Explore These Four Adelaide Neighbourhoods!

It’s all too common for most tourists and visitors to only see the most popular spots of Adelaide. While these are great to visit, it’s also good to venture out to other places. We will show you some great neighbourhoods that are well worth your time.


Put These Adelaide Neighbourhoods on Your Itinerary

When travelling to Adelaide, be sure to put the following neighbourhoods on your itinerary:


Port Adelaide

Although gaining more visitors and tourists in recent years, Port Adelaide is still overlooked by many. This port city is Adelaide’s best-kept secret. It contains South Australia’s beautifully preserved heritage buildings. The city played a major role in the founding of South Australia when the ships travelled through here in the early days of the colony. Its rich maritime past can be seen and felt everywhere you walk.

It’s worth mentioning that it’s the only place in the world where dolphins will come up to you at the pier. Plus, it’s only a 27-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD!



This is a seaside suburb, approximately 14km from Adelaide. Its white sands, family-friendly atmosphere and colourful foreshore make it popular with the locals. It’s the classic Adelaide beach escape. Featuring two kilometres of public space, it is what beach holidays are all about.

The oldest working carousel in the southern hemisphere is located here. There are also many beautiful heritage buildings. Semaphore road is one of Adelaide’s widest boulevards. Funky boutiques and cafes have opened up here alongside traditional pubs. It’s a haven for good, old-fashioned fish and chips.



Stirling is a picturesque town in the Adelaide Hills, approximately 16km from the Adelaide CBD. It gets overshadowed by Hahndorf, the German settlement town in the hills. Stirling is well worth a visit with its tree-lined street of wonderful cafes, restaurants and bookstores.

Autumn, in particular, casts a special magic on the landscape. The nature looks enchanting. Woorabinda Lake, part of Woorabinda Bushland Reserves, is a favourite among the locals. It’s a 34-hectare park with walking trails – a magical place to visit.


North Adelaide

This is predominantly a residential precinct and suburb of the city of Adelaide with some of the most affluent properties located here. Spend the afternoon going for a stroll admiring some of these beautiful properties, many are of heritage significance. The area has a nice golf course and features boutique cafes and restaurants. The free city connector bus does a loop around North Adelaide.


Start exploring these areas today and book your stay at Intercontinental Adelaide. Contact our friendly team who are here to assist you.