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Experience Adelaide

Start your adventure and step into a city surrounded by Park Lands, perfectly positioned between the hills and the sea.

Discover a bustling festivals calendar, packed with world-class events held right here in Adelaide. 

Get acquainted or reacquainted with city icons Rundle Mall and the Adelaide Central Market and explore laneways filled with cafes, bars and world-class restaurants.

Find out what makes Adelaide such a great place to be with itineraries, maps, trails and more at ExperienceAdelaide.com.au


While you're here

Explore the beautiful and leafy Adelaide city centre. One of the city’s most treasured and spectacular features is the 760,000 square metres of Park Lands wrapping around the CBD. Take a leisurely stroll through the Park Lands, shop at the world famous Adelaide Central Market and feast at some of Australia’s best restaurants.


Visit ExperienceAdelaide.com.au to find out what’s on, who to know and where to go, and more. When you’re out for an event, why not make a night out of it and book to have lunch or dinner at one of the countless eateries along the CBD’s and North Adelaide’s streets and laneways, with various different cuisines and experience to enjoy.

Stay in the heart of the Festival to make the most of your time - the beautiful InterContinental Adelaide is just a short walk away from most of the venues. We can also recommend some of Adelaide’s newest hotels – Hotel Indigo Adelaide MarketsEos by SkyCityThe Sofitel Adelaide, The Playford, and the Mayfair Hotel.

Rundle Mall really comes alive during Festival season. The Mall has the freshest fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food into the city of Adelaide and hosts four leading department stores, 15 arcades and centres, more than 700 retailers, over 300 non-retail services and 2,500 food court seats.

If you appreciate contemporary art and design or a love for galleries, collections and exhibitions then Adelaide’s North Terrace is a must visit precinct. A few hours along North Terrace and you will get a glimpse of our cultural past and our exciting, creative future.

No matter what your idea of fun is, there's no better way to experience the city than with Experience Adelaide. 


Outside the CBD

​Just 20 minutes from Adelaide, Glenelg is the perfect place to relax, explore and experience Adelaide at its best. Glenelg is renowned for its wide beach, stunning sunsets, rich heritage, charming hotels and bustling shops, sidewalk cafes, and entertainment. You can also swim with wild dolphins, go diving, and snorkelling, or join a fishing charter. Trace Glenelg’s rich history in the galleries and museums, or join the fun of various events and meander along the coast to neighbouring beach towns.​

Take a day trip up to historic Hahndorf and Mount Barker - just 30 minutes from Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway. Glimpse the private world of artist Sir Hans Heysen at The Cedars, take in the view at Mount Barker Summit, kick back and enjoy a show at UKARIA Cultural Centre. If you have a little more time, explore further afield in the Adelaide Hills to discover the region’s walking and cycling trails, winery cellar doors, breweries, distilleries, cideries, wildlife, gardens, studios and galleries.