Compact and laidback, Adelaide serves up fantastic food, a thriving bar scene, and world-class cultural calendar. You can eat your way through multicultural restaurants, take a day trip to Port Adelaide or soak up the legendary Fringe Festival scene while exploring the Northern Suburbs.
Things to do
With lively high streets and friendly locals, neighbourhoods like Prospect and Regency Park are a great base for your Adelaide stay. Historic Walkerville is another popular suburb, known for its Victorian architecture and proximity to Adelaide Zoo.
For lively nightlife, head downtown to Peel Street, where you can sip your way through trendy laneway bars and sample modern Australian cuisine. Adelaide Central Market is teeming with fresh produce and artisan food, while tree-lined North Terrace is home to some of the city’s top museums. Don't miss the five floor South Australia Museum showcasing indigenous culture or the Samstag Museum celebrating contemporary art.
From AFL matches to international cricket games, Adelaide Oval is the city’s premier entertainment venue. If you can’t score tickets to a game, guided tours will take you behind the scenes of the iconic sporting arena.
Staying in the Northern Suburbs also grants easy access to Port Adelaide, a breezy harbour dotted with heritage buildings. You can stop by the National Railway Museum to admire a life-size steam engine or stroll down to Fishermen’s Wharf Market and check out the catch of the day. When hunger pangs hit head to a bar for a pie float. Served in a bowl of mushy pea gravy, this Adelaide staple is all too easy to devour.
Adelaide’s nickname, the “20 Minute City”, is backed up by local buses and trains, which get you to from the CBD to the Northern Suburbs in under 10 minutes. Adelaide Airport is west of the city, so allow at least 20 minutes by car or one hour by bus.
Northern Suburbs Adelaide travel FAQs
Where is the best place to stay in Northern Suburbs Adelaide?
Northern Suburbs Adelaide has plenty to offer. Consider staying in some of its most favoured locations, like Mawson Lakes, Elizabeth, and Modbury.