36 Hours in Adelaide

Rediscover vibrant Adelaide city in the East End at Crowne Plaza Adelaide. With panoramic views of the beautiful Adelaide Hills, stay in the heart of the city within close proximity to curious laneways, Rundle Street restaurants, Adelaide Oval events, leisurely Botanic Gardens walks and a short drive into the Adelaide Hills to discover boutique wineries, foodie delights and gorgeous hills vistas.

We've put together the ultimate 36 hours in Adelaide itinerary to explore some hidden gems in the city as well as Adelaide surrounds.

36 HOURS IN ADELAIDE ITINERARY (or close to):

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Rundle Street Dining
Rundle Street Shopping

FRIDAY:

2:00pm: Adelaide Botanic Gardens or Adelaide Zoo Wander through the Adelaide Botanic Garden is an oasis of beautifully landscaped gardens and majestic avenues, located off North Terrace. Or take the family and visit Adelaide Zoo and meet the Giant Pandas. 4:00pm: East End Shopping Grab a coffee at local haunts Howling Owl or Penny University and stroll along Rundle Street and Ebenezer Place for the best East End boutique shopping. Plus it's late night shopping on Friday in the CBD! 6:00pm: Friday Afternoon Drinks Unwind with a tipple in some of the East End favourite hidden gems such as East End Cellars & The Tasting Room or Mother Vine. 7:00pm: Dinner at Redsalt Restaurant Wander back to Crowne Plaza and enjoy a delicious dinner at Redsalt Restaurant featuring fresh South Australian produce within a contemporary indoor setting or alfresco area for those balmy SA nights. 9:00pm: Late Night Movie Experience the buzz of Rundle Street and relax with an arthouse movie at Palace Nova Cinemas before calling it a night.
Mount Lofty Adelaide
Ebenezer Place Adelaide
Adelaide Hills Wineries

SATURDAY:

7:00am: Mount Lofty Hike Kick start your morning with a stunning walk up Mount Lofty - a favourite amongst the locals. 9:00am: Breakfast at Redsalt Restaurant Return back to Crowne Plaza Adelaide and enjoy a delicious full buffet or a la carte breakfast and enjoy all your favourites, healthy options and fresh juices as you look out over Hindmarsh Square. 10:00am: Visit Penfolds Magill Estate Go on a journey through Penfolds history and heritage as part of one of their tour and tasting experiences at the Penfolds Magill Estate. 11:30am: Explore Adelaide Hills Make your way into the beautiful Adelaide Hills to explore and discover some of the amazing food, wine and craft experiences. Enjoy a leisurely long lunch at Bird in Hand winery and sample the locals' favourite the Sparkling Pinot Noir, pick strawberries at Beerenberg Farm and stock up on the delicious local produce, embark on a tour at the magnificent biodynamic Jurlique Farm, get your cheese fix at Udder Delights, indulge in a chocolate and wine pairing experience at Hahndorf Hill Winery and enjoy an afternoon at the Seasonal Garden Cafe which offers locally sourced, seasonal, whole food and organic goodies. Just to name a few... 5:30pm: Arrive back at Crowne Plaza Adelaide Freshen up after a big day of foodie heaven and get ready for dinner! 7:30pm: Dinner in the East End Take a stroll down Rundle Street and enjoy a long dinner at one of the many options such as Golden Boy, Nola, Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante, Sosta Argentinian Kitchen, Africola and more! 9:30pm: Devour Some Dessert Treat yourself to dessert at Steven ter Horst Chocolatier, San Churro, Cocolat or Gelato Mazzoni.
Henley Beach Adelaide, Linear Bike Trail
Adelaide Hotel with Pool

SUNDAY

8:00am: Sunday Brekkie Enjoy a breakfast from one of the many cafes such as Hey Jupiter or East Terrace Continental. 9:00am: Ride the Linear Trail to Henley Beach Hire one of the free Bike SA hire bikes and ride the Linear Bike Path to Henley Beach. Enjoy brunch at Malobo or Swedish Tarts and explore Henley Square. 1:00pm: Pamper Time Relax before your flight out with luxurious you time at Endota Spa on Rundle Street.