Adelaide's Holiday Bucket List

Adelaide is well-known as a foodie’s heaven with its fresh produce, vineyards and world-famous wines. Not to mention its sweeping white sanded beaches and the serene Adelaide Hills. But have you ever spent time in Adelaide Central?  There is so much to see and do, you will be kept busy for a week and not notice the time fly by.  Here we’ve selected our top five must-do activities in Adelaide to add to your bucket list.

Rundle Mall

Shop for a bargain in the famous Rundle Mall precinct or the famous Adelaide Markets.  Showcasing the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle, you will be spoilt for choice.  Home to more than 1,000 retailers, Rundle Mall is awake early and open 7 days a week. You will often see buskers and events in the mall to keep you entertained whilst shopping up a storm. With several cafes and restaurants within the immediate area, you can sit back and take a break while sipping your soy or chai latte, building up your stamina to hit the shops again.

Victoria Square Tarntanyangga

Pack a picnic lunch and head on down to Victoria Square Tarntanyangga.  The area, named after Princess Victoria and the traditional landowners of Kaurna country, Tarntayanyangga means ‘the dreaming place of the red kangaroo’.  Occasionally public events are held in the square which is located centrally to the city’s grid – of one square mile.  Surrounded by the Supreme, Magistrates and Federal Courts, the old Treasury Building now the stylish and accommodating Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury and the Adelaide Post office, this green mile is a place steeped in history and is a tranquil place to relax with the bustling city as the backdrop.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Located on North Terrace, the Art Gallery is a must visit.  Housing Australian Art and with the second largest collection in the country, it is the perfect place to soak in some culture and history.  With Australian Indigenous, colonial, British and Japanese art on display, you can spend hours immersing yourself in the creativity of true artists.

Adelaide Himeji Garden

Surrounded by gardens, you can take your pick of which one to visit.  Our favourite is the peaceful and quiet Himeji Garden.  Inspired by Japanese gardens in celebration of Adelaide’s sister city partnership with Himeji, the garden was designed and established in 1985. A favourite place for wedding photography, you can spend hours soaking in the natural beauty of this small yet beautiful garden oasis on the outskirts of Adelaide’s central business district.


Known for its world-famous international cuisine, Adelaide’s Chinatown district is a gustation delight.  Nestled in the Adelaide Central Business District, you won’t have to travel far to enjoy the cultural experience this district has to offer.  Littered with cafés, restaurants and street food stalls, you have a choice of fine dining, a quick bite or street-side snack. Select from Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Japanese, Indian or Korean cuisines and to ensure you get the full Chinatown experience, enter through the red wooden gates.

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