Adelaide is an elegant and scenic place to visit and explore the rugged south coast of Australia and takes advantage of the scenic beauty of the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Adelaide is a place where European immigrants founded this tidy capital of South Australia, its layout was carefully crafted around the river Torrens. River Torrens is the place that imparts the welcome sense of order balanced by a laid-back vibe. Mining, agriculture, manufacturing, etc. sectors have brought riches to the city, and these days Adelaide’s affluent heritage is still proudly on display. If you really want to visit such places where you can explore museums, galleries, public buildings, gardens and gourmet restaurants, there are some of the city’s finest treasures. Hire Motorhomes Adelaide and explore the area with our list of the top tourist attractions in Adelaide.
1. North Terrace
A handsome tree-lined boulevard graced by historic and cultural treasures, North Terrace is a great place to explore Adelaide city and kick off the city tour. Parliament House, as a centre of attraction of the King William Street & North Terrace, is a completely imposing building in Adelaide with its Monumental Colonnade. Just down the street, the State Library of South Australia, the Southern Australian Museum, and the Art Gallery of South Australia offer a triple dose of art and culture and are three of the city’s top attractions.
2. Adelaide Botanic Garden
Walkthrough the wrought-iron gates at the east end of North Terrace and enter a wonderland of botanical treasures. Adelaide Botanic Garden features educational themed plants like Mediterranean plants, medicinal plants, Australian Native Species and a wetland designed to sequester enough water to irrigate grounds. You will also visit the Santos Museum of Economic Botany which provides insight on the important role plants play in everyday life through a series of permanent collections. Other gardens and botanic parks provide insight into multiple plants including palm houses, rainforest plants, night-flowering Amazonica Water Lilies, etc.
3. Adelaide Art Gallery of South Australia
In the heart of Adelaide cultural place, the Art Gallery of South Australia is considered as one of the finest collections of art and cultural precinct. The elegant, classy and lavish Victorian building which is situated in 1881, creates a feeling of eminent artworks within its walls. Apart from this, the collection crosses all mediums, from sculpture, paintings, textiles, metalwork and photographs to ceramics, jewels and furniture.
4. Tour of Adelaide Oval
Stadiums aren’t always the center of attraction for everyone, but for Aussies’ they love their sports and this venue is much more important in the history of Adelaide. It was situated in 1871 in the middle of the city near Adelaide's attractive Riverbank precinct. It also hosted the first cricket match in 1884. This stadium has played host to more than 20 different sports, including AFL, cycling, archery, hockey, tennis, etc. along with famous musical concerts and events. A multi-dollar renovation completed in 2014 revitalized the complete venue, but it still features the old heritage-listed scoreboard and century-old Moreton Bay fig trees. The best way for anyone to idealize and appreciate the place is by becoming a witness of its iconic views and signing up for an Adelaide Oval Stadium Tour. It will be at approx. 90-minute guided tour, you will go behind the scenes to see the stadium's top features and learn fascinating stories about its history.
Scenic South Australia - Adelaide
Once you reach and explore each iconic and scenic view of Adelaide, you will find plenty of other things to see and do in South Australia. To explore each of these places, the best would be to rent a Motorhome Adelaide and experience the exotic views of the bucolic scenery of the Barossa Valley, one of the top-notch grape-growing regions and a haven for foodies.