Adelaide has had many nicknames over the years, from “the Athens of the south” (a nod to the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to “the 20-minute city” (because getting around just isn’t a problem). Adelaide is also known as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.

It’s an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a stretch of white sandy beach just 20 minutes (that figure again) from the CBD.


Check out things to do below, whilst you plan your stay in Adelaide:

Drink and dine in laneway bars
In the city centre, Adelaide’s laneways and side streets are being transformed with hidden bars and eateries. Along Peel Street enjoy a whisky at Clever Little Tailor or espresso martini at La Moka.  One of Adelaide’s hottest bars, Proof, can be found on Anster Street, which pairs classic cocktails with tasty share plates and gourmet toasted sandwiches.  Get your caffeine hit at Coffee Branch on Leigh Street, and dine on playful, modern Australian cuisine at Peel St.

Sample fresh produce at Adelaide Central Market.
Savour South Australia’s rich bounty of produce – farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan cheeses, smoked meats and seafood – at Adelaide Central Market. Start with coffee at Fair Espresso and freshly baked pastries at Dough. Drop by Island Pure, which brings together more than 25 producers from Kangaroo Island, and stocks small-batch gin, flavoured oils, honey and sticky figs. To discover the best of the market, join Mark Gleeson’s early morning walking tour, during which you’ll enjoy generous tastings and meet the people behind the stalls.

Stroll along North Terrace
Adelaide’s North Terrace is home to the city’s most important cultural institutions. The Art Gallery of South Australia features a collection of more than 38,000 works spanning Australian, Australian Aboriginal, European, North American and Asian art. Delve into Australia’s cultural heritage at the neighbouring South Australian Museum, which has the world's largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts. Next, stroll to the Botanic Gardens to wander among thousands of species of roses, and if you love cricket, join a tour of Adelaide Oval

Relax on the beach
When the mercury rises, head to one of Adelaide’s many popular ocean beaches. Catch the 25 minute tram from Rundle Mall to Glenelg, a bustling beachside neighbourhood with heritage hotels, alfresco cafés and a white sandy beach.

Head for the hills
Spend a day or two exploring the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s top cool-climate wine regions. Drop into some of the region’s 60 wineries such as Hahndorf Hill, which is pioneering the Austrian grape varieties of Bläufrankisch, Grüner Veltliner, Zweigelt and St Laurent, or Bird in Hand, renowned for its award-winning Shiraz. If you’re visiting on the weekend, don’t miss the Adelaide Hills Farmers’ Market for a taste of fresh, seasonal and local produce.

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC) is one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced venues. Comprising three distinct yet seamlessly integrated buildings, the Centre spans 20,000sqm of multi-purpose space. In addition to its modern facilities, the Centre is known for its creative menus, expert service and innovative technologies.

The ACC is positioned at the heart of Adelaide’s Riverbank Precinct, just 15 minutes’ drive from the Adelaide International Airport. In the midst of a multi-billion-dollar rejuvenation, the Riverbank Precinct is where the city’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, helping make Adelaide Australia’s Convention City.

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Delegates attending the Welcome Reception on Sunday 23 June are required to enter the Adelaide Convention Centre via the West Entrance on Montefiore Road. You will not be able to enter the venue via the East Entrance off North Terrace due to high security for another event happening at the same time.

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The Adelaide Convention Centre provides a range of accessibility options and facilities. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible. Find out more on the Centre’s Accessibility.

Africola (Southern African) 

4 East Terrace Adelaide

8223 3885

Peel Street Restaurant (Modern Australian)

9 Peel Street Adelaide

8231 8887

Jolleys Boathouse Bistro (Modern Australian)

1 Jolleys Lane Adelaide


Press (Upscale modern Australian) 

40 Waymouth Street Adelaide

8211 8048

Chianti (Family-run trattoria)

160 Hutt Street Adelaide

8232 7955

Sean’s Kitchen (Steak and seafood)

SkyCity, Station Road Adelaide

8218 4244

Bread and Bone Wood Grill (Contemporary burgers/beers)  

15 Peel Street Adelaide

8231 8535

Art Gallery Food + Wine (casual luncheon)

North Terrace Adelaide

8207 7000

Melt (pizzas/tapas/cocktails)

38 Waymouth Street Adelaide

8211 6723

Osteria Oggi (Chic Italian)

76 Pirie Street Adelaide

8359 2525

Ying Chow (Chinese)

114 Gouger Street Adelaide

8211 7998

Shiki (Japanese)

InterContinental Adelaide North Terrace Adelaide

8238 2400

Nu Thai (Sleek Thai)

228 Morphett Street Adelaide

8410 2288

Golden Boy (SE Asian)

309 North Terrace Adelaide

8227 0799

Contact Us
Freephone (within Aus): 1800 193 405
Telephone : +64 9 360 1240

Address: Level 35, International Tower One 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

The Conference Company