Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is truly captivating. An enchanting place that is home to around one million people, it is a great place to experience the culture and convenience of a city without the frustrations of a larger city. It offers incentive experiences not available anywhere else in Australia, even to the world. To help you with that, allow us to take you on a tour on the best of the best of Adelaide.
City of Churches
Adelaide is known as the “city of churches”. Although it is unknown exactly how Adelaide became the City of Churches, but one only needs to take a look around to dig the rationale behind and be convinced that this title is what the city really deserves. It also gives clue to its history. Many early inhabitants of the region were religious refugees from Germany. A number of its influences can still be seen today as the city is boasting of churches with exquisite architectural design with the Holy Trinity Anglican church being the oldest – built in 1838.
The ’20 minutes’ city
One of the things that this place takes pride of is being highly accessible. They say that one can reach any place in the city within 20 minutes thus the nickname “20 minutes city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. The main reason for this is the well-planned city streets and profusion of civic parks and gardens. The city, which is only a square mile big, was laid out in a grid pattern, making it very easy for visitors to find their way around. It is also said that you can walk to any of the hotspots within the city in 20 minutes from any of the hotels in the city.
Opal was first found in Coober Pedy, Adelaide on 1 February 1915. Since then, Coober Pedy has been supplying the world with the majority of gem quality opal. Adelaide is the heart of the world’s opal industry, selling gorgeous stones from South Australian mines. Experience digging for opals, stay in underground accommodation, visit underground museums and churches in this unique part of Australia. So do not forget to go shopping for opal on your next trip to Adelaide.
Shop ‘til you drop
Adelaide is blessed also with myriad of diverse shopping experiences. Whether you just wish to have a perfect new outfit, or look for an ideal souvenir, it’s just a breeze. From Rundle Mall that has more than 700 retail stores to another retail giant called Westfield to Norwood Parade to Harbour Town – you’ll never run out of amazing options.
A vibrant city that loves to party
If you love being part of an enthralled theatre audience, dancing to international music, laughing at cheeky comedians or being mesmerised by innovative visual arts, then Adelaide is for you. Adelaide loves to party – especially during March which is right in the middle of event season and when the weather in Adelaide is at its best. It holds multiple and creative festivals throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy events such as Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide. In September, indulge yourself to the Royal Adelaide Show, the longest running and largest community event in South Australia. From international events to pop-up parties, there is always something happening in Adelaide.
Take your taste buds on a glorious journey in one of the world’s most famed wine regions, the Barossa. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia with over 200 cellar doors. With Australia’s largest tasting room experience offering 120 different wines to sample; it’s a great place to learn about wine.
There are so many things to see and do in Adelaide. You won’t run of reasons to create the experience of a lifetime. Make that happen here in Adelaide.