Squeeze every bit out of 48 hours in Adelaide with our tried and tested city guide to the South Australian capital.
Start the day off with an early morning run/walk
Adelaide is quite small, so getting from one side of the city to the other is easy for people of all ages. To maximise your trip, take an early morning run or walk starting at Victoria Square and head down to the River Torrens, and back.
Make sure you bring your camera to capture it all.
Go to Rundle Mall
After your run, it’s time to spend a couple of hours shopping at Rundle Mall and refuelling at one of the many eateries in the area. It’s similar to Sydney’s Pitt St mall and has all of your favourite shops lining the strip. Definitely make sure to take a picture with Adelaide’s iconic Mall’s Balls too!
Catch the tram down to Glenelg Beach
Once you’ve dropped your shopping bags off at your hotel, it’s time to get into your swimmers and catch the tram down to Glenelg Beach with a long boardwalk for you to take in the view.
Before you get to the beach, grab lunch to go from Beach Burrito Company and take it down to the sand and enjoy a picnic followed by an afternoon on the beach.
56 Jetty Road, Glenelg 5045, South Australia
Dinner at Madame Hanoi
After a big day out, your stomach will be rumbling, so the best spot to satisfy your hunger is at Madame Hanoi, a French-Vietnamese restaurant.
Our favourites on the menu include the banh bao dau hu (Szechuan tofu, coriander, carrot, chilli lime mayonnaise), canh ga chien nuoc mam (crispy chicken wings, fish sauce, red chilli, mint) and coconut tapioca (sago, lemongrass, goji berry, toasted coconut, mango sorbet, nutmeg, dill).
Adelaide Casino, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Hit up Hindley Street: the city’s clubbing strip
The unassuming Hindley Street is nothing more than a quiet street during the day, but come Friday or Saturday night, it feels as though the whole population of Adelaide is there!
You could stop off at any at the bars here and have a great night out, but there's a guaranteed high-energy experience at Electric Circus, the city’s go-to for dance, electro, R&B and trance music.
17 Crippen Pl, Adelaide SA 5000 (located via a small laneway off Hindley Street)