Though most Australia-bound travelers tend to focus on major attractions like Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, and Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia’s smaller cities are extremely charming and are well worth a visit. One of our favorite lesser known cities is coastal Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Home to more restaurants per capita than any other city in Australia, Adelaide offers a world-class dining scene as well as a host of other attractions that could easily keep travelers occupied for several days.
While in Adelaide, we recommend spending a full day sipping wine and touring the many wineries in the Barossa Valley, where the grapes for some of Australia’s finest premium and boutique wines are cultivated. The second day, hit the North Terrace, known as Adelaide’s cultural boulevard, to admire some of the city’s historic architecture, enjoy lunch at one of its excellent restaurants, check out the beachfront, hit the Central Market, and then visit the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute to learn more about the history of the area’s original residents.
Our Charm of Southern Australia itinerary includes two nights in Adelaide as well as time at South Australia’s other major attractions: Kangaroo Island and the Flinders Ranges. Contact us for more details on this trip or to discuss a customized itinerary that includes South Australia with one of our travel specialists.