Not sure of what to do in Adelaide? Discover all the popular things to do in Adelaide like cruising along the Murray River, spotting wildlife along the way or head to Port Adelaide for kayaking and cruises where you can see dolphins. Visit historic Victor Harbor and its many attractions including the horse drawn tram, which takes passengers over the wooden causeway to the mainland. A Kangaroo Island tour is essential to any Adelaide visit, with the chance to see over 500 Australian Sea Lions and New Zealand Fur Seals.
Also, if you're in search of a way to give one of our experiences as a great gift for a family member, friend, loved one or more, be sure to check out our sister site Gift It Now! In addition, while you're looking for what to do in Adelaide, don't forget to check out all the things to do in our other popular regions such as Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, the Gold Coast attractions, and much more! Plus, if you're looking for more information on what to do in South Australia, be sure to visit our state page!
Useful information when visting Adelaide
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Spring: September-November 20C-25C /68F-77F
Summer December-February 25C-35C/77F-95F
Autumn March-May 20C-25C/68F-77F
Winter June-August 10C-15C/50F-59F
Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world so it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind. Always play it safe by swimming between the red and yellow flags in beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards. Protect your skin from sun damage by following the simple Slip, Slop and Slap rule- Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat.
ATMs can be found throughout Adelaide city. The most commonly accepted credit cards are American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club and Visa. Currency converters can be found in Adelaide International Airport and banks during normal trading hours. Other currency changers that can be found in Adelaide are
Adelaide Casino North Terrace, Adelaide‚Ä® Saturday-Thursday 10.00am-4.00pm ‚Ä® Friday-Saturday 10.00am-6.00pm You will need a current drivers license or passport for this service
American Express 113 Grenfell Street, Adelaide Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm Saturday 9.00am-12 noon Closed on Sunday and on Public Holidays
Myer Financial Service 5th Floor, Myer Centre, Rundle Mall
Thomas Cook Foreign Exchange 4 Rundle Mall
GST A 10% Goods and Services Tax is added to most items that you purchase and is included in the display price. For visitors to Australia, the GST of goods over $300 purchased within 30 days of leaving Australia and packed into your hand luggage is refundable at the airport. 1300 363 263 http://www.customs.gov.au
Tipping Tipping is not expected in Australia. However, if you experience really good service and want to show your appreciation, 10% of the bill is an acceptable amount for a tip.
Time Zone The Adelaide standard time zone is GMT +9.30 hours Daylight saving time (between October to April) +1 hour Current time zone offset GMT +10.30 hours
Bars The minimum age for the purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. Minors will not be permitted to enter a bar if not accompanied by an adult.
Smoking Smoking is prohibited at indoor public places and cigarettes will not be sold to minors
Medical services Royal Adelaide Hospital North Terrace Adelaide Telephone +61 8 8222 4000 website
the Travel Doctor House 27-29 Gilbert Place Adelaide (08) 8212 7522 website - http://www.traveldoctor.com.au/adelaide.html
Cavalry Hospital Adelaide Inc 89 Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide (08) 8239 9100 website
Visitor information 18 King William Street, Adelaide 1300 655 276 Ground Floor, Tourism Commission Building, Foreshore, Glenelg (08) 8294 5833