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Surrounded by rolling hills and stunning beaches, Adelaide is a friendly and vibrant city with a laidback, unhurried lifestyle. From elegant 19th century sandstone architecture to bohemian laneways and alleys, discover the best that this sophisticated cultural hub has to offer on a P&O Adelaide cruise.
Once you arrive in the capital of South Australia you’ll fall in love with this cruise destination, which offers a combination of luxurious wide boulevards, verdant parks and gardens, and plenty of sprawling, open public space.
Our broad selection of P&O Shore Tours in Adelaide gives you a chance to make the most of a city brimming with all forms of culture. Whether you want to learn about Indigenous heritage at the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, meet the animals at Adelaide Zoo, or take your time exploring the historic city, we have a P&O Shore Tour for all budgets and interests.
Foodies in particular will love the Central Market, which dates back to 1869 and is the crown jewel of South Australian epicurean venues. Located in the heart of the CBD, this cultural melting pot is home to more than 80 food stalls selling produce, seafood, meat, and ethnic cuisine. Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Enjoy a glass of the good stuff on a Barossa Valley tour of Australia’s premier wine region. With a number of options including vineyard tours, cellar door and wine tastings, gourmet tastings, and scenic opportunities, there’s something to suit every palette.
Had enough of the urban hustle and bustle? Book a spot onboard a Spirit of Coorong Cruise tour to the river port of Goolwa, where the Murray River reaches the sea. From there, you’ll take a gentle eco cruise to the Goolwa Barrage and into the Coorong to view the mouth of the River Murray. Along the way, your scenic river cruise will take you through the pristine waters of the Coorong National Park, where you’ll pass spectacular white sand dunes and birdlife.
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Day or night, there are plenty of things to do in Adelaide. Take in the enticing tastes and smells at Central Market, dine at a multicultural eatery on Gouger Street, or shop till you drop at Rundle Mall. After dark, enjoy the nightlife on Hindley Street and the West End.
Climb to the top of Mount Lofty Summit and enjoy panoramic views of Adelaide and its surrounding suburbs.
Choose your preferred method of exploring the River Torrens, whether it’s by getting your legs working on a paddleboat or hiring a bike for a leisurely ride along the river bank.
Take a tram ride to the beautiful seaside township of Glenelg, where you’ll discover charming shops, cafes, and restaurants along the jetty.
Your ship will dock at Outer Harbour, a 30-40 minute drive from the city centre.
Taxis are available outside the Adelaide cruise terminal building, and a regular train service travels between the pier and the city centre. Please refer to your Good Times for further information.
Adelaide has more restaurants per capita than any other Australian city. Whether you’re looking for cafe dining, fine dining, or a pub meal, Adelaide has a great range to choose from.
Please note that quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, and sandwiches to be taken off the ship. However, commercially packaged confectionery, chips, and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
With over 600 retail stores including major department stores, boutiques, and specialty stores, Rundle Mall is a shopper’s paradise in the heart of Adelaide. It’s also the venue of many performances and events, from fashion parades to buskers and street performers.
The Adelaide climate varies between very hot weather between December and February and cool, wet weather in winter. Temperatures are often quite pleasant and mild, with an average winter temperature of around 16°C and average summer temperature of 28°C. However, summer temperatures can sometimes climb up to 40°C.
Major credit cards and charge cards are widely accepted, and ATMs can provide currency to foreign card holders.
Public telephones are available throughout the city and in the Port Adelaide Passenger Terminal. Mobile coverage is generally available, and free Wi-Fi is available in the cruise terminal and throughout the city centre.
To make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing, and a hat. You are also advised to bring biodegradable sunscreen and bottled water.
Our Shore Tours can help you make the most out of your time in Adelaide. Tours can be booked before departure via Cruise Control or onboard at the Shore Tours desk, and are subject to availability.
During your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.