Welcome to Adelaide. The city of hopes and aspirations with amazing
diversity that offers you everything you could ever want in a holiday.
Adelaide - Capital of South Australia, fourth largest city, a multicultural
society and a Mediterranean city with a population of over 100
different ethnic communities. Adelaide is situated along the southern coast
of Australia. The city combines interest, creativity and liveliness with a
safe and clean environment.
Adelaide displays a sophisticated heritage, strongly reflected in the
beauty and charm of its well planned streets, surrounding parks and gardens,
gracious architecture and a special character that makes it quite distinct
from other cities of Australia .Adelaide is renowned for great food and wine
- there are more restaurants per population in Adelaide than any other major
city. The capitals thriving arts culture is well-respected
internationally. The Adelaide Festival of Arts, which is conducted annually,
attracts major artists from all over the world . The Adelaide Fringe
Festival unites the expressive, alternative people of Adelaide in a tidal
wave of colour, parades and creativity.
Attractions of Adelaide
South Australia boasts a diverse range of different landforms, from hills,
grasslands and valleys, to the semi-arid and arid deserts in the north of
the State. Australia is one of the oldest continents on Earth, and consists
of a wide variety of landforms, mostly consisting of vast ancient crystal
blocks. The lowest point in Australia is Lake Eyre in South Australia, which
is 16 metres below sea level.It offres a wide range of tourist attractions
place which attracts tourists all over the world.
There is much to see and do in the historic Adelaide Hills, one of the
first regions to be settled within South Australia. Twenty minutes drive
from the City of Adelaide.The Mount Lofty Botanic gardens offer beautiful
scenery with views of the City of Adelaide. There is also an abundance of
great food and fine wine.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of South Australia's most
picturesque swimming and fishing beaches, walking trails, and wine regions.
The seaside region of Victor Harbour offers many different opportunities:
surfing, fishing and swimming at its different beaches, whale-watching
between June and September each year, and the chance to see more than 1000
fairy penguins, nesting on Granite Island.
Located just 16km from the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island
is the third largest island off the Australian mainland, accessible by
vehicle/passenger ferry and by air. It offers an abundance of wildlife
largely unaffected by developments on the mainland, including sea lions,
koalas, wallabies and of course kangaroos! It is also home to Australia's
largest sea lion colony, spectacular rock formations, and untouched sandy
Australia's largest Aboriginal history and arts collection is displayed at
the South Australian Museum. The fine museum, which also exhibits natural
history, is worth seeing. Another highly recommended museum is the Migration
Museum, which chronicles the social history of the state. Just 11km from the
city centre is Adelaide's top beach destination, Glenelg. The lively beach
has a good assortment of places to eat and drink.
Adelaide Arcade and the bustling Rundle Mall are the citys main
shopping precincts. Rundle Mall is ideal for city shoppers with every major
label represented, plus loads of cafes and restaurants. For antiques and
bric-a-brac, head for King William Road, Norwood Parade and Magill Road.
Just 10 minutes drive from the city centre, Unley Road features specialty
shops and exciting designer fashion boutiques dotted between classy
restaurants, outdoor cafes and antique dealers.
There are several bushwalking clubs in the Adelaide area which organise
weekend walks in the Mt Lofty Ranges. There is good sailing all along the
Adelaide shoreline of the Gulf of St Vincent. Beaches close to the city,
such as Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg offer excellent swimming,
though you have to go a litte further afield for surfing. There's an
artificial reef designed for divers off Glenelg beach. You can go
ice-skating or skiing year-round at the indoor rink and slope in Thebarton.
|Suggested tour packages of Adelaide
: ITTA-03, Duration
: 09 Days
: Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Wildlife Bonanza,
Murray River, Mount Gambier, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne