Grab a coffee at one of Adelaide's chic local cafés. Head out to discover that perfect outfit, artwork or souvenir to take home.
When too much is not enough
Adelaide is full of unique holiday experiences and that includes shopping.
Rundle Mall has more than 700 retail stores, three major department stores and 15 arcades and centres. Paved and pedestrian friendly, there are also outdoor cafes and bars to rest your tired but happy shopping feet. Relax on a bench and watch the world of shoppers pass by.
There are lots of treasures to be found in Adelaide's boutique shops.
The Norwood Parade is very cosmopolitan. This street has a buzzing café culture, great coffee, lifestyle shopping, busy pubs and a melting pot of popular restaurants. Collectors love nearby Magill Road, which is a treasure trove for great art and antique furniture.
Burnside Village Shopping Centre is in the beautiful suburb of Glenside, five minutes from Adelaide city. It has more than 100 stores, unique cafes and a mall filled with natural light.
From Adelaide, catch the tram south across the parklands to King William Road. You’ll find exclusive boutiques, crammed with imported and locally made clothes, jewellery and accessories. Enjoy the village ambience as you shop, then stroll along the paved street for a relaxing coffee or gourmet meal.
A few blocks to the east, Unley Road has more boutiques, antiques, art galleries, homewares, cafés, restaurants and pubs.
At the end of the tram line is Jetty Road, Glenelg, where you'll find funky homewares stores and fashion boutiques.
For outlet shopping, there’s nowhere better than Harbour Town. It’s a 15 minute drive west of the city, located near the Adelaide Airport. As part of Australia’s leading direct factory outlet chain, Harbour Town also has supermarkets, cafés, homewares and sportswear.
There are more factory outlets, seconds warehouses and clearance stores on Glen Osmond Road at Parkside near Adelaide city.
Chain store shopping
Retail giant, Westfield, has three suburban shopping centres at Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes. Everything you need is under one roof and there are enough reasons to spend a whole day there.
Shopping hours in Adelaide are generally 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. There is late night shopping on Thursdays until 9pm in the suburbs. Many city stores trade until 9pm on Friday and 7pm on weeknights.