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Top 5 Things to do in Adelaide – Joyous roaming through South Australia

Adelaide is a busy, vibrant and fun-filled place where you'll never run out of things to do. You can visit with family or friends, for a weekend or longer – it's a trip you'd enjoy either way.


Adelaide Central Market

First opened in 1869, Adelaide's Central Market is a definite stop if you're visiting the city. It is the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere and is a place where you can find people from over 40 countries gather to sell very unique and fresh produce. It is estimated that the market sells over 1 million kilograms of foodstuff every month; meats, vegetables, cheese, seafood, coffee and spices are what people mostly come looking for but you can find vendors selling small goods and a variety of other things also. Spend a morning or evening just meandering through the shops and stalls or maybe book a guided tour if you want to be thorough.


BBQ Buoys

The constant revamping of the riverbank precinct has seen the area around the River Torrens really get a new attitude. As you walk down the riverbank you'll come across a fleet of the round flotilla – BBQ Buoys. It's a truly innovative idea combining two favourite local pastimes – sailing and BBQ. There are various buoys equipped to handle two persons or more which you can rent, you have to bring your own food and drink. It's a great way to experience 'Aussie' culture and just unwind in the evening. Try it out if you visit Adelaide.


Adelaide Zoo

Nowadays people don't really appreciate the idea of a zoo – which is understandable however at Adelaide the animals are treated amazingly. It's home to the only 2 giant pandas in Australia – they're definitely worth the visit. The zoo has various experiences you can try out; hand-feeding the lions and tigers, giving a hippo a mouth check or having breakfast with a sun bear. If you're willing to try something different the zoo offers quite a different sort of camping experience as well. The zoo is located just a short commute from Oaks Horizons which you should definitely check out – it is a very reasonably priced and super-luxurious accommodation Adelaide CBD has to offer.


Strawberry picking at Beerenberg

Beerenberg is a family-owned company that specialises in jams. It is a name synonymous with South Australia and has become quite an institution. The company has its own farms and produces over 70 types of preserves however it's most famous is undoubtedly its strawberry jam. You can travel 30 minutes out of Adelaide to Hahndorf and pick some strawberries to take home it just costs around $5 per person. It's a very relaxing and calming way to spend an evening and the farm is beautiful and definitely worth visiting.


Swim with giant Tuna

This is one of Adelaide's newest attractions and was opened in 2017 – you can take a quick catamaran ride from the harbour to Granite Island and swim with giant bluefin tuna in this amazing in-sea aquarium. The tuna are massive with some being over 2.5m long. So if you're not too eager to get in the water with them you could always just feed them.

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