photo-icon Ruby Red Flamingo, Tynte Street

North Adelaide

Mere minutes away from the CBD is North Adelaide, one of the most affluent residential suburbs in South Australia. The idyllic streets are filled with heritage mansions, villas, and worker’s cottages shaded by the canopies of perennial trees. Five residential colleges have been servicing the city’s universities for almost a century.

A row of houses North Adelaide
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O'Connell and Melbourne Streets have long been bustling dining and shopping destinations offering a wide range of cafes, long-standing restaurants and trendy boutiques. The North Adelaide Village is a full-service complex comprising of a supermarket, green grocer, butcher and pharmacy. There are over ten historical pubs in the area where residents gather to laze the day away.

Alongside an extensive range of upmarket amenities, the precinct also encompasses historical landmarks and exceptional experiences including the St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide Zoo and Adelaide Oval, the State’s premier sporting stadium.

A footy game at Adelaide Oval
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The great outdoors

North Adelaide is home to some of South Australia’s most innovative and beloved playgrounds. North Glover Playspace’s design has been delighting imaginations and minds for decades with its colourful helicopter slide, sandpit with interactive equipment and tree carved with Australian animals. Minutes away is Lefevre Park / Nantu Wama, where horses happily graze and roam.

Child playing at Helicopter Playground
photo-icon North Glover Playspace, Tynte Street and LeFevre Terrace intersection

Beat a personal best or go at your leisure along one of the walking and running tracks by the scenic River Torrens.

North Adelaide Dog Park is the perfect place to broaden your four-footed social circle. The area is fully fenced and has a separate area for small dogs and puppies.

Dogs playing at the dog park in Pelzer Park / Pityarilla (Park 19)

Arts & culture

The David Roche Foundation allows a glimpse of 18th and 19th century Europe. Founder David Roche spent many of his 83 years trawling the globe for irreplaceable antiques and art, now available to view in the Foundation’s small but incredible museum.

The stunning St Peter's Cathedral is situated on King William Road, with a view of Adelaide Oval in the back drop. Established in 1869, the spectacular architecture is evident in the stained-glass windows, timber ceiling and intricate carvings.

St Peters Cathedral, North Adelaide
photo-icon St Peter's Cathedral, King William Street

Catch the latest blockbusters at the stunning art-deco Piccadilly Cinema. The sweeping curved staircase, built in the 1940s, is framed with chevron-styled windows leading to the main cinemas upstairs.

Treat yourself

E for Ethel has all the creature comforts of home, but with much better coffee and treats. The cosy café works closely with producers to deliver a menu that champions the local community and even has a store offering the works of South Australian artisans.

Ruby Red Flamingo dishes up rustic Italian in a bohemian setting, complete with illustrations scribbled across the walls and mismatched crockery. The serves are generous and made to share. The homemade pasta is a must.

Treat yourself at North Adelaide
photo-icon Ruby Red Flamingo, Tynte Street

Take in beautiful views of the River Torrens at Red Ochre Grill. Perfectly positioned on a floating pavilion right on the water, the restaurant uses fresh, seasonal and Aboriginal ingredients to present a modern Australian menu.

There are seven precinct groups operating across the city and North Adelaide. Explore the precinct group webpage for North Adelaide for more information.