What to do in Adelaide during Cricket Twenty20 World Cup

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This summer, snag your seat for a massive international test match at the world-renowned Adelaide Oval as Australia takes on India for bragging rights. After the final wicket, explore Adelaide with our guide to the best things to do post-match. From Adelaide Oval‘s awesome atmosphere to nearby restaurants, bars, beaches and wineries, in South Australia, there’s so much more to love about a day (and night) at the cricket than the game itself. Here’s how to make the most of the 2022 International Twenty20 Cricket World Cup.

2022 test cricket matches at Adelaide Oval

Wednesday 2 November:

GB1 v GA2

India v Bangladesh

Friday 4 November:

New Zealand v GB2

Australia v Afghanistan

Sunday 6 November:

Australia v India

Pakistan v Bangladesh

SEMI FINAL 2

Thursday 10 November:

TBC v TBC

Where to stay

OVAL HOTEL

Oval Hotel, Adelaide

Looking for somewhere to pull up stumps during the Adelaide cricket test? From five-star luxury to boutique and budget hotels, there are plenty of places to stay in the heart of the Adelaide Oval cricket action. Within batting distance of the game and just a short stroll from the heart of the city, the Oval Hotel is perfectly positioned for a weekend of sports, events and city exploration. The hotel wraps around Adelaide Oval and the on-site restaurant even boasts sprawling views across the field.

INDIGO HOTEL

Hotel Indigo, Adelaide

Check into the culinary heart of Adelaide at boutique Hotel Indigo, perched across from the bustling Adelaide Central Markets. The locally inspired hotel is bursting with vibrancy and offers 145 refined rooms to choose from, all with unique artwork ripe for discovery and exploration. Conveniently located close to Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, public transport is available almost at your doorstep to take you around Adelaide.

For more places to stay in Adelaide, check out our guide to the best hotels in Adelaide including accommodation near Adelaide Oval.

Where to eat

FINO VINO

Fino Vino, Adelaide

Make room next to your zinc and hat and pack your appetite. Post-match, a gastronomic safari through Adelaide’s impressive restaurant offering awaits. Snag a spot at Fino Vino – an urban interpretation of the iconic Barossa restaurant nestled in Adelaide’s Flinders Street. With a philosophy focused on seasonal produce, supporting local producers, growers and vignerons and minimal waste production, the menu is a fresh, tapas-style affair matched by chic, yet rustic interiors. With booths, communal tables, kitchen seating and a bar, it’s the perfect space for pre-match drinks and a bite to eat.

MELT HENLEY

Melt Henley, Henley Beach

For seaside dining with beach views and vibes to match, escape to the seaside just 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD to Melt at Henley Beach. Swap out the city hustle and bustle for a leisurely lunch or dinner, followed by a stroll along the beach and a dip in the ocean. Feel the balmy salt air kiss your skin and let the day melt away…

Where to drink

MERRYMAKER

Merrymaker, Adelaide

If you’re searching for a rooftop bar complete with sweeping city views, find yourself the best sunset seats in the house at Merrymaker. Located next to the bustling Adelaide Central Markets, Merrymaker is Adelaide’s highest rooftop bar. Situated on the rooftop to the unique boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo, Merrymaker showcases 25 different gins, creative cocktails and some of SA’s best wine and craft bars. For those visiting Adelaide, book your stay at Hotel Indigo and have one of Adelaide’s best views a quick elevator ride away.

HAINS & CO

Hains and Co, Adelaide

Anchored in Adelaide on Gilbert Place, Hains & Co is a nautical themed bar specialising in gin, rum and cigars. Cocktails include the essentials you’d expect from a gin and rum bar including a Dark n Stormy, a Citrusy breakfast martini and house-mulled cider. You’ll also find a range of tap beers that frequently change and come in sizes such as dingy, tanker and tall ship. A food menu is also available with the cult favourite since day one being the house made sausage rolls with shiraz and black pepper chutney. So, what shall it be sailor?

What to do

ADELAIDE OVAL ROOF CLIMB

Roof Climb Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

There’s nothing like Adelaide Oval cricket, and the excitement at the oval doesn’t have to end after the final wicket. Post-match, reach new heights on the RoofClimb Adelaide Oval by day. One of Australia’s most iconic stadiums, clamber over billowing rooftops and historic grandstands by sunset on a spectacular twilight tour. Snag the bests seats in the house and see the sun set from the best vantage point in Adelaide. Or keep your feet firmly planted on the ground and learn more about this iconic stadium on a behind-the-scenes tour. Go behind closed doors as you are told captivating stories, shown hidden secrets and relive celebrated moments. Stand inside the historic century-old scoreboard, explore the museum and enjoy a birds-eye view of the impressive Adelaide city landscape.

DAY TRIPS

The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

Got a spare day between matches? Jump in the car and within minutes you could be winding down leafy laneways where vineyards sprawl out before you in the Adelaide Hills. Sip your way around the best wineries, taste local produce and indulge at one of the many regional restaurants with our Adelaide Hills guide. For the ultimate blend of sea and vines, venture 45 minutes from the city to world-famous McLaren Vale where prime wine country borders spectacular coastal vistas. Explore more than 70 cellar doors, sipping your way around award-winning wineries like Samuel’s Gorge , Down The Rabbit Hole and Gemtree Wines or dine on farm-fresh, sustainable produce. Or head to the Barossa and drink the official world’s best wine and be back in the afternoon in time for an early dinner in the city. Plan your road trip now with some of the best road trips from Adelaide.

Start planning your summer adventure in Adelaide…

Cool off before the cricket match by visiting the best beaches in Adelaide, all within less than an hours drive. Plan your trip with the help of our trip planner, and make the most of your holiday to South Australia outside of watching the cricket.

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