Beside its beautiful landscape, providing unforgettable trips for visitors, the city of Adelaide has lively cultural life, with various festivals, markets and museums.
Gastronomy is another highlight, with a number of quality restaurants and fabulous wineries just a few kilometres from the city.
The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, covering an area of 200,000 m2, were opened to the public in 1855. The gardens, which are home to rare native species, also has man-made lakes and the Bicentennial Conservatory, where a tropical rainforest environment has been recreated.
Botanic Gardens Website
Address: Lot 1 Hackney Road - Adelaide
On the banks of Torrens River, in the heart of Adelaide, is the Festival Centre – an arts and events centre featuring open-air markets, shows and festivals. It’s also a great place for picnics.
Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Festival Centre Website
Address: King William Road - Adelaide
The local cultural exhibits are the main attraction of the South Australian Museum, which has a huge collection of Aboriginal art, with over 37,000 artefacts, over 50,000 photographs, and videos and recordings about the Aboriginal traditions. The museum also has a stunning ancient Egyptian room, and exhibits on natural history.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm.
SA Museum Website
Address: North Terrace - Adelaide
The largest wineries in South Australia are located a few kilometres from Adelaide. Among them are the famous Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Valley. Australia is the fourth biggest wine exporter in the world, and the South of the country is privileged when it comes to the variety of grapes used in the wine production.
Located 275,000 km from Adelaide, Melrose is the departure point to the region of Flinders Ranges – the Southern outback, with its spectacular mountain ranges, lakes and a desert ecosystem. The region, carved out over 540 million years ago, will certainly give visitors a new perspective on the world.
Kangaroo Island is Australia’s third largest island, extending for 150 kilometres and covering an area of over 4,000 km2. The abundant wildlife includes native Australian animals, such as kangaroos, koalas and the fascinating platypus, as well as seals, dolphins, whales and penguins. As there is no public transport on the island, the best way to get around is by joining one of the tours offered by the local tourism agencies, or hiring a car.