South Australia’s shining star and gateway to the wine capital of Australia
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destination guide: Adelaide
Things to do and see
You made it! Welcome to Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Adelaide is most loved for its food, wine, classic architecture
You can visit the historic Port Adelaide which is known for its boat cruises, buildings, and dolphin watches. Or you can take a trip down to the Pultney St. to see the Rundle Lantern light display that runs from dark to about midnight each night.
Haigh's Chocolate is located at Greenhill Rd, in Unley Park. If you like chocolate (who doesn’t) this is the place to visit not least for the free samples!. The Adelaide Botanic Gardens, are a no-cost fun place to visit and are found right in the middle of the city. This is a good place for a picnic while you’re out and about. Of course no trip to Adelaide would be complete without visiting West Beach. It’s great for walking or swimming and fun for the whole family.
Barossa: About 1hr north of Adelaide, known for its red wine, particularly Shiraz
Clare Valley: Under 2 hours north of Adelaide, known for its white wine, particularly Riesling
McLaren Vale: 45mins south of Adelaide, known for its red wine, particularly Shiraz
food and wine
Adelaide has long been known for its famous wine regions but is also making a name for itself in food and culinary circles. It’s the gateway to some of best wine regions in Australia and all within easy reaching distance of Adelaide:
You have to check out WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance) in March and the Royal Adelaide Show while you’re there. There is a lot going on every Spring in Adelaide. There’s the Clipsal 500 racing event (which also brings with it huge street parties) and of course the Adelaide Fringe Festival is a must-see as well (people come from all over the world just for this event).
for the artist inside you
Adelaide is also home to many museums and art galleries which should satisfy most art lovers. Some of the most popular museums and galleries include the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum, and the South Australian Maritime Museum where you can see ship wrecks. You might even spot dolphins swimming past Port Adelaide while you’re there.
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