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Our Adelaide City branch is convenient to the CBD
Do yourself a favour and head on over to the capital city of South Australia. What was once a sleepy little town has since evolved over the years to become a bustling hub of world-class festivals, culture, fine dining and more.
Better yet, Adelaide is a gateway to the ever-popular Adelaide Hills, with its rich bounty of vineyards and wineries. If you’d prefer to keep things central, however, you can stroll around the belt of parkland that encircles the CBD on four sides. This city-locked slice of nature offers plenty of pleasant strolling options, and hugs the River Torrens along the northern boundary.
This coastal city has some truly stunning beaches along its outer suburbs. Take the 25-minute tram ride over to Glenelg and spend your day exploring this surprisingly energetic beachside neighbourhood. As the locals would say, if you haven’t walked out along Glenelg Pier to watch the sunset, have you even been to Adelaide?
Once you’ve finished walking amongst the heritage hotels, palm lined beaches and alfresco cafes, head south from Adelaide to Semaphore. Here you can partake in the ancient Aussie tradition of fish and chips on the beach while the kids frolic on the historic carousel with its 40 beautifully handcrafted horses.
The Adelaide Hills are considered one of the country’s best cool-climate wine regions – and for good reason. With something like 60 wineries and vineyards littering these rolling hills and patchwork of farmland, you can easily lose yourself for days amid this vino’s paradise.
To make the most of the detour, grab yourself a rental car and head to a few of the choice wineries available. Our recommendations include Bird in Hand, which is famous for its first-rate Shiraz. Also make sure to check out Hahndorf Hill, which is gaining hype for its efforts to pioneer popular Australian grape varieties.
Adelaide truly is the city of amazing events. While February and March are generally the most ‘happening’ times, there are many fantastic events staggered throughout the year. Notably, the Adelaide Fringe takes over the whole city, with comedy, cabaret and other acts popping up at theatres, galleries, and hotels throughout the area.
Another worthwhile experience is WOMADelaide, which transforms the popular Botanic Park into a four-day festival celebrating dance, art and music.
Adelaide’s strategic position between the ocean and thriving farmland means it has a bounty of fresh produce to sample. You just need to know where to look. Head to Adelaide Central Market to get your fill of fresh veggies and fruit, smoked meats, artisan cheeses, seafood and more. Make sure not to miss Island Pure, which showcases over 25 producers from the nearby Kangaroo Island, offering locally made honey, small-batch gin, and more!
What it lacks in size, Adelaide more than makes up for in personality, culture and relaxed vibes. Don’t miss this underrated city on your next Aussie holiday.