Adelaide

Travel Guide
Adelaide Central Business District

Nestled between the ocean and the Adelaide Hills, the South Australian capital is a hive of creativity, historical wonder and culinary delights.


Adelaide has a distinctly European flair, with locals who are passionate about their food, wine, art and music. The city has long been a destination for immigrants. Today, Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million people. The surrounding regions are among Australia’s finest producers of food and wine, and the city is the home of many international arts and sporting events.

Adelaide’s climate is similar to the Mediterranean, so it’s no wonder that there are a bounty of outdoor activities. Lush gardens and parkland surround the city grid. Enjoy a picnic at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or jump on a tram to one of Adelaide’s city beaches. Take a trip down a water slide at The Beachhouse or swim with the dolphins in Glenelg, one of Adelaide’s must-see neighbourhoods.


The small German settlement villages of Hahndorf and Lobethal are nestled in the Adelaide Hills, just a short drive from the city. Many German immigrants still live in the hills, and the architecture, customs and food reflect their influence. Head to the region to sample offerings from some of Australia’s finest wine producers. McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley are among the areas that have led South Australia to be recognized as an internationally renowned wine region.


Watch one of Adelaide’s two Australian Football League teams compete, a must for any sports fan. In the summer, take in the first race of the international cycling season at the Tour Down Under. If visiting during February and March check out the Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide, Australia’s biggest festival of world music. Loved by musicians around the world, the city has been the subject of songs by Australian favorite, Paul Kelly, and American piano-rocker Ben Folds, both of whom have called Adelaide home.


Get some retail therapy at Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s main shopping precinct. From here the city of Adelaide is easy to navigate; most major tourist attractions are within walking distance. North Terrace is just blocks away and houses the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Migration Museum and the Museum of South Australia. Public transport is affordable and will allow you to reach all of Adelaide’s neighborhoods within 20 minutes.


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Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Plaza Adelaide
5 out of 5
150 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is ¥10,405 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Government House and Adelaide Festival Centre. Rundle Mall and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (995 reviews)
"Good central location, Samuel the floor manager has exceptional customer service and was a clean hotel."

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2022

Stamford Plaza Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is ¥11,529 per night from Feb 17 to Feb 18
Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.2/5 Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Unbeatable location. Our family had a fantastic stay. We will go again. Beach, shopping, great variety of food/dining options."

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is ¥11,154 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Holdfast Marina and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"The apartment was very comfortable and had a fantastic location. Everything worked well and we really enjoyed our 9 days there. The shower in the bathtub could be a real problem though. In that respect, the bathroom badly needs updating. There was nothing to hold on to getting in and out and essentially ..."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
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BreakFree Adelaide
BreakFree Adelaide
4 out of 5
255 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is ¥9,657 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building and Royal ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,497 reviews)
"Great price and location!"

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

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iStay Precinct Adelaide
iStay Precinct Adelaide
4.5 out of 5
185 Morphett Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is ¥11,446 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lion Arts Centre and Adelaide Central Market. Adelaide ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,387 reviews)
"Nice room and location, friendly staffs."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

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Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is ¥11,858 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino. Rundle Mall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,440 reviews)
"Good space for family of 5."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
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