A new wave of boutique bars, restaurants, and a burgeoning art scene is helping Adelaide shake its “City of Churches” label. Located west of Melbourne and Sydney, Adelaide is every bit as glamorous as its neighbouring cities. The once sleepy city has a slew of accolades to go with its evolving cosmopolitan and vibrant atmosphere. This year it was named as one of the top destinations to visit by the New York Times, the only Australian city to be named. This follows in the wake of the Lonely Planet naming it one of the top 10 places to go in 2014.
Enjoy a romantic city escape at Peppers Waymouth Hotel - putting you in walking distance to all that Adelaide has to offer.
What to do in the area
Nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide is a thriving and diverse city.
Adelaide’s dining precinct in the heart of the city stretches from the small laneways of Leigh and Peel St to Waymouth Street where the literati, artists and style makers converge. From your accommodation cosy coffee shops are just a leisurely stroll away, and the small wine bars and stylish restaurants tucked into tiny laneways are a perfect way to wind-down in the evening.
Adelaide’s love affair with the arts fuels an impressive arts festival calendar, with something to enjoy all year round. Marvel at the city as it transforms from one event to the next. From the Adelaide Arts Festival, WOMADelaide, a World Music and Arts festival, a film festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, there is much to explore in this cultured city.
Adelaide is a city with plenty to explore and take delight in. The Art Gallery of South Australia hosts First Fridays, held monthly. Be inspired by interesting talks and performance or sit back and drink in the atmosphere of live music or simply walk amongst the artwork after dark.
Adelaide is the perfect base to discover some of Australia’s finest wineries and cellar doors. Renowned for its wine, South Australia produces more than half of all of Australian wine. Take a jaunt to one of the award winning wine regions in easy reach of your Adelaide accommodation. The Barossa Valley to the north-east, Adelaide Hills to the east and McLaren Vale to the south can all be explored in a day. If you are less of a wine connoisseur and more inclined to beer and cider Adelaide has a thriving community of beer and cider craft and micro-breweries. From recognisable beers such as Cooper’s to craft beers you’ll find the perfect pint in Adelaide.
A visit to the Barossa Valley isn’t complete without a stopover at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop to sample some of her gastronomic delights. A noted Australian cook and a household name, Maggie Beer focuses on using local produce for her Pheasant Farm Pâtés’, condiments, jams and her famous verjuice. Before meandering around the countryside for the day, pick up one of Maggie’s freshly prepared hampers for a picnic in the beautiful natural surrounds.
Adelaide’s pristine beaches are one its best kept secrets. Hop on the heritage red vintage tram departing from the city centre and find yourself in the enchanting area of Glenelg beach. Be swept away by the costal charm of the local cafes and restaurants and savour delectable seafood paired with local wine. Adelaide’s agreeable warm climate means that the beach can be enjoyed for the better part of the year.
Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or an extended stay in Adelaide, Peppers Waymouth Hotel is an exemplary choice. In a desirable location, with a nod to European elegance