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Adelaide 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.

Shopping 

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.

Most Popular Attractions in Adelaide

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
  • Free
  • +61 8 8203 7200
  • Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 9am-7pm; Weekends 9am-5pm
  • Website
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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
  • Return Ferry: Adult $98; Child $50
  • +61 8 8553 1185
  • Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily
  • Website
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3. Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve

    The Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal Reserve is a significant and sacred Indigenous site located on the banks of the Murray River. The ancestral home of the Nganguraku
  • $20
  • +6185701202
  • Wongulla, South Australia, Australia
  • By Appointment

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4. 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.
  • Adult $32.50, Child $18
  • +61 8 8267 3255
  • Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Website
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5. South Australian Museum

  • Founded in 1856, the South Australian Museum has become an important part of the cultural landscape of Adelaide for both visitors and residents. With
  • Free
  • +61 8 8207 7500
  • South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • Website
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6. 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.
  • Adult $22, Child $11
  • +61 8 8339 2444
  • Cleland Wildlife Park, Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 9:30am-5pm
  • Website

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7. 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
  • Tours- Adults: $20; Child $10
  • +61 8 8211 1100
  • Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • Website
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8. 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
  • Free
  • +61 8 8370 1054
  • Mount Lofty, Cleland, South Australia, Australia
  • Visitors Centre - 9am-5pm
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9. Migration Museum

    Adelaide’s Migration Museum is a social history museum located in the heart of the city. It is one of three museums that History SA operates, but
  • Free
  • +61 8 8207 7580
  • Migration Museum, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-5pm
  • Website

10. 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
  • Free
  • 61 8 8563 0600
  • Barossa Valley, Tanunda, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily
  • Website
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11. Adelaide Central Market

  • For more than 140 years the Adelaide Central Market has been a place for locals and visitors to have their fill of shopping, farmers market produce and
  • Free
  • +61 8 8203 7494
  • Adelaide Central Market, Gouger Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Mon-Sat: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Website
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13. Murray River

  • The Murray River has long been a place of great significance for Australia. This is both for Indigenous Australians, whose history is intricately linked
  • Free
  • Murray River, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily
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14. National Railway Museum Port Adelaide

    The National Railway Museum, located in Port Adelaide, is the largest railway museum in Australia. With hundreds of exhibits on display, and a special
  • Adult $12, Child $6
  • +61 8 8341 1690
  • National Railway Museum, Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • Website

15. Wolf Blass

  • Depends on activity
  • 1300 651 650
  • Wolf Blass, Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia
  • Mon to Fri 10am-4:30pm, Weekends & Public holidays 10am-4:30pm
  • Website

16. South Australian Aviation Museum

    The South Australian Aviation Museum is a museum dedicated to aviation in South Australia and Australia as a whole. Located in Port Adelaide, South Australia,
  • Adult $10, Child $5
  • +61 8 8240 1230
  • South Australian Aviation Museum, Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10:30am-4:30pm
  • Website

17. Yalumba

  • Depends on activity
  • 61 8 8561 3200
  • Yalumba, Eden Valley Road, Angaston, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm, Public Holidays 10am-5pm
  • Website

18. Barossa Chateau

  • Depends on activity
  • 61 8 8524 4268
  • Barossa Chateau, Hermann Thumm Drive, Lyndoch, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Website

19. Seppeltsfield Mausoleum

  • Depends on activity
  • 61 (0)8 8568 6200
  • Seppeltsfield Mausoleum, Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 11.30am-3.30pm
  • Website

21. Art Gallery of South Australia

    From the time that it opened its doors in 1881, the Art Gallery of South Australia has been the centre of artistic creativity and inspiration in Adelaide.
  • Free Entry
  • +61 8 8207 7000
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • Website

22. Adelaide Botanic Garden

  • The Adelaide Botanic Garden, located in the north-eastern corner of Adelaide’s city within the Adelaide parklands, is a 125-acre public garden. It
  • Free
  • +61 8 8222 9311
  • Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide, Australia
  • Daily 9am-5:30pm
  • Website
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26. McLaren Vale Wineries

    Located around 35 kilometres south of Adelaide, the McLaren Vale wine region is renowned as an area of natural beauty, as well as one of the wine hubs
  • Free
  • +61 8 8323 9944
  • McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily
  • Website

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27. TeAro Estate

  • Depends on activity
  • 61 8 8524 6860
  • TeAro Estate, Queen Street, Williamstown, South Australia, Australia
  • Thurs to Mon 11am–5pm
  • Website

28. Tscharke

  • Depends on activity
  • 61 8 8562 4922
  • Tscharke, Marananga, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily 10am-5pm (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
  • Website

30. Whispering Wall

  • Free
  • Whispering Wall, Whispering Wall Road, Williamstown, South Australia, Australia
  • Daily
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