Explore Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6
After watching Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6, or before securing your viewpoint for the day, South Australia’s vibrant hub Adelaide City is waiting to surprise you.
Morning, noon and night there is an array of indulgent experiences to relish - epicurean places to dine, boutique and designer places to shop and a redeveloped riverbank precinct to discover.
Food and drinks
The best way to spend a Sunday morning in Adelaide is sipping coffee and enjoying an artisan breakfast at The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market or right in the heart of the city at The Market Shed on Holland. Both markets transform from weekday car parks to weekend marketplaces focused on seasonal fruit and vegetables and local produce plus gourmet ready-to-eat bites.
Enjoy lunch in any one of Adelaide’s ‘eat streets’; streets dedicated entirely to a melting pot of modern cuisine, international flavours, local favourites and alfresco dining. Gouger, Rundle, Peel and Leigh Streets provide vibrant atmospheres with first class food and wine, while Adelaide’s laneways and side-streets provide hidden gems waiting to be devoured.
Above: 2KW, Adelaide [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Adelaide is alive with vibrancy and local energy – go out and explore. Experience Adelaide’s small bar scene by heading to hotspots at Peel Street, Leigh Street and Ebenezer Place or get a bird’s eye view of the city at rooftop bar 2KW.
Down the laneways of Adelaide’s city centre, a resurgence of small bars is taking place and they’re adding new vigour to the city’s night life. From designer brews to wine straight out of the barrel, if you really want to experience the beating heart of Adelaide’s foodie culture this is where you will find some of its real personality.
Things to see and do
Take a behind the scenes look at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval and experience its 140-year history. The Adelaide Oval is one of Australia’s premier sporting and entertainment venues. Take a tour and learn about its transformation into the current internationally renowned sporting complex. Walk through the hallowed hallways and stadium seating or take to the rooftop on an Adelaide Oval RoofClimb adventure for the perfect city vantage point.
Above: Adelaide Oval Roof Climb [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
Adelaide is a shopper’s delight. The city’s biggest and most popular shopping precinct is Rundle Mall with more than 700 retailers in one convenient pedestrian-friendly strip. You’ll also discover boutiques selling local designs and high-end clothing on Rundle Street, and one-off, luxe homewares on King William Road, just south of the city centre in Hyde Park.
Adelaide’s arts and cultural boulevard of North Terrace offers museums and galleries with history and art from all walks of South Australian life. Celebrate diversity and culture at the Migration Museum, explore the world’s biggest display of Australian Aboriginal artefacts in the South Australian Museum’s Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, and stroll the Art Gallery of South Australia’s collection of more than 38,000 pieces from around the world. A great way to discover many of the inner-city galleries is with the Art Gallery Walking Trail guide.
Above: Art Gallery of South Australia [Pic: South Australian Tourism Commission]
With bike paths meandering through park lands, tracing the River Torrens and heading through the Hills, Adelaide has to be one the best places in the world to explore on two wheels. With free City Bikes available for hire, you can easily explore the vibrant culture and the exquisite architecture that a lines the city streets.
Adelaide Zoo can be found on the edge of the city and provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal to many animals, including the only Giant Pandas in the southern hemisphere, Wang Wang and Fu Ni.
The kids can easily get involved in the cycling action with the free Family Day activities being held trackside, next to the start/finish straight on King William Road, Adelaide. If they’re feeling competitive, sign them up for the Bupa mini tour for kids. They’ll be able to cycle their little legs around a mini track along the start/finish straight of the Be Safe Be Seen MAC Stage 6 route just hours before the pros take to the streets.
For more things to see and do in Adelaide visit the City of Adelaide website.