Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Adelaide as a Tourist Destination
Adelaide is South Australia’s cultural, cosmopolitan hot spot. It boasts a laid back vibe and a menu of creative activities including museums, galleries, and festivals. As well as educational, arty offerings, it’s also home to a ring of parkland around the River Torrens that’s ideal for kicking back and relaxing on, as well as plenty of delicious restaurants, cafes, and bars to enjoy.
Things to do in Adelaide
Whatever kind of traveler you are, Adelaide has you covered with its eclectic selection of things to do, from museums and zoos to malls and parks. In addition, there are numerous Adelaide Tours that give you the chance to experience everything the city has to offer.
Art Gallery of South Australia
This popular art gallery showcases a collection of Indigenous art from around Southern Australia. Founded in 1881, it’s dedicated to not only supplying the creative backstory of the region, but also to highlight the area’s historic past and heritage.
South Australia Museum
In a similar vein, this central museum highlights the natural heritage of Australia through a selection of interactive displays and exhibitions.
Adelaide Botanical Garden
For some peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, head to the Botanical Garden, which is home to a collection of beautiful, exotic plants, conservatories packed with vibrant species, and a few cafes to enjoy a peaceful hot drink in.
Rundle Mall is Australia’s first pedestrianized mall, offering a huge selection of shops, cafes, and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to head to pick up a souvenir and to people watch in one of the city’s most visited hotspots.
Migration Museum, Adelaide
History buffs will love this museum, which showcases the history of South Australia and its migration narrative. There are a collection of fascinating displays and educational exhibits that bring the country’s past to life.
Cleland Conservation Park
For incredible views, head to this conservation park which offers a number of hiking and walking trails with beautiful vistas. You can soak up the scenery that surrounds Adelaide and get up close and personal with nature.
Animal lovers will enjoy a trip to the city zoo, which is home to hundreds of native and exotic species. As well as catching a glimpse of cute critters, you can learn all about the feeding habits and lifestyles of some of Australia’s best-loved species.
Victoria Square, Adelaide
For some fun in the sun, grab a picnic and make a day of it at Victoria Square, a lush green park in the middle of the city. As well as recreational areas for all the family, there are plenty of green spaces to enjoy a bite to eat and relax on.