Begin your day the right way with an amazing full breakfast buffet that includes a thoughtfully selected spread of yoghurts, fruits, cereals as well as hot and cold breakfast options. Next walk down North Terrace on to King William Street and towards Victoria Square to the Adelaide Central Markets. With over 70 traders under one roof, the Adelaide Central Market is one of the largest undercover fresh produce markets in the Southern Hemisphere, buzzing with life and colour all year round. The Market offers a huge range of fresh food including fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, cheeses, bakery, smallgoods and health foods, along with some of Adelaide’s most popular cafés and eateries. With over 9 million visitors every year, the Adelaide Central Market remains Adelaide’s premier food destination for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce. After a lunch at one of the many food stalls head back towards the hotel to Rundle Mall. Rundle Mall is open 7 days a week for your convenience including late night shopping every Friday until 9pm and has over 700 retailers.
Next, take a stroll down the cultural boulevard of North Terrace with its wonderful architecture and see numerous attractions from Parliament House and the Government House to the War Memorial, and the State Library. Continuing on, you will find the South Australian Museum with one of the best collections of Australian Aboriginal arts and artefacts. Next door is the magnificent Art Gallery of South Australia which showcases the best display of Australian colonial art in the country as well as fine European and Asian collections. For lunch, 2KW Bar and Restaurant located on the corner of King William Street and North Terrace is an excellent place to nourish the body with fresh seasonal produce. Continue east and you will find Adelaide’s East End. Rundle Street, located between Frome Street and East Terrace, is great place to spend the afternoon. This precinct is a café district with many boutiques and local treasures. Around the corner, in Ebenezer Place, is a collection of small and quirky shops and cafés like Hey Jupiter as well as Midwest Trader, specialising in American vintage clothing and footwear.
For a perfect evening out in Adelaide, there are many options. Choose from memorable performances at the Festival Theatre, a sporting event at the historic Adelaide Oval or delectable fare in Adelaide’s Gouger Street with numerous restaurants and cafés offering a plethora of international flavours. Also, Press Food and Wine on Waymouth Street is a local favourite and a booking is essential. For a nightcap, Clever Little Tailor, a boutique bar on Peel Street, is very close to the hotel with a fine selection of spirits, craft beers and classic cocktails.
When to visit
South Australia's arts scene is unique, boutique and thriving. First stop: Adelaide's Art Gallery of South Australia. Here you'll find over 38,00 works and an ever-changing roster of Australian and international exhibitions. Catch a concert spectacular at the state-of-the-art Adelaide Oval or see internationally-acclaimed plays and productions at the Adelaide Festival Centre. Tune into fantastic live music and comedy in our lively city bars, spend the day exploring museums and galleries scattered throughout our beautiful regions, or immerse yourself in a world of art and culture at one of Adelaide's spectacular festivals- from the Adelaide Fashion Festival to the Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide.
When it comes to food and drink, South Australia truly is the land of legends. From culture-rich Adelaide to the lush Adelaide Hills; the bountiful Barossa to the Eyre Peninsula; our state has been named a Great Wine Capital of the World and is home to an all-star cast of world-famous chefs, winemakers and producers. Adelaide is a culinary playground with a smorgasbord of cuisines on offer. Steeped in history and drenched in class, wash it all down at booming city bars, regional distilleries, cellar doors and wineries.
Adelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings. Adelaide Zoo is also home to Wang Wang and Funi, the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere.