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Things to do in Adelaide


1. Adelaide Central Market

With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round.

The Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafes and eateries. With over 9 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market remains Adelaide’s premier food destination for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce.

Visit the Adelaide Central Market Website to find out more.



2. Adelaide Botanic Garden

Situated just a short walk from Rundle Mall, the Botanic Gardens recently celebrated their 150th birthday and are a much-loved part of the City of Adelaide. With towering trees and stunningly landscaped grounds, the gardens are a peaceful haven with many secluded spots.

The Gardens include both native and exotic plants, with highlights including the Amazon Waterlilies and the Wollemi pine.

Visit the Adelaide Botanic Garden Website for more information.



3. Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval is a sports ground in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. The venue is predominantly used for cricket and Australian rules football but has also played host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, tennis among other sports as well as regularly being used to hold concerts. described Adelaide Oval as being “one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia, if not the world”. After the completion of the grounds most recent redevelopment in 2014, sports journalist Gerard Whateley described the venue as being “the most perfect piece of modern architecture because it’s a thoroughly contemporary stadium with all the character that it’s had in the past”.

Adelaide Oval has been headquarters to the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) since 1871 and South Australian National Football League (SANFL) since 2014. The stadium is managed by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (AOSMA). Its record crowd for cricket was 55,317 for the Second Ashes Test on 2 December 2017 and its record crowd for an Australian rules football match was 62,543 at the 1965 SANFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide and Sturt.

Find out more at the Adelaide Oval Website.



4. Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia is one of several major cultural institutions that line North Terrace between Kintore Avenue and Frome Road. It’s fine classical building, with colonnaded portico, opened in 1900. This section of the building is now known as the Elder Wing, named after the Gallery’s first major benefactor, Sir Thomas Elder. Additions to the building followed in 1936, 1962, 1979 and 1996.

The mission of the Art Gallery of South Australia is to serve the South Australian and wider communities by providing access to original works of art of the highest quality. Through the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, publications, education and public programs, AGSA seeks to become part of the daily life of Australians – to champion art, artists and ideas.

Visit the Art Gallery of South Australia Website for more information.



5. Adelaide Zoo

Zoos SA proudly runs Australia’s second oldest zoo, Adelaide Zoo. It’s a relaxing green city oasis and vibrant sanctuary that gives you the feeling of stepping into another world. It’s full of diversity, colour and unique things to see and do. It offers an intimate zoo experience speckled with elements of curiosity, fantasy, fun and surprise. More than 3,000 exotic and native animals call Adelaide Zoo home and enjoy eight hectares of beautiful botanic surrounds.

Zoos SA is a conservation charity with more than 45,000 members. We are a long established and treasured part of the South Australian community, having shared the wonder of our zoos since 1883. Our purpose is to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Our aspiration is to lead and inspire conservation action to support global biodiversity.

Visit the Adelaide Zoo Website for more information.



6. South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for over 150 years. It is a place where families can learn and grow together. 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 more information visit the South Australian Museum Website.


7. Rundle Mall

The Rundle Mall Precinct is the heart of South Australian retail, circulating the freshest of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food into the City of Adelaide. Bounded by the southern side of North Terrace, the eastern side of King William Street, the northern side of Grenfell Street and the western side of Pulteney Street, the precinct has Rundle Mall as its centrepiece. With such a strategic position for tourists and locals alike, Rundle Mall lies in close proximity to the city’s cultural highlights such as Government House, Adelaide Central Market, East End’s Rundle Street and the West End’s medical, educational and entertainment precincts.

More information available at the Rundle Mall website.