Many travelers consider fall to be the best season to explore Australia’s great outdoors since the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. This is the perfect time to take walking tours or to watch the leaves change colors. Autumn is a nice time to visit Adelaide because this South Australia city has a lot to offer when it comes to outdoor walks and activities. No matter when you plan to visit Adelaide, be sure to book your upscale accommodations at the InterContinental Adelaide, which is an excellent base for you to explore the following top-rated attractions and experiences in Adelaide.
Morning Stroll through the Historic Port Adelaide
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If colonial buildings excite you, spend a morning on the streets of Port Adelaide and marvel at the grand houses, telegraph and shipping offices, lighthouse, and steam tugboats. In addition, the port is also a hub for shipping, transport, and industrial activities. It’s a working seaport and the first state heritage area of South Australia. In fact, the South Australian Heritage Register includes more than a dozen historic sites in Port Adelaide.
Market Encounter at Adelaide’s Central Market
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One way to immerse yourself in the local scene is to visit a market to experience the food and culture. Adelaide’s Central Market is a great choice for fresh and local produce, gourmet food, and merchandise at very reasonable prices. If you’re lucky, you’ll find free samples at some of the food stalls. Nearby, Gouger Street also has many Asian restaurants, which offer great food for an excellent value.
Local Wildlife in Adelaide Zoo
Kangaroos are endemic to Australia, but other wildlife also thrives across this continent. Take time to visit Adelaide Zoo and have a close encounter with several species of birds, mammals, marsupials, monotremes, and reptiles. Lush vegetation surrounds the entire zoo and makes the activity comparable to a real wildlife encounter. The price of entry for adults is $34.50, and kids can enter for $19. This gives you the opportunity to have a close encounter with animals and learn interesting information straight from the keepers.
Enjoy Some Wine in the Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills, a wine region in Southern Australia, is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The hills are merely a 20-minute drive from downtown Adelaide and known as a romantic and cozy retreat for travelers visiting the city. Don’t miss your chance to taste red and wine varietals like sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, and pinot gris, among others. If wine isn’t your thing, explore the town and villages, where you can marvel at the stunning landscapes and sweeping views.
In addition to these activities, Adelaide also offers many outdoor activities. It’s surprising to learn that the city provides a wide range of travel experiences that aren’t widely available in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne. With so much to do, Adelaide makes a great destination to add to your itinerary when planning a visit down south.