Adelaide travel guide

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You're Going to Love Adelaide

Adelaide is the state capital of South Australia and a city renowned for its architecture and culture. You will find elegant avenues, stylish boutiques, and buzzing streets lined with cafes, while the pretty River Torrens provides a scenic setting for a peaceful stroll.

With a population of one million, Adelaide is a substantial city with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is right in the center of some of Australia's best wine country, with lots of famous vineyards reachable on a pleasant day trip.

Adelaide has an exciting nightlife, great shopping, and fine sandy beaches, making it one of the most attractive cities to visit in Australia. The city is also famous for its calendar of cultural events and the Adelaide Oval is the premier venue for sporting events such as cricket and Australian Rules Football.

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What to do in Adelaide

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Top activities & attractions in Adelaide

When to Visit Adelaide

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Adelaide experiences a cooler climate than many of the other major Australian cities and avoids the humidity and heavy rains of the wet season. It can therefore be visited all year round. The best time to go, however, is probably March. Temperatures peak at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It is also the time when Adelaide comes out to play, with a host of festivals and events, including the Adelaide Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, which are the largest cultural festivals in the Southern Hemisphere. March also has the Clipsal 500 Supercar racing meetings, with street parties and concerts.

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How to Get to Adelaide

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Where to Stay in Adelaide

The Austral provides basic, clean accommodation close to the city center on Rundle Street. There is a pub downstairs with private rooms to rent upstairs. The rooms don't suffer much from noise from the bar downstairs but bathrooms are shared. The Adelaide City Park Motel is well situated on Pulteney Street, while the Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury is housed in the former State Treasury building on Flinders Street; it has a great central position overlooking Victoria Square.

Popular Neighborhoods in Adelaide

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How to Get Around Adelaide

The Cost of Living in Adelaide

Shopping Streets

The main shopping area of Adelaide is centered on Rundle Street, where you will find lots of fashion boutiques. The Rundle Mall offers more generalist shopping, with more than 800 stores, including international chains, fashion boutiques, and cosmetics outlets on a pedestrian strip. Harbour Town is a smaller, specialist mall featuring outlet stores and discount fashion.

Groceries and Other

A quart of milk in Adelaide is priced at A$1.11, while a dozen large eggs will cost A$5.25. Major supermarkets include Coles on Grote Street and IGA on Gilbert Street.

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Where to Eat in Adelaide

The Elephant Walk Cafe on Melbourne Street is a popular and atmospheric cafe serving modern Australian mains from around A$15. The Queen's Head Hotel on Kermode Street in North Adelaide offers traditional pub fare and award-winning pizzas. Mains are A$20-30. For excellent steak, try Gauchos on Gouger Street - mains cost upwards of A$40.