Adelaide is the “perfect host city” and is “ready to be uncorked”…so says Lonely Planet which named the South Australian capital as one of the top 10 must visit cities for 2014.
The city centre is surrounded by parklands and is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is easy to get around with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
Adelaide has a diverse cultural mix that guarantees the food is sensational. Rundle Street in Adelaide’s east end includes a mix of historic pubs and family-run cafes and restaurants. Dine alfresco, morning, noon and night. Five minutes away, Norwood Parade is famously European influenced while Gouger Street, which is close to Chinatown and the Adelaide Central Market is crammed with Asian restaurants.
Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer. Hot days can be real sizzlers and easily reach 40°C.
With its rugged red Outback, dramatic coastline, world-class vineyards, local produce and historic towns and cities, South Australia certainly packs a punch.
South Australia is a diverse state made up mostly of dramatic arid and semi-arid country known as the Outback. There are areas of greener land towards the beautiful coastline and along Australia’s longest river, the mighty Murray. The vibrant capital city, Adelaide, was a planned colony rather than a convict settlement like most other Australian state capitals. The state is known for its wines, produce and major festivals and sporting events.
Australia is a land of many opportunities for visitors
It contains a breathtaking diversity of natural landscapes from the snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps to the lush rainforests of the tropical north, and from the spectacular surf beaches of the coast to the wide open spaces of the Australian Outback. No visit would be complete without exploring some of Australia’s natural heritage icons, such as the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park and Uluru.
Just as distinct are Australia’s cities, where our laid back lifestyle and cosmopolitan culture meet. You will find a melting pot of cultures and a medley of theatres, restaurants, nightlife and events. Come, stay and celebrate, then spring into the rest of your Australian holiday. Australia has so much for you to explore, whether you want nature, wildlife, outback adventure, islands, rainforest or reef. Australia’s unique beauty is spread across eight states and territories, so find out more about the distinct attractions within each: