Travel guide - Adelaide
Seen from the sky, Adelaide is a marvel of urban planning. Forming a square mile, the sides of which are lined with parks, the capital of South Australia is one of the only cities on the continent to have been constructed by free men who built the paradise they dreamed of.
During your stay in Adelaide, the mild climate may remind you of the most beautiful parts of the Mediterranean coast. Take the opportunity to adopt the locals’ habit of brunching at outdoor cafes.
To enjoy the beach all year round, the inhabitants of Adelaide head to Glenelg, about ten kilometres from the city centre. There you will find a marina, and you can watch the boats mooring up, from a table outside one of the many restaurants.
Back in the city centre, join the trendy crowd for a stroll on Rundle Street, the largest shopping street in the Southern Hemisphere. Nearby you will find many historic buildings and wide streets, cafes and restaurants, as well as open green spaces.
A paradise for wine lovers, your trip to Adelaide will be an opportunity to taste several famous wines, such as red wines from Barossa, Coonawarra and Clare Valley, and you can visit many of the vineyards nestled in the hills surrounding the city.
With the many events that take place throughout the year and the special care given to ecology, Adelaide richly deserves its reputation of the most livable city in Australia.
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