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Top 5 attractions in Adelaide CBD

Adelaide the capital city of South Australia on the banks of the River Torrens is a fun place that is known for its good food, excellent wine, many beaches and a laid back lifestyle that has made it one of the most livable cities in the world.


Victoria Square

Victoria Square or Tarndanyangga, the heart of Adelaide is bordered by state and federal government institutions, university campuses, commercial enterprises and hotels making it the busiest place in the city. Embellished with sculptures, fountains and green spaces it is an ideal space to take a break from a busy schedule. The square is currently undergoing refurbishment to add more public facilities. Located on the North Terrace in the heart of the CBD, Oaks Horizons offers a selection of self contained apartments that are ideal accommodation for short or extended city stays. As one of prominent hotels in Adelaide CBD, Oaks is the ideal place from which to enjoy the city and to conduct business.


The Adelaide Zoo

Located on Frome Road near the Torrens River, the second oldest zoo in Australia has a collection of more than 1,800 animals, birds and reptiles. The highlights of this extensive collection are an excellent representation of Australian wildlife including the endangered Tasmanian devil, primates from African and South East Asian Jungles and giant pandas. It is set in 8ha of beautifully landscaped botanic setting.


The Art Gallery of South Australia

Located on the cultural boulevard in North Terrace the gallery houses 38000 artworks from Australia, Europe, North America and South East Asia. Spanning periods from Ancient Rome to the present, its collection comprises of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery and furniture.


South Australian Museum

This museum houses over four million objects and specimens that keep growing as it uncovers new and old connections between the natural and the cultural world of Australia. Among the collections are aboriginal artefacts, an exotic mineral collection, fossils and sub fossils and an extensive biological science collection. The museum's library is an important source for researchers.


Rundle Street East

A great pedestrianised shopping street between Frome Street and East Terrace that has over 800 shops and 14 interconnected arcades. With department stores, boutiques and specialty stores, restaurants, bars and cafes this is the ideal place to spend a great day browsing the shops and enjoying its cafes and restaurants.