Adelaide is a city that offers the physical and emotional space to breathe. There is a sense of freedom here - of expression, of movement, of thought.
With a diverse and eclectic array of accessible experiences, it’s a city that allows time for immersion, paired with a sense of space and freedom that actively encourages true indulgence.
When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands.
Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer. Hot days can be real sizzlers and easily reach 40°C.
Adelaide is a city that lives well beyond its conveniently designed square mile epicentre, flowing seamlessly into world-famous wine and food regions such as Barossa, just an hour's drive north, or coastal escapes in the Fleurieu or Yorke Peninsula. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
Travel another hour north and you'll reach the Clare Valley, which is famous for its Rieslings. The Adelaide Hills has some stunning whites and there’s McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula - about an hour's drive south of the city. Drive yourself or join a guided tour of Adelaide and its surrounds - the choice is yours. Take a road trip and discover the reds from the Coonawarra on the Limestone Coast.
Kangaroo Island is the jewel in our tourism crown. It has pristine beaches, unique wildlife, awesome sunsets and a “drop” of wine. Don’t miss this iconic destination, just two hours’ drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide.
Attribution to: The official site of The South Australian Tourism Commission, the Government of South Australia, Services for the Community, Sourced on 29 May 2015, http://www.southaustralia.com/regions/adelaide-city.aspx