Experience Adelaide

Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, local attractions and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from the city, soak up the sun at one of our picture-perfect metropolitan beaches, or spend the night exploring our thriving restaurant and bar scene.

Adelaide is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine country with tourist attractions including lush parklands and some of the country’s best beaches. Or venture a little further and embark on an unforgettable journey through our rugged outback in the Flinders Ranges. Check out more about our State and attractions here

Why not extend your stay for ICHS 2019 and experience all that South Australia has to offer. Read below about just a few of our local attractions, a short distance from the conference venue.

Experience our wildlife and environment

  • Cleland Wildlife Park – Visit Cleland Wildlife Park and feed kangaroos as they laze, wander wetlands, and surround yourself with over 130 species of Australian wildlife, all just 20 minutes from Adelaide. Conference attendees will receive a 25 per cent discount on the entry fee during the conference week upon presentation of your conference badge at the park.
  • Adelaide ZooAdelaide Zoo is just a 15 minute walk from the Adelaide central business district and is home to more than 1,800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish exhibited in over eight hectares of magnificent botanic surroundings.
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens Adelaide Botanic Gardens is in the heart of the city but another world away. Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and around the world. Spend an hour or spend the 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.

Experience our culture

  • Art Gallery of South Australia – Set within 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, with approximately 47,000 works of art from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia. Entry is free.
  • South Australian Museum – A short walk from the conference venue, the South Australian Museum has over five floors of intriguing displays including the world’s largest display of Australian Aboriginal artefacts. Entry is free.

Experience our wine industry

From the Barossa Valley – home of Seppeltsfield, to Penfolds in the Adelaide Hills, and McLaren Vale, with more than 200 cellar doors on its doorstep, Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia – and one of the nine Great Wine Capitals of the World, along side Bordeaux in France, Napa Valley in the US and Bilbao Rioja in Spain.

South Australia is indisputably Australia’s wine state, producing 50 per cent of all bottled wine and 80 per cent of premium wine.

Adelaide is also home to the National Wine Centre – the location of the ICHS 2019 gala dinner. The Centres Wine Discovery Journey and the Wined Bar, offers the largest wine tasting experience in Australia. Visit Wine Australia.

One of the world’s most unique cellar doors opened in South Australia’s Mclaren Vale Wine region in January 2018 – the d’Arenberg Cube, a scenic 50 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD. For more details on South Australia’s wine industry click here