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Founded in 1836, this graceful city lies nestled on the coastal plain between Gulf St. Vincent and the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide was the vision of Colonel William Light, Australia's Surveyor General, who created a one-mile-square grid for the city's center and surrounded it with a belt of stunning parkland. Today, Adelaide is a metropolis of over one million people, boasting wide, tree-lined boulevards, superb Victorian and Edwardian architecture, tranquil parks, world-class shopping, and the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in Australia.

Beyond the city and the rugged Adelaide Hills lie the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Here Australian vintners are winning international acclaim for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

Points of Interest

  • Barossa Valley
  • McLaren Vale
  • Mount Lofty
  • Hahndorf
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Haigh's Chocolates
  • Glenelg
  • Cleland Wildlife Park

More about Adelaide, Australia Points of Interest

  • Barossa Valley -

    Barossa's history of wine-making goes back to when European settlers arrived here 150 years ago. The most important wine-making region in Australia thanks to its Mediterranean climate, it is home to the internationally renowned Jacob's Creek winery.

  • McLaren Vale -

    McLaren Vale is a beautiful wine-making region that boasts a balmy Mediterranean climate and many of Australia's finest vineyards, as well as picturesque estates that grow olives and almonds.

  • Mount Lofty -

    At 2,100 feet above sea level, the summit of beautiful Mount Lofty offers dramatic views of Adelaide city sprawling below, and on a clear day, the breath-taking South Australia coast.

  • Hahndorf -

    Founded by German Lutherans in 1839, this pretty town boasts leafy streets, quaint cottages, as well as the Hahndorf Academy, home to works of art from revered Australian painter, Sir Hans Heysen.

  • Botanic Gardens -

    Founded in 1855, the 41-acre garden complex features a superb collection of ornamental plants including palms, bromeliads and cycads. The garden also boasts an excellent collection of mature trees and shrubs.

  • Haigh's Chocolates -

    An Australian institution since 1915, the factory is world renowned for its superb chocolates. Visitors can watch the chocolate making process, and also indulge in a chocolate tasting.

  • Glenelg -

    Founded in 1836, Adelaide's palindromic suburb is the oldest European settlement in South Australia. Glenelg is also one of the city's most popular destinations, famed for its beaches.

  • Cleland Wildlife Park -

    Situated on the slopes of Mount Lofty in the Adelaide Hills, this award-winning wildlife reserve opened in 1967 and offers a real bush experience. Animals living here include koalas and kangaroos.

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Best of Adelaide

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-100 A D L - 1 0 0

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Spirit of the Coorong Cruise

9 hours | Adelaide | ADL-110 A D L - 1 1 0

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Adelaide Highlights

5 hours | Adelaide | ADL-190 A D L - 1 9 0

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Cleland Wildlife Park

5 hours | Adelaide | ADL-195 A D L - 1 9 5

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HAHNDORF WITH SCENIC VIEWS

6 hours | Adelaide | ADL-215 A D L - 2 1 5

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Port to Port Maritime & Heritage

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-220 A D L - 2 2 0

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Leisurely Adelaide

4 hours | Adelaide | ADL-225 A D L - 2 2 5

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Exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-240 A D L - 2 4 0

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Dolphins, Shipwrecks & Maritime History Tour

4.5 hours | Adelaide | ADL-250 A D L - 2 5 0

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Barossa Valley & Wine Tasting

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-315 A D L - 3 1 5

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McLaren Vale Vineyards & Wine

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-335 A D L - 3 3 5

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The F Factor & North Terrace Walking Tour

4.75 hours | Adelaide | ADL-380 A D L - 3 8 0

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River Bike Ride with Wines & Picnic

5 hours | Adelaide | ADL-440 A D L - 4 4 0

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Adelaide by Private Vehicle - Van Class Full Day (With Guide)

8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-900 A D L - 9 0 0

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8 hours | Adelaide | ADL-905 A D L - 9 0 5

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Adelaide by Private Vehicle - Van Class Half-Day (With Guide)

4 hours | Adelaide | ADL-910 A D L - 9 1 0

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4 hours | Adelaide | ADL-915 A D L - 9 1 5

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