Things to do in Adelaide

South Australia’s capital is a bustling city filled with an infectious energy. Adelaide has everything going for it, a cosmopolitan feel, a ring of parkland surrounding the city, beaches just ten minutes away, a plethora of museums and cultural activities! There’s just so many great things to say about Adelaide we don’t know where to start.

Adelaide always has an event on. With an overflowing event calendar Adelaide easily takes the prize of Australia’s festival capital. Perhaps the city’s biggest event, the Adelaide Fringe festival hails performers and visitors from around the globe. During the month-long event there’s barely a room free with shows running in every nook and cranny of the city from big tops to cinemas, rooftops to back bars! No matter your taste you’re sure to be entertained.

During the eleven months when the Fringe isn’t running there is a constant stream of cultural festivals entering the city. The OzAsia festival brings contemporary Asian arts to Australian audiences, while the Adelaide Cabaret festival celebrates all things theatrical. But it’s not just cultural festivals, food, beer, and wine festivals fill the year to ensure audiences are never hungry!

Join a tour of the CBD to learn about the city’s colonial past, and the acknowledgement of the local Kaurna people in 2018 with the granting of native title. Wandering through the city explore museums and cultural institutions to learn more about its foundation and how it became the hub it is today.

Explore the city’s beautiful religious buildings and explore their thriving arts scene. The South Australian Museum and National Aboriginal Culture Institute Tandanya will teach you all about world and Australian history. Learn about local Indigenous culture and enjoy traditional art exhibitions.

Tandanya is the oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre in Australia. It is a vibrant place for all people to experience traditional and contemporary expressions of culture by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Just ten minutes from the CBD you can find a handful of delightful beaches just begging you to relax on. Enjoy buskers preforming along Glenelg beach or grab an ice cream to lick on while you wander down the jetty. Henley Beach’s seafood restaurants will delight your tastebuds as you sit down for dinner, watching the sun melt into the horizon. Or head to the family-friendly Brighton Beach for a day of swimming and beach cricket.

Enjoy more of Adelaide’s natural beauty in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Wander through 51 hectares of carefully curated gardens. Featuring 11 sub-divided gardens, walk across the botanical globe from Australian natives to perfectly pruned European rose gardens.

Visit the historic town of Hahndorf, the oldest German settlement in Australia. Step back in time and walk down cobbled lanes past vine covered pubs. While you’re here be sure to visit the Beerenberg Family Farm for delicious house made goods. Plus, if you’re lucky you might be able to go and pick your own strawberries!

Adelaide is a truly welcoming and vibrant place that is just beckoning you to visit. No matter what time of year or what the weather is like you’re sure to have a fantastic experience in this wonder city.

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