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Market Tour

Adelaide’s Central Market is one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets, so a visit can be a little bewildering. To ensure you don’t miss the highlights, join gastronome experts from Central Market Tour as they open eyes and turn on taste buds with a 1 hour 30 minute wander around this foodie heaven.

Tel: +61 0403 864 286

Gondola Tour

For an alternative–and rather romantic–view of the city, step aboard an authentic Venetian gondola tour. Adelaide Gondola can carry up to six people along the River Torrens, as visitors slowly and silently take in the sights with a glass of something sparkling to sip from. Tours generally last from 40 minutes to 1 hour and can be booked at any time during the day and into the evening.

Tel: +61 8 8358 1800.

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Clare Valley

Gourmet food lovers can find a smorgasbord of treats in the rich green dips of Clare Valley, just a 2 hour drive from Adelaide. With everything from olive oil and free-range chicken to carob and fresh pasta either made or produced in these pastures, large Eat Local signs in shops and restaurant point the way for the perfect picnic. Work up an appetite by completing the region’s walking trails or cycle routes and finish any excursion with a glass or two of the local plonk in a countryside pub.

Tel: +61 8 8842 2131.

Adelaide Hills

Just 40 minutes by car from Adelaide city centre, these hills are filled with historic villages, orchards and vineyards. Lose track of time by winding down its roads or exploring the local wildlife parks. With renowned farmer markets and the German-inspired Hahndorf town to discover and enjoy, the Adelaide Hills can sometime feel like they’re a world away from modern Australia.

Tel: +61 8 8388 1185.

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Featured Hotels


Clarion Soho Hotel

There are only 29 rooms at Clarion Soho Hotel, hence the focus on quality over quantity. With modern Manhattan interiors, commodious king-size beds, crisp white linen and Missoni cushions, comfort and style intertwine in the sleeping chambers. Each room also comes with 42-inch LCD TVs, DVD players with free DVD hire, luxury spa products, iPod docks and cable broadband internet. Don’t miss the restaurant with Tom Dixon feature lighting, Kartell chairs and a marble bar imported from Italy.

The Hotel Metropolitan

Doubling as a hotel and a pub, this historic location dates back to 1883, and is conveniently placed opposite the Adelaide Central Market and a short walk from the Adelaide Railway Station. Although the rooms are small, the amenities are numerous: a game room with complimentary snacks, outdoor dining and live entertainment, and an art gallery. The guest list is mature—you must be 16 or older to stay.

Hotel Ibis Adelaide

Located in the Central Business District, the Ibis Hotel boasts 311 fresh and modern rooms, a ground-floor restaurant and bar with world-class food, and balconies so guests can enjoy the fresh Adelaide air. Wi-Fi, online check-in and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet are complimentary.

Largs Pier Hotel

Luxury suites and motel rooms await at the Largs Pier Hotel. Built in 1882 and still dominating the seafront by Largs Bay Pier, this is the hotel where AC/DC and Jimmy Barnes played before they were famous. Heritage rooms are a sensory mix of lofty ceilings and cutting edge bathrooms, complete with king-size, four-poster beds. One suite also contains a dining room. The hotel is the site of the very first drive-through bottle shop in Australia.

Majestic Minima Hotel

This artsy hotel stands out not only for its green and silver modern-style exterior, but also its unbeatable location in the heart of North Adelaide. Each of Minima Hotel’s 46 rooms was painted by a local Australian artist, giving every room a unique feel and aesthetic. Guests can look at the website and request a specific room or be surprised when they walk through the door. Expect decorations ranging from abstract ocean scenes to neon sculptures to a blown-up aboriginal alphabet.

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel

At the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, the guest experience is in the name—expect a gorgeous rooftop garden overlooking the city to compliment the usual amenities of a modern hotel, including free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and complimentary breakfast. The location is great for exploring downtown as well.