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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Adelaide – Plan your trip around Adelaide

Adelaide is a laid back city which proudly displays its heritage and there are many different activities that one can take part in when visiting Adelaide.


North Terrace

The North terrace is a great location to start touring Adelaide as it is has a historical importance and is a cultural treasure. The Parliament House is at the Intersection of the North Terrace and the King William Street and is likely most the grand building in Adelaide. The State Library of South Australia, The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum is also located in the same location just down the street located side by side. It is a great tour to do in the morning hours and many hotels such as the Oaks Embassy offer tours with a knowledgeable guide who can provide information and important details.


Adelaide Botanic Gardens

The garden was established in 1855 has several themed plantings which are extremely educational and a sight to see. Some of the themed plantings are Australian native species, Mediterranean Garden, medicinal plants and wetland plants. The gardens are located in the North terrace of Adelaide and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany gives further insight to the importance of the separation and the importance of the plants for the day to day life.


Adelaide Oval

Australians love their sports and even though stadiums do not always make the cut to be on the list of must visit locations in a capital city this particular stadium holds an important part of the city's history. The stadium was established in 1871 and they held the first cricket match in the stadium in 1884. There are tours offered by the stadium itself on days that the stadium is vacant.

Art Gallery of South Australia


Art Gallery of South Australia

Some of Australia's finest art collections are displayed at this art gallery which is an elegant building from the Victorian era which was established in 1881. The architecture of the building itself prepares you for the stunning works of art that are housed within the building. There is a collection of metalwork, textiles, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, sculptures and also furniture.


Adelaide Central Market

The Adelaide central market is close by to most of the hotels and Apartment Hotels. Adelaide Central Market is the oldest indoor market and it is absolutely colourful, inviting and lively and you can come across some of the finest fresh produce here.


Adelaide Zoo

The zoo is adjoining the botanical gardens and was opened in the late 19th century. The main stars at the Adelaide zoo are the giant pandas and you will also come across orangutans, birds and other animals but the petting zoos are a great attraction for adults and kids alike.


South Australian Museum

This museum is a well-known research facility and houses a great collection of Aboriginal heritage collections. You will also come across artefacts from South Pacific Islands and Egyptian antiques and also be able to learn about local flora and fauna which gives details descriptions at the Australian Biodiversity Gallery.


State Library

The state library seems like a mundane location to be added to the must visit locations for tourists but this particular library mesmerizes first time visitors because of the successful manner in which the architecture incorporates the old and the new into one space. Entering to the location feels like taking a trip back in time.



You can make use of two experiences if you take the 25 minute tram trip which is the only existing tram ride in Adelaide currently, which will bring you to Glenelg from the Victoria Square. The beach, secluded atmosphere and the stunning views combined with the cafes and boutique hotels are a few reasons that attract tourists to Glenelg.


Cleland Wildlife Park

The Cleland Wildlife Park cares for some Australian animals that are cute and cuddly and the best part is the fact that they get to live in a naturalistic environment. There is a range of animals varying from wallabies, emus and kangaroos.

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