Central Adelaide

Adelaide offers an extraordinary number of things to do within a short walking distance. Getting around is made even easier by a free tram and a free bus in the downtown area.

Some of the downtown attractions are described below. You can find more information at the South Australia Visitor & Travel Centre and the Rundle Mall Visitor Information Centre.


  • The South Australian Museum
    North Terrace, Adelaide
    Phone:(08) 8207 7500
    The museum is home to the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural objects. The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery focuses on the land and marine wildlife of the state, while other galleries include the Pacific Cultures, Minerals and the Ancient Egyptian Room. Please check website for further information on what is being exhibited at the museum.

  • National Aboriginal Cultural Institute - Tandanya
    253 Grenfell Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000
    Phone:(08) 8224 3200
    Tandanya is a place to experience the contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. You can see a range of art styles, genres and techniques. Experience a cultural presentation of the didgeridoo or dances from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers and hear about their heritage and their stories. Check website for further information on tours.

  • The Adelaide Botanic Garden
    North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
    Phone: (+61 8) 8222 9311
    The Botanic Gardens is an oasis in the City of Adelaide. The 16-hectare garden contains stunning collections of plants including Australian natives, exotics and ornamental plants. Visit the Information Centre to find out what is happening in the Garden and which plant collections are looking their best. Free guided walking tours are also available.

  • Adelaide Zoo
    Frome Road, Adelaide
    Phone:(08) 8267 3255
    Adelaide Zoo is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish. Also now home to Wang Wang and Funi, two Giant Pandas on exchange from the People's Republic of China. Check out the website for daily animal feeds and keeper talks. You can also join an Adelaide Zoo free walkabout tour throughout the day.

  • South Australia Art Gallery
    North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
    Phone: (61 8) 8207 7000
    The Art Gallery of South Australia was founded in 1881 and houses one of Australia's greatest art collections. The Art Gallery itself is one of Adelaide's most beautiful buildings. Check out their website for more information.

  • State Library of South Australia
    Corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide
    Phone:(08) 8207 7595
    The State Library has several exhibitions including the Donald Bradman's own collection of cricketing memories. Check out their website for details on this and other exhibitions.

  • National Wine Centre
    Corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide
    Phone:(08) 8303 3355
    The National Wine Centre lies at the corner of the city, surrounded by the Botanic Gardens and the Adelaide Zoo, and just 10 minutes walk from the University of Adelaide.