and thirty native Australian species. These include the kangaroos and koalas. Stop by the Cleland Cafe for a refreshing meal and coffee. The cafe uses fresh and seasonal produces for their cuisines.
Location: The protected area is located twenty two kilometres from Adelaide.
Timing: The Cleland Conservation Park is opened 24/7. The Cleland Wildlife Park is open from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.
Price: The entry fee to Cleland Wildlife Park is $22 for adults. The fee for children is $11.
Visit Adelaide Botanic Garden
The opening timings of the garden varies in winter and summer months however the usual time is from 7 am to 7pm. The entry in the garden is absolutely free. Information on the garden can be collected from the centre at Schomburgk Pavilion which is open from 10am to 4pm everyday. Apart from having leisure strolls one can also enjoy Australian cuisine at the Botanical gardens Restaurant along with some of the best wines. It’s indeed a good destination to spend few hours.
Visit Adelaide Central Market
Every month millions of visitors stream through the market. Events like guest chef briefing on cooking tips and having cooking classes is a common scenario. One can speak to the traders who have been peddling their wares here for decades and huge knowledge to share about the market, its rich history and its versatility. One can gather information on the local produce and fetch ideas about Australian cuisine.
Visit Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The collection of the gallery includes about 38,000 art works from various places including Asia , North America, Europe and Australia. The gallery showcases art works of different genres inclusing painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, metalworks, jewellery and many others.
From Renaissance till the modern day the art gallery is a complete storage of multiple creative works. The entry is free for all and it is open on all days from 10am to 5pm.
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide
Visit Adelaide Zoo
Open: 9:30am -5:00pm
Location: Frome Road, Adelaide
Visit South Australian Museum
Open: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide
Highlights: Halt at Utopia @ Waterfall Gully to enjoy snacks, breakfast and lunch. It is located at the base of the waterfall and is the only restaurant in Australia next to a waterfall. It is accommodated in a century old stone chalet. Location: 5 Kms east from Adelaide city centre.
Timing: 6 AM to 7 PM from Monday to Sunday. During Daylight saving period the time is 6 AM to 9 PM from Monday to Sunday.
Highlight: The historic arcades are the major highlights of the mall. You can take a self guiding tour brochure and start your journey on the Rundle Mall Discovery Trail. Once you are tired of the shopping and walking, you can rest at one of the several dining areas in the mall and enjoy the delicious meals.
Location: The mall is located right in the Adelaide City Centre. It is in close proximity with Government House and Central Market.
Timing: 9AM to 7PM (9PM) from Monday to Thursday (Friday). 9AM (11PM) to 5PM on Saturday (Sunday).
Have fun at Himeji Garden, Adelaide
Highlights: You can take a walk under the canopy of trees to reach the old fashioned teahouse. You can also visit the traditional Japanese Zen Garden. The Adelaide central market is just a few minutes ride away.
Timing: 8 AM to 5:30 PM from Sunday to Saturday. It closes at 4:30 PM on weekends and public holidays during April to September.
Carrick Hill (Mitcham), Adelaide
Highlights: Visit the little gift shop located inside the house to buy a souvenir for your journey. Stop by at Carrick Hill Cafe which is 15 minutes away from the house. The cafe offers delicious cakes and coffee as well as picnic boxes. You can also enjoy mouth watering cuisine cooked with fresh ingredients.
Location: The property is located at the base of Adelaide hills.
Timing: 10 AM to 4:30 PM from Wednesday to Sunday and Public Holidays.
Price: $12.00 Adults, $8.00 Concession and $28.00 Family.
St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide
Highlights: There are experienced tour guides to help you understand the history and importance of the cathedral. They will also explain about the religious significance of different artworks inside the cathedral. Next to the main entrance of the cathedral, you can find a small gift shop from where you can purchase the souvenir of your visit.
Location: The St Peter’s Cathedral is just 5 minutes drive away from Rundle Mall.
Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.
Price: The price per head for the commercial tours is $5.00.
But the hills are most famous for their wineries and cellar doors. In fact, it is reputed as the one of the most prominent wine producing region across the world.
Highlights: The wineries are the major highlight of the area. There are a number of guided tours for food, fine dining and wine experience. It is also the way to reach the Mount Lofty Summit which is more than seven hundred meters above sea level, and enjoy the panoramic view. Visit the Cleland Wildlife Park to witness the native Australian wildlife.
Location: Adelaide hills are just half an hour drive from the Adelaide central business district.
This town has a quaint charm about it. Apart from the beautiful vistas, it has several boutiques, shops, restaurants and gift shops. It also houses several museums, antiques and antiques shop. The main street is bordered by century old elm and plane trees.
Highlights: Visit Beerenberg Farm to see the strawberry and mixed vegetables crop. You can also buy jams, sauces and pickles. For your kids and for those who are kids at heart the Misty Hollow Fantasy cave is a delight. You can also visit The Cedars, earlier the home for popular artist, Sir Heysen, and now houses a nice collection of his artworks.
Location: 20 minutes drive from Adelaide city centre.
Highlights: You can enjoy the picturesque surrounding of the Barossa Reservoir from the Whispering Wall. Also visit nearby Rockford Winery to taste some great wine of South Australia.
Location: The Whispering Wall is just 15 minutes drive from Barossa Goldfield Walk via Goldfields Road.
Timing: 8 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week.
Highlights: There is a visitor’s centre where you can find all the information related to the summit and the famous attractions nearby. The shop at the centre has sells beautifully crafted gifts. Stop by the Summit Restaurant and Cafe to have a meal while enjoying the magnificent view of the Adelaide city.
Location: Fifteen kilometer away from the Adelaide city centre.
Timing: 9 AM to 5 PM, 7 days a week.
Morialta Conservation Park
Highlights: For the rock climbing enthusiasts the Park offers a number of different routes and grades. It is one of the most popular rock climbing regions in the Adelaide. Apart from that, there are picnic areas and playground as well as barbeque facility to enjoy your day.
Location: The Conservation Park is located 10 km northeast from Adelaide.
Timing: The timing for walkers is from sunrise to sunset.
Price: There is no entry fee. But the fees of hiring the Morialta Resource Centre are $210 for full day.
Highlights: To get the most of your visit to the Migration Museum, take a free guided tour the museum and learn about the fascinating history and attraction of South Australia.
Location: The Migration Museum is located in the North Terrace close to South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. You can reach the museum by taking a short walk from Adelaide City Centre.
Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday. 1PM to 5 PM on weekends and public holidays.
Price: Free Admission.
Highlights: Explore the Visitor Centre’s retail store at the corner of the Adelaide parkland where you can find an assortment of chocolates and confectionaries.
Location: The Visitor Centre of Haigh’s Chocolates is located at GreenHill Road, at the edge of the Adelaide Parkland.
Timing: Free tour timing is 9 AM.
Highlights: Take a tour through the cultural boulevard of the North Terrace which includes galleries, museums, university and library. Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum. Enjoy your meal and drink at any of the several restaurants and bars in the area.
Location: North Terrace is 20 minutes drive away from Adelaide Airport. It is a few minutes’ walk away from Rundle Mall.
State Library of South Australia
Highlights: Book a guided weekday tour to the library where you can browse through the extraordinary exhibitions and appreciate the spectacular architecture of the Mortlock Wing. The informative tour will enlighten you about the history and important events of South Australia.
Location: The library is located in the North Terrace.
Timing: The weekday tour starts from 11 AM and 2 PM.
Adelaide Festival Centre
Highlights: Post events, you can enjoy a casual meal at the Foyer Café or sip delicious drinks at Foyer Bars. You can also enjoy the a la carte menu from Bistro, which offers you a magnificent view of the River Torrens.
Location: The Adelaide Festival Centre is located at King William Street and is easily accessible with public transport.
Price: Varies for different events.
Located at the centre of Adelaide, Victoria Square, also known as Tarndanyangga is a town plaza. There are a number of buildings and public institutions bordering the square, including the Supreme Court of South Australia. At the centre is the statue of Queen Victoria. The square was developed and refurbished a number of times and now hosts a varied range of entertainment activities. There are almost endless things that one can do in and around Victoria Square. The large open space is excellent to take a walk after lunch or to work out.
Highlights: The Adelaide Central Market is within easy reach. You can pick your lunch there and then explore the shops to buy some souvenirs of the journey.
Location: The Square is a few minutes’ walk away from the Rundle Mall. You can also reach their by Trams and other public transport.
Highlights: Port Adelaide has the largest railway museum of Australia, The National Railway Museum with over hundred exhibitions. There are South Australian Aviation Museum and South Australian Maritime Museum which are the major highlights of the suburb. There are also several pubs and wine cellars across the suburb.
Location: Port Adelaide lies fourteen kilometers away from Adelaide in the northwest.