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Things to do in Adelaide -Highlights of the picturesque city

Tipped to be one of Southern Australia's most coveted holiday destinations Adelaide packs a punch in terms of value for money when it comes to the sheer variety of attractions and activities


Historic Port Adelaide

The historical monument has also gone through transformations while preserving its originality with hundreds of 19th-century buildings through the port. Some classic ancient piers that can be seen here are beautiful to watch while there are plenty of stylish pubs housed in some old yet elegant buildings to sit by sipping a beer and enjoying the surrounding. Pick a self-guide map that helps when you take a walk across the port and saves your time trying to find important must see locations.


Ht the Beach

Spending a beach day in Adelaide is a must and visitors have a plethora of beaches to experience a tropical holiday down under. Sprawled across from Sellicks Beach all the way to North Haven some of the area's most coveted beach hotspots include West Beach with its sand dunes and stunning sunrises and Henley Beach while Grange Beach is equally captivating.



What's a vacation without some serious retail therapy? Take time off to wander through Rundle Street at Adelaide's East end that is a great pedestrianized shopping street that has over 800 shops and 14 interconnected arcades with department stores, boutiques and specialty stores, restaurants, bars, and cafes. Have fun shopping for artworks, local fashion items, fabulous opal jewellery, designer wear and souvenirs among others. Flinders Street Market and the Stirling Market are also some of the best venues to purchase souvenirs, keepsakes, and consumer goods when in Adelaide. To enjoy and experience everything Adelaide has to offer, one must first secure a hotel Adelaide holiday in CBD that is conveniently located. Properties such as the iStay Precinct are popular in this regard due to the central and strategic location of the hotel which not only affords easy access to most of the city's top attractions and activity bases but also to public transport hubs.


Go Hiking

Nature lovers should not miss the chance to experience a hike up to Adelaide favourite observation point atop the Adelaide Hills. A short distance away from the Central Business District the verdant and breathtaking hills are crowded with the point of interest in its own right including the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden. Visitors can also go pick strawberries at Beerenberg Farm or hike around Hahndorf, the country's most ancient German community settlement.


Wine and Dine

No trip is complete without trying the cuisine of the place being visited. Food lovers must go on a tour of the iconic Adelaide Central Market to experience the town's best culinary offerings in one spacious location. Rundel Street, Gouger Street, Chinatown and Peel and Leigh Streets in the city centre are well known for their truly astounding range of cuisines, wines, craft beers, and cocktails. Another way to sample local cuisines is to join a food tour to sample fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables, cheeses, and smoked meats and seafood at the city's central market.

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