Australia has a range of attractions and activities for both those who call the country home and visitors. With a land mass the size of US and one of the world’s largest populations, residents and tourists alike kind find themselves partaking in a number of activities. The beaches are host to not only surfing but amazing scuba diving, and inland you can find yourself hiking, biking, and going on off-road desert adventures. Among Australia’s diverse cities, Adelaide sits nestled along the coast and is South Australia’s largest city.
Adelaide is more than a seaside destination for beach bums and those who just like to hang out by the water. It is also one of Australia’s quaint locales with some hidden gems that can make living, working, or visiting the city worth the travel.
Continue reading to find out all that the great city of Adelaide has to offer so you can make the most of your time in the South Australian capital.
Where To Stay?
Adelaide’s hospitality industry is large and diverse and able to cater to the throngs of tourists and visitors that want to explore South Australia. In addition to the many hotels, Adelaide has accommodations that can meet any budget. With accommodations that can cater to both long and short-term visits, you can easily find something suitable for both work and play.
For those staying in the city for a while, consider one of the many beautiful Adelaide serviced apartments that come fitted out with a fully equipped kitchen. For those who want to really experience the adventure of Adelaide, consider reserving space in any of its hostels. If you want to jaunt into the city for a quick fix, these hostels are both comfortable and inexpensive. Then, there is the charm of the various Airbnbs that make up the terrain, which can bring a different more homely flavour to the trip.
What To Do In Adelaide?
Adelaide offers visitors a variety of activities to enjoy and is a city that can pretty much accommodate the needs of the very cultured to the extreme sports enthusiasts. Those who want to spend their time pouring over the rich history and art of the city can visit any number of museums that dot the city.
Water, Wine And Wildlife
If you want to spend your day on the water, the city has a number of beaches great for surfing like Glenelg. Or just hang out and watch the sunset with the locals on the boardwalk in Semaphore.
Want to get up close with some Aussie wildlife? Why not take a trip to Kangaroo Island to hang out with seals, penguins, whales and dolphins and – kangaroos! If that isn’t your cup of tea, take a day trip out of the city to the outstanding wineries of the Barossa Valley or the Clare Valley to experience and enjoy some of the best Shiraz in the world.
Outback Adventures Await
Want to get out into the Outback? From Adelaide, you can easily head to the mighty Flinders Ranges for the weekend and be blown away by the natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound. Or heading west, cross the Nullarbor Plain, a vast flat treeless expanse and a quintessential experience of the Aussie Outback.
Why not make a road trip on the iconic Stuart Highway and head into the red centre to check out some quirky outback towns like Glendambo and Coober Pedy? From Adelaide, this is all easily accessible.
Great Ocean Road
For those who want to pack more than one activity into their Adelaide adventure, consider booking a tour that can take you from Adelaide to another one of Australia’s major destinations – Melbourne. While en route, you can actually enjoy the majestic views of the iconic Great Ocean Road, the most famous road trip route in the country. Or rent a car and do it yourself – even better!
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The city of Adelaide provides visitors and residents with a vast array of activities to satisfy any adventurer. From morning to night, you can find yourself consumed by the art, culture, history. More importantly, the city has one of the most vibrant night lives promising visitors a diverse range of eating and imbibing establishments. The best thing about the city is you can pace yourself and soak up the adventure by taking in the splendour and beauty, one day trip at a time.
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