For a taste of new-world Adelaide, travelers make a stop at Rundle Mall. But for a look at the city’s historic past and contemporary culture there is no place better than North Terrace. The mile-long avenue passes by the art center, parliament house, national library, university and Botanical Gardens, as well as an iconic church from 1838 and a restored 1920s railway station. Large grassy fields and tall shade trees provide the perfect resting place for an afternoon picnic, while a number of pubs mean travelers are always within reach of a cold, refreshing drink.
It’s best to spend a day wandering the length of North Terrace. Don’t miss the university buildings, parliament house or the Migration Museum. While the road gets busy during peak travel times, multiple traffic lights mean you don’t have to walk far to cross the street.