Adelaide Holidays

Holidays in Adelaide take you to Australia’s south coast, where you’ll find beautifully contrasting landscapes. Luscious emerald valleys combine with parched deserts, while rugged coastlines sit alongside thriving city streets. This is the ideal place to immerse yourself in the country’s famously wild landscapes, while experiencing a more cosmopolitan side to the area in the diverse city.

As the state capital of  South Australia, Adelaide is home to cultural sights and attractions just waiting to be explored. It offers a unique combination of city, beach and desert and is ideal for visitors wanting to learn more about the history and culture of the area. Head to the South Australia Museum or the Art Gallery of South Australia and immerse yourself in stories, past and present. Alternatively, spend warm days on the beach, with average temperatures of 29°C giving you plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun.

A holiday of contrasts in Adelaide

Whether you’re in Adelaide for the city, beach, desert or a combination of all three, at Hayes & Jarvis we’ll help you plan the ideal itinerary for your trip.

For a fascinating trip spent experiencing the varied landscapes and wildlife in Australia, pair your Adelaide holiday with Darwin and Litchfield National Park on our Wildlife Panorama Tour. Marvel at the ancient rock art, see turtles lay their eggs on the beach, take a boat down rivers filled with crocodiles and admire the views from the famous Ghan train which runs from Darwin to Adelaide. This fascinating journey will immerse you in Aboriginal culture, provide an insight into the country’s history during World War II and take you through the vast, unexplored landscapes of Australia’s interiors.

Destination Highlights
  • Relax on warm sands
  • Visit vibrant Central Market
  • Explore the arid desert
  • Shop in Rundle Street
  • Enjoy serene Botanic Gardens
  • See dolphins in the sea

Time Zone

GMT +10.5

Flight Time

20–22 hours with stopover options including Dubai, Singapore, Perth, Doha, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur


Australian dollar (AUD)

Visa Information

All British citizens visiting Australia must obtain a visa or Electronic Travel Authority in advance to be granted entry.



Health Information

No vaccines required - please speak to your GP for the latest advice.

Adelaide Attractions

  • Adelaide Botanic Garden

    Step into this beautiful oasis in Adelaide’s city centre and experience beautiful landscaped gardens, majestically towering trees and delicate flowers. Visit the iconic Palm House building, which dates back to 1877 and contains plants from Madagascar, as well as the Amazon Waterlily Pond. The Santos Museum of Economic Botany houses a collection dating back 130 years and provides stories and exhibits to demonstrate the importance of plant life.

  • Adelaide Central Market

    Adelaide’s Central Market is a bustling hive of activity where you can try a delicious range of food and immerse yourself in the city’s diverse culture. It dates back over 150 years and features over 70 food stalls selling everything from fresh fish to seasonal fruits. Sample gourmet cuisine from the Paella stand and the Latvian Lunchroom or visit Lucia’s Pizza Bar and enjoy a warm slice as you wander through the market.

  • Glenelg Beach

    Glenelg is Adelaide’s most popular beach and is well known for its white sands fringed by palm trees. It’s ideal for a day out, with a regular tram running from the city centre. Wander along the promenade behind the sands and duck into buzzing restaurants and cafés where you can choose from fresh seafood and grilled meats. Make sure you stay until the evening for the magnificent sunsets.

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