Destination Guide: Adelaide

Adelaide Travel Tips

Adelaide

THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE

With a thriving foodie scene and some of Australia’s biggest cultural events, Adelaide has become one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting cities. From wine tastings in the Barossa Valley to the unique wildlife of Kangaroo Island, there’s something for everyone in Adelaide.

Tours & Experiences

Go wine tasting in the Barossa Valley; see adorable native animals on Kangaroo Island; and embark on a Great Ocean Road adventure. There’s more to Adelaide than meets the eye.

 

Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide

from $147

Features
  • Return transfers from Adelaide
  • Lunch & morning tea provided
  • Tutored wine tasting
 

2 Day Kangaroo Island Tour from Adelaide

from $395

Features
  • Return transfers from Adelaide
  • Accommodation & meals included
  • Park entrance fees included
 

3 Day Great Ocean Road Tour from Adelaide

from $395

Features
  • Meals & accommodation included
  • Park entrance fees included
  • Tour ends in Melbourne

Places to visit in Adelaide

Adelaide Festivals

Adelaide is one of the best festival cities in the world. Visit in February and March to catch the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and Adelaide Fringe; in May for the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend; and in June for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the largest of its kind in the world!

North Terrace

Go for a stroll along this tree-lined boulevard that’s home to some of Adelaide’s most beautiful buildings, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and South Australia Museum. From here, it’s just a short walk to the Adelaide Botanic Garden and Adelaide Zoo.

Adelaide Central Market

A true South Australian institution, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the oldest and largest markets in the southern hemisphere. Over nine million people a year flock to buy fresh produce from more than 80 traders under one roof.

Accommodation in Adelaide

Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!

Popular accommodation options in Airlie Beach include the YHA and Base & Nomads backpacker hostels. Bookings can be made directly on partner websites.

YHA Dreamcatcher Pass

Available from 7 to 28 nights, the YHA Dreamcatcher pass allows you to pre-purchase your accommodation without locking in the dates. It can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Airlie Beach YHA and more than 70 other YHA hostels around Australia.

Adelaide Central YHA
135 Waymouth St,
Adelaide SA 5000

 

Bed Hopper Pass

The Bed Hopper Pass, available from 7 to 60 nights, is a flexible multi-night accommodation voucher that can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Nomads Airlie Beach and more than 20 Base, Nomads and Base-affiliated hostels throughout Australia.

Nomads Adelaide
220 Hutt St,
Adelaide SA 5000

 

Travel & Accommodation Packages

Want more travel and accommodation options? Packaging our Whimit Travel Pass with two of the best hostel providers in Australia, we’ve created the perfect Travel & Accommodation packages for any traveller!

 

How to get to Adelaide

With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Airlie Beach!

How to get around Adelaide

Once your Greyhound bus to Adelaide arrives at the Central Bus Station (85 Franklin Street), you’ll find that getting around the city is easy. Adelaide’s public transport system is exceptionally convenient and accessible.

Purchase an Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass to get unlimited travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses for three consecutive days, as well as a visitor pack with maps and travel guides.

The free City Connector Bus runs frequently seven days a week, with stops at the South Australia Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Rundle Street (East End), Adelaide Central Market, Hindley Street precinct, UniSA and Adelaide University. A free connector service to North Adelaide is also available.

Tram rides through the city centre (between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre at Hindmarsh) are free. You can also get around the city easily with a taxi or Uber, or by riding an Adelaide Free Bike, which can be picked up from 20 locations around the city.

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