Things to do in Adelaide

Enjoy the charming beachside city of Adelaide

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is such a diverse holiday destination for tourists. Whether the things you love to see and do can be found indoors or outdoors, Adelaide will never disappoint you with its extensive range of natural and cultural attractions.


Things to do in Adelaide


Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide is famous for different things and its zoo is one of the prides of the city. Adelaide Zoo is unique because it is the only zoo in Australia that houses giant pandas.



If you are fond of museums, there are plenty of stopovers to do. The South Australian Museum has a variety of exhibits, some of which feature the Pacific cultures, South Australian biodiversity, and Antarctic explorers. Another interesting place to visit is the South Australian Maritime Museum, the oldest museum of its kind in Australia. Other places to check out are the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, and Port Adelaide Train Museum.


Art Gallery of South Australia

Art lovers should not miss visiting the Art Gallery of South Australia, one of Australia’s largest state art collections. It houses indigenous Australian, colonial, British, and Japanese arts.





Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Adelaide Botanic Garden is just one of the three botanic gardens in the city. It is a sprawling 51 hectares of landscaped green space where you can see native and international flora.



Of course, beachcombing is an activity that holidaymakers and tourists should experience in Adelaide. Two of the most popular beaches in the city are Glenelg Beach and West Beach.


When to go to Adelaide

Because of Adelaide’s hot-summer Mediterranean climate, the city experiences a year-round warm climate. Summers are hot and humid while winters are mild and wet. Most rain falls during the winter season, with June being the rainiest month, but light and sporadic rainfall is not uncommon even during the summer season. In summer, average temperatures range from 11.5 to 29.4 °C (52.7 to 84.9 °F). The mean winter temperatures in the city range between 7.5 to 19 °C (45.5 to 66.2 °F).


Festivals and ”Mad March”

In terms of city events, the best time to visit Adelaide is during “Mad March”, when various festivals and events are held. During the month of March, events such as the Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival, and the Adelaide Cup take place, offering tons of cool things to do in Adelaide.


Things to do in Adelaide

Adelaide Facts

Population1 291 666
CurrencyAustralian dollar
AirportAdelaide Intl, Australia (ADL)

Adelaide average temperatures

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The Athlete's Foot Marathon

The Athlete's Foot is an annual marathon festival held in Adelaide in August each year. With four different marathons in one weekend, the Athlete's Foot is a celebration to marathons! The two main events are the Mizuno Marathon and the Wotherspoon Wealth Half-Marathon where runners from all over the world compete. Apart from that there is the 10k run and the Mini Marathon, both customized to be more of a family experience and a great way to be a part of the festival without being a serious runner. Enjoy the city of Adelaide on your feet!

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Golf in Adelaide

There is a lot to experience in Adelaide if you are looking for golf during your stay. North Adelaide Golf Club is the most centrally located public golf club and features two great 18 hole courses as well as a 9 hole par 3 course. Just 15 minutes from the city center you will find Kooyonga Golf Club, a championship golf club that has been the venue for many international tournaments and offers a great challenge if you are a seasoned golfer. Up on the Adelaide hills you can play on Mount Osmond Golf Club, a scenic 18 hole course with great views of the surrounding area of Adelaide.

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