Holidays in University of Adelaide

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University of Adelaide which includes a church or cathedral, a statue or sculpture and heritage architecture

Wander the halls, gardens and boulevards of one of Australia’s oldest universities and find plenty of fascinating stories on your educational visit.

Explore the University of Adelaide and its main campus, which contains many of Adelaide’s most beloved historic buildings. Stretching from North Terrace up to the River Torrens, the spacious university grounds are an interesting place to visit for historical landmarks and the buzz of the institution’s research and learning.

The University of Adelaide is among the prestigious universities in Australia known as the “sandstone universities”, owing to the institutions’ long establishment and classic architecture.

Take a tour of the heritage buildings of the university at your own pace, with the help of the self-guided tour brochure. These can be obtained online or at the head office. Stroll along wide paths that lead through gardens of native flowers between stately castle-like buildings. The Barr Smith Library’s neoclassical architecture features red brick, tall columns and large windows, and has a serene reading room inside. Students gather to study and sunbathe on the adjacent lawns. The gothic Elder Hall resembles a cathedral and hosts over 40 concerts a year, including regular lunchtime shows on Fridays. Look for the archways of the University Cloisters crossing the lawns or check out the historic Mitchell Building and Bonython Hall.

Learn about the institution, which was established in 1874. The University of Adelaide was a pioneering institution in the fledgling Australian nation. It was the first university in Australia to grant science degrees and admit female students. It has produced many notable graduates, including Howard Florey, who is known for developing penicillin as a medicine.

Find bars and cafés with affordably priced menus scattered throughout the University of Adelaide. Car parks, bus stops and bicycle racks are conveniently placed throughout the campus. You can go online and download a map ahead of your visit. The Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum, the National War Memorial (South Australia) and the State Library are all clustered here, too.

1006 Cheap Hotels Near University of Adelaide

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
4.5 out of 5
55 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$139 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Adelaide and Tandanya (National Aboriginal Cultural ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (976 reviews)
"Fantastic place! Was the second time staying and will be again soon"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021

Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$157 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from Adelaide Casino, Parliament House and Adelaide Convention Centre. Adelaide ...
4.4/5Excellent! (939 reviews)
"Really comfortable hotel, unfortunately it’s just tired & could do with a facelift. No minibar or coffee in rooms was disappointing."

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
27 FROME STREET, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Located in Adelaide Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps away from East End Cafe Precinct and University of Adelaide. Rundle Mall and Adelaide ...
4.2/5Excellent! (153 reviews)
"Did not like the breakfast included in our booking. There wasn't much on offer and the buffet was little to nothing and when I went up for cereals, no bowl or milk was available nor any staff available to help. The coffee machine was not out during day 2 breakfast and when asking for coffee, was ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
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ibis Adelaide
ibis Adelaide
4 out of 5
122 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$120 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
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InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$157 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
InterContinental Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
27 FROME STREET, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$179 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Crowne Plaza Adelaide, an IHG Hotel
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
4.5 out of 5
55 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$139 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Oval Hotel
Oval Hotel
5 out of 5
King William Road, North Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$219 per night from 23 Sep. to 23 Sep.
Oval Hotel
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
4.5 out of 5
104 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$134 per night from 26 Sep. to 26 Sep.
Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites
Eos by SkyCity
Eos by SkyCity
5 out of 5
Festival Dr, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$348 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Eos by SkyCity
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
5 out of 5
45 King William Street, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$215 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Mayfair Hotel
Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
4 out of 5
128 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, SA
The price is AU$128 per night from 16 Oct. to 16 Oct.
Hotel Richmond on Rundle Mall
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