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Adelaide Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, May 2015

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Once known as the ‘city of churches’, Adelaide cast off its conservative veneer many years ago. These days it’s a multicultural city that’s deservedly proud of its cultural and arts scene, fabulous opportunities for great wine and food, and vibrant calendar of annual festive events. The River Torrens runs through Adelaide’s city center, and the wide tree-lined streets, green squares, lovely architecture and surrounding parklands set the scene for a relaxed, sophisticated and entertaining city experience.

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.

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Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Discover the rich heritage of the Barossa Valley on a guided full-day wine and food tasting tour. Though a small valley, Barossa is home to some of ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.03

2-Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Take two days to discover the wildlife of Kangaroo Island from Adelaide. You’ll see pelicans, sea lions, koalas and, of course, kangaroos, and experience the ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $479.28

Adelaide Super Saver: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour plus Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Over two days, see Adelaide’s major city-center attractions, plus visit the town of Hahndorf and South Australia’s renowned Barossa Valley! Ideal for ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $125.16

Adelaide City Tour with River Cruise and Adelaide Zoo Admission

4 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Take a 3-hour city tour with optional activities afterward to get to know Adelaide, a wonderful blend of old and new where historical buildings stand next to ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.61

Small-Group Kangaroo Island 4WD Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Travel to Kangaroo Island for the day to take a small-group wildlife safari by 4WD. You’ll see koalas, kangaroos and sea lions on Kangaroo Island, South ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $466.31

Adelaide Highlights and Hahndorf Tour with Optional River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Discover the highlights of Adelaide on this afternoon coach tour with an optional river cruise. Your guide shares facts about the city as you see landmarks in ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.42

5-Day Small-Group Eco-Tour from Adelaide: Flinders Ranges Outback

Head to the Flinders Ranges on a five-day eco-adventure from Adelaide. From a guided bushwalk in Wilpena Pound to seeing ancient rock art and touring a ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,140.96

Adelaide City Tour with Glenelg Tram and Lunch

Discover the landmarks of Adelaide on a full-day tour that includes an afternoon at your leisure in Glenelg. During your morning coach tour, your guide shares ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: Flexibile

From USD $80.13

Fleurieu Peninsula Craft Beer and Brewery 4WD Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Explore the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula’s hopping brew scene on this full-day beer tour led by an expert local guide who loves good suds and knows where to ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $151.87

Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

4 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover the beautiful scenery south of Adelaide and visit some of South Australia’s top attractions on this day trip to Victor Harbor. Travel through mountain ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.84

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