See and Do in Adelaide
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Despite the reputation that Adelaide is a quiet city with nothing going on, expats may be pleasantly surprised to find that the city offers many exciting attractions to suit all tastes. Nature lovers, culture vultures and everything in between will find that the city is home to a number of must-see sights.
Interesting areas to visit in the city include Victoria Square, Gouger Street and the stately boulevard of King William Street.
Popular sightseeing in Adelaide
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Visitors can wander through this public garden of over 100 acres and enjoy attractions such as the Palm House and the National Rose Trial Garden.
Adelaide Festival Centre
As the city's first multi-purpose art centre, there is plenty for lovers of the arts to soak up at this venue. The centre boasts multiple theatres, a playhouse, an amphitheatre and a gallery.
While it's smaller than most city zoos, this is South Australia's most popular wildlife facility and offers visitors the chance to see a diverse array of over 1,000 animals, including the zoo's beloved giant pandas.
Art Gallery of South Australia
Often said to be the unofficial 'wine capital' of Australia, the Barossa Valley is definitely worth a visit. Located just an hour away from Adelaide's city centre, visitors can sample wines from some of Australia's most popular winemakers as well as visit the area's boutique cellars.
Cleland Conservation Park
The conservation park located in the Adelaide Hills is a short distance south-east of Adelaide. A climb up to the Mount Lofty summit provides stunning views over the city.