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See & Do

Talks, trails & tunes

It’s not just about the destination, it’s about the journey. Spend a day or two enjoying our trails and remember, if you get stuck you can always ask a local.


We've created three podcasts for you to learn more about Adelaide. Choose from the following:

Culture and Inventions

History, Layout and Early Figures

Pubs, Venues and Theatre


With this self-guided tour, you can choose your own adventure or follow one of the characters suggested in the itineraries.

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You can also pick up a copy of this self-guided trail at the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre, located at 9 James Place, Adelaide (opposite the Myer Centre).


Listen to a curated list of Adelaide music while you explore our city. 

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Cas Culture

Enjoy an inspired stroll around the city. 

Activated, vibrant, renewed and curated. 

Cas doesn’t care what adjective you use. Like Cas, Adelaide smells of one thing - culture. Cas is going to show you just why the arts are so eagerly celebrated here and why the streets convert to a bouquet of performance during the festival season. Dimly lit laneway venues, experimental arts spaces and well-curated vinyl collections will be coming up on your radar.

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building dominates the skyline in the city's west. The building is home to some of the most advanced medical research. 

Start the day off with a top coffee and hearty brekky at this leafy nook.

Muse over local glass-blowing and ceramic talent.

Adelaide pastry delights done to perfection.

A well-balanced curation of local and international sounds.

Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre.

Cocktails, coffee, local beers and music right in the middle of an arts hub.

Any of the laneway restaurants on Peel Street are a sure winner, followed by a cheeky cocktail or two.

Pete Pennysaver

This is your guide to affordable Adelaide.

Aside from Colonel Light, churches and Coopers Pale Ale, Adelaide is also known to be one of the most affordable cities to live, work and play in Australia. Come on a journey through the happiest of hours, some bang for your buck food courts and a grand set of freely available public facilities unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Browse the best of local produce and stock up on snacks for later at the oldest under cover market in the southern hemisphere. 

Check in for a coffee at Book Nook & Bean during the day or watch the Sensing with Light installation at night.

From Topham Mall, head down Leigh Street and Bank St and then down to the Riverbank and take a walk along the River Torrens.

Stop at the iconic rotunda, enjoy your snacks and take in the beautiful view.

Grab a cheap feed, student-style.

Grab a book, recharge your phone, connect to free Wi-Fi. Chill.

Trash to treasure and bargain prices. Get a new outfit fit for exploring.

Historic pub with bang-on drink prices.

Betty Backpacker

This is a short guide for those on a big trip. 

Maybe you hadn’t heard of Adelaide until it popped up on your flight path.

One thing is for sure, you won’t be confined to your hostel bunk with a bowl of two minute noodles during your stay.

Your adventure doesn’t have to take a rest - in fact, don’t waste a single minute. Adelaide and her surrounds are filled with a treasure trove of wonders for those looking to have that quintessential Australian trip.

Take a look around this historic station. Peek out the back for a view of the River Torrens.

The State Library is home to the beautiful Mortlock Wing, a must-add photo for your Insta account. Just a few steps further along North Terrace is the SA Museum where most exhibitions are free to enter. 

Eclectic and quirky jewellery, ceramics, wall art and accessories.

House-made botanical sodas and vegetarian burgers serviced up in a beautiful old ballroom.

An age-old meeting place and home to SA's very own choccy delights.

Take a tour of this iconic building and a selfie with The Beatles on the balcony.

Take the tram south to Gilbert Street, where you'll find gin, beer, wines and great food! Look out for Prohibition Gin, 5 O'Clock Somewhere, The Gilbert Street Hotel and The Duke of Brunswick or The DOB as they like to be called. 

Free wine tastings and $5 glasses in the heart of the CBD. Yep.