Things to do in Adelaide
Adelaide is a great place for artists to get creative. If you want to check out the latest exhibition, watch artists blow glass in their workshop, or shop for some artwork, head to Jam Factory on Morphett Street and then wander along the North Terrace to check out Government House, Art Gallery of South Australia and Adelaide Botanic Garden.
The Art Gallery of South Australia offers an eclectic mix of both old and new art housed within its stunning colonial-style walls. General admission is free and the artworks on display give a sense of South Australia’s strong artistic heritage as well as displaying a strong collection of works from Europe, North America and Asia, numbering some 38,000 works.
Every good city has a zoo to write home about and while Adelaide Zoo might be small compared to those in Australia's larger cities, it makes up for it by offering a diverse array of animals. The main drawcard is the giant pandas – Adelaide is the only place in Australia where you can get up close with these cute and cuddly creatures, so if you’re mad for pandas just come to Adelaide and save yourself the overseas trip!
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Known locally as Central Market, this downtown destination is God's gift to gourmands - stuffed full to bursting with all manner of delicious cheeses, cured meats, seafood, fresh produce and dried goods. Perfect to make up a picnic or sample your way to gourmet heaven.
If you do like to be beside the seaside, hop on a historic tram to the charming ocean-bound village of Glenlg - a 25-minute ride from Adelaide's city centre. Nosh on fish and chips and soak up the European ambience and salty air.
The family-run Haigh's Chocolates is famous all around Australia for its creamy milk chocolate and giant chocolate frogs. If you worship at the altar of cacao, make a visit to Haigh's Chocolate Factoryin Adelaide a priority.
Full of Australia's most famous wineries and vineyards, the Barossa Valley really needs no introduction. You already know this is the spot to sample rouge varietals and pair your drops with German smallgoods and boutique cheeses on a day trip or longer stay.
The main retail destination of the South Australian capital, make your way around 3 department stores, 15 shopping arcades and 700 retailers in and around Rundle Mall. Adelaide's pedestrian mall in the city centre is full of heritage and surprising art too.