59 Popular Attractions in Adelaide

Top Attractions

Catch the Glenelg Tram to the beach at Glenelg, or drive to Henley Beach or Victor Harbor and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Adelaide beaches offer activities ranging from swimming or surfing to scuba diving and jet boating as well as whale watching and dolphin tours.


The place to go is Rundle Mall. This is the retail hub of Adelaide with shops, bars and food galore.

Culture & History

North Terrace is a collection of Adelaide Attractions, with culture at the Art Gallery, State Library, South Australian Museum, National War Memorial, Parliament House and historic Ayers House. There is also the Botanic Gardens in the area.

For Families and Kids

Lipson street is the place to take your children, to the Railway Museum and the Aviation Museum. The newest Adelaide Attraction, Mega Adventure Adelaide, an aerial park is now open for adrenaline junkies. The River Torrens Linear Park Trail is ideal for walking, cycling or horse riding.

Day Trips

The most popular day trip must be a visit to Kangaroo Island, where wildlife can be seen in their natural habitat. Animals may also be found on the mainland at the Adelaide Zoo or Cleland Wildlife Park. A beautiful drive through the Murray River region and the Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve will eventually get you to Canberra and Sydney. Other day trips include exploring the wine country of the Barossa Valley or the fascinating landscapes of the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound.

1. Rundle Mall

  • The major shopping centre of Adelaide, Rundle Mall hosts about 400,000 customers every week and more than 80% of visitors to the city end up here at some...

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2. Kangaroo Island

  • Australia’s third largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island, Kangaroo Island is located 112 kilometres south-west of Adelaide. The island...

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5. Adelaide Zoo

  • Australia’s second-oldest zoo, Adelaide Zoo is the only metropolitan zoo in the country to be owned and operated on a not-for-profit business model....

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6. Adelaide Oval

  • Adelaide Oval is a stadium located in the city of Adelaide, between the parklands and city centre. This historic oval, which first opened in 1871, has...

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7. Cleland Wildlife Park

    The Cleland Wildlife Park, located 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre, is a wildlife sanctuary home to South Australia’s most iconic animals....

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8. Barossa Valley

  • Renowned all over the world, the Barossa Valley is Adelaide’s famous wine producing region. Located just one hour from the Adelaide airport, the...

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9. Mount Lofty

  • Located 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre, Mt Lofty is the highest point in the southern Mt Lofty Ranges and a popular location for travellers...


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