Prefer the suburbs to the city? From the wineries of the Adelaide Hills to the museums, theatres and malls, Adelaide’s surrounds are waiting to be enjoyed. You’ll find plenty of natural attractions too, like parks, lookouts and beaches. Book your hotel in Adelaide’s surrounds with us and you’ll see that although the CBD is great, it’s not the only place in Adelaide to have fun.
Adelaide is famous for its rolling hills dotted with wineries, its relaxing parklands, its cultured city centre and its exciting annual arts festivals. When Colonel William Light founded the city in 1836, he planned a city centre that was easy to get around and had plenty of open space. As a result, Adelaide has a reputation as ‘the 20 minute city’, because both its hills and countryside are less than half an hour away by car.
The suburb of Crafers is only 15 minutes away, and a great place to stay if you want to be close to the city. It’s one of Adelaide’s oldest towns and the home of the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Spreading across 97 hectares, it has a fern gully and a lake surrounded by beautiful plants and trees. Mount Lofty Summit, a three minute drive from Crafers, is the highest peak in South Australia. At 710m high, it has views across Adelaide city and all the way to Kangaroo Island on sunny days. One must-do for animal lovers is Cleland Wildlife Park, which has over 130 species of Aussie wildlife, including koalas and kangaroos, in a 35-hectare bushland setting.
Mawson Lakes’ town centre has a boulevard lined with palm trees and waterfront cafes, as well as upmarket residential flats and parks to walk in. Unley has an amazing museum with a collection of artifacts that shed light on the area’s history. It also has one of Adelaide’s best shopping districts: Unley Road. Here you can find shopping of all kinds, from luxury brands to the boutique and quirky, as well as restaurants and cafes. Hindmarsh has the Holden Street Theatres, which showcases a range of unique independent productions, while Stirling is the place to go for art galleries and lush green tree-lined streets.
If you love wine, make your way to the Hills and the German-inspired village of Hahndorf for art galleries, boutique shopping and, of course, vineyards. If you’re craving a beach holiday, pick a hotel in the amazing Glenelg, a relaxed seaside suburb just 10km from the CBD, where you can swim with dolphins.
Book your Adelaide surrounds accommodation with us and a flight to Adelaide. Because wherever you find yourself in Adelaide, you’re sure to love this place.
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