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Best Attractions in Adelaide

Not only is Adelaide the capital of South Australia but also a beautifully charming city you should explore, it has some of the best coastlines, enchanting national parks, buzzing art and culture scene and award-winning restaurants. Adelaide’s countryside is quite fascinating too, and if you enjoy the laid back lifestyle this city is just perfect for it.

Rundle mall – This is situated in the heart of the city and is a great place to start your trip. It has a large variety of places to shop from and a lot of eateries. Apart from that there are interesting things to look out for like a modern sculpture called Rundle mall balls, Rundle Mall Pigs and Adelaide Arcade so its a must go on a bright sunny day.

Himeji Gardens– This is a traditional styled Japanese garden, it’s got a very pleasant environment with flowers, plants, fishes, and turtles in the pond. A great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and sit and ponder on the thoughts of life.

Victoria Square -is a diamond-shaped square situated right across central market and Rundle mall this square It is a great place to learn about the history as its is filled with a lot of public institutions and cathedrals around it and has a Statue of Queen Victoria which in the middle of square thus definitely catches the eyes, the newly added water fountain add to the aesthetic of the place and is frankly a delight to see in Christmas covered in beautiful lights and decorations.

Cleland wildlife park -This is one of the most amazing Australian wildlife park, as you enter do not forget to buy treats for the animals as the park has a huge range of Australian animals like kangaroos, wallabies, and emu to see and feed. You can even take pictures with them. Adding to the fun here is holding a koala. It is most certainly worth visiting if you are an animal lover or if you have kids as they will love to experience this. The staff here are friendly and informative and can enlighten you about this park and the animals around.

North Terrace – Start your Adelaide tour from exploring this area. It is a mile long avenue and along the way there are museums, historical buildings, restaurants and cafes to look out for. With a rich history around this part of Adelaide you will be surprised by the number of important heritage buildings you will encounter. Have a look at Migration Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia or the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Central Market – This is a large marketplace for fresh produce, a must-visit especially if you are a foodie as there is a huge variety of products to choose from. Ideal for great breakfast and lunch options, this place has the aroma of baked goods in the air that will truly water your mouth so definitely worth going if you are in Adelaide.

Glenelg – Take a day out from the city to enjoy the marvellous beachside town of Glenelg. Here you can find restaurants, cafes, designer boutiques, historical buildings and sandy beaches to impress you. They have a cinema place called GU Film House which features six cinemas and trendy cafes apart from that you go even head to Marina Pier for an incredible view of the marina, delicious food and shopping.

Semaphore Beach – Tons of activities to do around this beachside precinct of Adelaide. You can opt for mini golf, cycle along the mesmerising path, enjoy some waterslides and water activities or unwind at the white sandy beach of Semaphore. Best part about this area is you don’t have to venture too out from the city to experience all of this, its just 20mins away from CBD.

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute – Adelaide’s oldest Aboriginal centre is worth a visit as it takes you back in time and enlightens you with stories, visual art, music and dancing. It’s free to visit as it wants to encourage people to know more about the Aborginal tribe. 

Adelaide Gaol – Around 300,000 convicts were prisoned in this Gaol and being one of the oldest buildings in South Australia it has some oddly horrifying stories. You can take a ghostly tour or take part in a paranormal workshop. Either way it will be one crazy experience.

Apart from these attractions you should even consider climbing the Adelaide Oval and reward yourself with stunning views of the city. Visiting the Adelaide Zoo is also a good option if you have kids or you are an animal lover or you can even head too MegaAdventure where you can play a game of tennis in the sky, along with over 70 more sky challenge obstacles, doesn’t that sound like fun?.

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