– Adelaide Information –
Spacious parklands fringe the city centre, home to over 100 restaurants offering mouth-watering international cuisine, bars and clubs to entertain, and a retail precinct to cater to any shopping budget. The temperate weather, proximity to some of Australia’s best wine and seafood regions, and variety of festivals and activities will satisfy both the adventurous or indulgent travellers.
It’s a city whose dedication to refined taste extends beyond the plate and to the arts, in all its forms. It’s the ideal place to base yourself as you explore South Australia. The city is just 10 minutes from the home of Penfolds’ Grange, 20 minutes from the beaches and hills, a leisurely hour’s drive from the Barossa and a little under an hour from McLaren Vale. Everything is within such easy reach that you’ll never want to leave.
The architecture from early Colonists who first arrived in 1836 has been well preserved, with the living heritage of their stone buildings giving Adelaide its elegant air. It’s Australia’s cultural capital – a festival city home to the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Adelaide Fashion Festival. It becomes a stage for numerous world-class sporting events held each year, including the Santos Tour Down Under, World Tennis Challenge and Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
Discover local culture and learn indigenous language from the Kaurna people, who are the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide Plains. Kaurna country stretches from Crystal Brook in the north to Cape Jervis in the south, the Mount Lofty Ranges in the east to the waters of Gulf St Vincent in the west.
“Marni ninna budni Kaurna yertaanna. Ninna padnipadnima, bukki mukabando.
It’s good that you came to Kaurna land. As you walk remember the past.”
Adelaide is renowned for its creative culture – visit one of the many traditional and contemporary art galleries, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and Jam Factory. Or follow the Public Art Walking Trail and pick up a copy of the Aboriginal Attractions Guide to see the creative and cultural highlights of the city.
The Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery, located in the South Australian Museum on North Terrace, is home to the largest collection of Aboriginal artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, accredited Aboriginal guides provide a rare insight into their ancient ceremonies and customs.
The city’s hot spots for nightlife are the pubs, clubs and bars of the Rundle Street area in the east and Hindley Street, Light Square and Gouger Street in the west. Add theatres, big cinemas and the Adelaide Casino and you’ve got a huge variety of choices for a great night out. If you’re not sure where to go, ask a local or just follow the crowds on any given weekend.
Information courtesy of South Australia Tourism
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