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Edged by the Mount Lofty ranges and the long white sands of the Gulf of St Vincent, the style of the city, influenced by Australia’s first free settlers, is still very much in evidence as gracious stone buildings pepper the streets and you will never stray far from open green parkland.

A great charm, and indeed calm, infuses the city and it can be easily explored on foot. The cultural centre lies in a string of commanding public buildings that run between the grand, old tree-lined North Terrace and the River Torrens, while the north of the city is a lattice of blue stone cottages and thriving al fresco restaurants.

Adelaide Hills

The gorgeous Adelaide Hills, draped in steep vineyards amidst acres of bushland and bustling upcountry towns, are less than half an hour by car from the city and offer a superb alternative to a stay in the centre itself.

Glenelg, reached by a vintage tramline, is a cheerful seaside resort where open-air cafés are set around a lovely swimming beach and is the ideal place to while away time.

The city prides itself on being the artistic capital of Australia, especially at the time of the acclaimed Adelaide Festival, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery houses an extensive collection of artefacts and artworks.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Adelaide

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Adelaide, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Places near Adelaide

    Accommodation choices for Adelaide

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Adelaide. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

      Mayfair Hotel Adelaide

      Deluxe

      One of Adelaide’s top hotels, the Mayfair is conveniently situated right in the heart of the city and offers contemporary design, modern facilities, a well-respected restaurant and a chic rooftop bar.

    • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, Adelaide

      The Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

      First Class

      This streamlined inner-city hotel is modern and stylish, but also peaceful and welcoming, with an air of relaxed Aussie sophistication.

    • Buxton Manor, Adelaide

      Buxton Manor

      First Class

      Buxton Manor is located in quiet leafy north Adelaide and features four quality suites set in a beautiful garden.

    Ideas for experiencing Adelaide

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Adelaide, and which use the best local guides.

    • Lake Gairdner, Gawler Ranges

      Sealion & Outback Experience — 3 Days

      Adelaide

      Experience the areas prolific wildlife as many different species thrive in this Outback environment. Visit multi coloured ocre rocks that local Aboriginal people used to decorate themselves with for ceremonies by grinding the stone and making it into a brightly coloured paint.

    • Barossa Valley, Barossa Valley

      Wine Tour of the Barossa Valley

      Adelaide

      Tailor your own personal guided tour to the heart of Australia's wine industry, sampling the food and wine that interests you the most as you journey into the Barossa Valley.

    • The Ghan, Darwin

      The Ghan - Great Southern Rail

      Adelaide

      The Ghan completed its first journey from Adelaide through the ruggedly beautiful Red Centre to Darwin in 2003, reviving a dream born in the colonial era.

    • Sealion at Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula

      Goin' Off Safaris

      Adelaide

      David Doudle has a contagious passion for exploring and his home is the breathtaking undiscovered coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. David is a fourth generation local farmer; he has thirty years of living the perfect Australian lifestyle and guarantees his guests will encounter the true Australia at its very best.