Home to sun-drenched beaches, upbeat neighbourhoods and some of Australia’s best wineries, Adelaide’s Southern Suburbs are a fantastic alternative to the downtown core. They also offer easy access to the CBD, which means it’s easy to enjoy Adelaide’s fantastic food, thriving bar scene and world-class cultural calendar.
Things to do in Southern Suburbs Adelaide
Sitting on the shores of Holdfast Bay, Glenelg is Adelaide’s go-to beachside suburb. Most of the action is found along Jetty Road, home to a strip of shops, hotels and restaurants. Whether you want to soak up the sun on the beach or dive into local history at the Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg lets you slow down the pace.
Famous for its world-class reds, McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most prestigious winemaking regions. It’s dotted with beautiful wineries where you can sample local shiraz, dine at gourmet restaurants and tour lush vineyards.
If you’re craving a culture fix, the Southern Suburbs offer easy access to the tree-lined North Terrace. Here you’ll find some of the city’s top museums, including the five-floor South Australian Museum and beautifully curated Art Gallery of South Australia.
For Adelaide’s best nightlife, head downtown to Peel Street. Here you can dine on modern Australian cuisine, sip your way through trendy laneway bars and dance the night away at lively clubs.
Getting around Southern Suburbs Adelaide
Nicknamed the “20 Minute City”, Adelaide is easy to navigate, with the drive from Glenelg to the CBD taking under 20 minutes. The Southern Suburbs are also well-serviced by local buses and trains. Rent a car or book a tour if you want to explore the surrounding wineries.