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Things to do in Adelaide

Lonely Planet has ranked Adelaide in its top 10 cities to visit in 2014. So we asked our readers what their suggestions were for things to do in the city.


  1. Central market, it is the best market in the world!!!
  2. My suggestion is get out of Adelaide and go to the wineries.
  3. See the amazing adelaide hills!
  4. Have a swim in the ever lovely Torrens River
  5. Adelaide Zoo, Monarto Open Range Zoo, Hahndorf, Adelaide beaches, Central Market, Barossa, etc. :)
  6. Central markets, Glenelg and the Barossa :)
  7. Central market, Fringe festival, adelaide festival, McLaren vale, Henley beach. The list goes on....
  8. Get a burger at Vego'n'lovin it, grab a beer at the Exeter, pick strawberries at Beerenberg, go shopping and swimming at Glenelg, walk from Waterfall Gully to Mt Lofty and get a sweet view, pat a koala at Cleland, climb the world's biggest Rocking Horse
  9. the torrens linear park - a 37km trail alongside the river that connects the foothills to the sea. great for walking and cycling. so many good places to eat it's hard to know where to start. lots of cute new little bars opening up in some of the city laneways now the liquor licensing laws have been changed. queen st croydon is a great precinct with great cafes, retro shops and a handy playground - right on the train line. adelaide's beaches are to die for, whether the metro ones or head down south. mangrove boardwalk north of the city at st kilda and a kickarse adventure playground. lots of beautiful walking trails in the adelaide hills, quite close to the city. obviously more wineries than you can poke a stick at. yawn to the comments from those who clearly know v little about what adelaide is really like - but we are happy not to be inundated with that type!
  10. Go in march - it's a ghost town at night every other month. The festival - fringe - etc make it an amazing place to be - four about 6 weeks - then it goes into suspended animation again.
  11. Go scuba diving. Day trips from Adelaide to Rapid Bay to see the leafy seagragon or Edithburgh on The Yorke Peninsula to one of the top shore dives in the world.
  12. Ride the mechanical bull at the Woolshed on Hindley!