What’s on in Adelaide

Make the most of your time in Adelaide and explore some of what this beautiful city has to offer. Below are just a few suggestions.

Walk by the River Torrens


There are several walking tracks along the River Torrens in the heart of the city.

Click here to see the map. 

Glenelg beach


Hop on the tram that stops outside the Adelaide Convention Centre and through the city down to beautiful Glenelg Beach.  Go for a stroll, a swim, grab a bite at the many restaurants on Jetty Road or at the Marina. 

Visit Tandanya


The National Aboriginal Cultural Institute Inc., Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre, trades as Tandanya.

Tandanya is a visionary and vibrant place for all to experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural expressions through the visual and performing arts.

Food. Ferment. Wine. CHEESEFEST


Australia’s biggest Cheese Festival and only Fermentation Festival has been combined into one location this Spring at Rymill Park.

Whether you’re a diehard foodie, or just want to have a picnic and enjoy the live music with some friends, this would make for a perfect Sunday activity.

Visit Cheesefest for more information.

Wine experience in the city


The National Wine Centre of Australia’s tour and tasting experiences are a great way to visit Australia’s wine regions for those without the time to head out to the destinations themselves.

Check out the Wine Discovery Journey taking you from the vine to the bottle, a sommelier hosted tasting, a masterclass or create your own experience with a wine flight from any of the 120 wines available for tasting every day.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens


In the heart of the city but another world away, explore the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and around the world. Spend some time among the 50 hectares of magnificently maintained gardens and stunning architecture.

Visit the Bicentennial Conservatory – Built in 1989, it’s the largest single span glasshouse in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s home to a number of endangered rainforest plants from subtropical and temperate forests in eastern Australia and abroad.

Or see The Palm House – an exquisite, painstakingly restored Victorian glasshouse imported from Bremen, Germany in 1875. It is thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence.

The Botanic Garden is also home to The Garden of Health, an iconic health and wellbeing demonstration garden (and a tranquil city retreat) with over 2,500 plants used to heal and promote wellbeing in western and non-western cultures

Mortlock Library


A must see highlight is the Mortlock Library that is often compared to a scene from Harry Potter’s Hogwarts.  The library will always have a number of interesting exhibitions on show.

South Australian Museum


Next to the Mortlock Library, the South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for over 150 years.  Today the Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.

For thrill seekers! Adelaide Oval roof climb


Be led along the impressive curved roofline of Adelaide Oval’s Western Stand by your Roof Climb leader before navigating your way across a narrow bridge to the southern Riverbank Stand.

OzAsia Festival


OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. It presents a bold and exciting line-up of boundary-pushing contemporary arts each year and is revered by audiences and critics alike.

Held annually over three weeks in spring, OzAsia Festival showcases the best theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, film, food and cultural events from across Asia.Foodies adore the Lucky Dumpling Market – the vibrant and ever-popular OzAsia Festival hub offering delicious food inspired by Asian cuisine, bars, and free entertainment throughout the festival.

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