Top 10 Things to Do in the Heart of Adelaide in 2018

The centre of Adelaide offers endless attractions and things for you to do. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming. Check out our top 10 things to do in the heart of Adelaide.


Adelaide Bucket List

Put the following on your Adelaide bucket list this Summer where the possibilities are endless:


Go on a Tour

A tour is a fantastic way to learn about a city, and Adelaide offers you a fantastic range of paid tours, tours by donation and free tours. You can also undertake self-guided tours with a map. Hopping on the free connector bus is a great way of exploring the city without having to make too many decisions.  The bus does an inner city loop and an extended loop around North Adelaide. Speak to our international concierge for more information.


Visit the Museums

For cultural knowledge, you can’t go past our museums. Rich in both heritage and collections, they have something for everyone. The South Australian Museum boasts one of the best collections of Australian-Aboriginal arts and artefacts. It also has an impressive range of Pacific Islander artefacts. Next door is the beautiful heritage art gallery of South Australia. It contains the best display of Australian colonial art in the country, along with fine European and Asian collections.


Take a Stroll along North Terrace

A beautiful boulevard, North Terrace has wonderful architectural buildings, many of which are heritage listed. Along here you will find attractions like the Parliament House and the State Library. The latter is the pinnacle of South Australian history with its vast cultural collections.


Visit the Botanic Gardens

Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of plants from Australia and across the world. Founded in 1857, its one of Australia’s oldest botanic gardens. Located in the heart of the city, it offers you a refuge and creates another world away. Resting on 51 hectares of land, it’s perfect for walks, reading a book or having a picnic.


Go Shopping at Rundle Mall

With over 1000 retail stores, Rundle Mall is the premier destination for your shopping. Even if shopping isn’t your thing, it’s still worth a visit. There are many cafes and services, including camera and watch repairs. On Friday nights, it comes alive with people due to its extended opening times.


Be a Foodie and Visit Central Markets

Operating for over 140 years, this is South Australia’s principal food hub, boasting over 80 stalls. It’s a fresh fruit and produce market open from Tuesday until Saturday with late night trading on Fridays. Your tastebuds will be tantalised with all the aromas from different parts of the world. If you love Asian food, some of the best are here. You will also find great European food like Italian, Greek and even Latvian.


Treat Yourself to High Tea

High tea is an indulgence to be experienced. It’s the perfect way to spend your afternoon in Adelaide. Sit back and be treated to high-quality food, sweets and tea, of course! There is a range of high tea packages for you to choose from so book yours today!


Visit Stunning Churches

Considering Adelaide is called the ‘city of churches’, it’s worthwhile to visit a church or two on your stay. You don’t need to be religious; anyone can appreciate the beautiful architecture and history.


Walk along the River Torrens

A walk along the river is a great way to take in the heart of Adelaide. You can explore the river on a paddle boat or take a cruise on the Popeye. You will go past many attractions like the Adelaide Oval and the Adelaide Zoo.


See the Casino

Located in the heritage-listed Adelaide railway station, the casino is a prominent landmark in the city.  Open 24/7, it’s the home of live entertainment and gaming. If gaming isn’t your thing, check out some great live music.


Start ticking off your bucket list during your visit to Adelaide this Summer. For more great tips, speak to our international concierge with insider knowledge at the Intercontinental Adelaide. Contact us today!