When you’re staying in a new city, you want to be right in amongst the action. With all of its shopping, nightlife, restaurants and attractions based in the CBD, you know where you want to be during your stay in Adelaide. You won’t have to worry about travelling in from the outer suburbs or spending an outrageous amount on transport — book an Adelaide hotel in the CBD as your accommodation option during your visit.
Stay within walking distance
The best part about a city being as well designed as Adelaide’s is that once you’re in the CBD you are within walking distance for almost anything that is going on. Food, entertainment and transport to nearly anywhere else is all within 15 minutes on foot. During your stay, check out some of these popular attractions in and around Adelaide’s CBD.
As with most large cities, there are plenty of places to shop in Adelaide. Rundle Mall near North Terrace and Rundle Street to its east is the centre for a lot of boutique and trendy stores, quiet bookshops, bars and restaurants. Spend the day exploring, enjoy a lunch at one of the cafes and take a break in Hindmarsh Square when you want to rest your legs.
Just north of the University of South Australia on Frome Road, Adelaide Zoo is a must visit. Australian Zoos are known around the world for their variety of animals and the professional, informative and entertaining zoo keepers. Adelaide Zoo is home to more than 1800 animals and over 300 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish, including Panda Wang Wang and Funi. Book one of their specialised tours or explore the exhibits yourself.
Old Adelaide Gaol
Built in 1841, the Old Adelaide Gaol was home to nearly 300,000 prisoners during the 147 years of its use. Today the prison stands as a part of the city’s heritage, attracting visitors looking to learn about Adelaide’s history and explore one of the city’s oldest public buildings. Book a history tour or visit during the night on a Ghost Tour through the prison. Find the Gaol at number 18 Gaol Road just off Port Road.
Adelaide has a vibrant and happening nightlife with over one hundred bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs around the city. In the CBD, Rundle Street comes alive at night. Visit Fumo Blue Cocktail Lounge cereal milk strain or The Elephant near East Terrace. In the southwest quarter of the CBD you’ll find Gouger Street and its array of night spots while Hindley Street to the northwest is the focal point for the city’s club-goers where the music pumps all night long.