We absolutely loved Adelaide! We are definitely not city people but this place doesn’t even feel like a city. It is so laid back and relaxed while being very fancy and beautiful, we absolutely loved how popular pushbikes are here it gave the place such a European feel.
There are a few great hostel options in Adelaide:
However we chose to stay in an Airbnb in the city, It was in a fantastic location and made city life very very easy for us. Our host was wonderful and was so excited to hear about our plans for our time in Adelaide. Airbnb really makes our stays special and we hope that you will try it if you haven’t already, we absolutely love Airbnb and recommend it to everyone! Use this link www.airbnb.com.au/c/kathrynb98 to get $40 off your first stay through AirBnb. It’s so worth it!
When you arrive make sure you go for a wander into the city there are so many shops and restaurant’s you will not be disappointed. We loved the atmosphere in the city, there are buskers ever 10 meters playing didgeridoo or just singing with their guitar and people dancing to the music.
There is a really great market in Adelaide, it has lots of unique gifts and products to buy. It felt to us a lot like a German market at Christmas, we loved the vibes it had. As you walk to the market you will go through some really cute streets with lots of delicious cafes/restaurants.
Once you’ve been to the city in the day you should also try to go at night, it looks completely different. We went around Christmas time and so it was lovely to see all of the Christmas decorations lit up all around the city. Adelaide has some awesome bars and nightclubs, … street is well known for it’s great choice of bars.
Adelaide beach is gorgeous and an absolute delight to sunbathe on! The water there is warm (if you go at the right time of year) which is always nice. There are lifeguards on duty between the flags so you can swim in safety which is always a bonus. When you get a bit puckish you can wander across the road to the great selection of cafes and restaurants on the beach front.
If you love watching sunsets then Adelaide pier is a great place to watch it, you will see silhouettes of fisherman as the sky turns pink and purple and be able to see the sun go down over the ocean.
There’s a really unique rock close by called in Hallett Cove conservation park we visited it and had a little wander around, it makes for a really lovely walk, we recommend going just as the sun is about to set as it lights the rock up a beautiful warm red colour.
Yorke Peninsular is home to my most favourite beach in the whole east coast of Australia! We arrived to find nobody else at the beach and proceeded to have it to ourselves for most of the day! The sand is so warm and the ocean is a gorgeous light blue and as clear as glass. If you do go, be sure to pack your suncream as it’s a serious sun trap!
We ended our day by watching the sun set over the pier, while it was setting we were lucky enough to see 3 sting rays splashing about in the water. It’s such a quiet place but it’s very very beautiful and if you enjoy beach life we highly recommend you give it a visit.
That draws and very bittersweet end to our road trip, we hope you’ve enjoyed following us down the east coast of Australia and will visit some of the places we’ve showed you in the future! We would love to hear from you about any road trip plans you have or if you’ve been to any of the places we’ve mentioned. Thanks so much for reading, we can’t wait to take you all on another adventure with us soon!
Kay and Dom
* All views and opinions are our own, we are not sponsored by any company(s) we just want to create great guides for people to enjoy their time travelling in Australia.