Adelaide is perhaps Australia’s most elegant city with architecturally beautiful churches, charming sandstone buildings, and rambling blue stone bungalow style houses made for cool living in the hot climate. In fact, the whole city is listed on Australia’s National Heritage list as a place of historic significance. Adelaide has beautiful parklands and gardens as well as just the right number of funky bars and cafes, bringing its urban villages to life. If you’re thinking about relocating to Adelaide, here are 5 cool things you’ll to get to visit whenever you want as a local.
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide almost functions as the tasting platter for South Australia. The state is known for its excellent produce as well as wines, and there is no better place to sample the delights than the Adelaide Central Market. The first market was held on the site in 1869 and it has grown exponentially over the years to become a beloved grocery shopping destination for the locals, plus you can eat there too!
North Terrace Cultural Precinct
Adelaide’s North Terrace is the city’s cultural heart. Home to the State Library, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Migration Museum and the Museum of South Australia, together these institutions protect and share some of Australia’s greatest treasures in its collections.
National Wine Centre of Australia
South Australia is responsible for more than half of Australia’s total wine production and the National Wine Centre is a great place to explore the state’s impressive wine industry. Australia’s largest tasting room is on site with more than 120 wines on hand for sampling and wines from all over the state available for purchase.
The foodie experience is at its best in Rundle Street with many of Adelaide’s best restaurants and bars all focused in one vibrant precinct. The Rundle Street precinct offers the best of the city’s multicultural dining as well as classic Australian gastro pub dining, craft beers and of course the best of South Australian wines.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
The city has an abundance of parklands but the Botanic Gardens are by far the finest. Home to the oldest glasshouses in the southern hemisphere, the gardens also have wonderful collections of both European and native Australian fauna. There are plenty of shady places to sit of course and well maintained examples of various Australian habitats. It’s also a great place to stay cool in the summer.
Our comprehensive Adelaide city guide contains everything you need to know about Adelaide and more. From its sights and attractions, to how to get around, we also give you an overview of the suburbs to help you decide where to live, for whatever stage of life you’re in.