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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Farmers Market
“Go to this famous market by tram or park in the carpark above. Buy all you need for your stay including delicious cheeses, meats, breads and fresh produce. Enjoy coffee and a bite at Lucia's and Adelaide's best felafel at Real Felafel.”
  • 139 locals recommend
Art Museum
“22 minutes door to door catching one bus from Magill Road. Next door to the South Australian Museum. Free entry! 19th-century gallery housing diverse collections with Australian art and important indigenous works. Feed your imagination in here all day.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“Nitro Circus Live - Adelaide Sat Mar 14 2020 at 05:00 pm Nitro Circus: You Got This is an explosive, high-adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter, and more — and it’s all coming to your town for one night only! Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps as they launch 60 feet into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never imagined could fly! These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push the limits with record-breaking attempts every night. Get your tickets now and step into the action-packed world of Nitro Circus!”
  • 123 locals recommend
Store
“Adelaide Zoo is Australia's second oldest zoo, and it is operated on a non-profit basis. It is located in the parklands just north of the city centre of Adelaide, South Australia. It is administered by the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia Incorporated which is a full institutional member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. and which also administers the Monarto Safari Park near Murray Bridge. The zoo houses about 300 native and exotic species, with over 3,000 animals on site. The zoo's most recent enclosures are in the second phase of the South-East Asia exhibit, known as Immersion, providing visitors with the experience of walking through the jungle, with Sumatran tigers and orangutans seemingly within reach. Five buildings within the zoo have been listed as state heritage places on the South Australian Heritage Register including the front entrance on Frome Road and the former Elephant House. The zoo is also a botanical garden and the grounds contain significant exotic and native flora, including a Moreton Bay fig planted in 1877”
  • 75 locals recommend
History Museum
“22 minutes door to door catching one bus from Magill Road. Free entry, lots of exhibits, something for everyone to enjoy. 5 floors of natural history artefacts and a permanent display exploring Aboriginal culture. Next door is the Art Gallery.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a 51-hectare public garden at the north-east corner of the Adelaide city centre, in the Adelaide Park Lands. It encompasses a fenced garden on North Terrace and behind it the Botanic Park. Work was begun on the site in 1855, with its official opening to the public on 4 October 1857. The Adelaide Botanic Garden and adjacent State Herbarium of South Australia, together with the Wittunga and Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens, are administered by the Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, a State Government statutory authority.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Adelaide's Rundle Mall is great for shopping and a full day out. Plenty of places to eat and drink to refuel so you can shop til you drop!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“A trendy rooftop bar, overlooking the Adelaide Oval and North Adelaide. It also has a quality restaurant, perfect for drinks and a meal while watching the sunset. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A few minutes walk away from the beautiful Glenelg beach. Great beach for swimming. Beautiful sunsets.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Harbour Town is Adelaide's only premium outlet shopping centre- it is a sprawling complex featuring stores offering sale-priced merchandise from popular labels. Great for a shopping spree!”
  • 39 locals recommend
Zoo
“Perfect place to hold a koala or meet other Australian native animals face to face. 20.7 kms and 28minute drive through the foothills and across the freeway.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you're into entertainment, drama & music, you might want to check out what's on at the Adelaide Festival Centre during your stay. Easy to access by tram - get off at Railway Station and walk through to Festival Centre. Adjacent to River Torrens and Elder Park - nice for a stroll. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Visit the highest point in Adelaide and look out over the city while lunching on the terrace. Summit is just up the road from Cleland Wildlife Park”
  • 45 locals recommend
Park
“11 minute drive / 6.7kms a favourite park for all to enjoy. Park offers walking trails, tennis courts, gas BBQ's and more and is free to enter if you park outside the gates”
  • 43 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“An outdoor pedestrian shopping paradise. Myer and David Jones as well as fashion/sports shops, souvenir shops and independent stores. Visit the famous Haigh's chocolate shop and the iconic Malls Balls.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Night Club
“If you're into entertainment, drama & music, you might want to check out what's on at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre during your stay. The closest tram stop to us (#7Glandore) goes all the way round to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre through the city, so super easy to access. ”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Australian Restaurant
“The Moseley has fast become the place to go for a drink and meal when down at Glenelg. Huge seating area both downstairs and upstairs. If you are lucky grab a seat in front of the fireplace or in the hanging chairs. Pizza's are really tasty! Also offer wide range of events like flower making, gin nights, vegan dinner. Sunday nights at The Moseley is the place to go for a dance where you will hear some of Adelaide's best DJ's. Even during the cooler months, Sunday nights turn into massive night. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is simply the most wonderful restaurant. Great food, stunning wine list & sublime view. Book in advance to get a seat.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great for food but even better for night life, especially Saturday and Sunday Nights ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Very popular hotel with meals and spectacular views over ocean and McLaren Vale. Suggest you book ahead at weekends and holidays. Located 15 kilometres from Carrickalinga.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Pub
“328 Seaview Road, Henley Beach Ph: 8356 5411 ramsgatehotel.com.au Open Mon – Wed: 8am to 12am, Thurs – Sat: 8am to 2am, Sun: 11am to 12am Just down the road. You can sit outside and watch the world go by. Great food, great beach views. Serves over 18 cold ales, lagers, pilsners, filtered, low carb, wheat beer and ciders, wines and cocktails. Regular live music. Beer garden with retractable roof. Open fires in winter, cooling overhead mists in the heat of summer. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Greek dishes in a laid-back space with outdoor dining on blue and white deckchairs, plus sea views.”
  • 28 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“Fantastic African inspired food with a constantly changing menu. Highly recommended! It is extremely popular, so best to book ahead. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Offering an unique Italian dining experience. Very quirky. Menu is always changing with the season. Al a carte menu or if you can't decide order the banquet menu. You won't be disappointed. Open for lunch and dinner with only taking dinner bookings for groups of 8 or more. So head down and try and get a table. ”
  • 23 locals recommend

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