Adelaide Tourism, At times elegant, at times almost American in its commercialism, at times other-worldly, unusually optimistic and always amazing, this city pulses with self-assurance as only one of the world's great cities can pulse
Welcome to Adelaide. The city of hopes and aspirations with amazing diversity that offers you everything you could ever want in a holiday. Adelaide - Capital of South Australia, fourth largest city, a multicultural society and a ‘Mediterranean’ city with a population of over 100 different ethnic communities. Adelaide is situated along the southern coast of Australia. The city combines interest, creativity and liveliness with a safe and clean environment.
Adelaide displays a sophisticated heritage, strongly reflected in the beauty and charm of its well planned streets, surrounding parks and gardens, gracious architecture and a special character that makes it quite distinct from other cities of Australia .Adelaide is renowned for great food and wine - there are more restaurants per population in Adelaide than any other major city. The capital’s thriving arts culture is well-respected internationally. The Adelaide Festival of Arts, which is conducted annually, attracts major artists from all over the world. The Adelaide Fringe Festival unites the expressive, alternative people of Adelaide in a tidal wave of colour, parades and creativity.
Attractions of AdelaideSouth Australia boasts a diverse range of different landforms, from hills, grasslands and valleys, to the semi-arid and arid deserts in the north of the State. Australia is one of the oldest continents on Earth, and consists of a wide variety of landforms, mostly consisting of vast ancient crystal blocks. The lowest point in Australia is Lake Eyre in South Australia, which is 16 metres below sea level.It offres a wide range of tourist attractions place which attracts tourists all over the world.
Adelaide HillsThere is much to see and do in the historic Adelaide Hills, one of the first regions to be settled within South Australia. Twenty minutes drive from the City of Adelaide.The Mount Lofty Botanic gardens offer beautiful scenery with views of the City of Adelaide. There is also an abundance of great food and fine wine.
Fleurieu PeninsulaThe Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of South Australia's most picturesque swimming and fishing beaches, walking trails, and wine regions. The seaside region of Victor Harbour offers many different opportunities: surfing, fishing and swimming at its different beaches, whale-watching between June and September each year, and the chance to see more than 1000 fairy penguins, nesting on Granite Island.
Kangaroo IslandLocated just 16km from the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the Australian mainland, accessible by vehicle/passenger ferry and by air. It offers an abundance of wildlife largely unaffected by developments on the mainland, including sea lions, koalas, wallabies and of course kangaroos! It is also home to Australia's largest sea lion colony, spectacular rock formations, and untouched sandy beaches.
Australia's largest Aboriginal history and arts collection is displayed at the South Australian Museum. The fine museum, which also exhibits natural history, is worth seeing. Another highly recommended museum is the Migration Museum, which chronicles the social history of the state. Just 11km from the city centre is Adelaide's top beach destination, Glenelg. The lively beach has a good assortment of places to eat and drink.
Shopper's ParadiseAdelaide Arcade and the bustling Rundle Mall are the city’s main shopping precincts. Rundle Mall is ideal for city shoppers with every major label represented, plus loads of cafes and restaurants. For antiques and bric-a-brac, head for King William Road, Norwood Parade and Magill Road. Just 10 minutes drive from the city centre, Unley Road features specialty shops and exciting designer fashion boutiques dotted between classy restaurants, outdoor cafes and antique dealers.
ActivitiesThere are several bushwalking clubs in the Adelaide area which organise weekend walks in the Mt Lofty Ranges. There is good sailing all along the Adelaide shoreline of the Gulf of St Vincent. Beaches close to the city, such as Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg offer excellent swimming, though you have to go a litte further afield for surfing. There's an artificial reef designed for divers off Glenelg beach. You can go ice-skating or skiing year-round at the indoor rink and slope in Thebarton.
Suggested tour packages of Adelaide
Places Covered : Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Wildlife Bonanza, Murray River, Mount Gambier, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne.
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Hotels in Adelaide
- Hotel Adelaide International 3*
- Corus Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide 3*
- The Mansions Quest Inn Adelaide 3½*
- Holiday Inn Hotel Adelaide 4*