Adelaide is a city where there's always something going on, from sporting events at the famous Adelaide Oval to the colourful Adelaide Fringe Festival. South Australia's vibrant capital has wide boulevards, shady parks and lush gardens, along with some wonderful heritage buildings and lively pubs and restaurants. A tranquil oasis in the heart of the city is Adelaide's beautiful Botanic Gardens. You can take a free guided tour to enjoy the rose gardens, fountains and delightful palm house. The Adelaide Zoo is another peaceful spot, with walk-through aviaries full of trees, a reptile house and a stunning rainforest walkway.
Adelaide's North Terrace is the place to go to soak up some culture, with its librairies and the superb South Australia Museum. Shoppers will find some good options in the inner city, from the popular Adelaide Central Market - a great spot to browse for bargains - through to the spacious Rundle Mall. For a change of pace, you can enjoy the pleasant seaside atmosphere of Adelaide's Glenelg and Brighton suburbs, or visit some of the wineries in the Adelaide Hills.

Geographic Location

The city is built on a flat, fertile coastal plain between Gulf St Vincent and the arc of the Mount Lofty Ranges.


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Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The average daily summer temperature is 28°C, and the average daily winter temperature is 15°C.

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