Planning a getaway to South Australia? Find out where to eat, drink and play with Tigerair's Adelaide guide.

We've teamed up with South Australia Tourism Commission to uncover and unpack some the best things to do in Adelaide. From outdoors to cellar doors, roof climbs at Adelaide Oval to exotic dinners at Africola our video guide has you covered. Watch now to see what we packed into our trip to Adelaide.

Welcome to Adelaide

Adelaide may be best known for its nearby wine regions and beaches, but you don't have to go beyond the CBD to have a good time. Stick closer to the city limits and you'll find this up-and-coming capital has plenty of things to see and do, from top notch bars and restaurants to some of the country's biggest annual events. Still keen on the country or the coast? Our guide to Adelaide and its surrounds has you covered.

With one of Australia's most dynamic line-ups of annual events, it's no small wonder why they call South Australia the Festival State. And with cheap flights to Adelaide all year round, you don't have to break the bank to get there. Whether you want to get weird at the world-famous Fringe Festival or get your food and wine fix at Sea and Vines, our guide to Adelaide's top annual events has you covered.

What's on in Adelaide

Heading to the Festival State? Find out what to do in Adelaide with Tigerair's season-by-season guide to the city's top events.

Adelaide Fashion Festival

Championing the work of both established and up-and-coming South Australian designers.

Cheesefest + Ferment

From a humble cheese festival to a celebration of all things fermented.

Adelaide Film Festival

If you fancy yourself a filmophile, you won't want to miss this star-studded annual event.

Tour Down Under

Can't make it overseas for the Tour de France? Grab a course-side spot at the Tour Down Under instead.


Hahndorf is one of the best places to visit in Adelaide all year round, if you find yourself in town for Schützenfest, you can get a taste of the Bavarian culture.

Adelaide Festival

The Adelaide Festival extends the party atmosphere until the end of March with two weeks of world-class performances such as theatre, dance, art and music.


Held in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, this four-day festival of music, art and dance attracts acts from across the globe.

Winter Reds Weekend

Heating up the colder months, Adelaide Hills' Winter Reds Weekend puts the top drops of more than 30 wineries on show.

Things to do in Adelaide

Not in town for one of Adelaide's famous festivals? No problem. Loaded with attractions all year round, this cool little capital has plenty to offer no matter the season.

Spend the day in Glenelg

Located just 11 kilometres from Adelaide's CBD, this trendy beachside suburb makes it easy to enjoy the sun, surf and sand during your stay. And with plenty of waterside restaurants and bars, you'll have just as much to do once the sun goes down.

Visit cellar doors in Mclaren Vale

If you're willing to go a little further to enjoy the shore, McLaren Vale's combination of country and coast can't be beat. Make the 40-minute trip south of the city and you'll be met with more than 60 wineries and cellar doors, along with ample scenery every step of the way.

Getting around Adelaide

Public Transport

Adelaide's public transport system is a cheap and easy way to see the city.

Taxis and Rideshare

Taxis and rideshare services like Uber are easy to find in Adelaide.

Walk and Bike

If you're spending most of your time in the CBD, it's easy to get from point A to point B on foot.

Car Hire

There's loads to see and do in Adelaide, but if you're heading beyond the city limits, you'll want a car hire for your stay.

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