South Australia is a well-known destination for all kinds of fun-seeking travelers, including solo vacationers, families, adventurers, and romantic couples. And if you fall in the romantic category, then there is no other place to be in the world than Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia. It is a vibrant city, filled with an abundance of scenery with untamed beauty, cultural heritage sites, museums, parks, and upscale restaurants and bars to fulfill all your intimate desires. From magical experiences along the Adelaide Riverbank to dining while basking in the magnificent views of the city at the 2KW Bar and Restaurant, here are the top romantic things to do in Adelaide, Australia.
1. Enjoy beautiful sights of the Hallett Cove Lookout
Enjoy a quiet, romantic time while learning about the geological and cultural heritage of the Hallett Cove. This park has four entrances, each with a trailhead awarding you with panoramic views of the coastline and the incredible clifftop, featuring glacial pavements. These roadways are an affirmation of the Australian ice-age, dating back to around 300 million years. Vehicles are not allowed within the premises, and you can relax on the site’s beach or even swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters.
Hallets Cove Lookout
Address: Heron Way, Hallett Cove SA 5158, Australia
Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)
Tour some of the most significant structures in the region, while engaging in some romantic fantasies at the Adelaide Riverbank. It is located in the center of the city, along the River Torrens and covering a total area of 939 acres (380 hectares), from Bowden to Gilberton. Discover top academic, sporting, cultural, and recreational spots along this beautiful river. For a comprehensive tour with commentaries about these exciting destinations, join this 1-hour Segway tour, which includes a visit to Adelaide Zoo, the Riverbank Bridge, Adelaide Oval, and more.
Adelaide Riverbank Guided Segway Tour
Duration: 1 hour
3. Experience a quiet, romantic time at Adelaide Botanic Gardens
How intimate will it be to be around the magnificent gardens with breathtaking architectures in the background? All this and more awaits you at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, featuring more than 124 acres (50 hectares) of the untamed beauty and diversity of Australia’s native plants. Set close to the center of the city, this stunning site also features beautiful attractions for you to add to the experience. Explore the Bicentennial Conservatory, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, The Amazon Waterlily in Pavilion, and much more. It’s nothing like you’ve experienced before.
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Address: North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 9am - 7pm; Mon - Fri: 7:15am - 7pm
If you and your partner are wine enthusiasts, then the Adelaide Hills – the oldest wine spot in the continent - should be at the top of your itinerary. Taste some rare wines from the best and oldest wineries lined in the village of Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills. Try the world-class Petaluma wines at the Bridgewater Mill restaurant, and other outstanding offers at the Ashton Hills Vineyard, Tim Knappstei’s Lenswood, Nepenthe Wines, and much more. There are half-day and full-day tours to choose from, as well as wineries you find more appealing. Also, with these tours, you will avoid tasting and transport costs and your precious time.
Private Adelaide Hills Wine Region Tour
Duration: 4 to 9 hours
Let nature strengthen your bond at the Adelaide Zoo, home to over 300 species of native wildlife, and aims to save them from extinction. Immerse yourselves with the many exhibitions at the Westpac Envirodome, the Children’s Zoo, Bug Barn, the Reptile House, The Nocturnal House, and the Seal Bay. You will also discover the two remaining giant pandas in the Southern Hemisphere, Funi and Wang Wang, the Tasmanian devils, wombats, kangaroos, and many more.
Adelaide Zoo General Entry Ticket
Duration: 1 day
What’s more romantic than taking a scenic cruise right in the heart of the city while feasting your eyes on the many attractions along its stretch – from West Beach to Mount Pleasant? This river is of significant importance to the daily life of the city, and you can explore it with a paddleboat or a Popeye motorboat, while making stops at some top places of interest. With this tour, you get to enjoy a 30-minute talk about the city, as well as you can explore the Botanic Garden and the Adelaide Zoo.
Adelaide: River Torrens Sightseeing Cruise on Iconic Boat
Duration: 45 minute
7. Unwind at Brighton Beach
The beaches in this city are known for their long romantic walks along the soft sands, clear waters to swim and shells to pick, and Brighton Beach is no different. Unwind under the shade of its long jetty, leading to goods restaurants and cafes, or take a long stroll to Somerton to the north or Seacliff to the south. There are also other water-based activities to engage in, including fishing off the jetty, paddling, or just relaxing under the tent and watch the sun disappear into the sea.
Address: 134B Esplanade, Brighton SA 5048, Australia
Opening hours:24 hours (daily)
8. Go on a romantic date at Windy Point Restaurant and Café
What is a romantic getaway in Adelaide without an evening date in one of the most outstanding restaurants in the city, Windy Point Restaurant, and Café? The dining space is on the third floor, and its windows are full-length, awarding panoramic views of the sea and Adelaide Hills. The menu in this modern dining scene is ever-changing and made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients from the professional chef, Justin Miles. They also offer an extensive, locally produced wine list. The spot is divided into two, a café that opens from morning till evening, and a restaurant that opens from 6pm till late. We highly recommended you make a reservation and also mind the dress code, smart casual.
Dinner at Windy Point Restaurant and Cafe
Address: Windy Point Lookout, Belair Rd, Belair SA 5052, Australia
Opening hours: Sun: 11:30am - 4pm; Mon - Sat: 6pm - 12am
Catch exciting events, shows, concerts, and sporting activities at the Adelaide Oval, which was established in 1871, and recognized as the most beautiful sporting venue on the planet. Its renovation in 2014 added to its overall elegance while retaining its great history. Come with your partner here and experience the intimate views of the coast and the Adelaide Hills. Also, the on-site Hill of Grace Restaurant offers some tasty South Australia’s cuisines and beverages for you to enjoy. You can also enjoy other experiences with this exclusive tour, including commentaries of unusual facts and local history surrounding this stadium.
Adelaide Oval 2-Hour Rooftop Climb Experience
Duration: 2 hour
10. Play and dine at the 2KW Bar and Restaurant
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Still seeking more romantic views of the city? Why not do that while sipping Australia’s best wines, and savoring some delicious local and intercontinental dishes. This eatery offers a range of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, ranging from Italian-inspired cuisines, cheeses, as well as a full bar menu. Their local cuisines are made with locally sourced ingredients and fresh produce. Enjoy some lovely moments with your partner by playing and dining in any of the three dining spaces of the 2KW Bar and Restaurant.
2KW Bar and Restaurant
Address: 2 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Website: 2KW Bar and Restaurant
Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 12pm - 12am; Mon - Fri: 10am - 12am
Solidify the romantic bond with your partner
There are a thousand and one way to spend beautiful moments with your partner, and a romantic vacation can provide even more opportunities. With this city’s scenery, historical sights, beaches, and exceptional dining scenes, your intimate getaway can’t get any better. Solidify the bond between you and your partner with these best romantic things to do in Adelaide, Australia.
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