Adelaide is the city that's filled with everything you could possibly want from the Australian Experience! With delicious food, wine and plenty of nature hotspots to explore, Adelaide has both adventure and relaxation! Have a day off from studying? The team at UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide have compiled a list of our top 10 places to visit! We hope you love these places as much as we do. Have you already been to one of them? Send us a photo via firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how much you enjoyed it!
1. Adelaide Central Market
The Central Market is known as being the “Adelaide’s food hub”. With over 80 stalls it’s one of Australia’s largest fresh produce markets with a wide range of products on offer. Besides an excellent range of fruit and vegetable shops for you to choose from, you’ll also find delicious patisseries and cafes, gourmet cheeses and sweets. There’s also live music every Friday; and various events throughout the year such as cooking classes, edible gift making, and even a vegan feast!
2. Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval is a historic sporting venue located in Adelaide’s CBD alongside the riverbanks of the Torrens River. It is home to cricket, football, concerts, and other major events.
Our residents visited the Oval, during one of the Residential Life events held by UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide.
3. Adelaide Botanic Gardens
The gardens are 51 -hectare and were first opened in 1857. Some of the structures date back to the 19th Century. The National Rose Trial garden is a lovely spot – the first garden of its type in Australia, it is used to trial various international breeds of roses to establish their suitability for growing in Australia.
4. Art Gallery of South Australia
The art gallery is home to some of Australia’s finest art collections.
5. Rundle Mall
The vibrant Rundle Mall is just a short 2-3-minute walk from UniLodge @ Metro Adelaide. The mall is a great place for getting coffee and catching up with friends, a one-stop-centre for all your shopping needs and is home to stunning architecture. The Mall is also known for its iconic sculptures, including the Spheres, and a group of quite adorable life-size bronze pigs (Augusta, Horatio, Oliver and Truffles) rummaging around the sculpture of a bin.
6. Waterfall Gully
Waterfall Gully is located at Cleland Conservation Park, which is a 20-minute drive from the city. It is a challenging hike with breathtaking views of the city, and lots of photo opportunities!
7. Adelaide Himeji Garden
These peaceful, beautiful gardens are designed in two Japanese styles, senzui (pond and stone garden) and kare senzui (dry garden). Some of the attractions include a zen rock garden, koi fish, a pond, the Okunoin lantern, and a shishi-odoshi. The garden is the perfect spot for a picnic, yoga practice or bird-spotting.
8. Cleland Wildlife Park
Just a short 20-minute drive from the city, is a wildlife park set in beautiful grounds, which are rich in flora and fauna! You can get up close to emus, koalas, and other Australian native animals.
9. Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is a very well-known wine producing region in the northeast of Adelaide. There are lots of wineries in Barossa that offer tours, cellar-door tasting and exciting days out! Shiraz grapes are the local speciality and there is plenty of heritage to be found amongst the towns within the Barossa!
10. Adelaide Zoo
Just a short 15-minute walk and it’s Adelaide Zoo! Adelaide Zoo is set over eight hectares of botanic grounds and is home to more than 3,000 animals, including 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.