Top things to do in Adelaide

Top Choice Performing Arts in Adelaide

Adelaide Fringe

This annual independent arts festival in February and March is second only to the Edinburgh Fringe. Funky, unpredictable and downright hilarious, with hundreds of events over a very entertaining month – a world clas…
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 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 Spectator Sport in Adelaide

Adelaide Oval

Adelaide's riverside stadium (capacity 53,000) hosts major sporting events through the year, including national AFL (www.afl.com.au) and state-based SANFL (www.sanfl.com.au) Australian Rules football games in winter…
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…
Top Choice 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. Over two levels, the amazing Australian Aboriginal Cultures gallery is one of the largest …
Top Choice African in Adelaide

Africola

Adelaide's most hyped restaurant deserves the limelight: its fun, generous, irreverent attitude has challenged haughty fine-dining norms across the city. Inside a lovely old bluestone building, expect plenty of colo…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Adelaide

Peel Street

Peel St itself – a long-neglected service lane in Adelaide's West End – is now Adelaide's after-dark epicentre, lined with hip bars and eateries, the best of which is this one. It's a super cool cafe/bistro/wine bar…
Top Choice Live Music in Adelaide

Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Ground zero for live music in Adelaide, 'The Gov' hosts some legendary local and international acts. The odd Irish band fiddles around in the bar, while the main venue features rock, folk, jazz, blues, salsa, reggae…
Top Choice Asian in Adelaide

Gin Long Canteen

This energetic food room is a winner. Chipper staff allocate you a space at the communal tables (bookings only for six or more) and take your order pronto. The food arrives just as fast: fab curries, slow-braised Th…