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What to See and Do in Adelaide

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What to See and Do in Adelaide


Adelaide Botanic Gardens
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8222 9311
Specialising in scientific and educational displays of ornamental plants, both exotic and native.

Adelaide Zoo
Frome Rd.
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8267 3255
Home to more than 3400 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in more than eight hectares of botanic surroundings.

Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8207 7000
Holds one of Australia's finest art collections in one of the country's most historic buildings.

Cleland Wildlife Park
Mount Loft Summit Rd.
Crafers SA 5152
08 8339 2444
Cuddle a koala and feed a kangaroo in the Adelaide Hills area of South Australia.

Haigh's Chocolates in Adelaide, Australia
Haigh's Chocolates

Haighs Chocolates
154 Greenhill Rd.
Parkside SA 5000
08 8372 7070
Learn how chocolate is made and then sample some of the beautiful delicacies.

Hahndorf Inn
Main St.
Hahndorf SA 5245
08 8388 7063
A great place for a meal, a drink and a rest in the German-inspired village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, about 20 minutes from the city centre.

Harris Smokehouse
37 Main Rd.
Hahndorf SA 5245
08 8388 7000
View the subtle techniques used in oak-smoking seafood in this lovely shop right in the heart of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

Herbig Family Tree and related Heritage Homestead
The Angaston Rd.
Springton SA
08 8568 2757
The Herbig Tree, located in Springton north of Mount Pleasant, is a must-see for visitors to the area. Desperately poor German immigrant Friedrich Herbig lived in the tree before building a real home for his family, which still stands nearby.

National Wine Centre of Australia
Corner Hackney and Botanic Roads
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8303 3355
The Wine Discovery Journey takes visitors on a step-by-step tour of the winemaking process.

St Peter's Cathedral
27 King William Rd.
North Adelaide SA 5006
08 8267 4551
One of Adelaide's best examples of classical neo-Gothic architecture. Open daily and admission is free.

Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary
Stock Rd.

Stirling SA 5152
08 8370 9197
See some of Australia's much-loved native wildlife, including the elusive platypus, in their natural environment.


Grant Burge Wines
Barossa Valley Way
Tanunda SA 5352
08 8563 3700
One of the top ten privately owned wine companies in Australia.

Jacobs Creek
Barossa Hwy.
Rowland Flat SA 5352
08 8521 3000
One of Australia's most celebrated wine-makers.

The Lane Vineyard
Ravenswood Lane
Hahndorf South Australia 5245
08 8388 1250

Mountadam Vineyards
High Eden Rd.
Eden Valley SA 5235
08 8564 1900
One of the highest vineyards in South Australia with spectacular views across Eden Valley.

The Lane Vineyard in Australia
The Lane Vineyard

Penfolds Barossa Valley Winery
Tanunda Rd.
Nuriootpa SA 5355
08 8568 9408
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, probably Australia's best known winemaker.

Peter Lehman Wines
Para Rd.
Tanunda SA 5352
08 8563 2100
One of Australia's most respected and innovative winemakers.

Yalumba Wines
Eden Valley Rd.
Angaston SA 5353
08 8561 3200
Another famous Australian winemaker.


South Australian Museum
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8207 7500
Six floors of exhibits including indigenous Australian collections.

Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
54 North Terrace
City West Campus, Adelaide SA 5000
08 8302 0870
Previously the UniSA Art Museum, the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art offers a program of changing exhibitions, with an emphasis on contemporary art, craft, architecture and design.


Central Market
Gouger St.
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8203 7203
A major tourist attraction in the center of the Adelaide CBD, they are the largest fresh produce markets in the southern hemisphere.

R.M. Williams
6 Gawler Pl.
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8232 3611
Australia's pioneering outfitter for cowboys and cowgirls.

Rundle Mall
Rundle St.
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8216 4000
Adelaide's main shopping mall with more than 600 retailers.


Life is a Cabernet Tours
25 North Blvd.
Adelaide SA 5000
08 8396 2233
Wine tours with a difference in South Australia.


Adelaide Hills
Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre
Main Rd.
Hahndorf SA 5245
A short drive from Adelaide the Adelaide Hills offers a huge variety of things to see and do.

Barossa Valley
Barossa Wine & Visitor Centre
66-68 Murray St.
Tanunda SA 5352
08 8563 0600
A great place to research where to go and what to see in the Barossa Valley.

Flinders Range
Flinders Ranges

Flinders Ranges Visitor Centre
Seventh St.
Quorn SA 5433
08 8648 6419
For a taste of the South Australian outback visit the Flinders Ranges, South Australia's largest mountain range, much of which is classified as national park. Explore the area in a 4WD or hike into the mountains on foot. The Flinders Ranges starts about 130 miles from Adelaide. You can even prospect for gemstones at the town of Coober Pedy, the "opal capital of the world."

McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre
Fleurieu Peninsula
Main Rd.
McLaren Vale SA 5171
08 8323 9944
The gateway to the magnificent Fleurieu Peninsula and a perfect starting point to begin your exploration of the McLaren Vale wine region.

A kangaroo in the wild on Kangaroo Island, Australia
Plan a Trip to Kangaroo Island
Located 75 miles south of Adelaide, Kangaroo Island is an undisturbed environment that has escaped many of the influences of European development. Due to this isolation, native animals like kangaroos thrive.




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(Updated: 09/10/12 CT)

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