The capital of South Australia, Adelaide, is known as the ‘city of churches.’ Many of its first inhabitants were religious refugees from Germany and their influence lives on through the city’s vibrant food, wine and music culture.
Adelaide is the gateway to some of Australia’s most precious wine country, including the world famous Barossa Valley. With rolling hills to the east and unchartered coastline to the west, Adelaide’s wide streets and historic buildings have an idyllic backdrop from all angles.
The Central Business District is a grid of wide boulevards surrounded by extensive parkland. A calendar year in Adelaide is filled with sporting events and festivals, including the eclectic talent showcase, the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Getting around the city is simplified by the Adelaide Metro system, made up of a contracted bus network, metropolitan railway and the Adelaide-Glenleg Tram. The grid layout makes is very easy for newcomers to get around. For this reason, Adelaide is commonly referred to as the ’20 minute city’ – from the airport to the hilly hinterland, nowhere should take more than half an hour!
Adelaide has thrice ranked on the Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities index. The city boasts a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, with temperatures rarely straying from their seasonable highs and lows.