Day 1: Festival City
Adelaide’s festive center is the riverfront Adelaide Festival Centre, hosting the alternative fun of the February Fringe Festival and the classic concerts of the March arts festival. To get an idea of Adelaide’s riverside layout, take a morning sightseeing tour of the fine buildings lining lovely North Terrace. In March, the nearby Botanic Gardens provide the venue for music from near and far during the WOMADelaide world music festival. If you’re a sports fan, make the pilgrimage to catch a game of cricket at the pretty Adelaide Oval, with its Don Bradman cricketing collection.
Day 2: Foodie’s Favorite
Modern Australian cuisine combines fine local produce and French culinary techniques, with particularly spectacular results in Adelaide. To see how much the locals love their food, visit the lively Adelaide Central Market to browse artisan cheeses, bakery goods, seafood and seasonal produce. Chinatown is another good source of appetite-arousing aromas, with cheap and cheerful cafes as well as Asian fine dining restaurants. Nearby Gouger Street is a popular foodie locale, with standout Italian pizzerias and cafes.
Day 3: Further Afield
The source of all that food lovers’ fresh produce is right on Adelaide’s doorstep, including award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions. Wildlife lovers head south to Kangaroo Island, where seals, wallabies and sea lions frolic, and koalas graze on gum leaves. The mountain landscapes and villages have a German flavor in pretty Hahndorf, and the Fleurieu Peninsula combines seaside towns, riverboat history and McLaren Vale vineyards.
Reply by Viator, May 2013
Doing what: Kangaroo Island in a Day Tour from Adelaide
What a greay day!! could not asked for better value, went like clockwork with no complaints 10/10 Keith NSW.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Small-Group McLaren Vale Food and Wine Tour from Adelaide
The tour was very relaxed, giving us enough time at each winery. The wineries generally gave us the chance to choose wines rather than just having a limited, preselected group to taste. What was especially pleasant was the progressive meal, with a course at each winery, so that wine tasting was not overwhelming on an empty stomach. And the food was all delicious! The driver/guide Ross was very cheerful and made all of us comfortable. The small size of the group (12) was perfect to get to talk to an international group of people. Great day!
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: 2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide
The tour was excellent from start to finish and was a wonderful overview of a superb Island. The very best thing was our driver, Les, he was quite simply OUTSTANDING and you should cherish him!! On all our travels we have never had a more informed, friendly, humerous and talented guide. The hotel we stayed at also added to the great value for money of a well conceived tour. Congratulations Viator!