Adelaide is one of the world’s great small cities. It’s big enough to support cultures rich in food, entertainment and the arts but without the crowded stress of metropolises like Los Angeles or Sydney. Adelaide shows how to live fabulously well far off the beaten tourism track, and our handpicked accommodation facilitates doing just that.Map View of Properties
Adelaide (Henley Beach), South Australia
Adelaide (West Beach), South Australia
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What makes Adelaide so special? First and foremost it is location, location, location. Here, in 1836, an elegant Victorian-era town was planted at the epicentre of what would become one of the world’s greatest wine growing states.
The immaculately planned cityscape follows the Torrens River down to the sea, which feeds Adelaide (and the world) with tuna, lobster, abalone and other seafood riches. No wonder Adelaide is an itinerary highlight for travelling gourmands, as well as those who prefer their romantic getaways to have a culinary element. Start any Adelaide visit with a trip to the Adelaide Central Market. This is South Australia’s shopfront window, showcasing the best and freshest of the state’s staggering array of produce.
Next door is Chinatown, which buzzes with the colour and sound of the Orient. Here you can stop for steamed baskets of yum cha, heal your aches with an acupuncture treatment, or buy salty prunes, miso soup and myriad other Asian supermarket supplies. Nearby Gouger Street has been aptly described as a ‘United Nations of food and drink’ and it is a magnet for hungry stomachs around the clock, easily accessible from your accommodation in Adelaide's inner city.
A visit to the National Wine Centre of Australia should be on any traveller’s to-do list before heading off to South Australia’s iconic wine regions. At the Wine Centre, you taste and learn while you dine on superb food.
Rundle Mall is synonymous with shopping in Adelaide, with plenty of boutiques and brand-name outlets to comb for bargains. Down at the east end of the mall, you can get a great coffee, which is best taken with a selection from Haigh’s Chocolates. Across town is North Adelaide, which typifies this city’s attractions by combining historic architecture and gorgeous parkland with an exciting vibe of food and shopping, and making for the perfect romantic weekend getaway.
One unexpected joy of this city is the access to nature. A 15-minute tram ride from your Adelaide CBD accommodation will see you on the beach at Glenelg or Henley. These charmingly sophisticated seaside suburbs offer all you need for a perfect beach trip: pristine waters that bob with dolphins on most days of the year (try one of the dolphin-watching cruises).
Discover luxury accommodation in Adelaide through our handpicked collection, or venture further afield through our South Australia accommodation.
Amala Luxury Villa & Buddha Gardens Day Spa (Byron Bay, New South Wales)
Botanica Editions (Yarra Valley, Victoria)
Cottesloe Beach House Stays (Cottesloe)
Kananook Heritage House (Bairnsdale, Victoria)
Mimosa Glen (Heathcote, Victoria)
Oceans Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)
The Kirche at Charles Melton (Tanunda)
The Traill (Margaret River)
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