Adelaide, Australia

  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
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You can keep it casual with upscale pub favorites—Wagyu beef burgers; fried lemon-pepper squid—or splurge on a filet of grass-fed Scottish beef or tea-smoked duck at the Hotel Tivoli Restaurant. Either way, the setting is sublime; the restaurant is housed in a heritage-listed ballroom with an arched ceiling and whimsically striped carpets and chairs.

Adelaide, Australia

This easy-going capital of South Australia is your portal to outdoor adventure. Trek the rugged Outback in all its aboriginal glory. Hop over to Kangaroo Island, one of the world's best places to view wildlife. Then hit the wine trail with glass in hand! Adelaide is in the thick of the country's finest vineyards. Don't feel like venturing out? The city center offers a wide array of excitement from architecture and art galleries to gourmet goodies. And if you happen to be in town during one of the many festivals, you don't want to miss out.

Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Adelaide Zoo

More than 1,800 animals call the Adelaide Zoo home, including Wang Wang and Funi, the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant pandas. If you’re eager to see classic Aussie natives, look no further: yellow-footed rock wallabies and orange-bellied parrots are in abundance here. Free tours and audio guides are available throughout the day.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Paths cut through native and exotic flora in this park in Adelaide’s center, a refuge for the city’s residents. Stop by the Palm, a restored Victorian glass house, to check out its intricate design and spy the public artwork by South Australian artists scattered across the 40-acre oasis.

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Not only is this museum full of history and art exhibits that highlight Australia’s Aboriginal culture, it also has a theater where travelers can catch live dance shows and yidaki, or didgeridoo, performances. The gift store has a wonderful selection of artisan-made baskets, plates, and boomerangs.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

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