Exceptional food and wine, arts, events and attractions
Adelaide is world-renowned for its festivals and events, exceptional cuisine and relaxed historical charm. Venture a little further and you’ll discover the scenic, lush and leafy surrounds of the Adelaide Hills. Visit the towering Mt Lofty Summit, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf, with its streetscape filled with traditional German pubs and cafés.
Adelaide - SA’s cosmopolitan capital
Surrounded by open parkland, Adelaide is recognised as one of the world’s most liveable cities. This charming city has an enviable reputation for exceptional cuisine, extraordinary wildlife and whimsical festivals. During “Mad March”, events include the Fringe Festival, Adelaide Cup, WOMAdelaide, Superloop 500, and many more.
Australian Traveller magazine Top 100 - #20 Adelaide, enjoy a festival (or five). Also check out Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf (#75) and the amazing wine regions of The Barossa (#73) and McLaren Vale (#72)
Brilliant Breaks in Adelaide
Go For A Day
Barossa Food and Wine experience. Wine, lunch and chocolate are the delights of a dream day out on these intimate Barossa Valley tours. Sample some of the finest wines and gourmet food being served up in our Barossa Valley wineries and discover why this South Australian wine region is an international icon. Visit Pindarie Wines cellar door, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, lunch at Lambert Estate, and finish with a stop at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company.
$159 per adult.
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Ultimate Adelaide and Hahndorf. Discover superb architecture and cultural boulevards of North Terrace, visit the famous Adelaide Oval and St Peter’s Cathedral. Tour the Haigh’s Chocolates factory complete with complimentary tastings. Head up to wander the streets and shops of the historic German settlement of Hahndorf. The Adelaide Hills offers amazing views of the entire city, rolling vineyards, and cute little villages.
$135 per adult.
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McLaren Vale and The Cube Experience. The McLaren Vale region offers an abundance of fine wine, food, art and nature with over 80 cellar doors. This new tour visits the spectacular D’Arenberg Cube for wine tastings and lunch, Beresford Wine’s new Tasting Pavillion for Beer, Wine or Gin tasting, Wirra Wirra Vineyards for wine tastings and also gives you some free time in McLaren Vale for shopping and browsing.
$189 per adult.
Voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities, you’ll be captivated by Adelaide’s charm. With restaurants that boast some of the world’s best chefs, to its lane bar scene and nightlife. Adelaide city has an enviable reputation for an array of festivals and events, exceptional cuisine and a rich history waiting for you to discover.
Discover the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia, and the delightful seaside holiday township of Victor Harbor. Famous for its horse-drawn tram to Granite Island (home to a wild penguin colony), whale-watching cruises and the South Australian Whale Centre, it’s a must-do on any South Australian itinerary.
Barossa Food & Wine
Wine, lunch and chocolate are the delights of a dream day out in the Barossa on this intimate full-day tour. Enjoy a food and wine journey to this premium wine region. Visit the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, the famous Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and two award-winning cellar doors.
While you’re in Adelaide, enjoy the leisurely drive through the scenic Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis. From there you can relax onboard our ferry for a 45 minute cruise to Kangaroo Island where a selection of touring options await you. Kangaroo Island is internationally celebrated for its pristine wilderness and wildlife, as well as a thriving food and wine industry.
During your stay in Adelaide, make sure you set aside some time to take the 5.5 hours drive north to visit the Flinders Ranges - the heart of South Australia’s outback. It’s one of outstanding natural beauty, inspiring and ancient landscapes, significant aboriginal heritage, and pioneering settlers’ history.
For a truly unique experience during your time in Adelaide, head 90 minutes east to the Murray River, to cruise in style and comfort on the southern hemisphere’s largest inland paddlewheeler, the PS Murray Princess. While onboard you’ll have a front-row seat to the best views of towering sandstone cliffs, giant redgum trees, and vast wetlands.
Best things to see and do
Explore this beautiful city’s wide, leafy streets, numerous parks and gardens, boutique shops, laneway bars, hip restaurants and museums.
Check the events calendar to see what is on. While March is the city’s biggest month for festivals and events, there’s always something fun and interesting going on.
Visit Haigh's Chocolate Factory to taste these iconic sweets and see the chocolate-making process first hand.
Step back into history with a tour of the Adelaide Gaol. The Ghost Tour guarantees spine-chilling adventure!
Visit the giant pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni, at Adelaide Zoo. Feed the animals or be a zookeeper for a day!
Discover the magical, unspoiled bushlands of Mt Lofty Range, rising amid the rolling Adelaide Hills wineries and townships. There are numerous walking trails that wind between native gum trees.
A short drive from Adelaide to Hahndorf; a charming village founded by German settlers. Here you can stroll through the uniquely European inspired collection of shops, restaurants, cellar doors, cafés and galleries.
Indulge in cellar-door wine tasting. Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley wine tours give you access to world-class wines and regional knowledge.
Winter and spring is the ideal time of year for whale watching and the Victor Harbor train is a delightful way to reach the coast. Other things to do in Victor Harbor include visiting the Whale Centre, Granite Island penguins, and underwater observatory.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a visit to the Barossa chocolate factory on a Barossa food and wine tour.
Premium food and wine
Dive into the lively bar scene and nightlife. Enjoy fine-dining with a reservation at one of the many fine restaurants. Boasting some of the world’s best chefs, experience premium local food and wine from the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, and Fleurieu Peninsula.
Adelaide Central Markets is a bustling hive of activity, where local growers sell fresh produce, small goods, cheeses, bakery items and so much more. An absolute must-do for lovers of exceptional food.
Fine dining with views
Visit the spectacular Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens where panoramic views of the city give way to the gently rolling Adelaide Hills. The stately Mount Lofty House is a magnificent venue for fine dining. A degustation menu is the perfect way to explore the region’s best food and wine pairings.
For something completely different, book a ghost tour at the Adelaide Gaol. Walk the hallways shared by some of South Australia’s most notorious criminals and learn the history of this iconic building. Or take a walk on top of the roof of the iconic Adelaide Oval for 360-degree views of the city from coast to the surrounding hills.
Take a day trip
There is so much to see and do in Adelaide. So why not take a day trip with expert guides to give you an insight into this historical city so you don’t miss a thing? There’s even more to discover on your doorstep.
South Australia is arguably Australia’s best wine region. Visit the world-famous Barossa wineries or book an Adelaide Hills wine tour to taste some of the best drops. Take the horse-drawn tram to Granite Island at coastal town of Victor Harbor. Or discover the quaint German settlement of Hahndorf, which is only 30 minutes from the city.