South Australia’s capital will charm you with its pleasant temperature, massive wine region, trendy bars and cool culture.
There are gorgeous beaches too, and with the population being just over one million, plenty of surf and sand to go ‘round! The 19th century cathedrals around town certainly give the city character, but there’s so much more to uncover in “the city of churches”. Book some of our Adelaide accommodation and banish the thought of Adelaide being boring FOREVER.
Things to See and Do
A trip to the Adelaide Hills wine region is a lofty goal for your Adelaide visit, and the Mount Lofty Ranges are where it’s at! Find your new fave Sauv Blanc or Pinot Noir among more than 48 cellar doors and vineyards, some with sweeping views over lakes, vine-covered hills and other fine scenery. If the wine doesn’t entice you, the restaurants, art galleries and natural beauty just may.
Hop on a FREE tram ride to the seaside village Glenelg. This superb suburb has heritage hotels, the shops of Mosely Square and – most importantly – the beach, where you can sunbake, swim with dolphins or stand on the jetty and watch the sunset.
In the heart of the city, Adelaide Botanic Garden is a relaxing green getaway with 125 acres to explore, and glasshouses with rare plants. Adelaide Zoo is home to more animals than Noah’s Ark. You can explore eight hectares of gardens, meet and greet the Chilean flamingo and the Bolivian squirrel monkey, and help a zookeeper feed some hungry hungry hippos. A 50-minute drive out of town, Monarto Zoo is the world’s biggest open-range zoo and a place where you can see lions, cheetahs, giraffes and a whole crew of other African animals roaming around the plain.
If you’d prefer to go to church, or at least admire one, there are plenty of choices there as well.
Shopping, Dining and Nightlife
Got shopping on your mind? Work your credit card at Rundle Mall, which has three big department stalls and over 700 more choices, or Burnside Village, which offers upmarket fashion in the chillaxed suburb of Glenside. Adelaide has fashion boutiques and stores stocking local designers around the city, so you won’t have to go far to get something unique and chic.
If you like your meals to come with a little bit of everything from all over the world, Adelaide’s dining will delight. There are restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, casual Asian food on Gouger Street, beachside cafes at Glenelg and, of course, meals in the Hills made from super-fresh local ingredients.
After dark, dress in your best and pay a visit to a laneway bar, a retro cocktail lounge, a boutique nightclub or a bar with rockin’ live music.
Ready to sip, swim, party, relax or unwind in Adelaide? Bundle up your cheap flight to Adelaide and Adelaide hotel with us and you’ll see why the locals call it “Radelaide”.
4.5 out of 5.0 16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
27 Oct. - 28 Oct.
4.2/5 (96 reviews)
I loved the location, the room and the facilities. The only down fall was you couldn't use the wardrobes as the doors hit the bed which means you couldn't open the draw and the other one hit the bedside table and didn't open all the way,
Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2019
With a stay at Oaks Plaza Pier, you'll be centrally located in Glenelg, steps from Glenelg Beach and within a 5-minute drive of West Beach.
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