For a view of most of the city’s municipal attractions from your car you can drive along the tree-lined road called North Terrace. On the way you’ll see the state parliament buildings, government house and the museum dedicated to the lives of immigrants into South Australia including the large German contingent that set up homes in Hahndorf, on the outskirts of Adelaide.
Outside of the city you have the Adelaide Hills with the restaurant at the summit of Mount Lofty an excellent place to look down over the city and out to sea. The Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary is also another great place to visit with many endemic species of animals and plants protected in an environment where the owners have tried to keep out other animals. You can tour the sanctuary by day or night, having an opportunity to get really close to the animals and see some of the more unusual ones such as platypus.