For unsurpassed sporting heritage and modern-day exhilaration, visit Adelaide Oval at the heart of the River Torrens Precinct with its delightful pedal boats, cafés and walking paths. The Oval offers sporting tours, taking in its purpose-built museum that houses the priceless cricket collection of Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. There are also a number of RoofClimb experiences giving a truly unique view of the Oval, surrounding parklands, the city skyline and views to the surrounding hills.
Surrounded by rolling hills and world-renowned wine regions, Adelaide is a city of elegant 19th century sandstone architecture and bohemian laneways, with wide boulevards, parks, gardens and open spaces. Known as the Festival City, Adelaide is home to major festivals like Womadelaide, Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe.
North Terrace, Adelaide’s cultural precinct, hosts the state’s Art Gallery, with one of Australia’s finest collections of Australian and international art. The South Australian Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts. North Terrace is home to the State Library, Parliament House, SKYCITY Adelaide and National Wine Centre of Australia.
Renowned for its food culture including beachfront cafés, alfresco dining and the Adelaide Central Market, the largest undercover fresh produce market in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a gourmet hub that literally lets you taste an entire state.
Stroll down one of Adelaide’s bustling ‘eat streets’ – Hutt, Rundle, Waymouth or Gouger – and drop into one of the small, lively bars springing up around the city, revitalising previously empty buildings and laneways such as Leigh and Peel Street.
Adelaide is renowned for its creative culture with eclectic street art adding to the city’s character and vibrancy. Small independent galleries such as the JamFactory feature local contemporary artists. Close by is Tandanya, which showcases the work of Aboriginal Australian artists.
Throughout the year choose from a stellar line up of theatre, music and dance acts at one of the many theatres and venues, including the Adelaide Festival Centre.