Things to do in Adelaide Australia

Must Do

Adelaide loves sport, and if it is possible it would be great to go to a game of cricket at the Adelaide Oval either early Dec (5 day Test) or Australia Day weekend late Jan (one Day games). Otherwise to be able to see an AFL match in winter would also be a good experience.

What do you like best about your city?

It’s the diversity of the city. The city has beaches to the west, hills to the east and vineyards to the north and south. The population is also diverse. Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and German heritage make for a great variety of food being offered through the city. The size of the city is good, only 1 million people, so it is not too busy or crowded and the environment is quite clean. The food and the cafe’s are the best in Australia.

Best Walk

Walk along North Tce past the University to the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. It is very peaceful and is almost in the centre of the city.

Best Restaurants

I tend to go to places that are good value rather than fine dining and there are some great places where you can have a good meal and a drink for between $15-$20 per person. I would recommend any of the restaurants on Gouger St in the city and also you can get a good cheap meal in the Food Courts off of Moonta St. Mapo Restaurant has good Korean food and Ky Chow is a good inexpensive Chinese restaurant are two of the best. Also for Sunday lunch Ding Hao also on Gouger St does the best Yum Cha I’ve had.

Best Music/Festival

The Womad festival in March is a great weekend of world music set in the Botanical Gardens. Also the Adelaide Festival (once every 2 years) is the premiere Arts Festival in Australia.

Best Nightlife

There are many nightclubs and pubs in the CBD and along Gouger Street. Another good pub that has a lot of live music is the The Gov on Port Road in Hindmarsh.

Best Day Trip Out of the City

Without doubt a wine tasting trip either to McLaren Vale or the Barossa Valley. There are many wineries that are open to the public so if you have a car you can drive or take a winery tour so you can sample the wines yourself.

Something that not many tourists would know about

There is a tour of Adelaide Oval a couple times a week and anyone with an interest in cricket should do it. It’s really interesting and you get to go to some areas that you would not normally see such as the player’s rooms.

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