Love a good selfie but in need of some fresh inspiration for where to take it? We’ve hunted down Adelaide’s 14 most Instagramable locations for your next pic.
1. Little Rundle Street, Kent Town
The Little Rundle Street Art Project began in 2016 as part of the Adelaide Fringe and saw the industrial street become an explosion of colour and creativity. Buildings have been adorned with the artwork of different artists – take time to explore them all. Two of our faves are the monochromatic patterns of Harriet McKay and vibrant portrait by Fin DAC.
Little Rundle Street, Kent Town
2. Honeysuckle Lane (aka KAB101 Lane), Prospect
Located in the heart of Prospect, this laneway has been aptly named to acknowledge the talented street artist who has decked the walls with cans of aerosol. KAB101 has been street-writing since the early 1980s, focusing on his calligraphic-style markings. Consider this Adelaide’s equivalent to Melbourne’s Hosier Lane and find your ideal selfie spot.
Honeysuckle Lane, Prospect
3. Windmill Theatre, Adelaide
This Adelaide theatre revamped their office on Sturt Street in 2016, commissioning resident artist and designer Jonathon Oxlade and street artist Vans the Omega to design a mural capturing the theatre’s essence. We adore the patterns and colours.
2/234 Sturt Street, city
4. Chicco Palms, Brooklyn Park
Likened to a Wes Anderson film, everything about Chicco Palms screams “Instagram me”. Whether it’s the bricks at the entrance, the art on the walls or the pizza box itself, we wouldn’t blame you for needing to utilise the multiple image upload for this spot.
427 Henley Beach Road, Brooklyn Park
5. The Rainbow Walk, Adelaide
Asides from the fact it’s a rainbow walkway that looks like pure happiness, Light Square’s Rainbow Walk recognises and celebrates the state’s LGBTQI history. Sure, a multi-coloured walkway probably won’t bring equality for same-sex couples, but it is a colourful reminder of how far South Australia has come with sexuality reforms and gives hope for the future.
Light Square, city
6. Mount Crawford Forest
Located in the northern Mount Lofty Ranges, Mount Crawford Forest is just an hour out of the CBD. Grab a picnic basket and your camera, set up in the peaceful surrounds and snap away as you enjoy your tasty treats.
Warren Road, Williamstown
7. Pizzateca, McLaren Vale
This pastel-coloured pizza shop has fast become an Instagrammer’s dream come true. The white-wash walls and home-style outdoor settings make for the ideal set up. Add pizza and wine and you won’t be able to control your snaps at the dinner table.
319 Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Vale
8. Himeji Garden, Adelaide
Find this tranquil garden in the south parklands on South Terrace and do yourself a favour by basking in the serenity prior to pulling out the selfie stick. Designed to adhere to traditional Japanese principles, the garden is split into two sections: a mountain and lake garden, and a dry rock garden. Prime photo locations can be found against the leaf-lined fence and in front of the pond.
South Terrace (between Pulteney and Hutt streets), city
9. Jive Bar, Adelaide
Lisa King’s mural on the front of the building at Jive brings beauty to Adelaide’s nightlife. And you don’t even need to walk in to appreciate it! Stand at the entrance and take your happy snaps. Although we don’t recommend wearing red against the pastel pink paint.
181 Hindley Street, city
10. Port Willunga Beach
Do we even need to highlight the crystal blue waters of Port Willunga beach? Surely you’ve seen them for yourself on a mate’s profile. Regardless of where on the sand you reside, this is what a perfect beach looks like.
11. Second Valley Cliffs
On the way to Rapid Bay, stop off and admire the ocean from Second Valley atop the cliffs. While you’re there, have your Insta-husband/wife snap a picture of you looking aimlessly towards the waves and you’re onto a winner.
12. Wonderwalls, Port Adelaide
The Wonderwalls street art festival in Port Adelaide took place in 2015 and we’re set to see another in April. The formation of this outdoor gallery transformed the Port into a world of internationally acclaimed artists taking you on an exploration. Be sure to visit Mug One’s mural in Marryatt Street and Josh Smith’s in Lighthouse Square.
13. Sister Gallery and Fontanelle Studios, Bowden
This quirky building that houses Sister Gallery and Fontanelle Studios is a selfie-lover’s heaven. The bright peach and white chevron walls make (almost) everyone look great and the lighting is amazing during the day. While you’re there, check out the exhibition that’s on show, too.
26 Sixth Street, Bowden
14. Canola Fields, Clare Valley
Although they only blossom in spring, the canola crops on your way to the Clare Valley are nothing short of picturesque. We can’t give you an exact location as the best spot can change each time you visit, but head in the direction of Clare along Main North Road and safely pull over when you see a sea of beautiful golden bulbs.
Tell us your most Instagramable South Aussie location in the comments, below.