South Australia sometimes gets a bad rap for being a little boring and uninteresting, but that is only to people who merely skim the surface of this fantastic state.
There is truly way more to Adelaide than meets the eye, and in this article, we will look at some of the things you can get up to during your next holiday. Leave your former opinions of Adelaide behind, and let us acquaint you with the many wonders that are contained in this lovely city (after all, there is a reason it is affectionately referred to as “Radelaide”!). Read on to find out more!
- Three Cheers For Chocolate!
Is there anyone on this planet who does not love chocolate? If you are just a much of a chocoholic as we are, then you’ll be pleased to know that Adelaide is home to the iconic Haigh’s Chocolate Factory. You can book a tour around the chocolate factory, learning the entire process of how your chocolate is made; from cacao beans to the final product that we all absolutely love to devour!
There are also free samples galore, so you may want to skip breakfast and save your stomach for a chocolate buffet. What’s best is that the factory is located a mere 5km from the CBD, so if you are renting a CBD based serviced apartment in Adelaide, you’ll have no trouble finding your way to this chocolate nirvana. Do take note that bookings are a must for the tour, and that it does not run on Sundays.
- Fresh Produce Never Looked This Good
For those who fancy high quality produce at its finest, you’ll definitely want to be headed to the Adelaide Central Market. Home to hundreds of green grocers and specialty shops, there is nothing you will not be able to find at this produce mecca. Whether you are looking for the freshest fruit, seafood, meats or even trinkets, this is the place to hit up. There are even tours available that will teach you the rich history of the market and allow you to sample treats from various stores, so this is a fantastic activity to get the family involved in.
- Say Hello To The Animals!
If you’re an animal lover, Adelaide is going to drive you crazy with its natural wildlife. Animal lovers should head to the Cleland Wildlife Park which is only a 20 minute drive from the CBD. Home to Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, Echidnas and other native Australian animals, this is a fantastic way of having a look at the wonderful creatures that we share this country with! There are even options to get up close and personal with the animals, feed them, or even cuddle a Koala! This is a sure hit for both children and adults.
- Wine Aficionados, Rejoice!
Lastly, if you’re wine obsessed, Adelaide is a godsend. Home to the famous McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, you’ll be able to head down to these wineries and vineyards during your time in Adelaide. Not only will you be able to purchase wine straight from the source, but you’ll also be able to dine at some of the best restaurants Adelaide has to offer. You can even book a tour for your friends and family, where you will be treated to samples of wine, a meal, and be shown around up to 5 different wineries. We can’t think of a better way to spend your day!
We hope that this article has brought you some insight into how much Adelaide truly has to offer to its visitors! Don’t forget to give these locations a visit the next time you’re in South Australia.