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10 Top Things to do in Adelaide - Ten Exciting Activity Options in Adelaide

As one of Australia's most dynamic holiday hotspots, Adelaide offers visitors a plethora of engaging activities. Here are ten of the best things to do during a getaway in Adelaide.


Tour the Botanical Gardens

Spread out across a whopping 50 hectares, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is an attraction and activity hub that's hard to miss. Home to not one but three glasshouses, touring this vast expanse lined with blooms of a hundred hues is one of the true pleasures of a holiday in Adelaide as the gardens are also home to the National Wine Centre.


Shop at Rundle Mall

As one of the city's best shopping venues, no trip to Adelaide would be complete without a spending spree at Rundle Mall. Revered for its Haigh's Chocolates outlet, find everything from consumer goods to luxury brands in clothing, accessories and footwear in this mammoth retail space.


River Cruise

Often regarded among the most relaxing and memorable things to do in Adelaide, signing up for a cruise along the River Torrens is a great way to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Those who prefer to walk along the river bank will also enjoy a quiet morning or evening stroll on the shores lined with trees and bandstands.


Sign Up for a Heritage Walk

Explore the city's most iconic landmarks in an organized tour of the highlights every visitor should come across on a holiday in Adelaide. From towering Parliament House to the heritage cathedrals and Town Hall structure in the heart of the city as well as the many landmark bridges dotting the river, there's much to discover on this walking tour.


Catch a Game at the Oval

The Adelaide Oval is a veritable icon in the gentleman's game and there's no better way to experience the electricity of this sporting venue than by catching a game of cricket while on vacation.


Explore the Adelaide Central Markets

Set up as early as 1869, the Adelaide Central Markets are the biggest covered thoroughfares in the entire Southern Hemisphere. Walk along the alleyways of this massive market place to find local curios and tasteful souvenirs. Travellers were based at Oaks Horizons or similar apartment accommodation in Adelaide CBD will find that the markets are within close range of their location.


Take a Trip Back in Time

The Adelaide Museum was established as early as 1834 and is one of the best natural history museums in all of Australia so enjoying an afternoon exploring the galleries of the illustrious institution is a must for first-timers. What's more, the permanent showcases are freely accessible to all visitors while those who are interested in wildlife and photography will find special areas devoted to the subjects.


Discover Street Art in Adelaide

Walking trails in Adelaide are not limited to historic sites and cultural hotspots but street art, as well as those who are intrigued by the city's thriving street art scene, can experience a tour of the street art hubs across Adelaide.


Wine and Dine in Chinatown

Home to some of the city's best Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian restaurants, Chinatown is a dining Mecca for the masses in Adelaide. Head out to the area come sundown and enjoy a meal to remember.


Spend the Afternoon at the Himeji Gardens

Named after a historic area in Japan, this scenic garden is another breathtaking precinct in Adelaide that's ideal for an afternoon stroll or a picnic.

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