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Adelaide Holidays

Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia and a sophisticated, cultured city with a wealth of sights, experiences and plenty of sunshine (an average high of 29 degrees, in fact). Adelaide offers up sea, sand and city life in one elegant destination.

Explore city life

Days can be spent exploring the variety of shops that line cosmopolitan Rundle Street, or perhaps you’d prefer to take a stroll down the impressive, tree-lined North Terrace, home to many of the city’s historical and cultural centres, including the South Australia Museum, Botanic Gardens and Art Gallery of South Australia.

The Botanic Gardens are a tranquil oasis and the perfect place to take a break from the pace of city life. Explore the grounds to your heart’s content, taking in the restored 1875 Palm House, Bicentennial Conservatory and Amazon Waterlily Pavilion which is home to the impressive Victoria amazonica, the largest member of the waterlily family.

Escape the midday sun in the hushed calm of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Home to one of Australia’s best art collections, the building itself is worth visiting for its architectural beauty alone. However, there is some serious art to enjoy here too, with permanent exhibitions dedicated to Australian, Aboriginal, Asian, European and North American art, plus much more to boot.

The city’s Central Market is an experience not to be missed. You’ll find stallholders peddling their wares, excited chatter and delicious smells emanating from the nearby cafes and food courts – a great place to begin getting to grips with the city’s bustling food culture. With fresh vegetables, cheese, bread and much more on offer, foodies will be in paradise. Sample some of the ingredients you’ll see on offer in Adelaide’s numerous restaurants and cafes. This multicultural destination is a melting pot for world cuisine and you can enjoy a new dining experience on almost every corner.

Adelaide highlights

Once you’ve had your fill of pounding the city’s streets, soak up the sun on the white sands of Glenelg Beach, Adelaide’s most popular beach resort. You can also take to the sea on the Temptation, the first vessel in South Australia to be given a dolphin swim license. The Gulf St Vincent is home to over a thousand common and bottlenose dolphins and you’ll get the opportunity to share the sea with these intelligent and friendly creatures during your trip.

Spend warm evenings soaking up the vibrant city atmosphere, drinking in chic, tucked away bars or watching a show at one of the live music venues located around the city. It’s safe to say that there is always something going on in this eclectic destination, making it one of Australia’s most captivating cities.

With so many great restaurants in the city and vineyards in the surrounding countryside, Adelaide is the perfect place for foodies and wine lovers.
Paul, Travel Designer

What to do in Adelaide

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Recommended experiences

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There are 16 itineraries to choose from below. Use the filters to refine your options.

Ocean to Outback Highlights

15 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,469 per person

Combine the Northern Territory’s diverse ochre lands with the luscious wilderness of South Australia on this 15 day suggested itinerary.

Southern Highlights, Red Centre & Top End

22 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,189 per person

Discover some of South Australia’s most flavoursome wines, breath-taking sunrises and diverse national parks on this 19 day suggested itinerary.

Wildlife panorama

Wildlife Panorama

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £7,319 per person

Encounter some of Australia's most unique wildlife on this 23 day suggested itinerary. Experience the Ghan Rail, Kangaroo Island and spectacular Tasmania.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Rail journeys
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature

Red Centre, Wildlife & Wine Adventure

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,169 per person

Embark on an unforgettable journey on this 23 day adventure, highlighting the very best of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

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Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges Holidays

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