Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a civilised and calm city that is home to around one million people. It is divided into two parts, Adelaide and North Adelaide, separated by Torrens River. A diverse range of landscapes surround the city, including green parkland, the Mount Lofty Ranges and coastal beaches.
Referred to as the wine and festival capital of Australia, Adelaide is a great place to experience the culture and convenience of a nice sized city without many of the frustrations of a larger city. Adelaide is surrounded by parklands, together with a range of historic buildings, wide streets, various street cafes and restaurants and shops of all descriptions. Walking is a popular way to enjoy the city with several short walks enabling you to enjoy much of the city.
Adelaide’s city centre has been well planned and is made up of a grid of streets and various squares. Being only one mile square makes it extremely accessible. The main street (King William Street) runs directly from north to south of the city through Victoria Square, which is at the heart of the city.
Things to Do in Adelaide
- Central Market in the CBD
- Stroll North Terrace where the State Library of South Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia, and the South Australian Museum are all housed.
- Adelaide Zoo
- Botanic Gardens
- Shopping at Rundle Mall
- The Beach via Glenelg or Semaphore
- Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills
- Wineries at the Barossa or Clare Valley
- Visit the animals at Cleland in the Adelaide Hills