Popular Destinations in Adelaide
The Adelaide Oval is home to many sporting events including AFL, rugby and cricket. It also is host to International performing artists. Even if there is no particular event you are interested in attending, a visit to the Adelaide Oval is both fun and educational. Take an Adelaide Oval stadium tour. These are guided tours that take you behind the scenes including their iconic scoreboard. If you are more adventurous then you might want to get a bird’s eye view of the Adelaide Oval on one of their roof climbs. They have day climbs. twilight climbs and night climbs. You can even watch a full quarter of an AFL fixture from the rooftop platform above the playing field.
Adelaide Central Market
The Adelaide Central Market is an undercover fresh produce market and one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The market is open from Tuesday through Saturday. It features live music every day and has a program for children from ages 2 to 5 every Tuesday during the school term. The market is considered to be the best destination in Adelaide for fresh produce and multicultural cuisine. Select from Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese or Thai cuisine. If you prefer, you can have authentic dishes from India, Greece, America and Europe. If you want something simple you can just have a sandwich or burger. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. There really is something for everyone.
National Wine Centre of Australia
Adelaide is considered the wine capital of Australia. If you are interested in wine, then the National Wine Centre of Australia is where you can learn about and enjoy tasting some of the best wines in Australia. Start your visit with their interactive Wine Discovery Journey which is a free self-guided experience. There are also guided tours available as well as wine tasting hosted by a sommelier. Enjoy your wine with some snacks or a light meal in the Wined Bar or the Terrace which overlooks the Botanic Gardens. Take home a bottle or two of your favourite as a memento of your visit.
Port Adelaide was first declared a port in 1837. Today it is a bustling maritime suburb with so many things to do and see that it is well worth a visit. One of the first things you may notice are the colourful murals. The Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre can provide you with a street art map. If you are interested in history then visit one of the many museums in Port Adelaide. This includes the National Railway Museum, the South Australia Aviation Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum. For something a bit different you might try the Port Adelaide Ghost Crime Tour. You will learn where the ghosts are said to still hang out and even visit some of the haunted buildings.
Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) was established in 1881 and was originally known as the National Gallery of South Australia. Located in the centre of Adelaide, the gallery is open daily from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. General admission is free though there may be a charge for some special exhibitions. The Art Gallery of South Australia is home to nearly 47,000 pieces of art produced over the past 2,000 years. The gallery is wheelchair accessible and they will even provide one for you free of charge. If you have children or are a kid at heart then make sure to visit The Studio. Here you can have a hands-on chance to experiment with painting, weaving, sculpting and more.
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