Friday, 27 September 2013

Information for visitors / Things to do - What's on

Things to do

Adelaide Botanic Gardens  ★★★★
(lawns, gardens, lakes, historic museum of economic botany, historic Palm house, Bicentenary Conservatory, café, restaurant)

Adelaide Central market & Gouger St ★★★
(market atmosphere, fresh produce, gourmet produce, cafe's, restaurants, culture, adjoining China Town)

Adelaide Panda Tours  Yet to be rated
(a behind the scenes experience of the southern hemispheres' only giant pandas, at the Adelaide Zoo)

Art Gallery of South Australia  ★★★★
(outstanding collection of 38,000 works of art, comprises Australian, European, North American and Asian works, housed in a beautiful building of Victorian Architecture, restaurant & café) 

Bars, Pubs & Cafes  ★★★
(social, entertainment, beer, wine, modern and classic pub dining, coffee, espresso, cakes, tarts, juices, meals)

Cleland Wildlife Park  ★★★★
(natural hills location comprising an open bush setting, featuring Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, emus, kolas & koala holding, wombats, dingoes, and education)

Glenelg Beach  ★★★★
(historic beach side suburb, cafés, restaurants, bars, major hotels, marina pier, jetty, beach activities, sunsets, lawns, electric tram)

Hahndorf  ★★★★
(historic former German settlement, architecture, restaurants, historic pubs, German style food, craft shops, wine, gourmet produce, souvenir shops, galleries, Adelaide hills setting)

Mount Lofty Summit  ★★★
(sweeping views of greater Adelaide and ranges, restaurant, café, Australian bush, walking trails)

National Wine Centre of Australia  ★★★★
(wine education, understanding of wine making and wine history in Australia, wine tasting, cellar door, restaurant, award winning contemporary architecture)

North Terrace  ★★★★★
(arguably Australia's finest cultural boulevard, featuring, Adelaide Convention Centre, Historic Adelaide Railway Station (& Casino), Parliament house, Government House, State Library, Historic Mortlock Library, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of SA, Historic Adelaide University buildings, Adelaide Botanic Garden, National Wine Centre, Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

Port Adelaide  ★★★
(Historic port, museums, galleries, historic buildings, traditional historic Australian pubs.)

South Australian Museum  ★★★★
(housing diverse collection of natural and cultural heritage, including biological, mineral, and human artefacts, featuring an extensive display from Australian aboriginal and pacific cultures)

Rundle Mall  ★★★★
(premier shopping precinct, outdoor pedestrian mall, large selection of shops, department stores, shopping arcades, eateries, cafés)

Rundle Street East  ★★★★
(historic Victorian architecture, designer shops, bars, with a large selection of restaurants, cafes,)

Zoo (Adelaide Zoo★★★
(Featuring 1800 animals and 300 species. amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles, Australian marsupials and the southern hemispheres only giant pandas, in Adelaide parklands setting)

( Blog publisher's star ratings, out of 5)

What's on ~ in Adelaide & South Australia


Royal Adelaide Show 4-12th September

OzAsia Festival  23 September - 4th October


For more information, please visit

and South Australia Events Calender

Various helpful links:

ADELAIDE visitors guide

lonely planet: Adelaide

The South Australian Tourist Commission

What's on in Adelaide (Adelaide Independent News)

Wikitravel Guide

Map of Adelaide

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