Beginner’s Guide to Adelaide

The city of churches is often overlooked by its eastern seaboard neighbours, but it has so much to offer if you are looking for a different kind of vacation. With so much wide open space, a laidback community, world class wineries and best festival in the world; Adelaide has something for all.

Getting There

As Australia slowly begins its journey towards a new normal, to get to Adelaide you can either fly, drive or take the train from most capital cities.


There are lots of accommodation options in and around the city. Hotels and apartments are centrally located and can be booked through your favourite online booking website such as,, Trivago or even TripAdvisor.

Eating Out

As restaurants, bars and cafes begin increasing their opening hours, there are a range of options along Rundle Street or Gouger Street to satisfy your hunger. You can choose from Italian, Asian, vegetarian or vegan. While you are on Gouger Street check out the Central Markets next to Chinatown for daily fresh produce.

Things to Do

Free Walking Tours

Explore the city at your own pace with your mobile device as a local guide. Simply download the State Library of SA Walking Tour App and choose from several walks around the city. Choose the democracy walk which takes you along North Terrace passed the museum and galleries or delve into the cities dark past and discover some shady characters.

Roof Climb

While it is not as high as climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Adelaide Oval Roof Climb is still a must do. Once on top, you can get a Birdseye view over the River Torrens before gazing down at the playing over below. If you are in town during football season check out the ticket options for roof seating.

BBQ on the River

Indulge in an Aussie BBQ while enjoying a cruise with a difference on the River Torrens. BBQ Buoys are a floating round boat with a barbecue in the middle. Perfect for enjoying lunch or dinner on the water.

Hahndorf Day Trip

Day trip to Adelaide Hills – being so close to the hills take a trip by car, or bus, to the historic German town of Hahndorf. Buildings and shops still retain their old world charm in a modern day society. Enjoy lunch at a traditional German pub of schnitzel and German beer.

Head to the Beach

The beach in South Australia is popular all year round. A short drive from the city centre will have you at Henley Beach in the west or jump on the tram and head south to Glenelg Beach. While they may be quieter during the winter months, it makes it perfect for exploring without the crowds. However, during summer take advantage of the cafes for lunch, dinner or simply a sunset cocktail.

Give Yourself Permission to Live a Champagne Life

The only person you need permission from is yourself. You and you alone have the power to choose the life you want to live. As society would have it, your life is planned out for you before you know it. There are expectations that you will follow in the footsteps of those before you or take on a life and job which you may not necessarily feel is for you. But it is never too late to discover the life you want to lead. Continue reading “Give Yourself Permission to Live a Champagne Life”

Goddess of Strength

When doing it tough, having a strong support network around you and something to believe in goes a long way. Coming to terms with the great and sudden changes which have been thrust upon the world can quite literally knock you off the path you had planned. This can result in chaos, leading feelings of confusion, anxiety and uncertainty.  Continue reading “Goddess of Strength”

An Alien in Adelaide

Do you ever feel like you may have grown out of the place which you live in? Is your heart in another city, state, or even another country? Lockdown over the past few months has given us an opportunity to reflect on where we are in life. We ask questions of ourselves. And with a second wave waiting in the wings, it may give us time for some deep reflection on what is important in life. Continue reading “An Alien in Adelaide”

Mindful Art

A trip to the Art Gallery is more than just an experience in viewing fine art and sculpture. It is an activity in the art of mindfulness. As you walk through an art gallery, take your time and allow yourself to connect with it. Let yourself get lost in the different genres until you find a piece that speaks to you. Continue reading “Mindful Art”