While You Are Here

South Australia’s vibrant hub Adelaide City is waiting to surprise you.  Adelaide is a beautiful family friendly destination, which suits all types of visitors. Morning, noon and night there is an array of indulgent experiences to relish - epicurean places to dine, boutique and designer places to shop, and a redeveloped riverbank precinct to discover.

Adelaide Food and Wine

Enjoy lunch in any one of Adelaide’s ‘eat streets’, streets dedicated entirely to a melting pot of modern cuisine, international flavours, local favourites and alfresco dining. Gouger, Rundle and Leigh Streets provide vibrant atmospheres with first class food and wine, while Adelaide’s laneways and side-streets like Peel Street provide hidden gems waiting to be devoured.

Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide Central Market buzzes with life and colour all year round and is a special place for the regulars, who won’t shop anywhere else. You will find a huge range of fresh food, all under one roof - fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, gourmet cheeses, bakery products, sweets, nuts and health foods. Shoppers can also take a break in some of the hippest cafes in Adelaide. It's the experience of shopping here that keeps people coming back for more- the noise, the fresh food smells, the variety, the colour and the atmosphere of an international melting pot of food and cultures. Stroll the aisles of fresh, South Australian produce with a Central Markets Tour at the southern hemisphere’s largest undercover food market.

Adelaide’s Cultural Precinct

If you appreciate contemporary art and design, have a love for galleries, collections and exhibitions, or an interest in migration and social history then Adelaide’s North Terrace is a must visit. A few hours along North Terrace and you will get a glimpse of our cultural past and our exciting, creative future. This cultural hub boasts Australia’s only dedicated Islamic gallery; one of Australia’s finest collections of Australian and International art; the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material; and the finest museum collection of South East Asian ceramics of their kind.

Here are some great ideas and useful links for your visit to North Terrace.

  • Art Gallery
  • South Australian Museum
  • State Library of South Australia
  • Migration Museum
  • Parliament House
  • Jam Factory

Temptation Sailing

If you fancy swimming with dolphins, then Temptation Sailing is a must do. This cruise, close to the city, offers visitors the special experience of viewing wild dolphins in their natural habitat. Temptation is the first vessel in South Australia to be given a dolphin swim license & has been conducting successful wild dolphin swims in Glenelg, South Australia since January 2002. Experience the unique experience of swimming with the dolphins in their natural habitat off the shores of Adelaide. Guests also have the option to watch from onboard the majestic catamaran.

Cleland Wildlife Park

Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and cuddle a koala or feed kangaroos as they laze, wander wetlands, and surround yourself with over 130 species of Australian wildlife, all just 20 minutes from Adelaide. The award-winning Cleland Wildlife Park is one of South Australia's must-see attractions. Located in a beautiful natural bush land setting, Cleland offers visitor's many memorable opportunities to discover a large number of South Australia's captivating wildlife. Many animals are free-roaming in the 35-hectare park, creating wonderful impromptu opportunities to touch and interact with our native wildlife. You can even hold a koala and have this special experience captured with a souvenir photo (fees apply).

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. Adelaide Zoo is home to Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere. The zoo's other major exhibits include the Immersion South East Asian Rainforest, Seal Bay, Australian Rainforest Wetlands walk-through aviary, Nocturnal House, Reptile House, Bug Barn, Children's Zoo the Westpac Envirodome, and environmental education centre.


One of the Adelaide Hills' most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement located about a half an hour drive from Adelaide. There is still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the smallgoods outlets, German bakeries and pubs that line the bustling main street. Several boutique cellar doors have recently opened in the main street, and trendy eateries serve the freshest and best local produce. Visit the former home and studio of one of Australia’s most famous artists, Sir Hans Heysen - The Cedars. Hahndorf has plenty of souvenir shops, craft outlets and galleries, including the Hahndorf Academy - a regional centre for the arts and heritage based in a charming 150-year-old building. Walk through its four galleries, migration museum, artist studios, and retail gallery. Near Hahndorf, you can pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg Farm and take the children to the Hahndorf Farm Barn, a combination of a children's farmyard and a nature wildlife park.

Must Do

  • Try out Adelaide’s new small bars and pubs and indulge in the relaxed pace and ambience of the city’s emerging eclectic bar and café culture.
  • Take in the Adelaide Fringe Festival Shows that are played in venues throughout the city or soak in the atmosphere of the Garden of Unearthly Delights, a unique festival playground including multiple performance venues, bars, carnival rides, an array of world foods, market stalls, and the most unexpected sideshow surprises.
  • Get  around for free on our free guided city tours, Adelaide City Council’s free unlimited daily bike hire  or on the Terrace to Terrace’ tram service or the Adelaide Connector bus
  • Visit the home of Penfolds Grange at Penfolds Magill Estate where contemporary food, an extensive collection of Penfolds wines, and stunning views create one of Australia’s finest food and wine experiences.
  • Tour Coopers Brewery, Australia’s largest family run brewery. Go through virtually every step of the production process finishing off with tastings of Coopers ales, stouts and lagers.
  • Imagine the sheer romance of a scenic Adelaide Biplanes joy flight along the scenic Adelaide south coast where the sea meets the vines of the beautiful McLarenVale.
  • Be Consumed in the Barossa home to some of the world’s most famous vineyards and unique food and wine experiences such as ‘taste your birth year’ and ‘make your own blend on wine’.
  • Jump on a bike and cruise the Reisling Trail in the Clare Valley stopping at the many cellar doors and restaurants along the way.
  • Dive with sharks or swim with tuna or sea lions on the Eyre Peninsula, which is a little bit scary but a whole lot of fun.
  • See the rugged terrain below as you take in the vast beauty of Wilpena Pound by the air in the Flinders Ranges, choose from Rawnsley Park Station or Air Wilpena scenic flights.
  • Escape to Kangaroo Island and experience a sanctuary of wild, rugged, coastal beauty. Kangaroo Island is full of stunning wildlife, pristine beaches, fresh produce, gourmet food and wine.

For more information visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre in James Place, Adelaide or Phone (within Australia): 1300 588 140


Welcome to South Australia

South Australia offers a diverse blend of authentic experiences, combining a relaxed lifestyle, great food and wine and incredible nature-based adventures.

With more than 200 cellar doors within an hour’s drive of Adelaide, it’s easy to see why South Australia is known as the home of Australian wine. There are three key regions on the city’s doorstep; the Barossa to the north, Adelaide Hills to the east and McLaren Vale and the wider Fleurieu Peninsula to the south. Further afield are the legendary Clare Valley and Coonawarra wine regions.

With styles ranging from big, classic reds through to crisp, delicate whites there are drops to suit every palate. Just as diverse is the range of cellar doors, varying from rustic stone sheds through to modern architectural designs.

Food and wine go hand-in-hand and regional South Australia offers everything from gourmet degustation to farmers’ markets and providores specialising in fresh, local produce.
Adelaide is the State’s capital; a friendly, safe city with a mild Mediterranean climate that allows an easy-going, relaxed lifestyle. Founded in 1836, it has well-planned broad streets and boulevards, as well as squares and parklands surrounding both modern and historic buildings.
Adelaide is the only Australian city where you can swim with dolphins, cuddle a koala and feed kangaroos in one day and still have time to dine in world-class restaurants, feast on local produce and wine and watch a sunset by the beach.

Adelaide’s rich cultural life is demonstrated not just in its galleries and theatres, but most dynamically in its calendar of festivals and events. From world music to sports cars, opera to cycling – Adelaide’s events calendar is world class.

The landscape of South Australia varies between regions; there is wide expanse of wine country, huge tracts of Outback to explore as well as farmland and untouched bush. The mighty Murray River flows through the heart of the State and South Australia’s coastline offers sandy beaches, spectacular cliffs and opportunities for a range of water-based activities
For more information visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre in James Place, Adelaide or Phone (within Australia): 1300 588 140

Extend Your Stay In Adelaide

You'll find plenty of accommodation in Adelaide - boutique hotels, apartments, seaside resorts and heritage cottages. Most hotels are in the city centre; however there are many hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in nearby North Adelaide and along the coast. International hotels offer all room styles, serviced apartments are great for families and for longer stays; while Adelaide’s backpacker and youth hostels have quality facilities for a smaller budget. Conveniently-located caravan parks on the city outskirts and along the coast are perfectly suited for families with playgrounds, pools and activities all in the one place.

City Accommodation

Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury

2 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Ph: 1300 300 232

Breakfree Adelaide

255 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Ph: 1800 882 601

Crowne Plaza Adelaide

16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8206 8888

Grand Chifley Adelaide

208 South Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: 1300 650 464

Hilton Adelaide

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Ph: 1300 445 866

Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Currie

18 Currie Street, Adelaide
Ph: 1800 753 379

Ibis Adelaide

122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Ph: 08 8159 5588

InterContinental Adelaide

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8238 2400

Majestic Minima Hotel

146 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Ph: 1800 779 954

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

55 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: 08 8100 4400

Mantra Hindmarsh Square

55-67 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Ph: 1800 331 332

Mayfair Hotel

45 King William St (Cnr King William & Hindley St), Adelaide
Ph: 08 8210 8888

Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide

125 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: 1800 888 222

Oaks Embassy Hotel

96 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: 1300 721 514

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Adelaide

55 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Ph: 1800 358 358

Stamford Plaza Adelaide

150 North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: 1300 301 391

City Outskirts

Oaks Plaza Pier Hotel

16 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg
Ph: 1300 551 111

Stamford Grand

2 Jetty Road, Glenelg
Ph: 1800 882 777

The Watson

33 Warwick Street, Walkerville
Ph: 08 7087 9666

Family Friendly Accommodation

Adelaide Beaches Holiday Villas

7 Seaview Rd - West Beach
Ph: 08 8355 3784

Adelaide Shores Caravan Park

Military Road, West Beach, SA
Ph: 08 8355 7320

Adelaide Shores Resort

Military Road, West Beach, SA
Ph: 08 8355 7360

BreakFree Adelaide

255 Hindley St., Adelaide,
Ph: 132 007 (aust)
Ph: 61 7 5665 4408 (international)

Franklin Central Apartments

36 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Ph: 08 8221 7050

Oaks Liberty Towers

25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg
1300 721 801 (Freecall in Australia)
Ph: 08 8350 2800

O'Connell Inn

197-199 O'Connell Street | North Adelaide
Ph: 08 8239 0766

Seawall Apartments

21-25 South Esplanade, Glenelg
Ph: 08 8295 1197

South Terrace Apartments

274 South Terrace, Adelaide.
Ph: 0447 098 498

Extend Your Stay

South Australia offers a vibrant blend of attractions and experiences. It is has all the buzz, culture, and convenience of a big city but with a relaxed atmosphere and easy access to diverse regional destinations. It’s a state home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals.

After you have explored Adelaide, be sure to add a day or three onto your trip and venture outside the city to see visit stunning vistas and enjoy world-class wines, all on our doorstep. Adelaide is perfectly located close to regions renowned for their food and wine, coastal experiences and open spaces.  Some of the state’s most famed regions like Kangaroo Island, Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges and Outback are best explored with three days, perfect long weekend destinations. Others like the Barossa and the Adelaide Hills can be tasted in a day but best devoured in three.

There are lots of great places to visit while you're in South Australia.

  • Adelaide City
  • Adelaide Hills
  • Barossa
  • Clare Valley
  • Eyre Peninsula
  • Fleurieu Peninsula
  • Flinders Ranges & Outback
  • Kangaroo Island
  • Limestone Coast
  • Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
  • Riverland
  • Yorke Peninsula


Adelaide Restaurants

Nothing reflects Adelaide’s diverse population more than the incredible number of places to eat around the city and suburbs. Adelaide’s restaurant and cafes are among the best in the country; while a new breed of renovated pubs, small bars and pop-up eateries have added a new dimension to the city’s food and wine scene. Entire streets including; Rundle Street, Gouger Street, Melbourne Street and O’Connell Street are devoted to dining with styles varying from al fresco to cultural. Most Adelaide restaurants, pubs and wine bars feature the state’s produce and wines on their menus, so visitors can get a real taste of South Australia without leaving the city.

Andre’s Cucina and Polenta Bar

Enjoy the Italian food and atmosphere at Andre’s Cucina and Polenta Bar on Frome Road. This restaurant strives to make traditional Italian dishes and serve them in a colourful, if sometimes chaotic, atmosphere.


Alphütte restaurant was built in 1983 and has been operated by owner Leo Schadegg since. The Swiss influenced eating icon is proud of its relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and reliable consistency of flavour and quality over the last 30 years.


The Apothecary 1878 Wine Bar & Restaurant is located in the heart of the West End precinct.  The name comes from the 133 year-old antique pharmacy cabinets, which grace the front bar. A range of dining spaces, from rustic cellar to snug mezzanine, fuses together the mouth-watering menu and equally stunning wine list.

Bread and Bone

Specialising in the American fanfare of hot dogs, burgers and wood grill offerings, Bread and Bone Wood Grill has recently opened in Peel Street above new bar Maybe Mae. Indulge in a burger before making your way down to Maybe Mae for an after-dinner drink. You’ll find yourself kicking on well into the night.

Ginzo Miyaki

Fusions of Japanese and French cuisines are the focus for Ginzo Miyaki, a modern Adelaide restaurant with an international experienced Japanese chef at its helm. Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture in the traditional style seating area or relax in comfort in the beautifully furnished western style area. The specialised menu serves up traditional dishes incorporating modern techniques and flavours.

Golden Boy

Golden Boy is the newest venture from The Botanic on the intersection of North and East Terrace. Having abandoned their famous $6 pizzas, they have replaced one half of the bar with Golden Boy restaurant, serving authentic Thai food in a cosmopolitan environment. Golden Boy has embraced the latest trend of long shared tables combined with smaller, more intimate tables.

Hill of Grace

Two South Australian identities, the Adelaide Oval and Henschke family wines, have united at the redeveloped Adelaide riverbank precinct to deliver a stylish culinary journey.  Guests can choose between the four course menu and the eight course degustation with the South Australian wine list, of more than 150 options, completing the experience. Along with the view of Adelaide Oval, spectacular in its own right, is the world’s only complete collection of Henschke’s Hill of Grace wines.

Jamie’s Italian

From the centralised open kitchen, with hanging small goods providing a visual and aromatic flare, Jamie’s Italian serves rustic, simple and honest food. King William Street’s newest restaurant stand-outs are the wooden ‘planks’ laden with Italian inspired South Australian delicacies. Playing homage to the South Australian wine industry, Jamie’s Italian Adelaide offers a unique wine list alongside the set wine list found in other Jamie’s Italian venues across Australia.

Melt CBD

Great for tapas and pizza and set in a modern restaurant with a huge wall of art. The Waymouth Street restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and always abuzz with a crowd.


Orana is the second of Jock Zonfrillo’s ventures and sits directly above Street-ADL in Rundle Street. In direct contrast to Street-ADL, Orana offers patrons a smaller, more intimate setting with a focus on more complex dishes. Orana has unofficially claimed the title of Adelaide’s most prestigious restaurant.

Peel Street

Peel St is one of Adelaide funky cafes, hidden in the heart of Adelaide. Peel St adopts a really simple formula. The food has to be simple, fresh and delicious. They work on making everything they do generous, abundant and buzzing with robust flavours.

Penfold’s Magill Estate

Situated at the spiritual home of Penfolds, the restaurant combines modern architectural style with the natural attributes of its Adelaide foothills location & historic surrounds and delivers a contemporary and comfortable fine dining atmosphere. Contemporary food, an extensive collection of Penfolds wines, exemplary service and stunning views completes one of Australia’s finest food and wine experiences.


Known as one of the best lunching spots in the CBD. Pranzo’s excellent modern Italian food is served promptly but it’s not a rushed dining experience.  The emphasis appears to be on quality seasonal produce and robust flavour.

Press* Food and Wine

Press* took Adelaide by storm and continues to dish up feasts especially for meat-lovers. From a half-suckling Berkshire pig to a range of offal, The Waymouth Street restaurant has got it covered.


Rigoni's Bistro opened its doors in 1979. Since this time they’ve become known as Adelaide’s original business lunch haunt through presenting some of Adelaide’s best–loved Italian cuisine. Complementing the menu is Rigoni’s relaxed bistro atmosphere, great service and superb wines. Also open for dinner.

Ruby Red Flamingo

Ruby Red Flamingo is one of the best restaurants to hit Adelaide, and whilst technically not part of the CBD, it falls on the outskirts in North Adelaide. Ruby Red Flamingo was one of the first restaurants in Adelaide to opt for the no booking policy and given its popularity, it doesn’t need one. Alternatively, Ruby Red Flamingo has a small bar upstairs where you can have a drink. Serving Italian food with a twist, Ruby Red Flamingo is a guaranteed good time.

Sean’s Kitchen

Sean’s Kitchen is the newest Adelaide restaurant to open its doors and embrace the vibrant laneway culture. Positioned down Station Road, off North Terrace, the restaurant backs onto SkyCity and is a short walk from the riverbank precinct. Named after chef and restaurateur Sean Connolly, Sean’s Kitchen embraces alfresco dinning, communal tables and revolves around serving food for the soul. You’ll find fresh, melt-in-the-mouth canapés, classic Australian grilled prawns alongside new age Waldorf salads, and decadent desserts that will make you linger longer than planned.


Located at the Intercontinental Adelaide Shiki offers Authentic award-winning Japanese cuisine. Observe the skill and talent of Kenny Trinh, the Chef de Cuisine, as he and his team create delicious and succulent dishes through their culinary mastery. Since its opening in 1988, Shiki has quickly risen to the heights of culinary success and countless commendations. Decades later it has still managed to maintain its spot as a favorite Japanese restaurant in Adelaide, and outperform its competition while garnering excellent reviews, whether from food critics, hotel guests, or local patrons. Shiki was ranked #2 most recommended Adelaide restaurant among more than 700 other restaurants in Adelaide on the TripAdvisor. The menu contains a wide variety of a la carte options while providing patrons with a host of authentic teppanyaki dishes in Japanese style.


Street-ADL is the first of a two part venture from chef Jock Zonfrillo. Offering informal dining, cocktails and ‘street food’, Street-ADL has embraced the growing popularity of American-inspired food.

The Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel is just a short eight minute walk to Adelaide Oval. Located in North Adelaide, The Lion Hotel is a stunning heritage listed building from the 1880’s with a thoroughly modern and sophisticated interior. With an award winning restaurant, stylish bar and contemporary courtyard, casual dining in Lion Express and live music every night of the week, there’s always something happening at The Lion. Open from 8am until late every day of the week

Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine

With a number of restaurants dedicating their menu to plant based ingredients. Adelaide’s multiculturalism and welcoming of vegetarian and vegan cultures sees most, if not all, restaurants having a selection of vegetarian meals. If you see something you like that isn’t vegetarian or vegan friendly, just ask the staff, many restaurants are happy to adapt recipes if they can.

Bliss Organic Café

A short step from busy Gouger street, sit down and relax with a large menu of vegetarian, gluten free, organic and free trade meals and drinks.
7 Compton St, Adelaide.
Ph: 08 8231 0205

Café Komodo

Step back into the retro 1970’s and enjoy organic and vegetarian home-style cooking.
118 Prospect Road, Prospect.
Ph: 08 8344 7448

Eggless Desert Cafe

Specialising in egg-free, vegan and vegetarian desserts and cakes, Eggless Desert Cafe tempts everyone’s tastebuds. (evenings only)
162 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.
Ph: 08 8272 0777

Let Them Eat

Vegetarian and vegan take-a-way meals created around the ethos of whole foods that are chemical free and full of taste and nutrients. (daytime only)
18 Elizabeth St, Croydon.
Ph: 08 8340 8872

Central Market

Gouger St, Adelaide. (Market hours)
Ph 0410 527 824

Nettle Raw

A 100% vegan café specialising in apothacary shots, tonics and elegant food. (daytime only)
10 Rosetta St West Croydon.
Ph: 0434 353 047

Sukh Sagar Indian Vegetarian Restaurant

A restaurant dedicate to authentic Indian street food flavours.
4/85 Prospect Rd, Prospect. (in Foodland Mall)
Ph: 08 7120 2030

Thea Tea Shop

A Taiwanese restaurant and tea house serving up vegetarian meals with a Taiwan twist.
110 Gawler Place, Adelaide.
Ph: 08 8232 7988

Zenhouse Tea Corner

A tea house with an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu based on cuisine from the East and West.
17-19 Bent St, Adelaide.
Ph: 08 8223 2058

Budget Food - Delicious & Affordable

Adelaide has a wide range of cafes and restaurants where you can find cuisines from all around the world, and some terrific budget eats and specials. Food trucks pop up on street corners serving burgers, chips, vegetarian delights and even dessert items. At Chinatown you’ll have trouble deciding where in the world to eat. Hotels throughout the city and surrounding suburbs have specials on weekdays, with some extending these to the weekends. If your travelling party all have different tastes and desires head to a food court off Rundle Mall, choose your cuisine and then regroup to eat together. Keep a look out for ‘kids eat free’ nights at a range of restaurants, cafes and hotels in and around the city, the kids will enjoy the tasty menu and you can save a few dollars too.

For more information visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre in James Place, Adelaide or Phone (within Australia): 1300 588 140


Explore Adelaide’s Small Bar Scene

Before retiring to one of Adelaide’s many hotels, indulge in Adelaide’s small bar scene in laneways and side streets. Here, hip little bars serve boutique wines, international liquors, and voluminous cocktails with décor changing from Americana and Spanish to vintage, quirky, and distinguished.

Botanic Bar

Plush armchairs line this east-end bar on East Terrace, which is decorated in a quirky but tasteful design. Head here for a cocktail or two after dinner on Rundle Street.

Cantina Sociale

This wine bar offers customers with authentic, one-off wines that are not available in any stores, wine lists or bars. Cantina Sociale, located on Sturt Street, is a place for wine lovers to socialise while enjoying truly unique wines poured straight from the barrel.

Clever Little Tailor

Clever Little Tailor is an intimate bar found on Peel Street with an old school feel, matched with an impressive beverage list. Elements of the original vintage store have been kept, including the exposed beams which you’ll be swinging off after a couple of cocktails on a Friday night.


With the small bar scene, so too has come an array of European flavours, with Kaffana offering a Serbian-style small bar experience on Peel Street. Kaffana serves 27 varieties of the traditional Serbian plum brandy slivovitz and six types of Serbian beer.


One of the most recent arrivals to Adelaide’s small bar scene, Proof is tucked down Anster Lane, off Waymouth Street, and offers an intimate setting both upstairs and downstairs. There’s also an upstairs patio, large wine list and tasty bar snacks plus toasted sandwiches!


With exposed beams, dim lighting and a pintxos menu that will rival that of any small bar in San Sebastien, Udaberri in Leigh Street guarantees a good night out. As the first small bar to open in Adelaide, Udaberri set the scene for the transformation of the city’s nightlife. A large selection of local and imported wines, beers and spirits are on the menu, as well as a cocktail list including their famous Espresso Martini.

For more information visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre in James Place, Adelaide or Phone (within Australia): 1300 588 140