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Adelaide Observatory, West Terrace, c.1900
Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Discover its laneway secrets, take in the stunning flora at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens , experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at Tandanya and find delicious treats around every bend. International and domestic flights arrive at Adelaide Airport, which is a minute drive from the city centre or 25 minutes via public bus. There is also a door-to-door shuttle service from the airport to city hotels. For the ultimate retro beach experience, drive 14 kilometres 9 miles south of Adelaide to Semaphore , where you can walk along the esplanade, tuck into fish and chips or swim in its sheltered waters. Kids will love its historic carousel with 40 handcrafted wooden horses. Adelaide is recognised as one of the best festival cities in the world, with many falling during February and March. Adelaide Festival presents a mix of theatre, music, dance and more. It also hosts the Planet Talks environmental discussions series and Taste the World food and cooking demonstrations.
Find out what's happening in South Australia with the help of our articles and itineraries. Discover South Australia's award-winning wineries in regions such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, vibrant events and festivals in the city of Adelaide, or stunning wildlife on Kangaroo Island. South Australia offers a variety of experiences to suit every traveller. Start planning your dream holiday itinerary by favouriting everything you want to do. Places to go.
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia SA , is a sophisticated, vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, and plenty of attractions for the history buff, culture tourist and gourmand alike. South Australia was the only convict-free colony, as it was established as a free settlement and populated with voluntary emigration.