Visiting Adelaide

This page shares important information about visiting Adelaide for the conference.

Arriving in Adelaide  |  Accommodation  |  Conference Venue  |  Transport  |  Tourism

Arriving in Adelaide


Adelaide Airport (ADL) is the main airport of Adelaide.  It is approximately 6 km west of the city centre. The airport receives both domestic and international flights. Direct inbound services include flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Canberra (Domestic) and Singapore, Dubai, New Zealand, and Kuala Lumpur (International).

For transfers from Adelaide Airport to the City, please see here. Taxis and public transport are also available.


Adelaide Parklands Terminal is the station for interstate rail services. It is located approximately 3 km west of the city centre. Interstate trains are operated by Great Southern Rail. Local rail services are operated from Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace. Local rail services are part of the Adelaide Metro service.


Please find below a list of accommodation within walking distance of the Adelaide Convention Centre:

The Playford Adelaide
170m from venue
Stamford Plaza
300m from venue
Oval Hotel
650m from venue
Mantra Hindmarsh Square
1.3km from venue
InterContinental Adelaide
220m from venue
Eos by Skycity
350m from venue
Peppers Waymouth
750m from venue
LA Loft Apartments
1.4km from venue
Oaks Horizon
230m from venue
Adelaide Rockford
600m from venue
Quest on Franklin
1km from venue
Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets
1.5km from venue
Holiday Inn Express
270m from venue
Mayfair Hotel
600m from venue
Crowne Plaza Adelaide
1.2km from venue
1.5km from venue
Oaks Embassy
290m from venue
Mercure Grosvener
600m from venue
Hilton Adelaide
1.2km from venue

Rates available via venues on request. All bookings must be made directly with the hotels.

Sunset view of Adelaide Convention Centre

Conference Venue

Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide

The Centre is conveniently located at the heart of the City. To the North, the Centre overlooks the River Torrens and surrounding parklands, while to the South, the Centre sits on North Terrace, one of four major terraces that bind Adelaide’s City Centre.

The Adelaide Riverbank Precinct is a hive of activity and where the City’s cultural, sporting, education, medical, conference and entertainment zones merge, making it Australia’s best-connected business events precinct.


To the Adelaide Convention Centre:

Parking: There are two undercover car parks located directly under the Centre. Both carparks operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Riverbank car park is accessible from Morphett Street / Festival Drive. The second carpark is accessed from North Terrace.

Public Transport: The closest tram stop is located right in front of the historic Adelaide Railway Station, which is just a two-minute walk from the Centre.

Taxis:  Three taxi companies operate in the Adelaide metropolitan area and can be booked for pick up or drop off from our North Terrace and Morphett Street Bridge (West Building) entrances. For guests departing the Centre, a taxi rank is located on North Terrace.

Around the City

Adelaide CBD, the River Torrens, coastline, and hills are easily accessible using a variety of transport options including bus, tram, train, taxi, bicycle, and by foot. Full details on the various transport options are available here.


From the vibrant city centre, it is only a short trip to beautiful beaches and world-famous wineries.

City Centre

Gifted with luxuriously wide boulevards, great swathes of parks and gardens, enormous skies and open spaces, Adelaide is also a city of contrasts. Elegant sandstone architecture stands opposite edgy bohemian laneways and alleys. Highly awarded fine dining restaurants exist alongside pop up bars and food trucks. Sophisticated cultural events run in unison with the delightful madness of performing arts and music festivals.

Rundle Street is the heartbeat of Adelaide’s ever popular cosmopolitan East End District. It’s located between Frome Street and East Terrace. It has a vibrant social scene that fills the cafes and bars dotted amongst (or in) historic buildings.

Discover cutting-edge fashion stores and leading designer labels, funky gifts, home wares, jewellery and accessories. The quality, variety and mix of fashion and specialty retail are second to none.

Be tantalised all year round by some of Adelaide’s best-known cafes, restaurants and wine bars. Enjoy alfresco dining and the vibrancy that makes this street one of Adelaide’s favourites.

Enjoy pubs and hotels, some of the oldest and grandest in Adelaide and watch a movie at one of the famous Palace Nova Cinemas, featuring art house, foreign and main stream films.

Take a detour down the wonderful laneways off Rundle Street, such as Ebenezer Place and Vardon Avenue where you will find a range of quirky shops, proudly run by locals.


Glenelg is Adelaide’s premier beachfront resort. There is plenty to keep the whole family amused including fishing charters, sailing, beach volleyball, walking trails, bike hire, the famous Dolphin swim or watch or even a twilight cruise. There is also an abundant amount of reserves, play grounds and BBQ areas plus lots of history and an amusement centre.


Adelaide is home to several world famous wine regions, including the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa, Clare Valley, and Coonawarra. The countryside is dotted with wineries and their cellar doors, offering a broad selection of wines and dining.

Picturesque wine valley in Barossa, South Australia.

A trip to the wine regions can perfectly complement a visit to the National Wine Centre in the heart of Adelaide. Become accustomed with the region’s wines in the centre of the city before heading further afield to visit the wineries in the wild Australia landscape.

Further information on Adelaide tourism is available here.