Adelaide or “Radelaide” as the locals call it is the capital city of South Australia.
The Barossa Valley makes a great day trip if you want to sample some of Australia's best red wines including the internationally recognized Jacob's Creek. There's also plenty of adventure to be had from Kangaroo Island to the Nullarbor and Flinders Ranges.
Chances are you'll be passing through if you want to see Uluru in the Red Centre!
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There’s so much more to the Adelaide than the good cheap food it’s so famous for. For a start there’s the festival months of January, February and March that bring a montage of exciting and colourful events such as the Womad Music Festival, the car race festival Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Fringe Festival Adelaide, and Adelaide Festival. Each of these generate a buzz around town. The Fringe Festival alone runs for four weeks from mid February to mid March and takes over the city with 900 events.
You also have to remember that you are near some seriously good wine country including the Adelaide Hills, and Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale so make sure you get in a wine tour. If you are feeling more adventurous you can swim with dolphins, take a tour to beautiful King Island or head off on some great wilderness adventures out of town. First let's look at Adelaide itself.
Where To Start
The Central Markets and Gouger Street have a plethora of hip cafes for breakfast and lunch. If you’re only in town for a couple of days here’s what we recommend. Start out by visiting China Town and the Central Markets then catch the tram down to Glenelg Beach for a sunset and a beer. Next day visit the free South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia and then have a wonder in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Another good option is setting off for stroll down Rundle Street, Rundle Mall and Hindley Street.
If you love animials visit the pandas at Adelaide Zoo. If it’s native animals you want to see and hold the Cleland Wildlife Park is where you can hold a koala and pat kangaroos.
Coffee In the CBD
If you are shopping in the city and looking for a damn fine coffee try Please Say Please in Glenfell St and Coffee Branch in Leigh St.
$10 Lunch in Adelaide
So many amazing options. The Edinburgh Castle in Currie St is a fine example of where to find a great $10 lunch menu. Ricky’s Kitchen in China Town Food Court will also get you a fine feast of asian food for $10. China Towns restaurants and food courts offer an endless array of tasty, delicious and affordable meals. Another good asian option is the food court 77 in Rundle Place, try Warong which is excellent for Malaysian and Indonesian food. If you have a sweet tooth check out the creperie Le Carpe Diem in Grenfell St for excellent bargain pricedcrepes. Central Markets are an Adelaide favourite for buying and eating. Great atmosphere and right next door to China Town.
If pizza is your thing try Panacea on Halifax St have half price pizza between 12-6pm from Mon – Thurs if you dine in. Meat lovers should try The Burek Lounge for traditional East European food meat patties, sausage and steak. There’s also The Grill House Cafe which offers tasty East European food. The Prince Albert Hotel on Wright St is a nice old pub with $10 lunch menu from Mon to Fri. The Adelaide Uni Bar is one of the best value places in Adelaide. Lunches are all $10 or under every day, and $10 dinners Thurs and Fri. The charming Arab Steed Hotel on Hutt St have an excellent $10 lunchtime menu and a cool vibe. Mansions, on Pulteney St has loads lunchtime specials at $10 each including yum dishes like Panko Crumbed Prawns and Moroccan Chicken. The Rob Roy Hotel on Halifax St serve lunch specials burgers, schnitzels and pizza with their excellent whiskey selection.The Dog and Duck on Hindley St will get you a rump steak with chips and salad for $10. The Astor on Pulteney St for $10 you can have salt and pepper squid on Mondays or beef/chicken schnitzels on Fridays. The Duke of York has a good range of pizzas all under $10.
If you are up for a big night out with your mates we recommend The Duke on Currie Street, The Crown and Anchor on Grenfell Street, Woolshed On Hindley on Hindley Street, PJ O’Briens on East Tce and HQ night club on North Tce.
The Gov aka The Governor Hindmarsh is a a short 10 min tram ride and is a live music instituition in Adelaide. The Enigma Bar on Hindley Street has got your hard rock and heavy metal live music covered. Jive Bar and also Worlds End on Hindley street have great live music on the weekends.
Time For A Big Adventure
Adelaide is an excellent place to launch off on trips to some incredible parts of Australia. You can take a thrilling shark cage dive with the monsters off Port Lincoln. You can take an overnight bus to Alice Springs and spend a night before heading out on a 3 day 2 night adventure to visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. For the epic adventuring experience it’s worth thinking about doing the Nullarbor crossing from Adelaide to Perth. For many young travellers in Australia this is a rite of passage.