Adelaide (Australia)

Adelaide Travel Guide and Trip Resources


An unfair reputation

Adelaide is the capital and largest city of the sparsely inhabited state of South Australia, and fifth-largest city of Australia as a whole with over 1.2 million citizens. Adelaide is based at the Gulf St Vincent, with the Adelaide Plains to the north and Mount Lofty Ranges to the east.

Adelaide is not a huge city, making it easy enough to get around and explore. Spending some time wandering around the city, you will find great restaurants - serving wine from the Adelaide Hills - cafés, interesting shops and a city with quite a vibrant feel to it. Classic sights include those to the north of the Central Business District (Parliament Building, Government house and some really nice gardens), good museums (Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum), and of course Glenelg with its jetty, town hall and Grand Hotel. Or go up the Mount Lofty lookout for fantastic views over the plains, go on a vineyards tour...

True, the city used to have a reputation of being boring and/or posh. The reason for both may lie in history: this is the only major city in Australia that was not settled by convicts, a fact the population of Adelaide is proud of. But while having fantastic boulevards lined by trees, Victorian houses and parks and an appreciation of elegance and a slow pace of life may apparently be something to be embarrassed of in Australia, the international tourist may just look at that differently! [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Adelaide is a city in Australia's region of South Australia. It has a population of 1,225,235, is situated at an altitude of 148ft and the best airport to fly into is ADL (Adelaide International Airport, Adelaide)
  • The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)

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