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A List of Iconic Places to Visit in Adelaide During Your Stay – Plan your itinerary

Adelaide is South Australia's most populous coastal city! While you're in Adelaide, there are plenty of things to do and see, to make your holiday one to remember.


Adelaide Botanic Gardens

In the very heart of the city centre, you'll come across Adelaide Botanic Gardens, which is over 50 hectares of stunning lush greenery. You can opt to spend the whole day or a couple of hours surrounded by the fascinating flora and fauna, while you tour areas such as a formal rose garden, three glasshouses, the wetlands, looking at Amazonian water lilies or Madagascan palms. Adelaide Botanic Gardens was opened in 1857 and the vision of the gardens was to relay to the public the importance of plants and how they shape our future. Apart from the beautiful flowers and greenery, you will also find many historic buildings located within the gardens.


Adelaide Central Markets

Close to many hotels in Adelaide city, the likes of Avani Adelaide Residences, one of the best places to visit is the Adelaide Central Markets. Boasting over 70 vendors, all selling fresh produce, meats and cheeses, seafood, baked goods and handmade items, you can spend a good few hours browsing through all there is to offer. If you're not very interested in the shopping side of things, Adelaide central market is also a great place to grab something to eat, as it hosts a variety of cafes and food stalls serving cuisine from all around the world. This destination is a must-visit, as it is the oldest food market in Australia.


Mount Lofty

If you want to ride a bike through some picturesque areas, then Mount Lofty is where you need to go! With a variety of activities such as hiking and biking, the stunning view is worth all the effort. Even simply just taking a walk is a treat, as there is a gift shop and coffee shop to curb your caffeine cravings at the top.


Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia is where the history buffs, art lovers and world culture enthusiasts unite! Boasting one of Australia's best art collections, this is Adelaide's top tourist attraction that must not be missed. From aboriginal pieces to colonial and modern paintings, this museum is a treat for creative and artistic individuals. Every room in the gallery has a theme of its own, each cleverly and carefully curated. You'll be wowed by the impressive collection of over 40,000 pieces of art!


Tour the Historic City Centre

The best way to get acquainted with the history of Adelaide and its historic sites is to embark on a self-guided walking tour! You can pick up a map at the visitor information centre and walk at your very own pace, as you witness some of the oldest buildings in the city. Some of the buildings which are a part of this tour are the Parliament House, the Festival Theatre, Town Hall, the Darling Building, Victoria Square and much more.