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The Top Adelaide Day Trips & Attractions


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It should come as no surprise that Australian cities consistently rank as some of the most liveable in the world. While city-heavyweights Melbourne and Sydney rank strongly perhaps more surprising is South Australia’s capital, Adelaide ranking as one of the world’s top cities. Whether it’s the historic sites on offer, the welcoming and friendly people or the out-of-this-world food and wine scene, Adelaide is a must for any visitors to Australia. Here are our top, must-see attractions for anyone visiting the beautiful city of churches!



Experience The Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval

For the sporting fanatics among us, a trip to the Adelaide Oval is a no-brainer when visiting the ‘City of Churches’. If you’re getting dragged along as a sporting novice you are still in for a treat. The ground is not only regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting venues in the world but having opened in 1871, is also rich in history.

Whether you're hunkered down for a long day of test match cricket, watching an international rock star strut their stuff or even taking on of the many tours of the ground, the Adelaide Oval is a must-do when visiting the city.

Adelaide Central Market & Picnic In The Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

It’s often said that if you’ve been to one food market you’ve been to every food market, but what if we told you not all markets are created equal? The Adelaide Central Market is the largest of it’s kind in the Southern Hemisphere and boasts more than 80 traders selling everything from fresh local seafood to cheeses and baked goods.

You could easily spend an entire day in the market alone but why not spend the morning stocking up only a basket full of deliciousness and have a picnic in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens? The gardens are roughly 126 acres filled with gardens, historic buildings and even wetlands.

Ride The Glenelg Tram and walk the Glenelg Jetty

Jetty walks

About 20 minutes from the CBD is the beachside suburb of Glenelg. The town is undoubtedly a tourist hotspot but don’t let that turn you off. Famous for its dolphins, sandy white beaches, restaurants and cafés, Glenelg is a welcome reprieve from the city.

We recommend jumping on a tram from Adelaide CBD and taking in the city as you wind your way towards the coast. A walk along the jetty, particularly at sunrise or sunset is a must!

Food & Wine Tours

If there’s one thing Adelaide is famous for, besides it’s churches, is the food and wine. The city is the gateway to the Barossa Valley and some of the finest seafood in Australia. A day trip to the Adelaide Hills will make you feel like you’ve died and gone to culinary heaven. The Hills are a smorgasbord of fine treats with more than 60 wineries to choose from and more local produce than you can poke a breadstick at.

Food and Wine

If a trip outside the city isn’t an option then simply take a stroll through the Adelaide’s labyrinth of alleyways and explore the boutique bars, cafés and restaurants.

Bike Tours Around The City

Bike Tours

Ditch the car and opt to pedal-power your way around the city. Bikes are popular in Adelaide and are a great way to slow down and take in the sights as a family. There are plenty of places to hire bicycles in the city including a selection of free options.

For those looking for more of an adrenalin rush, mountain biking is also particularly popular in the Adelaide Hills and is great fun particularly for the older kids!

Adelaide is many things to many different people; from foodie heaven and historic gem to sporting mecca and wildlife sanctuary. If a trip to the city of churches is on your to-do list, book your tour with Greyhound today!