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South Australia Shopping and nightlife

Shopping in South Australia

Rundle Mall provides the central shopping experience in the city; when opened in 1976, it was Australia's first pedestrian mall. Here, more than 600 retail outlets offering a variety of boutique delights and even a discovery trail are part of the attractions.

Adelaide is full of antique shops, art galleries and stores that sell Australia's finest opals, handmade chocolates and stockman's hats. The central market, located adjacent to Victoria Square sells all kinds of produce, including fruit, vegetables, fish, cheese, meat, spices and other exotic delights.

Nightlife in South Australia

The cultural life of the city is rich pickings with the Adelaide Theatre Guide (www.theatreguide.com.au) offering comprehensive pointers to the performance arts. There's always a multitude of entertainment to choose from at the Adelaide Festival Centre (www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au).

There is also a concentration of nightclubs on or around Hindley Street in the heart of the city, opposite Rundle Mall. Large crowds flock to the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the pubs and cafés in Rundle Street. It's worth a trip up to North Adelaide, which hosts many fine restaurants, bars and pubs along its tree-lined streets. The seaside suburb of Glenelg has a great selection of classy bars and waterside dining options.