Top 5 Adelaide Attractions

Top 5 Adelaide Attractions

City: Adelaide
State: South Australia
Country: Australia

Considered to be the premier wine producing region of Australia, Adelaide is also known for its freshly caught seafood, locally grown fruits, and gourmet chocolates. Actual tourist attractions beyond the vineyards and farms are rather few, though Adelaide has a thriving arts and cultural scene.

Here are the Top 5 Tourist Attractions to visit in Adelaide, all of which hold important cultural or historical significance. All these are permanent locations which can be visited and viewed at any time throughout the year.

1. Art Gallery Of South Australia


Adelaide is known for its thriving arts and cultural scene, and its crown jewel is the Art Gallery Of South Australia, with over 38,000 works of art displayed. The Art Gallery Of South Australia is noted for its collection of Colonial British art, Indigenous Aboriginal art, and Japanese art. The collection within the Art Gallery Of South Australia spans centuries, and includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, textiles, ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, and furniture.

2. South Australian Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum

Within Port Adelaide stands a trio of museums dedicated to transportation in Australia. The South Australian Maritime Museum traces the marine history of Australia with a collection of over 20,000 objects, including highlights such as the Port Adelaide Lighthouse and 25 historic vessels. The National Railway Museum is run by volunteers, and its mostly outdoor exhibits include many rail gauges, rail cars and historic buildings. The South Australian Aviation Museum features a collection of several heritage aircraft used in Australia for commercial and military purposes. All 3 museums of South Australian Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum are within walking distance of each other.

3. Adelaide Zoo

Besides having over 300 native and exotic species of animals represented, the Adelaide Zoo also features a botanical gardens with significant exotic and native flora. The Adelaide Zoo is also known for having the best display of birds in Australia. Highlights include 2 Giant Pandas, a pair of 70 year old Flamingos, and online star Lyrebird 'Chook', known for his mimicking abilities.

4. Migration Museum

The Migration Museum in Adelaide is Australia oldest such museum, and traces the immigration and settlement history of South Australia, with the aim of promoting cultural diversity and multiculturalism. The Migration Museum also features an exhibit called 'Behind The Wall', which showcases the lives of the homeless, sick and aged living in Destitute Asylums during the early 19th century. Locals can also research their family history here.

5. National Wine Centre

The National Wine Centre of Australia is situated in Adelaide, as befits its status as a premier wine producing locale of Australia. At the National Wine Centre, visitors can learn about the various techniques of wine making, as well as engage in tasting sessions of wine from all over Australia. The National Wine Centre also houses a mini vineyard, and is designed to look like a giant wine barrel.