VENUE & LOCATION
ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city centre and nestled within the beauty of the Riverbank Precinct, surrounded by parklands and the River Torrens. Close proximity to the medical hub, entertainment, cultural and sport precinct, the Centre is a short walk to international and boutique hotels and accommodation. Public transport, the Adelaide Railway Station and a taxi ramp are on our doorstep. The international airport is just seven kilometres from the Centre, making a quick and economic taxi ride.
If you are driving to the Centre, we offer two undercover car parking options with the North Terrace and the Riverbank car parks. Both are located directly under the Centre and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept credit/debit cards (1.5% surcharge applicable). Both car parks are fitted with video surveillance camera systems and security patrols these areas.
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The Adelaide Convention Centre provides a range of accessibility options and facilities. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible.
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Three main taxi companies operate in the Adelaide metropolitan area and can be booked for pick up or drop off from the North Terrace and Morphett Street Bridge entrances. The historic Adelaide Railway Station is located a two-minute walk from the Adelaide Convention Centre, and a Tram stop is just in front of the Railway Station. The free City Connector bus is an easy way of navigating around Adelaide. Adelaide is great to tour by bike as well, including City of Adelaide’s Free Bikes.
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city, soak up the sun at one of our picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, join the party at our immersive festivals and events or spend the night exploring Adelaide attractions and a thriving restaurant and bar scene. Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country as well as historic buildings, lush parklands and some of the country’s best beaches.
THINGS TO DO
Visit the South Australia Tourism website for more information.
ARTS AND CULTURE
With 38,000 pieces from around the world in its collection, you could easily spend a whole day lost in the halls of the Art Gallery of South Australia. In the city’s West End, the Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design studio is a centre of excellence for the arts with four fabulous exhibition spaces and a retail gallery. Visit the French Renaissance-style Mortlock Wing at the State Library or lose yourself in history at the South Australian Museum. Get a hefty dose of culture at our massive Adelaide Fringe Festival, internationally-acclaimed Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and the Adelaide Fashion Festival.
Get acquainted with the real Australia using Adelaide as your base. See a huge range of wildlife in the Adelaide Zoo or embark on an African safari at Monarto. Picnic in beautiful parklands, see dolphins at Glenelg or stroll through our stunning Adelaide Botanic Garden. Just minutes away from CBD lie wild coasts, otherworldly plains and pure sandy shores. Kangaroos, koalas and wallabies reign supreme in our dense bush land and in the Adelaide Hills. Along our coast, sea lions and dolphins play in crystal-clear swells. Immerse yourself in nature and discover a new way of life.
In the city and surrounding suburbs you’ll find artisan markets, a wonderland of unique boutiques, sprawling shopping malls and gorgeous heritage arcades. Rundle Mall is our first port of call. With over 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip, it’s Adelaide’s busiest, most popular shopping destination. Discover boutiques selling local designs and higher-end clothing stores on Rundle Street, one-off, luxe homewares on King William Road, the sprawling Central Market in Adelaide's CBD, design and produce markets in Adelaide's suburbs and major shopping outlets at Burnside and Glenelg.
sPORTS AND rECREATION
Located in the heart of Adelaide, the iconic Adelaide Oval is South Australia's best sporting and entertainment venue with cutting-edge facilities and a total capacity of 53,000. Since 1871, the Oval has played host to countless sporting matches and world-class events from The Ashes cricket test series and AFL football, to international superstars and stadium spectaculars. Further afield you'll find stunning golf courses, lush parks and sporting fields, cutting-edge stadiums and raceways.
fAMILY AND kIDS
Adelaide is full of family-friendly activities. Take the kids out for the day at Glenelg, Brighton or any one of our metropolitan beaches. Whizz down Gleleng's colourful water slides at top speed or visit Australia's oldest chocolate making company, Haigh’s. Let the kids run wild at our action-packed events, from the Adelaide Fringe to Santos Tour Down Under. Hungry for more? Pick luscious red strawberries at Beerenberg Farm in the Adelaide Hills, then head over to Melba’s Chocolate Factory. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to try something sweet straight off the production line.