5 spots in Adelaide you can’t miss

Adelaide, the symbol of South Australia, is where you can find a mixture of cultural heritage, natural scenery, delectable food, as well as recreation venues. With plentiful places to wander around, here is a snapshot of a few key tourist attractions in Adelaide.

Glenelg Beach

Glenelg is not only famous for its beautiful beaches but also for its impressive history behind the heritage buildings. Located in a suburban area of Adelaide, Glenelg is a perfect place to seek your own peace of mind and to escape from city life. Family and friends are bound to have the best time in Glenelg with various entertainment choices including catching thrills at an amusement park, or even sailing and swimming with dolphins.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second oldest zoo, with it’s sole purpose connecting humans with nature and saving endangered species. There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained, from interactions with animals, the educational visitor center, and so much more. Spare some time and visit the pandas as they’re the only breeding pair of giant pandas in Australia, and not to mention, they’re super adorable.

Adelaide Central Market

If you are a foodie seeking multicultural cuisine and fresh food, Adelaide Central Market is the place to be. This is one of the largest fresh produce markets in Australia and one of the oldest indoor markets in the world. After browsing the wholesome stalls, there are an array of cafes and eateries for you to enjoy. What else could get better?

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Take a pause during your trip and drop a visit to a wonderland in the heart of the city, where stunning landscaped gardens, grand avenues, stunning architecture and the appeal of history awaits. This 50-hectare garden is home to the most magnificent plant collections in Australia. Relax your mind in the Botanic Garden atmosphere and scenery for an hour or few, you’ll feel like yourself in another world away.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide possesses not only one of the finest plants in Australia but also one of the finest art collections at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The selection varies from the colonial days to the present; crosses all mediums from sculpture, paintings, textiles, photographs to ceramics, furniture and jewellery. You can choose to wander around at your own pace or to take a tour or even attend an artist talk.

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7 things you must do in South Australia!

With urban Victoria and beachy Queensland attracting a large portion of tourists, the stunning South Australia often gets neglected! There’s a lot to experience beyond Adelaide so check out the seven things you must do when you go to South Australia!

Shuck oysters in an oyster farm

Sipping on champagne and having oysters is often seen as the epitome of luxury. Well, you can now do it while standing in the sea! One of the top things to do in South Australia is to go to the Coffin Bay Oyster Farm and eat oysters straight from the sea. Here, you’ll be able to sit in the water and watch as the oysters are being harvested! This is a once in a lifetime experience and you will be able to devour the freshest oysters you will ever taste. Shuck your own oysters, sip on some champagne and enjoy the picturesque views because you won’t get them anywhere else!

Sleep underground

Unique Underground

Why stay in a hotel when you can stay in a home that’s completely UNDERGROUND? Coober Pedy is known for their underground town filled with churches and homes. While many underground houses are available in Coober Pedy, why go anywhere else when we have them available on Aabode.com? This swanky stay needs to have a place on your bucket list as it’s decked out with a pool, an outdoor wood barbecue and full amenities! Check it out!

Hop on board the wine train

Not just any train. A wine train. While going on a wine tours are commonplace for visitors in South Australia, there’s no wine tour like this one. Travel in style on a heritage train while you gaze out at stunning scenery and breathtaking plains. The train stops at different wineries so you have an opportunity to sample some of the wines or enjoy some bites at local restaurants!

BBQ on a buoy down the river

There’s nothing more quintessential than a barbeque, except for having a barbecue on a buoy with some of your best mates! In the heart of Adelaide, you’ll be able to float on a buoy with some of your friends and float down the river while you grill away! This is an experience not to miss as they have a variety of packages for you to choose from! Whether you want to float down and have a cheese platter with the ladies or have a barbecue with the boys on a buoy, you’ll have an amazing time!

Go fig picking

You’ve heard of strawberry and cherry picking but have you ever heard of fig picking? You can do just that at the Glen Ewin Estate! The estate is adorned with almost twelve thousand fig trees and provides you with an abundant variety of juicy figs! With only $5 entry, you’ll be bound to have a great time! If you’ve got time after all of your harvesting, also check out their fig bar for an amazing range of products.

Visit and stay on Kangaroo Island

Whether you want to visit some of the friendly native creatures or relax to the swooning sounds of the ocean, the only place to do it is in South Australia! The island has a heaping variety of activities for the whole family including quad biking, paintball, snorkeling and horse riding! If you’re after something more for the adults, check out one of the twenty three hikes for a romantic stroll or the accommodation for a stunning morning in. We recommend some of these stunning properties on Aabode.com!

Regardless of whatever you do or wherever you stay, you love it in South Australia. We’ve got some stunning properties on Aabode.com so go and check them out!

$10 weekender: See Adelaide on a budget!

Adelaide, one of Australia’s more underrated cities, we’re not sure why though! With world famous wine regions just minutes from the city, as well as culture, events and entertainment, historic buildings, lush park lands and some of the country’s most picturesque beaches, Adelaide is a city that you must see!

Morialta Conservation Park


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With warmer weather quickly approaching, Morialta Conservation Park is the perfect place to visit to enjoy fresh and sunny weather! It’s the perfect time to explore one of three of the gorgeous waterfalls along Fourth Creek (or all three),  as during spring the water flow is the strongest! Be sure to stick to the tracks and trails to prevent the spread of unwanted pests and diseases to our native plants and wildlife!

Adelaide Central Market


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Join 9 million foodies/year and over 70 traders all under the one roof of Adelaide Central Market! A buzzing and thriving hub of food and culture from fresh produce, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, small goods and health foods as well as cafes, eateries and multicultural cuisine!

Adelaide’s Botanic Garden


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Take a break from the city, and bask in the warmth of the Spring sun while strolling through Adelaide’s gorgeous Botanic Garden. Stroll through lush and diverse plants from across Australia and around the world.

National Wine Centre of Australia


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It wouldn’t be a visit to South Australia without tasting some of Australia’s best wines! Head to the National Wine Centre of Australia and let your taste palette loose in Australia’s largest tasting room, where you will be able to sample a range of 120 different wines!

Adelaide, City of Churches


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Take a step back in time and visit some of Adelaide’s most beautiful churches. We recommend the century old St Peter’s Cathedral, featuring classic neo-gothic architecture, and stained glass windows. Still have time? Head to St Francis Xavier cathedral, the first cathedral in Adelaide!

Take a tour of Haigh’s Chocolates


Cost: $10 (for all the sweets you buy in the chocolate store)

Calling all sweet tooths! Enjoy a free guided viewing tour and learn the history of the Australian loved chocolate brand, Haigh’s and how their delicious premium quality chocolate is made! Don’t hesitate to spend a few extra bucks in the chocolate store filled with factory fresh chocolates!

With so much life in the city of Adelaide, we don’t see why it isn’t on your bucket list of destinations to visit this Spring/Summer!

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The views at these getaways that will leave you saying WOW!

However you like your holiday views, we have found 7 of the very best below! From endless panoramic views across turquoise oceans, to white-sandy beaches or forest green hinterland hills, we have it all here at Aabode.com.

Cape View
Coopers Shoot, New South Wales, Australia

85978.780Sometimes you just need to get away and recharge, a little me time. But not any holiday house will do, in fact, only CapeView @ Byron will do. With unsurpassed views across the lush green hills of Byron’s Hinterland let your eye wander to the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean and Byron’s Beaches whilst sipping that first cocktail for the afternoon. The famous Cape Byron with its iconic Lighthouse is perfectly framed from most vantage points within the house.

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Seeking sun, surf and sand in Byron Bay? Create the holiday of a lifetime at Moonstruck a stunning, private and absolute beachfront holiday home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, located on the shores of beautiful Belongil Beach. Relax in sun-drenched luxury in this flawlessly styled double storey home, with sloping timber ceilings, polished timber floors and wall-to-wall glass.

Coles Bay, East Coast Tasmania, Australia

87223.780Halcyon means an idyllic and peaceful time. It’s luxury accommodation commanding panoramic views over Sandpiper Beach and Great Oyster Bay. An environment where you can escape and immerse yourself in the sky and sea. A place to be refreshed, uplifted and renewed by doing as much or as little as you desire. A place to centre your spirit and synchronize to lifes natural rhythms. The sight and sound of the ocean will soothe your soul. Meanwhile, Freycinet National Park, wineries, fishing, kayaking and golf are all at your doorstep.

Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia

88253.780Clearwater is a luxury home with small infinity edge pool on the front deck. The tranquil location of Clearwater along with the breathtaking water views, makes this beautifully designed home one of the most sought after for a luxury Hamilton Island accommodation option.

Studio 1
Porepunkah, Victoria, Australia

98802.780The Buckland studio retreat is a place to leave your daily life behind and be yourself again. Arriving at The Buckland, guests give themselves over to the encompassing quiet of the deep forest, rediscovering the present moment in the grandiloquent alpine views. The Studio Retreat is set on 40 acres of farm land, with stunning views of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland Valley that can be enjoyed from every corner of each studio!  Experience boutique bed and breakfast, right in the heart of Victoria‘s High Country in North East Victoria.

Cliff House
Snelling Beach, Kangaroo Island, Australia

84045.780The sensuous curves of the Cliff House, perched on the cliff overlooking beautiful Snellings Beach, inspires complete surrender to relaxation for the perfect romantic get away. The circular tower bedroom has a panoramic window looking out to southern sea, and the cushioned sunken pit with open fire is the ultimate in repose. Luxuriate yourself in your outdoor cliff-edge Jacuzzi, drinking in breathtaking views of Snellings Beach, a local pod of Dolphins or the southern stars above.

Redbud Ranch
Myocum, New South Wales, Australia

41066.780Redbud Ranch is an inviting light-filled home. Overlooking a beautiful valley of luscious green hills to a mystical mountain range, the sunsets and sunrises here are heavenly! Guests will enjoy the quiet rural location with the convenience of being only a short drive to several of the regions favourite townships, local hotspots and famous festivals.

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7 instagrammable hotspots in South Australia

Holidaying in Adelaide with no idea what to do? Check out Aabode’s top picks of the state’s most instagrammable hotspots! Leave your holiday with a phone packed with great pictures to last you till your next holiday!

Wonderwalls, Port Adelaide

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If you’re into street art and hand crafted wall murals, be sure to visit Wonderwalls in Port Adelaide! Bursting with creativity and colour, the area has become iconic for its many inspiring art exhibitions, crafted by reclaimed artists from all over the world!

Innes National Park, Inneston

Photo Credits to Robert Lang
For nature-loving photographers, Innes National Park is absolute paradise! From spectacular ocean views to interactive captures of wildlife, the national park has everything you’d want to see. Take photos of the rustic shipwrecks along the park’s beaches and grandiose lighthouses still operating today!

Solomon Street, Adelaide

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Similar to Wonderwalls is Solomon Street. Famous for its unique graffiti art and baby pink coloured walls, Solomon Street is definitely the place to visit if you’re looking for a simple backdrop for the perfect instagram photo!

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island

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The Remarkable Rocks certainly lives up to its namesake as you’ll never see such stunning rock formations anywhere else! Bask in the sunlight, enjoy an ethereal ocean view and strike a pose in front of the hauntingly beautiful granite boulders.

Honeysuckle Lane, Prospect, Adelaide

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Littered with small rustic cafes and awesome graffiti wall art, Honeysuckle Lane is a secret hotspot all Instagrammers visit for the best photos. And while you’re taking a break from your photo shoot, pay a visit to Cafe Komodo, famous for its funky vintage vibe and of course, delicious drinks!

Canola Fields, Clare Valley

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If you’re visiting Adelaide in Spring, be sure to drive over to Clare Valley and share a photo of the majestic Canola Fields on Instagram. Capture nature at its best and boast about it to your friends because who doesn’t love a field of flowers in full bloom?

China Town, Adelaide

china town
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Adelaide’s China Town is the perfect combination of awesome architecture and great food! With so many Chinese restaurants serving delicious and authentic Asian dishes, Adelaide’s China Town is the place to visit for all you foodstagrammers out there!

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