Known colloquially as the city of Churches, the jewel in South Australia’s Crown that is Adelaide, (actually) offers plenty to see and do. You can investigate its architectural and modern business district, take a stroll through the Botanic Gardens, catch a game of cricket at the revamped Adelaide Oval, investigate the beach-side suburb Glenelg, the historic Port Adelaide, or head on out to the surrounding wine country to sample world famous wines and equally delectable cusine. Vans our of Adelaide to do just that available here.
In town, Hindley Street is Adelaide's entertainment district, with restaurants, bars and night clubs that bring the area to life at night. Rundle mall is Adelaide's major shopping precinct and March is our pick of the best time of year to go. The summer heat will have subsided (it can top 40 degrees celcius for days in a row) and the Adelaide Festival rolls into town with an innovative program of contemporary theatre, dance and music performances as well as writers talks and visual arts showcases. Rundle mall comes alive with a variety of street performs that entertain whilst you shop. The Adelaide Festival also coincides with WOMAdelaide, which celebrates world music, arts and dance with a four day festival in the Botanic Park. The Adelaide Fringe Festival runs from February to March and includes the wacky, comedic and outlandish performances for you alternative types.
One of Australia's oldest and most famous wine regions - The Barossa - is located only 50km north east of Adelaide and boasts some 50 wineries in the area. For those wishing to travel further afield Coober Pedy, located in the heart of the state, is considered to be the opal capital of the world. Opals were first discovered here in 1915 and many of the homes are still underground, in order to battle the extreme summer temperatures.
For the nature insipred, the Flinders ranges is a spectacular and rugged region of outback South Australia well worth a visit. Alternatively, if you’ve seen any postcards of South Australia in your travels then you’ll undoubtedly have seen Kangaroo Island. Australia's third largest island, it’s picture perfect salt-scrub, beaches and easily accessible by plane or ferry.