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Visiting Adelaide

Adelaide, often referred to as the 'City of Churches', offers a blend of historic charm, modern elegance, and a unique cultural fabric, making it a must-visit in Australia. Seize the chance during your conference downtime to explore this captivating city that boasts a vibrant arts scene, scenic landscapes, and exquisite cuisine.

Adelaide Sightseeing

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Historic and Cultural Sights

Adelaide Botanic Garden: A green oasis in the city's heart, this garden showcases a vast collection of flora from Australia and around the world. Don't miss the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Palm House.

Adelaide Oval: One of Australia's most iconic sports stadiums, it offers behind-the-scenes tours that showcase its rich history, especially for cricket and Australian rules football enthusiasts.

Migration Museum: This museum tells the stories of immigrants who've shaped South Australia, providing insight into the state's diverse cultural heritage.

St Peter's Cathedral: An iconic Gothic Revival church with stunning architecture and a serene atmosphere.

Port Adelaide: A historic area known for its well-preserved colonial buildings, maritime museums, and the chance to spot local dolphins.

Nature and Wildlife

Cleland Wildlife Park: Just a short drive from Adelaide's city centre, visitors can get up close with Australian wildlife, including kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies.

Himeji Gardens: A tranquil spot in the city, these gardens reflect traditional Japanese landscaping techniques and are perfect for a peaceful retreat.

Shopping, Food and Drink

Central Market: One of the oldest markets in Australia, visitors can sample a variety of fresh produce, artisanal foods, and international cuisines.

Rundle Street: Filled with an array of cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops, this bustling street is a great place to enjoy Adelaide's vibrant culinary scene.

Rundle Mall: As Adelaide's premier shopping district, it's home to hundreds of stores, boutiques, and the famous Rundle Mall Pigs, a set of four bronze pig sculptures that have become icons of the city.

Adventures and Activities

River Torrens Linear Park Trail: Ideal for both walkers and cyclists, this scenic trail stretches along the River Torrens, offering picturesque views and spots to relax.

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute: As Australia's oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre, it offers a deep dive into Indigenous Australian arts, performances, and cultural presentations.


Art Gallery of South Australia: Situated on North Terrace, this iconic gallery houses one of the country's best art collections, with pieces ranging from ancient artifacts to contemporary artworks. The ever-changing exhibitions ensure every visit feels fresh, while the permanent collection is an enduring testament to the gallery's quality. Entry is generally free, though certain exhibitions may carry an admission fee.

JamFactory: Located in Adelaide's West End, JamFactory is both a gallery and a hub for design and craftsmanship. It showcases innovative and contemporary visual arts, crafts, and design, with a special focus on Australian artists. Besides its exhibitions, visitors can watch artisans at work in the studios.


The Festival Theatre: Nestled on the banks of the River Torrens, this theatre is the heart of Adelaide's performing arts scene. Regularly hosting international and national performances, from ballet to Broadway, it's a must-visit for any theatre lover.

The Bakehouse Theatre: Located in the CBD, this intimate venue showcases a mix of contemporary, classic, and experimental theatre, shining a spotlight on both established and emerging Australian talents.

Adelaide Repertory Theatre: Known as the 'Rep', this is one of the oldest theatre companies in the southern hemisphere. Based at the Arts Theatre on Angas Street, they offer a diverse program throughout the year, from dramas to comedies.

Day Trips

For those eager to see more of South Australia:

Barossa Valley: Just an hour's drive from Adelaide, this world-famous wine-producing region is a haven for connoisseurs. Wine tours, tastings, and gourmet dining await amidst a picturesque landscape.

Kangaroo Island: Accessible via a short ferry ride, the island is a hotspot for wildlife, offering encounters with kangaroos, sea lions, and more. Its pristine beaches, rugged coastlines, and national parks make it a perfect escape.

Adelaide Hills: A mere 20 minutes from the city, the Hills offer a refreshing respite. Explore quaint towns, indulge in local produce, or wander the lush Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

Glenelg: Reachable via a tram ride from the city, Glenelg beach is an ideal spot for relaxation, offering golden sands, a bustling jetty, and a host of dining and shopping options.

In all, Adelaide promises a delightful mix of experiences, ensuring memories you'll cherish long after your visit.

Further Information on Visiting Adelaide

To help plan your trip, we’ve put together a guide to the wonderful city of Adelaide and wider South Australia. Use this guide to find out more about where you will be visiting and what you have to look forward to. Follow the links and pencil in a few activities to enjoy in your free time: