Attractions

Top Choice Market in Adelaide

Central Market

A tourist sight, or a shopping op? Either way, satisfy your deepest culinary cravings at the 250-odd stalls in superb Adelaide Central Market. A sliver of salami from the Mettwurst Shop, a crumb of English Stilton f…
Top Choice Landmark in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Hailed as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, the Adelaide Oval hosts interstate and international cricket matches in summer, plus national AFL football and state football matches in winter. A wholesale redevelopm…
Top Choice Gallery in Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia

Spend a few hushed hours in the vaulted, parquetry-floored gallery that represents the big names in Australian art. Permanent exhibitions include Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Asian, European an…
Gardens in Adelaide

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Meander, jog or chew through your trashy airport novel in these lush city-fringe gardens. Highlights include a restored 1877 palm house, the water-lily pavilion (housing the gigantic Victoria amazonica), the First C…
Museum in Adelaide

South Australian Museum

Dig into Australia’s natural history with the museum's special exhibits on whales and Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson. An Aboriginal Cultures Gallery displays artefacts of the Ngarrindjeri people of the Cooron…
Gardens in Adelaide

Adelaide Park Lands

The city centre and ritzy North Adelaide are surrounded by a broad band of parkland. Colonel William Light, Adelaide’s controversial planner, came up with the concept, which has been both a blessing and a curse for …
Zoo in Adelaide

Adelaide Zoo

Around 1800 exotic and native mammals, birds and reptiles roar, growl and screech at Adelaide’s wonderful zoo, dating from 1883. There are free walking tours half-hourly (plus a slew of longer and overnight tours), …
Cemetery in Adelaide

West Terrace Cemetery

Driven-by and overlooked by most Adelaidians, this amazing old cemetery (established in 1837, and now with 150,000 residents) makes a serene and fascinating detour. One of five self-guided tours, the 2km Heritage Hi…
Winery in Adelaide

National Wine Centre of Australia

Check out the free self-guided, interactive Wine Discovery Journey exhibition at this very sexy wine centre (actually a research facility for the University of Adelaide, rather than a visitor centre per se). You wil…
Museum in Adelaide

South Australian Maritime Museum

This salty cache is the oldest of its kind in Australia. Highlights include the iconic Port Adelaide Lighthouse ($1 on its own, or included in museum admission), busty figureheads made everywhere from Londonderry to…