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Adelaide, Australia Cruises

Adelaide, Australia Cruises

On your Australian cruise, disembark in the historically rich port of Adelaide. The port is 9 miles (14 kilometers) from the city center. Trains and taxis are readily available for the commute. Port Adelaide Cruise Passenger Terminal has exciting sites to offer when it comes to excursions. Tour this historic suburb and visit attractions such as the National Railway Museum, the lighthouse, shops, eateries, pubs, and hotels. Take the Dolphin Cruise at the port and get the chance to mingle with the friendly dolphins in Australian waters. There will be more to your cruise trip once you venture into the city.

Adelaide Highlights

Explore Australia's natural and manmade attractions on a cruise from Adelaide. Suppose you're looking for a short escape or a more extended adventure. In that case, Adelaide is the perfect destination for every age, taste, and budget. You don't have to travel overseas to enjoy a memorable, magnificent vacation. Visiting Adelaide is one of the best ways to experience some of the best things about Australian holidays. We have listed some of Adelaide's significant highlights in the following list.

1. Get to know the Local Culture

You can see 38,000 works worldwide at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Visit the South Australian Museum to understand aboriginal Australians' lives and other South Pacific cultures. You will also find fossils of dinosaurs that once roamed this continent and discover artifacts from Australian aboriginal cultures.

2. Know the History

Parts of Adelaide were built to honor the local Kaurna culture and traditions, which the Kaurna people initially occupied. Due to its position as the first city in Australia not constructed to accommodate convicts, Adelaide was built carefully and painstakingly. Following European settlement in the mid-19th century, Adelaide became a British colony in 1836. With a population of more than 1.3 million, Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. Every year, Adelaide appears on lists of the best living places based on livability.

3. Food and Cuisine

You should not miss the opportunity to visit Adelaide Central Market, one of the world's best food markets. You can have a delicious lunch at Rosemont Hall, where you can sample Asian cuisine from Mr. Chan and Sunny's Shop in a warm, comfortable setting. A number of contemporary Australian dishes can be found in Press Food and Wine, including Darling Downs wagyu eye fillet and Coffin Bay oysters.

Interesting Spots to Visit Adelaide

Though Adelaide is not that much bigger Australian destination than Melbourne, this hidden gem is a popular cruise destination. It has incredible nature, sprawling wine country, and several attractions below to delight the whole family.

1. National Wine Centre

Adelaide is one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, surrounded by over 200 cellar doors and the gateway to 18 wine regions. In Adelaide, the National Wine Centre is the most informative place to learn everything you need to know about wine. You can do a free self-guided interactive wine tour (Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm), which covers Australian winemaking, its history, and its place in the world market. There is a cellar that can hold 38,000 bottles. There is a Wine Bar that offers 120 Australian wines dispensed by elegant servers that keep the wine in optimum condition. Enjoy the National Wine Centre on this tour and visit the Adelaide Hills to taste the local food and wine scene.

2. The State Treasury Building

Colonial architect George Strickland Kingston built this colonial building in 1839 in Adelaide's Victoria Square, one of the city's most important colonial sites. Adina Adelaide Treasury has been transformed into a luxurious apartment hotel in a beautiful colonial building. A museum displays instruments and maps inside South Australia's early settlement. Gold pounds were once stored in hidden tunnels underneath the building. The cabinet room of the state's first government is also available for viewing.

3. Henley Beach

Henley Beach, open all year, is the best beach to choose if you only have time for one. Watching the brilliant sunset from Henley Beach is a romantic activity in Adelaide. Adelaide is a great place to go swimming on a hot summer day because the residents love it there. While your kid splashes in the calm water, join the locals and go fishing from Henley Beach's jetty. Fish and chips (as well as a beachside picnic) are the best way to enjoy Henley Beach in Adelaide. Some of Adelaide's best fish and chip shops and trendy cafes can be found one street from the waterfront, where there are new seafood restaurants. Other Adelaide beaches can be found in Somerton, Largs Bay, Glenelg, Brighton, and Seacliff, all beachside suburbs. You can enjoy Henley Beach by getting your heart rate up on a city-to-sea bike tour, then getting your feet wet in the ocean.

4. Queen Street Croydon

This Adelaide suburb is on the rise, with a relaxed vibe. Rundle Mall and North Terrace are more likely to be well known, but this cute little shopping center is a great place to meet locals. You can find unique items on Queen Street and locally made items here. 

5. Opt for a Walking Tours

The Adelaide walking tour is an excellent way to experience different aspects of the city and meet some locals. You can take walking tours covering various topics, from culture, history, and architecture to hills, squares, and parks. Adelaide isn't just a pleasant, walkable city; it's also a thriving foodie city. Maybe you'd like to lead a walking tour of the dumpling feast or food and street art?

When to Visit Adelaide?

There are still plenty of sunny days and warm temperatures during autumn in Adelaide, which spans February, March, April, and May. Another good time to visit is September - October when it is Spring in Adelaide.

Frequently Asked Questions about Adelaide

Cruise ships such as Grand Princess, Zuiderdam, Pacific Explorer, Queen Elizabeth, Golden Princess, and Majestic Princess departs from Adelaide.

The best time to visit Adelaide is between March and May and September and November when the city experiences its fall and spring seasons. There is seldom rainfall during these shoulder seasons, and daytime temperatures range from 60 to 70 degrees.

Port Adelaide Outer Harbour is a popular destination for cruise ships. A 19-kilometer drive from the city makes it easily accessible.
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