Adelaide is a friendly, fun and fabulous city to visit for a long weekend, or plan a longer trip to discover beautiful South Australia. Whilst it’s easy to wander the streets to explore by foot, we have a few tips to help uncover some hidden corners and hear some stories from the locals to make your weekend an unforgettable one.
Join Mark and Cheryl for a guided tour of the Adelaide Central Market. With 80 stall holders all showcasing South Australian produce, you will hear the stories behind the stalls, and take part in special tastings organised for the tour. This is your chance to try: Green Ants (they taste like lime) and other Indigenous produce at Something Wild; Kym Masters’ award-winning Section 28 Monforte at The Smelly Cheese Shop; Rainbow Unicorn cakes from Providore; Kangaroo Island Gin from the Kangaroo Island Stall; peanut butter off the tap at House of Health and lots more SA goodness.
Yes, it’s easy to get around Adelaide, but like most cities, there are many hidden delights you might not find on your own. EcoCaddy can ride you through the city on their bamboo-framed pedal-assisted electric bikes. The drivers are all friendly Adelaide locals who are keen to share their love for their hometown through a range of city experiences. Take your pick from City Sights, Street Art, Cafes, Wine Bars or Parks.
If you’d rather pedal yourself around, you can find a free bike to borrow in many of the city’s parks and around town. There’s a beautiful bike path following the River Torrens from Athelstone in the Adelaide Hills to Henley Beach. If you’re feeling fit or need to burn off lunch, cycle 12km from the Adelaide Zoo next to the Botanical Gardens in the city to Henley Beach on the coast. You can return your bike to Henley Beach Library and take a tram back to the city.
Adelaide is deservedly renowned for its festivals, hosting many and varied lively events through the year. Home to Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Festival, OzAsia Festival and many, many, more, make sure you check out what’s on when you’re planning your trip.
Whether your tipple is a local craft beer, natural wine or Gin Fizz, Branden and Nathan from Adelaide Bar Boys can show you their favourite small bars. Tucked around corners, down alleys, underground, upstairs, these are places you would not easily find without a local in the know. And not only do they share their favourite watering holes, they can recommend the best drinks and bar snacks along the way. We think it’s a great way to meet people or enjoy the company you’re travelling with.