Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Adelaide is known for its wine and food culture and this city has recently undergone a rapid transformation with a burgeoning nightlife scene, world-class festivals and amazing adventures that caters to all age groups.
Drink and Dine in Adelaide’s Laneway Bars
Stroll through Adelaide’s laneways where warehouses and shops are being transformed into bars serving everything from tapas to Serbian cuisine. Hit the Peel-Leigh Street precinct, kicking off with a wine at Clever Little Tailor before dropping in BarBushka for a cocktail.
Get Up Close to the Local Wildlife in Adelaide
Get a wildlife fix at Adelaide Zoo, a 10-minute walk from the city centre, home to more than 1,800 animals. Adelaide Zoo proudly cares for Australia’s only Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, and visitors can get on a behind the scenes tour with their keepers for an exclusive opportunity to meet the famous and adorable pair. For something more interactive, Temptation Sailing offers dolphin-watching and swimming cruises from the nearby marina located at Glenelg beach.
Sample Fresh Produce at Adelaide Central Market
Marvel at South Australia’s rich bounty of produce – from fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods to some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries. Adelaide Central Market is the largest undercover market in the Southern Hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round.
Shop Till You Drop
Rundle Mall is ideally located in the centre of Adelaide city and is open daily from 9am. For late-night retail shopping, Rundle Mall operates till 7pm on Thursdays and 9pm on Fridays. It has more than 700 retail stores, three major department stores and 15 arcades and centres. Paved and pedestrian friendly, there are also outdoor cafes and bars to rest your tired but happy shopping feet.
Explore Adelaide Hills
Only 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre, visit Adelaide Hills by starting your adventure at Mt Lofty Summit and discover amazing views over Adelaide and down to the coast. Walk amongst native animals and cuddle a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park. Indulge in a German meal or enjoy some retail therapy at boutique stores at Hahndorf – which is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Walk along the historic main street filled with artisan producers, new contemporary retail offerings and stylish eateries. The ChocoVino experience at Hahndorf Hill Winery is included in CNN’s ‘Top 10 global adventures for chocoholics. Go strawberry picking with the family at Beerenberg Strawberry farm. Strawberry picking season is from October through April every year.