1. Adelaide Zoo
Adelaide Zoo is the second oldest Zoo of Australia (after Melbourne Zoo), and like other prominent zoos in Australia, including Melbourne Zoo, Taronga Zoo, and Perth Zoo it is also working on a non-profit basis. It is one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions, is home to 250 species and 2500 animals of exotic and native mammals, reptiles, birds and fishes.
2. Glenelg Beach
Bayside Glenelg pulls families to its long, sandy beach and the Beachouse amusement park, with rides, waterslides and arcade games. The Bay Discovery Centre in the 1870s Town Hall has local history exhibits including a dolphin-spotting cruises cast off from nearby Holdfast Marina and a vintage swimwear collection. Laid-back pubs, organic cafes, global eateries and indie boutiques give the area a trendy vibe. It also offers you the chance of a lifetime – To swim with Dolphins.
3. South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum is a natural historic museum and research institute in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856. It occupies a variety of buildings on North Terrace in the cultural precinct of the Adelaide Parklands. The museum includes one of the most significant collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts in the world.
4. Victoria Square, Adelaide
Victoria Square is also known as Tarndanyangga or Tarntanyangga, is a public square in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The area was named “Victoria Square” by the Street Naming Committee on 23 May 1837, after Princess Victoria, then heir presumptive of the British throne. The Kaurna people know the area as Tarndanyangga, “The Dreaming Place of the Red Kangaroo”. During Christmas, it is traditional for a 24.5 m high Christmas tree to be erected in the northern part of the square.
5. Botanic Park, Adelaide
Botanic Park, which is a part of Park 11 and also known by its Kaurna name Tainmundilla, is a 34 hectare (84 acre) park in the Northeast Parklands of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. It is surrounded by Hackney and Frome Roads. The park abuts the Adelaide Zoo and River Torrens on its north and an avenue of Plane Trees planted in 1874 to its south. It is dotted with exotic species such as century-old Moreton Bay Figs from Queensland. The park served as the venue for the first Australasian meeting of the Salvation Army in 1880.
6. Rundle Mall
Rundle Mall is a pedestrian street mall in Adelaide, South Australia. It was built as a pedestrian mall in September 1976 by closing down the section of Rundle Street between King William Street and Pulteney Street, to vehicular traffic. The pedestrian mall has become the centerpiece of Adelaide’s city centre, home to some of the most expensive real estate (per square metre) in the state.
The mall includes South Australian flagship stores of many large Australian retailers and a large number of small independent chain stores. It also features a number of plazas and arcades containing small boutiques and eateries.