Welcome – First Steps In Adelaide
The city area of Adelaide is bounded by four roads forming a square (East, North, West and South Terrace). King William St bisects this square running between North and South Terrace. All streets running East-West across the city change names at King William Street. All addresses in this guide are in the city square of Adelaide, unless otherwise indicated.
The main visitor information centre in the city:
Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
Ph: 1300 588 14
9 James Place, Adelaide
Located in the heart of Adelaide’s shopping precinct, James Place runs off Rundle Mall across from the Myer Centre, The Adelaide Visitor Information Centre offers assistance to local, interstate and overseas visitors.
June means winter weather here in Adelaide although El Nino may prove otherwise). It can get pretty cold and often rains, so bring your winter woollies and maybe an umbrella too. Average temperature is 16 Degrees Celsius.
Festivals and food. Arts and culture. Shopping and sports. This is Adelaide – the city where there’s always something on. Whether you want to party or relax, South Australia’s capital has it all.
Art and Design
Art Gallery of South Australia
One of Australia’s finest collections. Feast your eyes on works ranging from classical to cutting-edge.
Free entry and free daily tours.
JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design
19 Morphett Street
A must-visit, with the best in South Australia’s designers’ glass, ceramics and jewellery on show. Watch glass blowing or call about a tour.
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street
Discover the vibrancy and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in a great modern space – there’s usually a performance at noon Tuesday to Friday.
Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery – (South Australian Museum)
The largest collection of Aboriginal artifacts in the southern hemisphere. Entry’s free.
Adelaide’s parklands surrounding the city have many jogging and walking tracks. Linear Park extends 14km along the banks of the Torrens River, from the city to the sea, and is a great place to skate, walk, jog, or cycle.
You could also take a cruise along the Torrens River on ‘The Popeye’ or hire one of Captain Jolleys’ Paddle boats and explore the Torrens River. Hire is available on weekends and public holidays all year round, weather permitting.