Sensational Adelaide

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 18 Jun 21

In light of recent rankings, we thought a post about the incredible Adelaide seemed very appropriate. In case you didn’t already know, humble ol’ Adelaide scored a whopping 3rd place in the world’s most liveable cities 2021 ranking (but being native and proud South Australians, we already knew that!).

Adelaide Central Markets by Dennis Bunnik

Adelaide Central Markets by Dennis Bunnik

So what is it that makes Adelaide so great? Could it be the city’s bustling, yet quaint, atmosphere? The culture and heritage spread throughout? Or how about the food and wine scene that’s embedded within the city’s blueprint?  Well, it’s actually all of the above, and so much more!

Food & wine

It’s a well known fact that Adelaide has a pretty awesome food and wine scene; with so many local producers within an arm’s reach of the city centre, it’s not hard to understand why! The Adelaide Central Markets is quintessentially South Australian and is perhaps the heart of the city’s food scene. It is here that you’ll find over 70 eateries, all offering a variety of authentic cuisines made with fresh, tasty produce.

 

Both of our South Australian small group tours take you to Adelaide’s very own Gaja by Sachi; a restaurant specialising in Asian-fusion by Masterchef’s 2018 winner, Sachi Cheliah. Peel Street and Gouger Street are also good options, with an abundance of cuisines found along each strip. So basically if good food is what you’re after, then Adelaide is just the place for you.

Image credit: Dennis Bunnik

North Terrace

One of Adelaide’s busiest and best known strips is the stunning North Terrace. It’s one of the four terraces that bound the Adelaide CBD and as the name suggests, it runs on the northern side of the city. It’s along this wide street that you’ll find some of Adelaide’s grandest architecture, with the State Library of South Australia and various museums calling this terrace home. Dubbed the ‘cultural precinct’, North Terrace houses several cultural institutions, including Government House, Art Gallery of South Australia, The University of Adelaide and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens: a stroll along this renowned terrace makes for one alluring journey.

Image credit: Dennis Bunnik

Rundle Mall

Calling all shop-a-holics out there! Rundle Mall is the heart of Adelaide’s fashion and shopping scene. The energetic pedestrian street is around half a kilometre in length and offers visitors not only a world-class shopping experience, but also access to some pretty great restaurants, night life and activities.

Keep strolling a bit further down and you’ll hit the adjacent Rundle Street. It’s here your foodie side will soar, with delectable restaurants hugging the entirety of the street. From rustic Italian to authentic Thai, and from funky bars to quaint cafes: the hardest choice will be where you dine first!

Image credit: Josie Withers & South Australian Tourism Commission

Nature

Or if nature is more your thing, then you’ll find plenty of that around Adelaide too. The city was designed to be in balance with nature, which is why you’ll find park lands hugging every side of the city. The Adelaide Park Lands offer just a little less than 8 million square metres of lush gardens, full of greenery, lakes, wildlife, and even some thrilling activities, including a tree climb and biking trails. Adelaide’s Riverbank is another gorgeous part of the city, where you can view the famous Popeye and paddle boats passing by, be connected to world-class arts and cultural events at the nearby Festival Centre, or simply bask in the beauty that awaits you being bankside.

Image credit: Dennis Bunnik

If Adelaide is on your radar, then look no further than our range of South Australian tours!

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