From seeing the red and gold sunsets reflecting on the River Torrens to gushing over the cuteness of the giant pandas in the zoo, experiencing all that Adelaide has to offer will make for some lovely memories. Not only is the city’s name fun to rhyme a lot of words with, the range of activities and places to see will surely delight every visitor.

Jump into your hired car and begin your Adelaidean adventure!

Adelaide Zoo 

As the only place to see giant pandas in the entire southern hemisphere, the zoo is a must-visit location. See their famous and adorable panda’s Wang Wang & Funi – but we should warn you, the desire to cuddle and hug will be overwhelming! There are more than 1,800 animals to admire here, and over 300 species of exotic mammals and birds to peruse.

panda sleeping on a log
Adelaide Zoo is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere to see giant pandas. The cuteness level is on overload!

Popeye boat ride down River Torrens

These iconic boats have been a part of Adelaide’s history for 75 years, sailing along the lake between Elder Park and the Adelaide Zoo, so you can head right on over after seeing the pandas. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have both sailed on Popeye boats, so you can enjoy a bit of royal fever as you glide along.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have both sailed on Popeye boats, so you can enjoy a bit of royal fever as you glide along.

The boats depart every day and travel for 40 minutes, delighting passengers with interesting commentary about the city as people soak in the lush greenery of the parks along the shores.

Adelaide Oval

Cricket and AFL lovers will rejoice over this legendary sporting structure, which hosts international matches in summer and football games in winter. With an impressive capacity of 50,000 seats, getting tickets to attend a sporting event here during your stay would make your hearts race as you become a part of the invigorating energy and palpable atmosphere of the Oval.

Jetty Road

With palm trees dotted throughout the boardwalk along this road and the beach just a hop, skip and a jump away, taking a trip here is sure to put you in a holiday mood. Located in Glenelg, it is a short 20 minute drive from the CBD. The pier is renowned for being a focal point of the region, and there is no better place to see the sun gradually set into the waves than from this spot.

But what’s a holiday mood without some yummy food? Jetty Road has plenty of quality restaurants with cuisine such as Greek, Japanese, Mexican, Chinese and Indian, so you can indulge in some culinary delights.