The picturesque Belair Line runs south from the city and extends to Belair in the Adelaide foothills through Blackwood and the inner southeastern suburbs of the city. The Belair line is useful to access Belair National Park.
From the city, take any road heading south or east, as all of the roads will end up in this district, while if you're coming from Adelaide Hills, take the M1 South East Freeway down up until the end of the expressway.
- 1 Belair National Park (south of Adelaide), ☏ , BelairNationalPark@sa.gov.au. Summer 8AM-9PM, winter 8AM-7PM (closed during Christmas). Here you can walk around and enjoy the green areas, and there are also some tennis courts and a playground for kids. In the park you can also find the Government House that used to be the governor's summer residence. There's a fee to enter the park by car, but it can also be accessed by the Belair train line, a 35-minute trip from Adelaide.
- 2 Cleland Conservation Park (about 12 km from the CBD). Popular with hikers and cyclists and has great views over the Adelaide Hills. Some highlights are the Cleland Wildlife Park, the Waterfall Gully and the Mt Lofty Summit.
- 3 Morialta Conservation Park (about 10 km from the CBD). Vehicle entrance open daily from 6:30AM to 7PM (or 9PM during daylight savings time), closed on Christmas Day. Famous for its ridges with waterfalls that are particularly impressive during the winter and spring when the water flows at its strongest. However, the waterfalls usually dry up during the summer. Free.
Lookouts include Windy Point along Belair Road, and Skye at the end of Kensington Rd.
- 4 Army Museum of South Australia, 16 Anzac Hwy, Everard Park, ☏ . Su noon–4PM, M W 11AM–2PM, closed public holidays. One of the state's most accessible military museums home to a collection of historic guns, artillery, and pretty much everything that was used in the First and Second World Wars along with the Vietnam and Korean Wars. It's entirely run by volunteers, meaning its opening hours are generally limited. $5 per adult, $2 per child, $12 per family, $3 per concession holder and free for serving defence members..
- 1 Haigh's Chocolate Factory, 154 Greenhill Rd, Unley Park. M-Sa 11AM, 1PM and 2PM. A factory tour. Haigh's was established in 1915 and is one of the best chocolate makers in Australia. 5 minutes from the CBD, the tour will give you a glimpse on how this fine chocolate is made and they give free samples. Free but bookings essential.
- 1 Antica Pizzeria E Cucina, 144 B King William Rd, Hyde Park, ☏ . 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5:30–9:30PM (closed Mondays). An authentic Italian restaurant. It can get crowded during the evenings, so it's advisable to make a booking.
- 2 Chefs Of Tandoori, 292 Unley Rd, ☏ . As the name suggest, founded by Indian chefs who deserted the Tandoori Oven across the road. Good Indian food at a very reasonable price.
- 3 Raj on Taj, 109 King William Rd, ☏ . Good, reasonably priced Indian food. There are two Raj on Taj restaurants, one in Hyde Park and one nearby in Unley. The Hyde Park one is the better of the two.
- 4 Magill Estate Restaurant, 78 Penfold Rd, ☏ . Magill. While the food here is excellent, making extensive use of native Australian ingredients as seasoning, the real stars are the view and the wine list. This restaurant is owned by Penfolds, probably Australia's best-known premium red wine maker, and overlooks the vineyards on their Magill property, not far from the city centre. The grapes grown on this estate are used to make the Magill Estate label single vineyard Shiraz. The wine list allows you to order back vintages of the Penfolds and other wines going back 20 or more years
- 5 Windy Point Restaurant, Windy Point Lookout, Belair Rd, ☏ . Windy Point Lookout, Belair Rd. Nice ambiance, excellent service and good food prepared in a unique way with a nice view of the city skyline. For those who wish to have a less formal setting, the adjacent cafe also offers a good selection. Usually only open for dinner from 6PM onwards, though lunches are possible with prior arrangements.
- 1 The Unley (formerly Boho), 27 Unley Rd, Parkside, ☏ . Burlesque themed bar, with live music and burlesque and period performances, a 5-minute drive, bus or Tram ride South of the CBD. Half-price cocktails Wednesday and Sunday 6-9PM.
- 1 Gspot Adelaide, 8 Turners Ave, Hawthorndene, ☏ . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. An ordinary type of Australian motel.