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Adelaide
Travel Guide

Adelaide

Nestled between the ocean and the Adelaide Hills, the South Australian capital is a hive of creativity, historical wonder and culinary delights.

Adelaide has a distinctly European flair, with locals who are passionate about their food, wine, art and music. The city has long been a destination for immigrants. Today, Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million people. The surrounding regions are among Australia’s finest producers of food and wine, and the city is the home of many international arts and sporting events.

Adelaide’s climate is similar to the Mediterranean, so it’s no wonder that there are a bounty of outdoor activities. Lush gardens and parkland surround the city grid. Enjoy a picnic at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or jump on a tram to one of Adelaide’s city beaches. Take a trip down a water slide at The Beachhouse or swim with the dolphins in Glenelg, one of Adelaide’s must-see neighbourhoods.

The small German settlement villages of Hahndorf and Lobethal are nestled in the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive from the city. Many German immigrants still live in the hills, and the architecture, customs and food reflect their influence. Head to the region to sample offerings from some of Australia’s finest wine producers. McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are among the areas that have led South Australia to be recognised as an internationally renowned wine region.

Watch one of Adelaide’s two Australian Football League teams compete, a must for any sports fan. In the summer, take in the first race of the international cycling season at the Tour Down Under. If visiting during February and March check out the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, Australia’s biggest festival of world music. Loved by musicians around the world, the city has been the subject of songs by Australian favourite, Paul Kelly, and American piano-rocker Ben Folds, both of whom have called Adelaide home.

Get some retail therapy at Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s main shopping precinct. From here the city of Adelaide is easy to navigate; most major tourist attractions are within walking distance. North Terrace is just blocks away and houses the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Migration Museum and the Museum of South Australia. Public transport is affordable and will allow you to reach all of Adelaide’s neighbourhoods within 20 minutes.

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Where to stay in Adelaide

InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is CA $142 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Adelaide Casino, Parliament House, and Adelaide Convention Centre. Adelaide Festival ...
4.4/5Excellent! (934 reviews)
"The Intercontinental was an exceptional hotel. Close to all local sights and attractions"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is CA $130 per night from May 3 to May 4
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West Beach ...
4.2/5Very Good! (950 reviews)
"The hotel was nicely located on the beach and only a few minutes walk along the beach to get to shops and cafes. Some nice restaurants very close by on the wharf. We stayed on the same floor as the pool and wish we had time to use it as it looked amazing. If we were to go back we would change the ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
27 FROME STREET, Adelaide, SA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $164 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from East End Cafe Precinct and University of Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide Botanic ...
4.1/5Very Good! (77 reviews)
"Very nice & modern room & hotel. Room had good features & had a great view of the city. Only downside was kids & families ruining the atmosphere at rooftop pool, & a lot of other couples looked disappointed by it as well. For that high quality rooftop pool/bar you’d expect at least some peace & quiet, ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 5, 2021

Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
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iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is CA $144 per night from May 10 to May 11
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide Central Market, and Victoria ...
4.1/5Very Good! (2,313 reviews)
"The location is about a 7 minute walk from Adelaide markets and about 15 from Rundle Mall. The front desk staff were terrific! Comfortable bed, good shower, but minimal cooking/serving dishes - but we made do. Nice to have a dishwasher! Loved having a balcony too. Would definitely stay again. (Occasionally, ..."

Reviewed on Apr. 14, 2021

iStay Precinct Adelaide
Majestic M Suites
Majestic M Suites
4.5 out of 5
202 TYNTE STREET, North Adelaide, SA
The price is CA $174 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Located in North Adelaide, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Peter's Cathedral, The David Roche Foundation, and Adelaide Oval. Adelaide ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"We had an amaxing experience, coukd not fault our room. So beautiful, clean and so much space. We stayed in 2 bedroom room"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

Majestic M Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is CA $110 per night from May 10 to May 11
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Rundle ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,368 reviews)
"Quick checkin, helpful staff, very responsive customer service Overall very happy with stay and would recommend anyone wanting to stay in Adelaide CBD"

Reviewed on Mar. 30, 2021

Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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