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Things to do in Adelaide

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farmers Market
“The Adelaide Central Market buzzes with life and colour all year round and is a special place for the regulars, who wouldn't shop anywhere else.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Art Museum
“22 minutes door to door catching one bus from Magill Road. Next door to the South Australian Museum. Free entry! 19th-century gallery housing diverse collections with Australian art and important indigenous works. Feed your imagination in here all day.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“If your a cricket fan you might want to visit Adelaide Oval. They offer a stadium tour, $25 for adults, $20 concession. Check website for times. You can also do a roof climb, $109 per adult, with night climbs being slightly dearer.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Store
“Adelaide's famous Zoo located on the city edge. The only place to see pandas in Australia. Huge new playground. a cafe and a casual restaurant for you to sit and enjoy some food, drink and company. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
History Museum
“22 minutes door to door catching one bus from Magill Road. Free entry, lots of exhibits, something for everyone to enjoy. 5 floors of natural history artefacts and a permanent display exploring Aboriginal culture. Next door is the Art Gallery.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“An oasis of beautifully landscaped gardens all accessible at the end of the free tram line direct to the Botanic Gardens. Also located near the National Wine Centre of Australia, a public exhibition building about winemaking and its industry in SA - stop by for wine, coffee or lunch before or after your walk.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The biggest shopping mall in Adelaide. thousands of stores in the same place. If you like shopping you must go here.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
“A trendy rooftop bar, overlooking the Adelaide Oval and North Adelaide. It also has a quality restaurant, perfect for drinks and a meal while watching the sunset. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A few minutes walk away from the beautiful Glenelg beach. Great beach for swimming. Beautiful sunsets.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Adelaide's answer to DFO. Harbour Town is where you can grab yourself a bargain. Lots of big brand names with big discounts. On beautiful sunny days Harbour Town can get quite busy, especially on weekends. Ideal time to go is week days to avoid crowds. Hot tip! When you arrive head to Centre Management to grab a discount card which is offered to all visitors. This will give you further discounts at most of the stores in the centre. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Zoo
“Perfect place to hold a koala or meet other Australian native animals face to face. 20.7 kms and 28minute drive through the foothills and across the freeway.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Home of The Adelaide Festival of Arts and cabaret Festival plus venue for many other cultural, artistic and entertainment events. Only 3km away.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Visit the highest point in Adelaide and look out over the city while lunching on the terrace. Summit is just up the road from Cleland Wildlife Park”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“11 minute drive / 6.7kms a favourite park for all to enjoy. Park offers walking trails, tennis courts, gas BBQ's and more and is free to enter if you park outside the gates”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“An outdoor pedestrian shopping paradise. Myer and David Jones as well as fashion/sports shops, souvenir shops and independent stores. Visit the famous Haigh's chocolate shop and the iconic Malls Balls.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Night Club
“20 minute walk or 5 minute Uber/Taxi. If you are going o a show we are very close by.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Australian Restaurant
“The Moseley has fast become the place to go for a drink and meal when down at Glenelg. Huge seating area both downstairs and upstairs. If you are lucky grab a seat in front of the fireplace or in the hanging chairs. Pizza's are really tasty! Also offer wide range of events like flower making, gin nights, vegan dinner. Sunday nights at The Moseley is the place to go for a dance where you will hear some of Adelaide's best DJ's. Even during the cooler months, Sunday nights turn into massive night. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Amazing views looking our over the sea, fabulous food. A must if you are visiting the area. Make sure to book.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“Great for food but even better for night life, especially Saturday and Sunday Nights ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Fantastic food and wine list. Stunning views over Aldinga Bay. Very popular (especially weekends) so you will need to call to make a reservation.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Pub
“328 Seaview Road, Henley Beach Ph: 8356 5411 ramsgatehotel.com.au Open Mon – Wed: 8am to 12am, Thurs – Sat: 8am to 2am, Sun: 11am to 12am Just down the road. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. Great food, great beach views. Serves over 18 cold ales, lagers, pilsners, filtered, low carb, wheat beer and ciders, wines and cocktails. Regular live music. Beer garden with retractable roof. Open fires in winter, cooling overhead mists in the heat of summer. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Greek dishes in a laid-back space with outdoor dining on blue and white deckchairs, plus sea views.”
  • 28 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“Fantastic African inspired food with a constantly changing menu. Highly recommended! It is extremely popular, so best to book ahead. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Offering an unique Italian dining experience. Very quirky. Menu is always changing with the season. Al a carte menu or if you can't decide order the banquet menu. You won't be disappointed. Open for lunch and dinner with only taking dinner bookings for groups of 8 or more. So head down and try and get a table. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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