Interesting Places in Adelaide

The Mediterranean climate of South Australia draws a multitude of visitors to its capital, Adelaide, throughout the year. Whether you are traveling by yourself, with friends, as a couple or as a family, there are endless activities and places to visit in Adelaide. With such an abundance of rich culture, history and outdoor fun, there are several interesting places in Adelaide that should be on your "must see" list.
National Wine Center of Australia

South Australia is considered the wine capital of Australia. Located at the edge of Adelaide's Botanical Gardens, The National Wine Center exhibits anything and everything about Australian wine. You can tour the vineyard or take classes on wine education, wine history and wine appreciation. You can also taste test some of the wines while dining at the cafe that's located at the center.

National Wine Center of Australia
Corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel:(618) 8303-3355
Fax:(61) 8 8303-7444


Adelaide is a jumping-off point to visit Australia's outback. Not surprisingly, the city is steeped in Aboriginal culture and history. For firsthand insight into the Aboriginal world, head to Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Tandanya, which means red kangaroo place, offers a wide array of performances, exhibitions and presentations that honor traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Inc.
253 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Tel: +61 (08) 8224 3200
Fax: +61 (08) 8224 3250

Cleland Wildlife Park

If you are a nature lover who wants to have hands-on experiences with Australia's native mammals, one of the most interesting places in Adelaide is Cleland Wildlife Park, located on the edge of Adelaide within the Cleland Conservation Park. Guests can cuddle with koala bears and feed kangaroos. While you are roaming in the Australian bush, you will also encounter emus, wallabies and displays of dingo dogs and Tasmanian devils.

Cleland Wildlife Park
Mount Lofty Summit Road
Crafers SA 5152
Phone: (61 8) 8339 2444

Haigh's Chocolate Factory

Haigh's is Australia's oldest chocolatier, in business since 1915. It is the only Australian chocolate manufacturer that still imports and roasts their own beans. All of Haigh's chocolate is handmade and their exceptional quality has made them Australia's most famous chocolatier. When you visit Adelaide, you can take a factory tour where you will enjoy free chocolate samples, coffee and tea after the tour. Don't forget to buy one of their famous chocolate frogs before you leave.

Haigh's Chocolates
2 Rundle Mall, Adelaide
South Australia, 5000
Tel: +61 (08) 8231 2844
Fax: +61 (08) 8231 8898

Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.