Attractions and Activities in Adelaide

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Discover the splendid sights, attractions and activities in Adelaide. From its prime setting in the heart of the Central Business District, the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide is the perfect base for exploring South Australia's laid-back capital, a welcoming place many consider to be Australia's "most liveable city."

Tucked between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide offers a little bit of everything. From fabulous restaurants, surprisingly vibrant nightlife and beautiful local wineries to pristine beaches and historic architecture, the city is as diverse and colourful as the people who call it home.

When planning your Adelaide adventure, rely on our friendly 24-hour staff to guide you to the colourful tourist spots, recreational activities and fascinating attractions just moments from The Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide.

Adelaide Central Markets

South Australia’s most visited tourist attraction and a foodie epicentre for over 140 years, this bustling, aromatic bazaar has over 80 stalls and is a Mecca for multicultural cuisine and fresh produce. The Central Market trades largely in fruits, vegetables, small goods, and café food and is divided into a colourful array of lanes and alleyways.

Adelaide Festival Centre

The Adelaide Festival Centre is the creative heart of South Australia and walking distance from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide. Enjoy a diverse program of music, dance and theatre performances and exhibitions throughout the year. 

Adelaide Oval Tours & Museum

Established in 1873 and managed by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Adelaide's historic cricket ground is one of the worlds most famous and picturesque cricket pitches. View cricket memorabilia and learn more about the Oval’s rich sporting history.

Adelaide ZOO

Adelaide ZOO is home to over 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.

Botanical Gardens

Within walking distance of the Adelaide city centre, this historical garden features an exceptional Victorian landscape complemented by outstanding plant collections and garden buildings. The Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to three architecturally significant glass houses - the Palm House, the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion. Each glass house was built for a specific purpose and represents a leading design for its time.

Haigh's Chocolate Visitor Centre

Haigh's Chocolates Visitor Centre is a five-minute drive from the Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide. This world-class facility combines excellent viewing and tour facilities along with heritage displays and a spacious retail area. Take a tour and learn how chocolate is made from raw cocoa beans carefully selected from plantations around the world. View their quality chocolates in the making and then, of course, enjoy a taste or two for yourself.

National Wine Centre of Australia

Located next to Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Gardens, this eye-catching architectural gem invites beginners, novices and full-fledged wine connoisseurs to expand their knowledge of Australian wines with tastings and educational programmes. The seasonal tapas menu at the Cellar Door offers a wonderful complement to the tasting experience.  

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