When you stay in a new city, you want to be in the middle of the action. With all its shops, entertainment, restaurants and attractions in the central business district, you’ll know where you want to be during your time in Adelaide. No need to worry about travelling from the suburbs or spending an exorbitant amount on transport – book a hotel in Adelaide in the central business district as a holiday option during your visit.
Stay within walking distance
The best thing about a city as well designed as Adelaide is that once you’re in a central business district, you’re within walking distance of almost everything that happens. Food, entertainment and transportation to any other location are within a 15 minute walk. During your stay, visit some of these popular attractions in and around Adelaide’s central business district.
As in most major cities, Adelaide has plenty of places to shop. Rundle Shopping Centre, next to the North Terrace and Randle Street to the east, is the centre of many trendy boutiques and shops, quiet bookstores, bars and restaurants. Spend the day exploring the city, having lunch at one of the cafes and taking a break from Hindmarsh Square if you want to rest your feet.
Be sure to visit the Adelaide zoo, located north of the University of South Australia on Frome Road. Australian zoos are known around the world for their diversity of animals and professional, informative and entertaining zoos. The Adelaide zoo is home to more than 1,800 animals and more than 300 different species of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish, including Panda Wang Wang and Funi. Book one of their specialised tours or explore the exhibits yourself.
Former Adelaide prison
Built in 1841, the Old Adelaide prison has held almost 300,000 inmates over 147 years. Today, the prison is part of the city’s heritage and attracts visitors who want to learn more about Adelaide’s history and explore one of the city’s oldest public buildings. Book a historic tour or visit the NightLy Ghost Jail. Find the prison at 18 Gaol Road, near Port Road.
Adelaide has a bustling nightlife with more than a hundred bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs in the city. In the central business district of Randle Street comes to life at night. Visit the Fumo Blue cocktail bar or The Elephant restaurant near the East Terrace. In the south-west part of the central business district, you’ll find Gougher Street with its many nightclubs, and Hindley Street in the northwest is the centre of attraction for the city’s nightclubs, where music is played all night.