Renowned as the Festival City, Adelaide’s lifestyle reflects its residents’ insatiable appetite for good living. It’s a lifestyle South Australians love to share with visitors - one that combines great wine, fresh local food and some of the best metropolitan beaches in Australia with a beautiful parkland setting - all in view of the picturesque Adelaide Hills.
North Terrace – Adelaide’s 'cultural boulevard' is home to some of the nation’s grandest treasure houses, including the renowned Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australian Museum, which holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Aboriginal artifacts.
Adelaide Central Market – take a tour of the oldest fresh produce market in Australia - an exhilarating United Nations of food where fine regional and gourmet produce is sold by passionate stallholders.
Endless beaches – a short tram ride from the city centre are the gleaming white sands of Glenelg, where you can join a cruise to swim with wild dolphins. From here the coastline stretches away to the north and south – with many more pristine metropolitan beaches ripe for discovery.
Aboriginal culture – take a walking tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden with an Aboriginal guide, and learn all about 'bush tucker'.
Wining & dining – Penfolds Magill Estate is the trusted guardian of Australia’s most famous wine, the legendary Grange. Take a tour and tasting before dinner, in front of one of the best views in town.
A 20-minute drive from the city centre brings you to the Adelaide Hills – full of cosy townships, dramatic bushland, rich pasture and sweeping vineyards, all of which combine to make for some truly stunning scenery.
Cleland Wildlife Park – cuddle a koala and walk among the kangaroos.
Bridgewater Mill — enjoy a leisurely lunch at at one of Australia’s finest restaurants.
Hahndorf – Australia’s oldest German settlement is a great spot for stroll and a hearty meal. It’s also home to The Cedars, the original house, gardens and studio of Australia’s celebrated artist, Sir Hans Heysen.
Located just a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is a true coastal playground, and home to some of the best food and wine in the country.
McLaren Vale – this famed wine region is known for its stunning red wines, its rich tapestry of orchards, almond and olive groves, lush pastures and delicious local cheeses.
Coast and Beaches – the many beaches along the Peninsula range from family-friendly shallows to rugged coves perfect for surfing. At Victor Harbor, visitors can also find Little Penguins on Granite Island, and Southern Right Whales from May to October.
Bushwalking – Bushwalking is superb on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Take a hike on the Heysen Walking Trail in Deep Creek Conservation Park to enjoy some astonishing views.
For further information and holidays ideas for South Australia visit: www.southaustralia.com