Adelaide

Arrival guide in Adelaide

Adelaide is often referred to as the ‘City of Churches’. There are indeed some grand examples to visit in this city, that’s often thought of as a big country town. It’s a lot more sophisticated than its country feel, however. The city has a population of more than 1 million people.

Adelaide is known as a place that has excellent seafood, cheese and wine. Its early settlement was influenced by both English and European migrants, many of whom settled in the nearby Clare and Barossa Valleys with many Germans settling in the nearby town of Hahndorf.

Adelaide’s coastal location surrounded by the Adelaide Hills and exposure to the dry interior of the state of South Australia creates a feeling of relative isolation from the eastern states of Australia. Early explorers of central Australia began their expeditions from Adelaide north toward Alice Springs from Adelaide. Adelaide remains a hub for travelers venturing north to the Northern Territory, west across the Nullabor Plain to Perth, and east to the metropolis of Melbourne.

Arrival Guide in Adelaide: Exploring the Heart of South Australia

Welcome to Adelaide, the charming ‘City of Churches,’ where history, culture, and culinary delights await around every corner. Nestled between the Adelaide Hills and the picturesque coastline, Adelaide offers a unique blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. As you embark on your journey in this vibrant city, let’s explore the top attractions, activities, and experiences that await you.

Discovering Adelaide’s Rich Heritage

Adelaide’s nickname, the ‘City of Churches,’ reflects its rich heritage and architectural beauty. While strolling through the city streets, you’ll encounter grand examples of historic churches, including the iconic St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Adelaide Mosque, reflecting the city’s multicultural identity.

Culinary Delights and Wine Tours Adelaide

One of Adelaide’s greatest pleasures is its culinary scene, boasting excellent seafood, cheese, and wine. Indulge your taste buds with a visit to the Adelaide Central Market, where you can sample fresh local produce and artisanal delights. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on a wine tour through the nearby Clare and Barossa Valleys, where you can explore world-renowned wineries and vineyards.

Exploring Adelaide’s Coastal Beauty

Adelaide’s coastal location offers an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor activities. Spend a day soaking up the sun at one of Adelaide’s best beaches, such as Glenelg Beach or Henley Beach, where you can swim, surf, or simply relax with a seaside picnic.

Gateway to Adventure

Adelaide serves as a gateway to some of Australia’s most iconic destinations. From here, you can embark on a scenic road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne, traversing through breathtaking landscapes and charming towns along the way. Alternatively, venture north to the Northern Territory, where you can explore the rugged beauty of the Outback and marvel at the iconic natural wonder of Uluru.

Must-See Attractions Adelaide

No visit to Adelaide is complete without exploring its top tourist attractions. Wander through the lush greenery of the Adelaide Botanic Garden, home to a diverse collection of plants from around the world. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Adelaide Oval, where you can catch a cricket match or take a guided tour of this historic sporting venue.

Adelaide Sightseeing and Beyond

For those seeking adventure, Adelaide offers a plethora of sightseeing opportunities. Explore the Adelaide Zoo, home to a fascinating array of native and exotic animals, or take a leisurely stroll along the Adelaide Riverbank Precinct, where you can admire stunning views of the city skyline.

With its rich heritage, culinary delights, and natural beauty, Adelaide offers a wealth of experiences for every traveler. Whether you’re exploring the city’s historic landmarks, sampling its gourmet cuisine, or embarking on an epic road trip, Adelaide is sure to captivate your heart and leave you with cherished memories to last a lifetime. So pack your bags, embark on your Adelaide adventure, and discover the magic of this enchanting city.

  • Day trips from Adelaide

    Day trips from Adelaide (4)

  • Tours from Adelaide

    Tours from Adelaide (17)

  • 8 Day Adelaide to Uluru Tour

    8 Day Adelaide to Uluru TourBook now to experience the ultimate Australian Outback adventure!
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Book now to experience the ultimate Australian Outback adventure!

    $1,895
  • Euro Kangaroo, Flinders Ranges, Australia on our Flinders Ranges tours.

    5 Day Flinders Ranges Tour

    5 Day Flinders Ranges TourAn exciting small group Eco-Adventure from Adelaide in the famous Flinders Ranges: see the incredible rock formation of Wilpena pound, an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local Aboriginal artworks culture as well as multiple accommodation options fro...
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    An exciting small group Eco-Adventure from Adelaide in the famous Flinders Ranges: see the incredible rock formation of Wilpena pound, an abundance of wildlife, wilderness, local Aboriginal artworks culture as well as multiple accommodation options from sleeping under the stars in a tent to luxury cabins.

    $2,995
  • Barossa Valley grapes on our Barossa Valley tours.

    Half day McLaren Vale and Glenelg Afternoon Tour from Adelaide

    Half day McLaren Vale and Glenelg Afternoon Tour from AdelaideVisit the renowned McLaren Vale wine region for wine tastings at 2 wineries, an opportunity to sample some South Australian sweet treats and then take a leisurely seaside stroll along the beautiful bay of Glenelg.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Visit the renowned McLaren Vale wine region for wine tastings at 2 wineries, an opportunity to sample some South Australian sweet treats and then take a leisurely seaside stroll along the beautiful bay of Glenelg.

    $89
  • Guys tasting wine on the vineyard

    1 Day Barossa Valley Tour

    1 Day Barossa Valley TourA day out filled with wine tasting and some of the best wineries in Australia. The premium way to experience the Barossa Valley on our exclusive tour, with a professional guide and gourmet lunch.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    A day out filled with wine tasting and some of the best wineries in Australia. The premium way to experience the Barossa Valley on our exclusive tour, with a professional guide and gourmet lunch.

    $169
  • Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island on our Kangaroo Island tours.

    1 Day Kangaroo Island Highlights Tour

    1 Day Kangaroo Island Highlights TourFor those with limited time this day tour starts and finishes in Adelaide and allows you to see the highlights of Kangaroo Island departing from and returning to Adelaide.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    For those with limited time this day tour starts and finishes in Adelaide and allows you to see the highlights of Kangaroo Island departing from and returning to Adelaide.

    $349
  • Great Ocean Road Tour Now on Sale!!

    3 Day Great Ocean Road Adelaide to Melbourne Tour

    3 Day Great Ocean Road Adelaide to Melbourne TourBeaches and Bush! Explore the wilderness, rugged bushlands and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Between Adelaide to Melbourne stretches the treacherous shipwreck coastline, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildl...
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Beaches and Bush! Explore the wilderness, rugged bushlands and discover the hidden treasures of this region. Between Adelaide to Melbourne stretches the treacherous shipwreck coastline, rugged mountain ranges and miles of natural bushland rich in wildlife and Aboriginal history. NOW 10% OFF!

    $806
  • Adelaide to Perth Tour South Australia and Western Australia 10% Off Sale

    10 Day Adelaide To Perth Tour

    10 Day Adelaide To Perth TourThis is the ultimate road trip across some of the less-travelled roads of Australia to see sights that will inspire you: the remoteness of the Nullarbor Plain, wildlife experiences, swim with sea lions (optional), national parks and walks, un-touched b...
    Trip Styles:Budget

    This is the ultimate road trip across some of the less-travelled roads of Australia to see sights that will inspire you: the remoteness of the Nullarbor Plain, wildlife experiences, swim with sea lions (optional), national parks and walks, un-touched beaches and towering forests. 10% OFF SALE NOW ON

    $2,246
  • Real Aussie Adventures, Small Group Adventure Tours Australia. A Kangaroo at Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island Tour from Sea Dragon Lodge our Kangaroo Island holiday accommodation property

    4 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island Experience

    4 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island ExperienceSea Dragon Kangaroo Island offers unparalleled rugged beauty and tranquility, with 250 acres of coastal estate, a secluded beach, and boutique accommodations that provide ocean views from all angles.
    Trip Styles:In Style

    Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island offers unparalleled rugged beauty and tranquility, with 250 acres of coastal estate, a secluded beach, and boutique accommodations that provide ocean views from all angles.

  • Happy hiking couple standing looking at something on a sunny day

    2 Day Best of Kangaroo Island Coach and Hotel Tour

    2 Day Best of Kangaroo Island Coach and Hotel TourTake the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s finest nature-based tourism destinations. This relaxed yet comprehensive two-day tour takes in Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and uni...
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Take the time to explore Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s finest nature-based tourism destinations. This relaxed yet comprehensive two-day tour takes in Kangaroo Island’s fascinating wildlife, spectacular coastal scenery, stunning landscapes and unique local produce.

    $838
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    3 Day Kangaroo Island Tour

    3 Day Kangaroo Island TourEmbark on a 3 day adventure to Kangaroo Island and discover unspoiled wilderness, amazing wildlife, and stunning coastal landscapes. This tour includes camping, wildlife encounters, delicious meals, and an expert guide to share the history and culture ...
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Embark on a 3 day adventure to Kangaroo Island and discover unspoiled wilderness, amazing wildlife, and stunning coastal landscapes. This tour includes camping, wildlife encounters, delicious meals, and an expert guide to share the history and culture of the area. 10% OFF SALE NOW ON

    $806
  • Girl in South Australia. Title: Wilpena Pound Region: Flinders Ranges & Outback

    18 Day Adelaide To Darwin Tour Package

    18 Day Adelaide To Darwin Tour PackageTravel the Explorer Highway through the heart of Australia and watch the vast landscapes change from the ocean to arid red desert and finally to a green tropical paradise.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Travel the Explorer Highway through the heart of Australia and watch the vast landscapes change from the ocean to arid red desert and finally to a green tropical paradise.

    $3,686
  • 3 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island Experience

    3 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island ExperienceHoliday experience at Sea Dragon Lodge accommodation on Kangaroo Island
    Trip Styles:In Style

    Holiday experience at Sea Dragon Lodge accommodation on Kangaroo Island

  • Real Aussie Adventures, Small Group Adventure Tours Australia. A Couple at Admirals Arch on tour in Kangaroo Island.

    2 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island Experience

    2 Night Sea Dragon Kangaroo Island ExperienceTake a truly unique Kangaroo Island holiday experience at Sea Dragon Lodge and Villas.
    Trip Styles:In Style

    Take a truly unique Kangaroo Island holiday experience at Sea Dragon Lodge and Villas.

    $1,480
  • Couple sitting on a rock. The view from Sillers Lookout on our Flinders Ranges tours.

    6 Day Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges Tour

    6 Day Eyre Peninsula and Flinders Ranges TourExplore in more depth the southwestern coastline and interior of South Australia known as the Eyre Peninsula. This camping tour departs from Adelaide takes in the stunning landforms and wildlife in the region through the Flinders Ranges to the coast. O...
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Explore in more depth the southwestern coastline and interior of South Australia known as the Eyre Peninsula. This camping tour departs from Adelaide takes in the stunning landforms and wildlife in the region through the Flinders Ranges to the coast. Options are available to go swimming with seals and dolphins or cage dive with Great White Sharks. Visit Southern Flinders Ranges – Alligator and Warren Gorges.

    $1,295
  • Adelaide Work and Travel Arrival Package

    Adelaide Work and Travel Arrival PackageJoin us for an incredible introduction to Adelaide, combining adventure, culture, and practical support to ensure your working holiday is a success. Book your Adelaide Work and Travel package now and make the most of your time in South Australia!
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Join us for an incredible introduction to Adelaide, combining adventure, culture, and practical support to ensure your working holiday is a success. Book your Adelaide Work and Travel package now and make the most of your time in South Australia!

  • 10% Off Backpacker Australia tours sale Post

    21 Day Adelaide to Darwin Tour with Kangaroo Island

    21 Day Adelaide to Darwin Tour with Kangaroo IslandExperience the ultimate 21-day Adelaide to Darwin adventure, featuring Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Kakadu, and Litchfield National Parks. Book now for an unforgettable journey!
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Experience the ultimate 21-day Adelaide to Darwin adventure, featuring Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Kakadu, and Litchfield National Parks. Book now for an unforgettable journey!

    $4,990
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    8 Day Uluru to Adelaide tour

    8 Day Uluru to Adelaide tourJoin us through the outback on tour from the Red Centre to South Australia.
    Trip Styles:Budget

    Join us through the outback on tour from the Red Centre to South Australia.

    $1,895
  • Real Aussie Adventures, Small Group Adventure Tours Australia. Yoga Retreat Adelaide Hills

    3 Day Yoga retreat from Adelaide

    3 Day Yoga retreat from AdelaideRefresh and Renew your body and mind with our long weekend Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Refresh and Renew your body and mind with our long weekend Yoga and Wellbeing Retreat.

    $1,975
  • Seacliffe, Adelaide Beach

    Adelaide City and Hahndorf Tour

    Adelaide City and Hahndorf TourDiscover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour. This tour offers an opportunity to see some of Adelaide city, the historic Adelaide Oval, beautiful views from Mount Lofty Summit and the old German village of Hahndorf.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Discover the highlights of Adelaide and Hahndorf on a morning sightseeing tour. This tour offers an opportunity to see some of Adelaide city, the historic Adelaide Oval, beautiful views from Mount Lofty Summit and the old German village of Hahndorf.

    $85
  • Mt Ohlssen Bagge Hike on our Flinders Ranges tours.

    3 Day Flinders Ranges and Outback Tour

    3 Day Flinders Ranges and Outback TourGet a more in-depth look at the Flinders ranges region of South Australia and the surrounding towns and history on this tour that starts and finishes in Adelaide.
    Trip Styles:Comfort

    Get a more in-depth look at the Flinders ranges region of South Australia and the surrounding towns and history on this tour that starts and finishes in Adelaide.

    $1,895
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