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The article is written by Rachel Ganczarczyk 

If you live in Adelaide or plan to visit this beautiful city, then you’ll know that there’s plenty of fun things to do. Adelaide is a city that is much smaller than Sydney or Melbourne, but thanks to its ingenious and practical grid design, it’s a city made for you to easily walk around and explore its sights.

Lucky for you, we’ve thought of 6 places to visit in Adelaide city that are all free and within walking distance from each other.


Botanic Gardens
Why not surround yourself with nature and stroll through green fields and exotic flower gardens in Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens? It’s a perfect setting if you simply want to relax and admire the natural scenery or shoot some awesome close-ups if you’re an avid photographer.
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000 (north-east corner of Adelaide City)
When: Open from Monday-Friday 7.15am to 5.30pm, and Saturday-Sunday 9am to 5.30pm.
Entrance: Free


Adelaide Central Market
Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of a fresh produce market and indulge in an array of international cuisines and multicultural eateries. Adelaide’s Central Market offers something to satisfy everyone’s appetite, whether it be finger-licking pastries and desserts, tasty treats, wholesome health-foods, or fresh and deliciously filling soul-food.
Location: 44-60 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Open from Tuesday 7am to 5.30pm, Wednesday-Thursday 9am to 5.30pm, Friday 7am to 9pm and Saturday 7am to 3pm.
Entrance: Free


Walk through Adelaide’s Chinatown and see for yourself the well-established presence of Asian culture and cuisine. Enjoy authentic Asian food or wander through countless greengrocers and supply stores.
Location: Within the Adelaide Central Markets (between Grote and Gouger Streets)
When: Open 24 Hours
Entrance: Free


Art Gallery
Surround yourself with all things art and creative by entering the South Australian Art Gallery. Wander through quiet halls and dark lit exhibition rooms as you gaze around visual displays and abstract expressions.
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 10am to 5pm every day
Entrance: General admission is free, but some exclusive previews and exhibitions require entry fees.


For curious minds and history buffs, why not explore the South Australian Museum and see what historical treasures it has to offer. There’s so much to see around every corner, so make sure you spend enough time to see as much as you can!
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 10am to 5pm every day
Entrance: Free

Victoria Square
At the heart of the city is Victoria Square, a public parkland and space featuring a fountain and where a number of festivals and events are held annually. It’s the perfect space to read a book and relax while surrounded by Adelaide’s stunning cityscape and heritage buildings.
Location: Grote St, Adelaide SA 5000
When: Open 24 hours
Entrance: Free


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The article is written by Taryn Feldmann

Adelaide, South Australia is known as one of the smallest and quietest cities in Australia but there’s still many exciting things to do and beautiful things to see. The beaches and the hills (known as the Adelaide Hills).

Need a quiet relaxing holiday before returning to the stressful and busy life of studying, Adelaide will be the perfect destination to spend 48 hours in. As it’s a short period of time, here are our top things to do:


Glenelg Beach

There are many beaches in Adelaide but Glenelg is the favourite hang out spot. Why? Well, before the beachfront, you can walk along the walkway filled with shops and cafés. As you walk, you can listen to musicians and before hitting the beach, have an ice cream to quench your hunger and thirst.

You can take a long walk along the beach and there are many spots to sit on the grass or on a bench for a break. Want to exercise there’s a volleyball net set up on the sand.

There’s many to do here and it’ll be a fun way to spend your day.

Directions to Glenelg Beach

It is 12 km from the city but doesn’t be disheartened, as you can take a tram from the city centre all the way to Glenelg. Get on at Tram Rundle Mall (Stop Code: 18514) and it’ll stop at 17 Moseley Square (Stop Code: 18537), which is at the centre of all the shops and cafés. The journey will take about 40 minutes.

Rundle Mall

Rundle Mall is a long straight stretch of a walkway filled with shops, but what makes this mall so famous is the art.
As you walk, you’ll see two pig statues and the most famous, the Rundle Mall Balls. There are two shiny, silver balls resting on top of one another. Many tourists like to snap selfies, so take a selfie in front of these iconic Adelaide landmarks and post it on all your social media sites.

Directions to Rundle Mall

It’s located in Adelaide’s city centre and super easy to get to. All you need to do is find Rundle street.


Adelaide Hills and Wineries

Adelaide is famous for its wineries. Want a peaceful day out away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Adelaide Hills is the perfect place.

There are many small country towns in the hills but we’ll focus on the two, which are iconic for tourists:


Barossa Valley

This is a must-see, as all the wineries are located here. There’s also plenty to see, rolling hills and rows and rows of growing vines.

Stop off at some wineries, take a tour of the vines and learn about its history. Yes, it’ll be all about wine, but this is a hot spot to visit and the scenery alone makes the trip worth it.


Directions to Barossa Valley

Unfortunately, you can’t take public transport but there are many tour buses. We recommend a bus tour, as you will learn more and you won’t get lost. All you need to do is catch the bus in the city. All information will be available on their websites.

Helpful links: https://tastethebarossa.com.au/http://www.bumsonseats.com.au/https://trailhopper.com.au/



Hahndorf is a small town with a German theme. Every day, this town, filled with shops and restaurants is teeming with people (mainly tourists). Everyone that comes to Adelaide visits Hahndorf, as it’s an iconic town due to its charm and hospitability.

You can buy collectables of famous Australian animals, sweets, chocolates, and candles. After a few hours of browsing or shopping, go to one of the many restaurants and have an iconic German meal; sausage, pretzel, and Sauerkraut.

For fun, there’s a German family cardboard set up without faces. Put your face where their faces are meant to be and take endless selfies.

Directions to Hahndorf

Luckily, you can take a bus. Just walk to stop F1 Grenfell Street – Northside and take the 864F bus to stop 55 Mt Barker Rd – Eastside.

Bus timetable and directions, click this link.

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