Adelaide Destination Guide
Underrated and often overlooked, Adelaide is a dark horse in the race for Australia’s best places to visit.
Coined as the ‘20-minute city’, you do not have to travel far to witness its pristine coastline, charming countryside or its ‘big-four’ golf courses.
In the last few decades, Adelaide has transformed into a city that boasts laneways leading into thriving bars, trendy restaurants producing an incredible foodie scene and a buzzing festival calendar better than any other in the country.
THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE
Taste the flavours of the state of Adelaide Central Market
For those of you acquainted with Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, meet the Adelaide Central Market. It is just as popular attracting almost 9 million visitors a year. Since 1869, these markets have been the epicentre of Adelaide’s renowned foodie scene.
There is so much to savour here with over 70 traders from all over the state selling an exotic variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, seafood, cheeses and just about everything else.
Keep an eye on the freshly baked pastries at Dough, the range of local and hard-to-find international cheeses at The Smelly Cheese Shop, and the Kangaroo Island stall selling the best local produce, spirits, wine, health and beauty products.
Duck in, dine and drink through Adelaide’s laneways
Adelaide’s foodie scene continues down laneways and through side streets. They are located inside hidden bars, restaurants and cafes.
One of the main hotspots is Peel Street – and it is conveniently located only a five-minute walk from your hotel when you tour on our South Australia golf tour.
Enjoy the city’s exotic flora and fauna
South Australia is blessed with stunning nature and exotic wildlife. While you could chuck on your safari suit and find them in their native habitats, there are two places you can discover them without having to go look far and wide.
Adelaide Zoo has earned all the accolades being initiated into South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame. They stand out for having more than 2,500 animals headlined by the local favourites Wang Wang and Fu Nui, who are Australasia’s only breeding pair of Giant Pandas.
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens features Australia’s finest flora collections. Some of the highlights across the 50-hectare venue include the First Creek Wetland, Amazon Waterlily Pavilion and Palm House that was built way back in 1877.
Get in the festive spirit
It is some radical transformation to go from the ‘City of Churches’ to the ‘Festival Capital of Australia’, but that’s exactly what Adelaide has become. You are almost unlucky to visit the city with no festival planned.
The centrepiece of it all is the Adelaide Fringe Festival which runs for an entire month! It is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere running from mid-February to mid-March and welcoming audiences from as young as 1 to as old as 100.
Over 6000 independent artists grace over 300 venues in the state with shows and exhibitions based on comedy, music, art, theatre, workshops and cabaret. However, it is also the outdoor hubs, like The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Gluttony and the Royal Croquet Club, that are major drawcards to this event.
The Fringe Festival will be in full swing during our South Australia golf tour and easily accessible from our hotel.
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