9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

By Fatima Turla September 19th, 2021 Posted in Australia & Oceania Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Adelaide, Australia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Adelaide with suggested tours!

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Popularly known for its delicious food, festivals, arts, and amazing history, Adelaide is an Australian city you should go to. Located in South Australia, Adelaide offers tourists several activities and things to explore and learn. Once you go here, it is guaranteed that you will leave with happy memories. So below is the list of the things you can do in Adelaide, Australia!

List of Best Things to do in Adelaide, Australia

1. Adelaide Central Market

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Whatever you can imagine in terms of fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, baked goods, chocolate, and all kinds of drinks, you will find a large selection here. A wonderful and lively market hall. There are special market stalls with products from Kangaroo Island or the Mettwurst Shop. Be sure to plan a visit.

Suggested Tour: Central Market Morning Tour

2. Glenelg Tram

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The tram to/from Glenelg has fantastic connections to the city. The train is air-conditioned and there are plenty of seats. In addition, it comes regularly, so that you can decide very spontaneously. The view during the trip is very beautiful and the stop in Glenelg is less than 100m from the beach. Highly Recommended.

3. Adelaide Oval

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Very close to the center and before the Botanical Park stands the Oval Stadium, a beautiful stadium, functional and of modern architecture. The arena hosted the first match of Test Cricket between Australia and England. Today the stadium also hosts Rugby League and football matches as well as wide-ranging performances and concerts.

Suggested Tour: Adelaide Oval Stadium Guided Tour

4. Adelaide Botanic Garden

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The Adelaide Botanical Garden is very beautiful and well-kept. Great plants and fascinating birds can be seen here. The garden itself is very attractively designed and houses a wide variety of plants – from rainforest to cacti.

5. Art Gallery of South Australia

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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Probably the most important thing to consider first is the rooms are air-conditioned so it is very pleasant to stay in them. The museum is also not too big, so you don’t lose track. The exhibitions offer a good variety, partly impressionism, classic pictures from the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century, but also a lot of modern art.

Suggested Tour: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

6. South Australian Museum

If you want to get a really comprehensive overview of the culture of the indigenous people of this country, then you have to visit this museum. You’ll find artifacts from many centuries, insights into the way of life and the rites, then up to the present day.

Suggested Tour: Half-Day City Highlights, Mt. Lofty, and Hahndorf

7. Rundle Mall

At Rundle Mall, there are department stores, restaurants, cafes, and plenty of benches to sit on if you want to walk from King William Street to Pulteney Street. Here, you can also see the sculptures that depict some life-size pigs.

8. State Library of South Australia

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]
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The building of the library itself is magnificent, the interior with the many books and exhibits about Adelaide and the history of Australia is also very impressive. If you’re a bookworm or you just want some quiet and peaceful time, this is the place to go to.

9. Waterfall Gully

Gully is something that people would expect, but the journey on the way here is what you should look forward to. The trail is very steep so it requires strong determination and a fit body to reach the waterfall. So if you like walking, this is a paradise for you. It is nice to take pictures and there are several walking routes. Just don’t forget to put on your walking shoes and bring plenty of water.

Where to stay in Adelaide, Australia

Budget Hotel

Tequila Sunrise Hostel

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Adelaide’s Tequila Sunrise Hostel is located in a historic Victorian building, just 10 minutes’ walk from both Rundle Mall and the University of Adelaide. The air-conditioned rooms include bed linen and secure lockers. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays the property hosts dinners for guests where you can socialize and meet other guests.

Price: Starts at $16 per night for Bed in 10-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom, includes taxes and charges, breakfast included, but it’s non-refundable.

Luxury Hotel

Eos by SkyCity

9 Best Things To Do in Adelaide, Australia [with Suggested Tours]

Situated in Adelaide, 200 m from Adelaide Convention Centre, Eos by SkyCity features accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar. The rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a shower. All rooms will provide guests with a desk and a coffee machine. An à la carte breakfast is available each morning at Eos by SkyCity.

Price: Starts at $353 per night for Double or Twin Room – Allure, includes taxes and charges, add $35 for breakfast (optional), and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Adelaide, Australia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Adelaide.

Fun Facts About Adelaide

  • Adelaide is a small city and was nicknamed the “20-minute city” because it only takes 20 minutes to get to any point in the city.
  • It is also known as the city of churches due to the fact that you will see a church on each corner.
  • Adelaide is also home to the largest display of Aboriginal artifacts. You can see this at the South Australia Museum
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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​

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Written by Fatima Turla

Fatima is a full-time writer of Two Monkeys Travel. Her first major trip was in 2016 and got really interested in traveling. She also enjoys learning languages and other country’s cultures. She has a goal to visit at least one country each year and share her experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness her journey by following her on Instagram.

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