Is there anything to do in Adelaide?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/14/2021

Reading time: 2 mins

Adelaide has recently claimed legendary status in Australian travel, with vibrant art and festival scene, heritage architecture and world class food and wine sourced from the fertile regions surrounding the city.

Sunset Glenelg Pier, Adelaide

Adelaide has something for everyone, whether you are enjoying the revelry at WOMADelaide, meandering along the charming River Torrens or eating at one of the restaurants fine dining establishments, Adelaide has put itself on the map as one of Australia’s must-visit tourist gems!

So, when you ask if there is anything to do in Adelaide, you should be aware that once you get your answer you will probably start mentally planning your trip.

Let’s take a look at some of the things that makes Adelaide such a winner for travellers.

  • It’s Australia’s festival capital

    Adelaide is proudly home to both the Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide, two legendary festivals and must-sees for arts, dance and music lovers. The Adelaide Fringe is billed as “the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere” and to be fair, it really doesn’t seem like a stretch. The festival boasts a massive 6,000 artists performing some 1,200 shows, with audiences ranging from one person to 100 people in all kinds of weird and wonderful venues.

    WOMADelaide is more music and dance-centric but just as vibrant, offering an incredibly diverse selection of artists from across the world. The festival attracts 18,000 – 20,000 people a day, eager to see one of their favourite acts or an artist they have never heard before but are sure to love.

  • It’s the perfect walking city

    Adelaide is a small city that packs a lot of adventure, so it should come as no surprise that it makes for the perfect walking tour. Take a stroll along the charmingly quaint River Torrens, traversing Elders Park and stop in for breakfast or a coffee at Jolleys Boathouse cafe before continuing your stroll.

  • Head to the Hills

    The Adelaide Hills makes for the perfect escape from the city, with heritage towns, farmyard adventures and wineries aplenty. Start in the town of Hahndorf, world famous for its well-preserved German culture, before heading out for a day of the family at the Hahndorf Farm Barn. Next, head over to the Beerenberg Farm to pick up a bunch of goodies to take home with you after your incredible Adelaide adventure!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.