Visit Central Adelaide
The city of Adelaide is a vibrant, thriving city that maintains its friendly small town character. Shaped by political, civil and religious freedom, the city has grown to house heads of government and commerce, and celebrates its multiculturalism with a full calendar of events and festivals.
The Adelaide Festival of Arts, held every two years, is a four week festival that is widely considered to be among the world’s best. Experience a ‘Symphony under the Stars’ or the delightful Opera in the Park, and enjoy alfresco movies on the lawns of the Botanical Gardens.
Rich in art and cultural experiences, Adelaide’s cultural boulevard – North Terrace, is the home to the State Library, Museum, Art Gallery and Migration Museum, as well as the Adelaide University. Learn about the culture and history of the region’s indigenous people at the Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in the Museum.
The Zoological Gardens, just a few minutes walk from the city centre, specialises in breeding endangered species, and exhibiting rarely seen native animals. The Tate Museum displays a fascinating collection of minerals and fossils and features a collection of memorabilia from explorations of the Antarctic.
A number of specialist displays are featured at the South Australian Police Museum, highlighting the history of policing and the military. The South Australia's Theatre Museum represents the rich history of performance arts in the state, and features fascinating displays including posters, photographs, puppets, costumes and masks from diverse fields such as ballet, opera, drama, radio, circus and the unique vaudeville.
The Adelaide Hills, just minutes from the city, offers a delightful selection of award-winning wineries and gourmet food producers. Take a tour and explore Adelaide’s backyard, the Barossa and Clare Valleys, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale. Meet the winemakers, sample exquisite wines and dine on the finest local produce in Australia’s most beautiful and vibrant wine region.
Visit Warrawong Sanctuary and discover endangered species like potoroos and bettongs in their natural surroundings, an even more special experience when you take part in a twilight walk.