Adelaide Shopping

Rundle Mall is where most of the major shops can be found. It is Adelaide's largest shopping precinct, with over 500 retail outlets situated among its 13 arcades. You can not only shop here, but you can also eat and watch the live performances. For all of those shopping bargains try one of Adelaide's markets.

If you are looking for souvenirs then you are sure to find something special in Adelaide. You can buy clothes from Australia's top designers, many books and antiques, aboriginal crafts or one of Adelaide's special opals. Adelaide is the centre of the world's opal industry, offering beautifully coloured opals often called "fire in the stone". The mines can be found in various desert towns including Coober Pedy, Andamooka and Mintabie.

South Australia is also well known for its wine and produces most of Australia's wine. Adelaide is surrounded by an extremely large wine producing region, so you can buy wine readily from any wine bar or bottle shop in and around the city, or alternatively visit the wine cellars yourself. You'll come across the first wine cellars within only a 15-30 minute drive from the city, where many offer tours and tasting.

Another speciality of the region is Cooper's Ale. It began in 1862 by Thomas Cooper and produces a range of products including Cooper's Sparkling Ale, Cooper's Original Pale Ale and Cooper's Best Extra Stout.

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