Adelaide’s Top Places – Where to Go During Tour Down Under


Tour Down Under brings everybody out on to the streets for the action. In-between though, if you’re unsure what are the hottest places to hit up then this is the guide for you. From wineries to new restaurants, rooftop destinations, shopping precincts, local events and seaside spots to relax.

*This article was originally published on January 2 2018*

Adelaide City

Six Great Destinations

Adelaide Central Market – 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide: Great for fresh produce, plus a stack of little cafes and food outlets, and access to China Town’s food courts if you want something delicious while you’re out and about.

Rundle Mall: A great outdoor mall, perfect for shopping, exploring the laneways that have some hidden gems (Adelaide Library, Lindes Lane Bar, Raw & Real Juicery, and more).

North Terrace: The Museum, Art Gallery, Uni, Botanic Gardens and Tiffany & Co are all found here. Great place to take a walk and take in some sights. The amazing Botanic Gardens Restaurant is also hidden in the Botanic Garden so do yourself a favour and treat yourself.

Peel & Leigh St: A bar hopping hub that’s the food, wine and cocktail lovers dream, on the move that is. You’ll want to try out every single bar on these streets. From underground bar Maybe Mae to the rooftop at La Rambla and then to Latino haven Casablabla.

Adelaide Riverbank Precinct: You’ve got the Adelaide Casino and its brilliant restaurants – Sean’s Kitchen and Madame Hanoi, the Adelaide Festival Centre and the Torrens footbridge that takes you across to Adelaide Oval, and North Adelaide. It’s a great place to start and then wander along the river for some scenic time out.

Adelaide Zoo: Head down to our city-side zoo, which houses Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas you’ll see in Australia.

Ebenezer Place: Brilliant little boutique stores by Adelaide craftspeople, niche cafes, great coffee, plus two of our favourite wine locations – East End Cellars (bottle shop and wine bar) and Mothervine (proper bar).

Our Six Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants

2KW – 2 King William Street, Adelaide
George’s on Waymouth – 20 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Hill of Grace Restaurant – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Orana – Upstairs, 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Osteria Oggi – 76 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Blackwood – 285 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Our Favourite Funky Restaurants

Africola – 4 East Terrace, Adelaide
Gondola Gondola – 1 Peel Street, Adelaide
Lady Burra Brewhouse – 4 Topham Mall, Adelaide
Mexican Society – 140 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Spaghetti Western Saloon and Dining Hall – 111 King William Street, Adelaide
Treasury 1860 – 144 King William Street, Adelaide.

Our Favourite Casual Dining Restaurants

Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar – 94 Frome Street, Adelaide
Etica – 125 Gilles Street, Adelaide
Golden Boy – 309 North Terrace, Adelaide
Sean’s Kitchen – Station Road, Adelaide
Sunny’s – 17 Solomon Street, Adelaide
Drunken Sailor – 10 O’Connell Street, North Adelaide.
Hut and Soul Eatery – 310 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
Iberia – 279 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Our Favourite Cheap Eats

Cantina Sociale – 108 Sturt Street, Adelaide
Mandoo Korean Dumplings – 23 Bank Street, Adelaide
Ryo’s Noodles – 80 Gouger Street, Adelaide
Vietnamese Laundry – 152 Sturt Street, Adelaide
Zambrero – Shop 2, 214-216 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Poké Me – 92 Gawler Place, Adelaide, SA 5000

Our Favourite Hotel Bars

Hennessy – Mayfair, 45 King William Street, Adelaide
Redsalt Bar – Crowne Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Sebastyan’s Bar – Hotel Grand Chancellor, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide
The Atrium Lounge – InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide

Our Favourite Hotel Restaurants

Coal Cellar & Grill – Hilton, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Ginza Miyako – Stamford Plaza, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide
Mayflower Restaurant and Bar – Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide
Redsalt Restaurant – Crowne Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide
Shiki – InterContinental, North Terrace, Adelaide

Our Favourite Pubs

Hotel Wright Street – 88 Wright Street, Adelaide
The Austral Hotel – 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Stag – 299 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Union Hotel – 70 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
The Duke of Brunswick – 207 Gilbert St, Adelaide SA 5000

Our Favourite Small Bars

Hains & Co. – 23 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
NOLA – 293 – 295 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Noble Gentleman – Tenancy 3, Ground Floor, 41 Currie Street
Pink Moon Saloon – 21 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Udaberri – 11 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Red October – 22 Gilbert Place, Adelaide
Happy Sally – 121 Pirie St, Adelaide
Neon Bar – Festival Drive – Riverfront, Adelaide

Our Favourite Bigger Bars

Electra House – 131-139 King William Street, Adelaide
The Gallery – 30 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
La Rambla – 28 Peel Street, Adelaide
Wined Bar – CNR Botanic Road and Hackney Road, Adelaide
Disco Mexico – 140 Gouger St, Adelaide
Malt Shovel Taphouse – Festival Centre, Festival Dr, Adelaide

Our Favourite Party Places

Fat Controller – CNR Bank Street and North Terrace, Adelaide
Rocket Bar & Rooftop – 142 Hindley St, Adelaide
Roxie’s – 188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Cry Baby – 11 Solomon Street, Adelaide

Our Favourite Coffee Spots

Abbots and Kinney – 78 Pirie Street, Adelaide
Coffee Branch – 32 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Exchange Specialty Coffee – Shops 1 & 2, 12-18 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
Monday’s Coffee Store – 7/38 Gawler Place, Adelaide
Please Say Please – 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Our Favourite Cafes

Coffylosophy – 198A Hutt Street, Adelaide
Hey Jupiter – 11 Ebenezer Place, Adelaide
My Kingdom for a Horse – 191-195 Wright Street, Adelaide
Penny University – 1/7 Union Street, Adelaide
Peter Rabbit – CNR Hindley Street and Liverpool Street, Adelaide
Home Ground – Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

The Five Best Martinis

Bank Street Social – 48 Hindley Street, Adelaide
Hotel Richmond – 128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Madame Hanoi – Adelaide Casino, North Terrace, Adelaide
La Buvette Drinkery – 27 Gresham Street, Adelaide
Collins Bar – Hilton Adelaide, 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

The Five Best Burgers

Bread & Bone – 15 Peel Street, Adelaide
Burger Theory – 8-10 Union Street, Adelaide
Betty’s Burgers – 211-215 Rundle Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000.
FB’s Fancy Burgers – 17 Synagogue Place, Adelaide
Press Food and Wine – 40 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
The Taxpayer – 193 Victoria Square, Adelaide

Our Favourite Vegetarian Eats 

Bambi’s Kitchen – 31 East Terrace, Adelaide
Coco Flamingo – 143 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Bliss Organic Cafe – 7 Compton Street, Adelaide
Thea Tea Shop – 110 Gawler Pl, Adelaide SA 5000
Two-Bit Villains – Shop 150 Balcony Level, Adelaide Arcade, Adelaide
Vego & Love’N It – Level 1, 240 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Zenhouse Vegetarian Yum Cha – 17-19 Bent Street, Adelaide

Our Favourite Dessert Spots

Chocolateria San Churro – Shop 5, 300 Rundle Street, Adelaide
Le Carpe Diem – 230-232 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Gelatissimo – 280 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
St Louis House of Fine Ice Cream & Dessert – 19 Gouger Street, Adelaide

The Top Five Cheeseboards

Bar Torino – 158 Hutt Street, Adelaide
Casablabla – 12 Leigh Street, Adelaide
Lindes Lane – Lindes Lane (next to the Malls Balls in Rundle Mall), Adelaide
Mother Vine – 22-26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide
The Tasting Room – 23 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide

Our Favourite Healthy Eating Spots

Goodies & Grains – Shop 21/22 Central Market Plaza, Gouger Street, Adelaide
Raw & Real Juicery and Kitchen – 20 James Place, Adelaide
Sushi Planet – 1/60 West Terrace, Adelaide
Coco Jumbo – 14 Topham Mall, Adelaide
Poké Me – 92 Gawler Pl, Adelaide SA 5000

Must Visit Buildings/Gardens/Attractions in the CBD

Adelaide Botanic Gardens – North Terrace, Adelaide
Adelaide Oval – King William Road, North Adelaide
Adelaide Zoo – Frome Road, Adelaide
Art Gallery of South Australia – North Terrace, Adelaide
South Australian Museum – North Terrace, Adelaide
State Library of South Australia – CNR North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
The Popeye Cruise – Elder Park, Adelaide


Wine Regions

Our Favourite Wineries in the Adelaide Hills

Artwine Estate – 72 Bird In Hand Road, Woodside
Bird in Hand – CNR Bird In Hand Road and Pfeiffer Road, Woodside
Howard Vineyard – 53 Bald Hills Road, Nairne
Longview Vineyard – Pound Road, Macclesfield
Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard – 166 Harris Road, Lenswood
Paracombe Wines – 294B Paracombe Road, Paracombe
Sidewood Estate – 15 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Our Favourite Wineries in the Barossa Valley

Grant Burge Wines – Krondorf Rd, Tanunda
Penfolds Wines – 30 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa
Schild Estate –  1 Lyndoch Valley Road, Lydoch
St Hallett Wines – St Hallett Road, Tanunda
Villa Tinto – LOT 561 Krondorf Rd, Tanunda

Our Favourite Wineries in the Clare Valley

Claymore Wines – 7145 Horrocks Highway, Leasingham
Kilkanoon Wines – Penna Lane, Penwortham
Mad Bastard Wines – 1km North of Clare Township on Main North Road
Pikes Wines – Polish Hill River Road, Sevenhill
Shut the Gate Wines – 2 Main North Road, Watervale

Our Favourite Wineries in the McLaren Vale

d’Arenberg – 1 Osborn Road, McLaren Flat
De Lisio Wines – Seaview Road, McLaren Vale
Gemtree Wines – 167 Elliott Road, McLaren Flat
Coriole Vineyards – Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Wirra Wirra Wines – McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale

The Must Try South Australian Produce

Coopers Brewery – 461 South Road, Regency Park
Haigh’s Chocolate Factory – 154 Greenhill Road, Parkside
Woodside Cheese Wrights – 22 Henry Street, Woodside

Top Shopping Precincts

Burnside Village – 447 Portrush Road, Glenside
Harbour Town – 727 Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach
Jetty Road – Glenelg
King William Road – Hyde Park
Magill Road – Magill
Rundle Mall – Adelaide
Rundle Street East – 241-299 Rundle Street, Adelaide
The Parade – Norwood

South Australian Beaches (Local)

Brighton Beach
Glenelg Beach
Henley Beach
Port Noarlunga
Semaphore Beach

South Australian Beaches (Destination)

Eyre Peninsula
Fleurieu Peninsula 
Kangaroo Island
Limestone Coast
Yorke Peninsula 

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If you think there is a destination/venue/activity that we need to add, please feel free to comment with your suggestions!


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