Divided from the city heart by the Torrens River and ringed by passive and recreational parkland including the arena known round the cricketing world as the Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide is an urban, upmarket island.
It is a clearly defined precinct where elegant homes sit cheek by jowl with sporting cauldrons, trendy pubs, historic churches, cinemas, wine bars, nighteries and an impressive and diverse array of restaurants particularly along Hutt Street, Melbourne Street and O'Connell Street.
No matter what your culinary fancy, you’ll find your favourite food in one of the al fresco or intimate restaurants that line both O’Connell and Melbourne streets. Japanese or African, Mexican or Asian, Cajun or Mediterranean or the obligatory offerings of the incomparable South Australian lobster and King George Whiting - they all await your pleasure in North Adelaide.
The northern corner of the city also boasts the Adelaide Zoo, and a bridle path where you can take your exercise in the saddle.
Things to do
Adelaide Oval Cricket Museum - located in one of the grandstands of the Adelaide Oval, regarded as one of the most picturesque sporting ovals in Australia. King William Rd, North Adelaide.
St Peters Cathedral - a fine example of the Gothic revival ecclesiatical style buildings. Have a picnic in nearby Pennigton Gardens.
King William Road - has many examples of historically magnificent 19th Century public architecture.
Adelaide Zoo - for those with special interest in native birdlife and unusual land and water species. Found next to the river Torrens and can be reached by launch.