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One Day in Adelaide

ONE DAY IN ADELAIDE

Our guide to making the most of 24 hours in Adelaide

One day in Adelaide?

It’s not a lot of time, so what you fit in is crucial! 

To get the most out of Adelaide in one day, sticking around the city centre is the way to go. We recommend the following to create a great day for your best Adelaide experience.

Have breakfast at the Adelaide Central Market, open Tuesday-Saturday. Go for shakshuka at Le Souk, or generous dishes at Zuma Caffe. It’s always quieter in the morning, so spend an hour or two exploring at your own pace.

Then come on a tour with us of course! We have the Welcome To Adelaide tour on selected days for those not acquainted with the city (finishing at the market if you’d prefer to spend your lunch time there), or organise a private tour at a time convenient to you.

Head to Rundle Mall for shopping and exploring Adelaide Arcade’s niche outlets, and grab a bite for lunch. For something light, head to Rundle Mall Plaza‘s upstairs food court for varied options. Katina also loves Borsa Pasta Cucina off nearby Grenfell Street for its authentic decor, great customer service and amazing pasta made on the premises.

Spend the afternoon along the North Terrace cultural precinct. You have AGSA (our art gallery), the SA Museum and the amazing Botanic Gardens along our major boulevard in short walking distance.

To cap off the day, head to the hip East End precinct for dinner and a drink. Lemongrass Thai Bistro is always a winner, while spots like Brklyn offer American-inspired small bites with great cocktails and balcony views over Rundle Street.

Continue reading what to do in Adelaide for a three-day stay and a week-long visit.

Essentials

Things to do in Adelaide that you'll love

Adelaide Central Market
No matter what time of day you visit, the Central Market is enticing with flavours of the world. There’s always something new to discover here
Art Gallery of South Australia
Adelaide’s art gallery is home to varied pieces, and hosts the annual Tarnanthi festival and Ramsay Art Prize exhibition
Adelaide Arcade
Take time to unpack Adelaide Arcade by slowly admiring what’s around you on their self-guided history tour (brochures at entrances and QR codes throughout)

What tour to take?

If you're a new visitor or returning traveller, get acquainted with Adelaide on our city orientation tour! The Welcome To Adelaide tour is suitable for all ages as a quick early-morning introduction to the city. Alternatively, get in touch about a private tour.

$25

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Five travellers walk along Rundle Mall on the Welcome To Adelaide walking tour.
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Welcome To Adelaide

Our introductory tour around Adelaide's city centre will get you prepared for the rest of your stay.

$40+

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A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Private Walking Tour

Discover Adelaide through a private tour - there's our set two-hour route, or request something more tailored.
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