Adelaide City Guide

As one of the few Australian capitals I am yet to visit, I have long had Adelaide on my list of must visit places in my home country. A few years ago I met someone from the city who convinced me I must go and ever since have had the calling in the back of my mind. There’s no denying there is one month of the year that is best to visit Adelaide, so read on to find out more to help plan your own visit!

Check In: The Mayfair Hotel

With just a couple of days in the city and hoping to maximise our time here, we checked in to the stunning Mayfair Hotel in the city, which was conveniently located a stones throw from everything! Should you choose to stay here I would highly recommend taking the time to visit the rooftop bar upstairs, which has a great view and even more beautiful interior art deco décor!

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Eats & Drinks:

Adelaide has a widespread reputation for being the gastronomic capital of Australia (okay, maybe a slight overstatement, but true in my opinion!) With so much fresh produce and some of the countries’ most creative chefs, be sure to book yourself a table every meal of the day!

Propaganda Club – Great for late night eats and drinks with a really cool art deco vibe.

Georges on Waymouth – Fancy Shmancy! If you’re looking for fine dining this place is an institution!

FB’s Fancy Burgers – Sometimes you just feel like cheap eats and a damn good burger. You’ll find both here!

When to Visit:

My partner and I visited Adelaide in the month of March, when the city comes alive with endless events to attend! Our visit centred on attending Fringe Festival, an arts festival with endless entertainment, good food and great times. This was the highlight of our entire trip in South Australia! There’s also WOMAD music festival in March, the Adelaide Cup and a range of concerts and events on in the city during what the locals have dubbed “Mad March”.

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There & Away

Adelaide Hills – Just outside of the city you will find the Adelaide Hills, offering great views of the city and cute little towns to visit like our favourite – Hahndorf, Australia’s first German settlement!

Barossa Valley – Our time in wine country was one of our favourite trips to date. You’ll need at least a few days to explore the Barossa Valley.

Clare Valley – Onwards past the Barossa is Clare Valley, a farming area with great fresh produce and unreal scenery.

Kangaroo Island – Another must visit spot in South Australia is just a 45 minute ferry ride from the mainland or a short flight. Kangaroo Island is the perfect opportunity to spot wildlife and get a feel for Australian way of life – laidback and low key!

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A short drive out of Adelaide and you will arrive in Hahndorf

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The Barossa Valley is one hour’s drive from Adelaide

World of Wanderlust visited South Australia with the South Australian Tourism Commission. All opinions, recommendations and photos are my own!


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    Niki | Chasing Departures
    April 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    This makes me want to visit Australia and Adelaide even more. I wanted to do study abroad in Adelaide, but it was pretty much impossible with when classes were offered so I never got to go. Someday thought!

    April 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Sounds like an amazing place to visit! I still have yet to go to Australia, but it’s on my list! Haha.


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    April 6, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Its sound cool. I would love to visit Adelaide! Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing it.

    Marie (Miles of Happiness)
    April 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Oh, waow! Adelaide like I’ve never seen it. I stayed only a day there, on my way to Kangaroo Island. Now I feel like it’s worth a longer visit! Next time in Australia I hope 🙂

    April 5, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    You’re blog is amazing! I always like to coming back here.
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

    Sarah Charpentier
    April 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I CANNOT WAIT TIL IM 18 AND START TRAVELING THE WORLD! I love you brooke! you are my role model! <3

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    April 4, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Adelaide looks like a great destination. I like your travel trip! Thanks for sharing it. Lovely pictures you shared.

    Anderson James
    April 4, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Adelaide is one of the lovely city to visit in Australia. Thanks for sharing this post.

    April 3, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Loved it. Kangaroo Island is especially great.

    April 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    That chilli dog looks soooo good! And these photos are so beautiful 🙂 now I have some great images to remind me of Adelaide.

    Of Ashes & Bones
    April 2, 2017 at 1:05 am

    I’ve never been to Adelaide, but it seems to beautiful there

    March 31, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I would love to visit Adelaide! Lovely photos!

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    March 31, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    This is great info with Absolutely amazing photos of Adelaide! Great place you sharing with us. Thanks for sharing it.

    Sumit hariyani
    March 31, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Wow Adelaide city is very nice. Ans lovely pictures thanks for share.

    March 30, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    One of my closest friends from study abroad is from Adelaide and I really got to go visit her!

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    March 30, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Wow! What a wonderful destination you shared. I like your trip! It is fantastic post and article. Thanks for sharing it.

    March 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Very informative article Brooke! Adelaide is now on my list. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    A great city. I will often visit this place.

    March 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    I would love to visit Adelaide! Lovely photos!

    March 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Wow I really want to go back and go to Kangaroo Island! Sounds incredible – I went to Adelaide once when I was a child, however all that I remember from it was that it hailed !! Not a great memory hahaha

    Michael @ Mile in my Glasses
    March 29, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    Adelaide looks like such a beautiful city! I can’t wait to visit Australia one day, Adelaide would definitely be a city I’d have to visit! Thanks for the amazing guide!

    I hope you have a lovely Wednesday,

    JAMES Davis
    March 29, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Try the Migration Museum, Adelaide Oval, Cleland Wildlife park, South Australia Museum andHindley Street for food and drink. Read all of my Australian blogs on

    Minh Nguyen
    March 29, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Adelaide is the city that I would love to visit. the vineyard looks great!

    March 29, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Adelaide definitely stands out as the culture capital of Australia — don’t ask me why! But this blog post definitely confirmed that. Despite living just next door in New Zealand, I haven’t explored Australia as much as I would have liked, and Adelaide is definitely at the top of my list! I think the first stop on my trip would be the Barossa Valley, and then Kangaroo Island. What was your favourite place?

    March 29, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Adelaide looks so cool and cozy! I’d love to visit Aus one day. It’s been a dream destination of mine since I was little! 🙂