While Sydney and Melbourne might get all the attention, for those who do visit South Australia, Adelaide is truly a memorable outing. The city has many a delight to offer with both beautiful hills and an inviting coastline being a part of its timeless charm. Here are eight of the best attractions that Adelaide has to offer.
This is the second oldest zoo in all of Australia and housing over 300 species of birds, mammals and reptiles; it is a wonderful way to get a glimpse of the wildlife in the country without having to travel long and hard.
If you look at most tours to Australia, then a mention of the Barossa Valley is something that you will inevitably find. The best known wine region of the entire country, it is the perfect getaway for those who love that perfect glass of wine.
Adelaide Hills and Mt. Lofty
Located 15km away from the city itself, Mt. Lofty and the Adelaide Hills offer the most panoramic view of the entire city and will give you a great opportunity to enjoy some long walks among the lush, green mountains.
Adelaide Oval and the Bradman Collection
Irrespective of which region of the world you come from, if you are in Australia then you cannot escape Cricket, its national sport. A trip to the world’s most picturesque Test Cricket Ground and a visit to the museum that holds the memorabilia of the ‘Greatest Australian Ever’, Sir Don, is an absolute must.
South Australian Museum & National Railway Museum
Further understand the history of the Australian Aboriginal tribes and explore the traditions of the region and how the nation has been transformed with colonial settlement at the South Australian Museum. The National Railway Museum is worth a visit as well if you are a train aficionado.
Among the many inviting beaches of the region Glenelg Beach is the most popular. You get a lot more than just fun on the beach and surfing on the waves here as scores of restaurants and shopping malls will endlessly keep you busy.
45 minutes away on a ferry from the city of Adelaide, the third largest island of Australia is a must visit if you are already in the region. Kangaroo Island is a world in itself and will woo you with unusual wildlife and breathtaking natural formations.
Sporting the largest single-span glass house in the southern hemisphere, the Botanic Gardens allow you to get lost in a world of floral beauty. An international rose garden, giant water lilies and a lot more ensure that you have a truly refreshing experience.