DESTINATION

Destination Adelaide

Known for a vibrant food culture of bold flavours and a bursting annual calendar of colourful events, Adelaide offers visitors a unique city experience.

The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is surrounded by beautiful and diverse natural landscapes on all sides. To the west, the famous Glenelg beach, to the east the picturesque Adelaide Hills and the River Torrens running right through the centre of the City.

The city centre is surrounded by parkland, the only city in the world designed in this way. Affectionately described as Adelaide’s backyard the parklands include Aboriginal cultural sites, formal gardens, historical buildings, sporting facilities, and community recreation areas. Other attractions include the city’s Botanical Gardens, State Herbarium and the Adelaide Zoo.

With abundant fresh produce grown right on its doorstep, it is no wonder that Adelaide has become one of Australia’s premiere culinary destinations. Attracting acclaimed chefs and boasting a number of award-winning restaurants, the city offers an exceptional dining experience available for all budgets and occasions.

Quickly gaining a reputation as the Festival City, Adelaide attracts an impressive number of world class events including Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Film Festival and Santos Tour Down Under. Outside of the festival dates, visitors can get their arts and culture fix by walking the Kaurna Trail, at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum or the many public art installations within he city centre.

Further afield, you can explore towns dotted along the coastline both north and south of the city. Head inland to taste the flavours of the world-renowned Barossa Valley, or head offshore to experience the raw beauty of Kangaroo Island. Why not extend your stay and explore more of what beautiful South Australia has to offer?

Visit the sites below for more information and to plan your time in Adelaide;

Top things to do in Adelaide

Please note: Some of the attractions listed below do require admission tickets.

Beaches

With so many exceptional beaches so close to the city centre, Adelaide’s sand and surf are virtually inescapable. Chuck on your bathers and jump on a tram just 20 minutes to Adelaide’s favourite city beach, Glenelg.
Or head to Henley beach to soak up the sun at the water’s edge or over dinner and drinks as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Surrounded by a range of high-end seafood restaurants and centering around a bustling grassed square, Henley is a must-visit whether you’re after a quality dinner, a quality swim, or a bit of both.

Kaurna Walking Trail

Take a walk through Adelaide’s rich Kaurna heritage with this walking trail. The Kaurna (pronounced ‘Gar-na’) people are the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. This trail links 17 significant places of significance to Kaurna culture and heritage. You’ll learn about traditional Elders and discover their stories of the past as told through art and word.

Central Market

For a quintessential Adelaide experience, step into a thriving hub of food and culture at the Adelaide Central Market. A favourite spot with the locals, here, countless authentic eateries offer a gastronomic gateway to Asia, while produce from all over South Australia including fruits, vegetables, cheeses, small goods, chocolate, honey and breads pack stalls manned by local producers. Grab breakfast, then embark on a guided tour, taking you through the market’s rich history, much-loved characters and tastes from all corners of the globe.

Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and around the world. Spend an hour or the whole day among the 50 hectares of magnificently maintained gardens and stunning architecture. Relax in the shade or enjoy a coffee among some of Australia’s finest plant collections.

Things to see include the magnificently-restored 1877-built Palm House, First Creek Wetland, the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany and the Bicentennial Conservatory.

Adelaide Oval

Hailed as the world’s prettiest cricket ground, the Adelaide Oval hosts interstate and international cricket matches in summer, plus national AFL and state football matches in winter. Take a tour to go behind closed doors and inside the historic scoreboard, or reach new heights by taking on the Roof Climb.

Art Gallery of South Australia

Set within jewel-like 19th and 20th century buildings in the heart of the city’s cultural precinct the Art Gallery of South Australia boasts one of the largest art museum collections in Australia. The gallery is currently home to approximately 47,000 works of art from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.

Carefully curated exhibitions and displays provide a unique experience, taking you through the history of art, up to present day in surprising and unexpected ways. As you wander from one gallery to the next, you’ll find works of art presented in ways that give new insights, culturally and thematically.

South Australian Museum

The South Australian Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material, with over 3,000 artefacts on display, and the culturally significant Yuendumu Doors. The South Australian Biodiversity Gallery brings into sharp focus the land and marine wildlife of South Australia, with touch screens, interactive elements and a wealth of information. Other galleries include the Pacific Cultures, Megafauna, Opalised Fossils, Polar, Ediacaran, Minerals and the Ancient Egyptian Room.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo, one of Adelaide’s most iconic attractions. Over 8 hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings, the zoo is home to more than 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, including Australia’s only Giant Pandas, Wang Wang and Fu Ni.

Getting around Adelaide

Located less than 20 minutes from the major transport hubs such as the Adelaide airport, Adelaide is an easy city to get to, and around. While we’d love you to lose yourself in Adelaide, Colonel Light’s city plan of a square mile grid of wide streets dotted with lush grass squares makes it an easy city to navigate on foot, by cycle, taxi, Uber or public transport.

Adelaide’s wide tree-lined boulevards and many community squares make it a pleasure to walk around the city.

There are dedicated cycle lanes on many city streets, and cycle tracks make it easy to get to and from the suburbs in safety.

Two e-scooter share programs currently operate in the city’s central business district and North Adelaide, providing a fun and convenient way to move about the city.

The e-scooters are unlocked using a smartphone app and are fitted with GPS tracking so that users and the operator can find them.

A range of chauffeur, taxi and ride-share options readily available in Adelaide.

Adelaide is well serviced by public transport. Adelaide Metro run buses, and trams through the city and trains to and from surrounding suburbs. Fees apply. Check the Adelaide Metro website for timetables and fare information, or ask at the Adelaide Railway Station.

You can ride the tram free of charge between South Terrace, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Botanic Gardens. Beyond this fees apply and tickets must be validated. For your convenience, there are also two Connector Bus services: one offering a free inner-city circuit between major tourist attractions, the other extending out to North Adelaide. It’s a great way to see the sites when you’re on a budget.

COVID-19 Safety

We encourage you to check restrictions in South Australia, Australia and your local area closer to the conference date to ensure you understand any travel restrictions and/or health directives that may apply. We will be keeping abreast of developments and provide updates as needed. www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

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Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre

 

North Terrace, Adelaide,
South Australia 5000
T: +61 8 8212 4099
www.adelaidecc.com.au

The Adelaide Convention Centre is regarded as one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced meetings and events centres. A striking landmark on Adelaide’s Riverbank, the centre comprises three independent yet seamlessly integrated buildings—East, Central and West—and offers more than 20,000sqm of flexible meetings and event space. Each building takes advantage of our prime positioning on the River Torrens, providing plenty of natural light and panoramic views of the river to deliver a heightened sense of destination.

The Centre is conveniently located at the heart of the City. To the North, the Centre overlooks the River Torrens and surrounding parklands, while to the South, the Centre sits on North Terrace, one of four major terraces that bind Adelaide’s City Centre.

The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hive of activity and where the city’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, making it Australia’s best connected business events precinct. In addition to the centre, Adelaide Oval and Adelaide SkyCity Casino, —the Riverbank Precinct—is home to the world-leading BioMed City—the largest life and health sciences cluster in the Southern Hemisphere—which is located right next door.

Accessibility

The Adelaide Convention Centre provides a range of accessibility options and facilities. All car parks and buildings are wheelchair accessible.

You can view more information by downloading the Centre’s Access and Inclusion Plan. 

Getting to Adelaide Convention Centre

From the Airport

Located just 7km from Adelaide Airport, the Adelaide Convention Centre is a short 15 minute drive away. Please note there is a $3 levy on all taxi and rideshare fares leaving the airport.

Adelaide Metro also offers a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en route.

JetBus is a Metro card service. Metro cards can be purchased from the airport ticket vending machine at the bus stop. The machine takes coins, notes and eftpos.

Free trams operate within the city centre. The closest tram stop to the Adelaide Convention Centre is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, a two minute walk from the Centre.

Parking

If you are driving to the venue, there are two undercover car parking options with our North Terrace and Riverbank car parks. The Riverbank car park is accessible from Morphett Street / Festival Drive.

Both car parks are located directly under the venue and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each is fitted with video surveillance camera systems and security patrols both areas.

Clearance is 2.0 metres and automated payment stations accept payment via card only (major credit cards, debit cards and mobile pay). Please note that our car parks can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

Please see the Adelaide Convention Centre site for more information including parking rates

COVID-19 Safety

The Dietitians Australia 2022 Conference will take all reasonable steps to provide the safest possible environment for conference delegates, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, staff and suppliers. The Conference organising committee are guided by the relevant State and Federal Government guidelines, and advice from the World Health Organisation, to ensure the event meets COVID-safe obligations.

The Conference organising committee will work closely with the venue, Adelaide Convention Centre, and suppliers to develop and implement a COVID-safe event plan, to protect the health and safety of attendees, staff, suppliers and our communities.

COVID-safe event principles include:

  • Physical distancing
  • Hand-hygiene
  • COVID-safe food service
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation
  • Attendee check-in and contact tracing

We encourage you to check restrictions in South Australia, Australia and your local area closer to the conference date to ensure you understand any travel restrictions and/or health directives that may apply. We will be keeping abreast of developments and provide updates as needed. www.covid-19.sa.gov.au

Adelaide Convention Centre

The Adelaide Convention Centre is committed to providing a safe and secure environment to protect the health and safety of venue customers, guests, employees and suppliers.

To provide confidence and ensure a safe environment for visiting delegates, clients and staff, the Centre has a comprehensive COVID Management Plan in place, which has been approved by the South Australian Government.

Please note, as part of the Centre’s commitment to provide a safe and secure environment, access to the Adelaide Convention Centre at this time is for registered event attendees only. There is no public thoroughfare to access the Adelaide Riverbank Promenade.

You can view more information about the Adelaide Convention Centre’s COVID Management Plan here www.adelaidecc.com.au/covid-19-coronavirus-update