Thinking about a trip to explore the city of churches?
Make a long weekend of the 2019 Liveable Cities Conference and check out these exclusive sights you’ll only see in Adelaide.
5. National Wine Centre of Australia
Next to sport, cellar doors are what South Australia is famed for – and with a range of world-class wine regions on the city’s doorstep, no trip to Adelaide is complete without a trip to check out the best on offer. Also known as the Wine Centre, the National Wine Centre of Australia is centred in the city’s botanic gardens, featuring a collection of Australia’s finest wines. As you taste your way through the selections on offer, the Centre also offers wine lovers the opportunity to learn more about the winemaking process.
Jump on the tram for a 25-minute journey to one of Adelaide’s most popular tourist destinations. A quick escape from Adelaide city, Glenelg is a picturesque beachfront village, drawing crowds in for a day by the water. Rich in history, this sight is also the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia.
Spend time checking out the sidewalk cafes, boutique stores and lively entertainment venues scattered by the esplanade or cast a fishing line off the pier. Kids will also enjoy The Beachhouse, an amusement park featuring bumper cars, ferris wheel and waterslide.
3. Adelaide Gaol
Having housed 300,000 inmates since 1841, Adelaide Gaol boasts a significant history as one of the two oldest public buildings in Adelaide. A tour of the gaol will enable you to discover more about Adelaide’s penal history, stories of the prisoners and what life was like behind bars. If you’re up for an adventurous twist, Adelaide Gaol also offers night time ghost tours, where you can be spooked hearing of the Gaol’s paranormal activity.
2. Haigh’s Chocolate Factory
Complement your wine tasting with a tour of Haigh’s chocolate factory, famed among Adelaide citizens and visitors alike for its legendary status in the world of all things sweet. From cacao bean through to decadent truffles, a free tour of Haigh’s will take you through the chocolate making process – with a few free samples along the way.
1. Adelaide Central Market
Home to over 70 traders offering a selection of the finest foods, Adelaide Central Market is the premiere destination to explore the best of the city’s multicultural cuisine, fresh produce and gourmet goods. With 9 million visitors a year, this bustling marketplace is home to a wide selection of fruit and vegetables, cheeses, artisan bread, smallgoods and health foods.
Officially opening in 1870, Adelaide Central Market has transformed into one of South Australia’s most visited tourist attractions. Spend a few hours navigating around colourful lanes and broadways and find out what all the fuss is about.