Adelaide combines exceptional food and wine with art, culture, shopping and fantastic weather. There is a sense of freedom here - of movement, of expression, of thought. It's not only the gateway to some of Australia's best wine regions, but the city centre is surrounded by parklands and a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, boutique shops, cosy cafes and buzzing restaurants.
Whether you’re in Adelaide for a short-stay or a good long while, make the most of your time in this wonderful place with these suggested itineraries. Compiled by locals who know and love Adelaide, you’ll find hot tips on seeing Adelaide’s top sights, activities and things to do including 48 Hours in Adelaide, Fun for Free and Family Fun.
In January, the City of Adelaide Tour Village is located in Victoria Square, opposite race host hotel, Hilton Adelaide. Find out more about Adelaide.
Taste some of Australia's best cool-climate wines, food and produce straight from nature's top shelf in the Adelaide Hills. More than 60 cellar doors are dotted among vineyards and fruit orchards, with a perfect climate for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Lose yourself in the land of the long lunch while the riders race up the winding hills.
Find out more about the Adelaide Hills.
The Barossa is home to some of the world’s most lauded vineyards. Be consumed in our gourmet capital, the Barossa. Taste unique, full bodied wines and feast on South Australia's best produce. The professional riders will fly through the region but you'll want to slow down and experience all that you can. Find out more about the Barossa.
Escape to the charmingly secluded Clare Valley. Hide away in a bed and breakfast or venture out to explore the rolling countryside. Taste the best locally grown produce served in beautiful historic buildings. Find the magic, and a little romance, in the Clare Valley. Find out more about the Clare Valley.
From coming face-to-face with the ocean’s most feared predator (in the safety of a shark cage of course) to swimming with dolphins and sea lions, your adrenaline will be pumping on the Eyre Peninsula. The Eyre Peninsula is Australia's seafood frontier and is renowned as one of the finest fishing areas in Australia, boasting plentiful and varied catches. Find out more about the Eyre Peninsula.
With everything from whale watching to beer and wine tasting; beautiful beaches to biplane acrobatics; the Fleurieu Peninsula is Adelaide’s coastal playground. Grab some fish and chips and catch the race as it whizzes past through Willunga, Aldinga and McLaren Vale. Find out more about the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Flinders Ranges and Outback
A trip to the Flinders Ranges is something everyone should experience; it will change the way you look at the world. The country is full of think, gnarled gum trees, stony reeks, ruins of farms left by pioneers and incredible vista views of the mountains. A cyclist's dream, the Flinders Ranges is home to parts of the adventurous Mawson Trail, weaving its way from Wilpena Pound to Blinman. Find out more about the Flinders Ranges and Outback.
Minutes from the mainland, but a million miles away, Kangaroo Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and natural, rugged beauty. It's the perfect place to disconnect from the world and reconnect with what and who is truly important to you. Find out more about Kangaroo Island.
The Limestone Coast is the perfect roadtrip destination. Formed by tonnes of marine life falling to the sea floor, the Limestone Coast is book-ended by rivers. The coast heads south from the Coorong and east to the Glenelg River. It's a treasure trove of natural wonders. Find out more about the Limestone Coast.
Murray River, Lakes and Coorong
Whether you want to relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday or explore Australia’s greatest waterway, the choice is yours. See wildlife up close, head into the mallee scrub for a 4WD adventure, experience Aboriginal culture and history or just relax on a leisurely houseboat holiday, you'll definitely find time to pause and play. Find out more about the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong.
Clock on to river time. Stop wherever and whenever you want; eat when you’re hungry; drink when you’re thirsty; sleep whenever you feel like it. That’s about as complicated as your itinerary needs to be in the Riverland. Set your own pace and find out more about the Riverland.
With the waters of Gulf St Vincent on the east and Spencer Gulf on the west, fresh seafood is everywhere you turn along this 700 kilometres of coastline. Dine on blue swimmer crabs, crayfish or scallops plucked fresh from the sea, or try your luck at catching your own fish from a jetty. Find out more about Yorke Peninsula.