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Best things to do in Adelaide

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Farmers Market
“South Australia has incredibly high quality food products. The markets are open Tuesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday mornings”
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Art Museum
“2nd largest contemporary art collection in Australia- fabulous indigenous art”
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Cricket Ground
“for AFL and cricket this is where it is all happening. Sometimes the oval hosts concerts Tip: check road closures before and after events ”
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Store
“The zoo is adjacent to the River Torrens, in the centre of Adelaide. The gardens inside the Zoo are beautiful ”
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History Museum
“One of the most visited museums in Australia, holding collections of national and international significance. Great place to visit with children to keep them entertained. ”
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Park
“Simply gorgeous. A wonderful place for a picnic. Make sure you visit the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, and the Palm House.”
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Shopping Mall
“The biggest shopping mall in Adelaide. thousands of stores in the same place. If you like shopping you must go here.”
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Natural Feature
“No visit to Glenelg is complete without checking out Glenelg beach. Nice place to go for a swim or to sit on the beach and relax. Great to walk down the pier and even to go for a stroll along the esplanade. For the best walk, head south. You will be able to walk all the way down to Somerton Park along the path or if you are feeling like you want a longer walk the beach goes all the way down to Seacliff. ”
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Zoo
“Half an hour away from the cottage by car, a wonderful place to get up close to Australian wildlife, cuddle a koala, feed the kangaroos...”
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Shopping Mall
“Adelaide's answer to DFO. Harbour Town is where you can grab yourself a bargain. Lots of big brand names with big discounts. On beautiful sunny days Harbour Town can get quite busy, especially on weekends. Ideal time to go is week days to avoid crowds. Hot tip! When you arrive head to Centre Management to grab a discount card which is offered to all visitors. This will give you further discounts at most of the stores in the centre. ”
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Bar
“For the best views in town you can’t go past Adelaide’s premier rooftop bar 2kw Bar and Restaurant. Towering eight floors above the corner of King William St & North Terrace 2kw offers wonderful views of the parklands and beyond.”
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Park
“A short train or bicycle ride will get you to Belair National Park. It is quite likley you will see koalas, kangaroos, ducks, emus, kookaburras and other native birds”
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Pedestrian Plaza
“An outdoor pedestrian shopping paradise. Myer and David Jones as well as fashion/sports shops, souvenir shops and independent stores. Visit the famous Haigh's chocolate shop and the iconic Malls Balls.”
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Establishment
“The festival theatre hosts international performances, musicals and State Theatre plays”
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Boutique
“If you are a shopper or want to go to the cinema, wide range of shops, eateries; air conditioned so ideal on a hot summer's day. ”
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Zoo
“Cleland Wildlife Park has been a major tourist attraction in South Australia since 1967. The Department for Environment and Water is committed to creating a sustainable environment that can be enjoyed by everyone both now and into the future. Cleland plays an important role in this strategy by helping visitors connect with animals in their natural environment. By providing an immersive nature experience, with a limited number of enclosures and the chance to get closer to some of our state’s most iconic animals, our visitors will learn more about the importance of conservation The health of our animals is our number one priority and our keepers have years of experience in managing Cleland’s population. The park is a member of the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame after winning the 'Significant Tourism Attraction' category at the 2007, 2008 and 2009 South Australian Tourism Awards.”
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