Adelaide is located in South Australia and is the capital city of this region as well as the fifth largest city after Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The other city that is nearby is Canberra. Adelaide is a coastal city that lies on the easterly shores in the Gulf St. Vincent. Adelaide was founded in the year 1836 by Colonel Light who had a dream of making it a one mile square city centre with lots of open spaces. In his master plan, the streets were laid out in a grid which was surrounded by a ring known today as the State Heritage Listed parklands.
Adelaide boasts of a diverse cultural heritage and café culture. This essentially means that the food is a blend of many cultures. Adelaide is also known as the Wine capital of Australia and for lovers of fine wine, this is a city you cannot afford not to visit. There are many regions and attractions located just outside the city. There are many attractions in Adelaide some of which include Barossa valley, Clare Valley (Rieslings) McLaren Vale and Coonawarra (reds). The hills of Adelaide also have some stunning whites. Kangaroo Island is among the best attractions to visit in Adelaide and if boasts of pristine white sandy beaches, unique sunsets, wildlife and fine wine. You will need to have a rental car to access this beach which is located just two hours drive from the city of Adelaide.
Adelaide is described as Australia’s most sustainable city or green city for that matter and it features buildings, and a transport system as well as many other green projects that will blow your mind away. You can rent a car in Adelaide to enable you to move around and soak in the sights and sounds that the city has to offer. Adelaide plays host to the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and Adelaide Fringe. Sports lovers are bound to love the Clipsal 500 V8 car race as well as the Santos Tour Down which has won may awards. The weather is at its best in March and this is the time you can get to enjoy Adelaide’s activities at their best. Additionally, Adelaide is a great city to make business investments.
To get a feel of the wine culture in Adelaide you can start by visiting the National Wine Centre of Australia which features an interactive Wine Discovery Journey and Exhibition. There is also the Adelaide Botanic Gardens which makes up one of the 29 parks that comprise the famous Adelaide parklands. Just nearby is the Adelaide Zoo. The other attractions in Adelaide come in the form of the Migration Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia, and South Australian Museum located along the North terrace which is lined by war memorials, statues and historically significant building. You will require a car for hire in Adelaide to move around and enjoy these amazing sights.
To get to the other attractions, you may be required to hire a car in Adelaide to be able to access them all. Some of these amazing attractions include Eyre Peninsula, Murray River, Flinders Ranges and Outback, Limestone Coast, Yorke Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula among others. Additionally, there is the Adelaide Festival Centre which overlooks the Elder Park on the banks of the scenic Torrens River and is an ideal place for walking, boat rowing, feeding ducks and cycling the Linear Park trail. You can be guaranteed of not running out of place to visit in Adelaide, the only regret you may have is not having enough time to explore or visit them all.
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