The wine and festival
capital of Australia, Adelaide is a vibrant and stylish city. It's a
place to experience the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city
without the frustrations.
The Adelaide city centre, surrounded by parklands, is a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, groovy shops, street cafes and restaurants. And because Adelaide is known as the 20-minute city, you can experience it all on a series of easy short walks.
Travel to Adelaide for some of Australia's most vivid holiday experiences. Taste and buy the best of South Australia at the Adelaide Central Market, the largest undercover market in the southern hemisphere. Then catch a tram from Victoria Square in the city centre to beachside Glenelg, with its gentle surf, lively shops, cafes and restaurants. Or head to historic Port Adelaide for a dolphin cruise and some maritime history, then to nearby Semaphore to soak up the seaside village atmosphere.
The Adelaide Botanic Garden, in the city centre, has native and exotic flora displays and 5000 roses at the International Rose Garden. Stroll through the tropical rainforest in the Bicentennial Conservatory, the biggest glasshouse in the southern hemisphere. Around the corner, visit the National Wine Centre, a great place to start your journey through South Australia's wine country.
You can explore the world's largest collection of indigenous artefacts in the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, an award-winning exhibition in the South Australian Museum. And for contemporary Aboriginal culture, head a few blocks away to Tandanya, the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute.
The Art Gallery of South Australia has one of the best Australian colonial art collections in the world, renowned dot paintings of the Western Desert, and works of some of Australia's much-loved artists.
Adelaide hosts exciting festivals and events including the Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Tour Down Under pro cycling event, the Clipsal 500 V8 race, Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide - a weekend of international music - and much more. It's your gateway to a thrilling Australian holiday.