To enjoy sandy swimming beaches, boutique shopping, stylish architecture, art events, fine dining, fabulous nightlife and Australia’s top café strips, you must visit Adelaide. Southern Australia’s capital – Adelaide has a population of around 1 million people.
Adelaide Travel Guide
Having a Mediterranean climate of wet winters and dry and hot summers, Adelaide is best enjoyed during the month of March, popularly known as the “Mad March”- the season of festivals and grand events. In March, the city gets into its festive mood celebrating the Adelaide Festival, the WOMAdelaide, the Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Cup, the Clipsal 500 Car race and the Music Festivals. These form an integral part of Adelaide Attractions. Other than March the months between Decembers to February are much preferred by the tourists.
Flights from major Australian cities land at the Adelaide International Airport. Moreover, Qantas and Virgin Australia, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines as well as Singapore Airlines also operate on a regular basis. Between the city and airport, you get convenient Jet Bus services, Sky link, taxis and rental cars. Adelaide is well connected to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane through National Highways and taking a car to Adelaide from these cities is a viable option. The Great Southern Railway offers tourist train services to Adelaide. Adelaide Metro is an exceptional local public transport system operated by the state government providing metropolitan train, bus and tram services.
Accommodations in Adelaide
Backpacker accommodations near the central bus station offer budget friendly rooms. Adelaide Central YHA, Plaza Hotel, My Place Adelaide and Adelaide Travellers Inn provide clean, comfortable and cheap rooms. For better amenities you can opt for Golden Chain Motels, Mantra, Adelaide City Park Motel, Quest Mansions, Esplanade and Frogmore Apartments. All of these offer long and short term rental facilities. If you wish to splurge you can go for Hilton Adelaide, Rendezvous Allegra or Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
Nightlife in Adelaide
There are plenty of bars and pubs in Adelaide, which get busier in the evenings. Grandstand, Adelaide Casino is a premier venue for watching all live sporting events. Worldsend is a lively pub. The Grace Emily, the Austral, the Stag Zhivago, Fumo Blu and Boho are all popular Adelaide bars. Rocket Bar hosts live local, interstate and international indie acts. HQ is the city’s most popular night club.
Most of the restaurants in Adelaide let you bring your wine to the table, thus making it much cheaper. Gouger Street, Rundle Street, and Hutt Street offers a variety of Asian, French, Italian and seafood restaurants, cafes, and supermarkets to indulge in. From dusk to midnight you can enjoy the colourful Rundle Lantern light display as well.
Montefiore Hill, Windy Point, and Adelaide Hills provide a stunning view of the city. Adelaide’s wildlife, flora, and fauna can be explored at the Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, Belair National Park, Cleland Conservation Park, Morialta Conservation Park and Adelaide Zoo. The Museum lovers can visit the Migration Museum, the South Australian Museum, and the South Australian Maritime Museum
Like any capital city Adelaide has a large range of tradesman such as plumbers, electricians, tilers, builders, and more.