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About Adelaide

What do we look for when we travel to Adelaide? Serene beaches, heritage architecture, exotic wildlife and the feel of a complete cosmopolitan city are some of the things that attract us to visit the southern state of Australia. Well, Adelaide is a confluence of cultures, languages, and cuisines that make it a complete cosmopolitan. It represents Australia in a real sense. Escape all the occupancy and take a flight to the magnificent city of Adelaide, which promises you a rejuvenating holiday. Relish your tongue with the lip smacking cuisine in the restaurants or soak yourself into the refreshing beverages served in the fabulous cafe's of the city. There are myriad of events happen in the city, but the tranquility of this southern state remains undisturbed. As the famous explorer, Ibn Battuta said about traveling that it leaves you speechless at first and then turns you into a storyteller. The saying goes perfectly with the city of Adelaide.

Interesting Facts About Adelaide

  • Adelaide is known as the City of Churches. A lot of these Churches were built in the 19th century and have magnificent architecture.
  • In Adelaide, one can reach anywhere within the city in 20 minutes, hence known as the "20 minutes city".
  • Adelaide Zoo is the home to the only Giant Pandas in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Adelaide has the biggest display of aboriginal culture and artifacts.
  • Adelaide's Botanic Garden has the largest glasshouses in the Southern hemisphere.

What to see in Adelaide

Carrick Hill

Carrick Hill is a 20th-century heritage house museum and garden in the Adelaide Hills. It is enriched with the decorative items, masterpieces, and furniture of the Australian, French, and British collection. The house is still intact in its original condition, and the garden is well maintained. Guided tours, exhibitions, picnic areas, gift shops, and cafesare also available on the property.

Adelaide Zoo

Adelaide Zoo, in the north of the city center of Adelaide, is a must go to place if you are visiting the city. It has more than 1800 animals on site, including Kangaroos, Giant Pandas, Orangutans, and Sumatran tigers. The Giant pandas are the main attractions of this place. It has a play area as well,where kids can have fun after watching and feeding the animals.

Adelaide Casino

Adelaide Casino is at the north end of the Adelaide city center. It is a perfect entertainment place in the city to have some gambling fun with food and drinks. It is home to some of the world-class restaurants and bars. This Casino has a poker zone as well where tournaments take place every week.

Adelaide Beaches

There are many picturesque beaches in Adelaide where you can go for swimming, family picnics or just saunter. At daytime, you can sit in the sun and soak some Vitamin D or at evening you can witness the scenic sunset at these beaches. Glenelg is one of the best tourist beaches in Adelaide with vintage shops, cafes, and pubs around. Grange Beach is the quietest beach in Adelaide with a picture-perfect view, and Maslin was Australia's first nudist beach.

Clare Valley Wine Region

The Claire Valley, a wine-producing Region is about 120 km north of Adelaide. It is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. With the Mediterranean-type climate, it is perfect for the production of wines like Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Shiraz. You can take a wine tour in the Clare Valley to get an insight into the wine making process in this region.

Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market is a must stopover for all the food-lovers. It is one of the oldest indoor markets in the world from where you can buy fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. You can also enjoy the mouth-watering dishes in one of the cafes of this market.

Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia has one of the finest Australia's art collections. It has the vast collection of paintings, sculptures, jewelry, furniture, ceramics, etc. from colonial days to present age. Every year many visiting exhibitions take place in this Art Gallery. It is a delight to watch for all the art lovers.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide is a famous tourist destination, about 14 kilometers northwest of the Adelaide City Centre. It is the home to many hotels, cafes, shopping centers, museum, and heritage buildings, which attract tourists from all over the world.You can go for the Kayaking or the dolphin-spotting cruise on the port.

Lip smacking cuisine of Adelaide

The multicultural environment of the city inspires the cuisines of Adelaide that's why you should travel to Adelaide at least once. You will get to eat the best Calamari fried fish and chips in Adelaide. Korean dumplings and yummy Italian dishes are some of the famous dishes served in restaurants of Adelaide. Also, feed on the dishes made of cheese, found in the Adelaide Hills. The Adelaide Central Market is the largest food market in Australia that sells a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, meat, and seafood. And there is always time to grab a bite and a cup of hot coffee in the famous cafes like Bar 9, The Coffee Brunch, Exchange Coffee, and Hey Jupiter.

How to get around in Adelaide

In Adelaide, public transport is user-friendly and has a good network comprises of buses, trains, and trams. People can use the same ticket or metro card for different public transport services. There is also an arrangement of Visitor Travel Pass for unlimited travel across the city for three consecutive days. The metro card fare is $1.18 for a single trip during inter-peak hours. You can also hire a taxi or rent a car from different locations for moving conveniently around the city.

Where to shop in Adelaide

Adelaide is a paradise for the shopaholics from all around the world. Many people book their flight just to visit Adelaide. It offers a variety of shopping options in the form of both high-end malls and street shops. Rundle Mall is the prime shopping destination with the showrooms of all the big brands from all over the world. The Adelaide Night market is another exciting place to shop for clothing, jewelry, craft items, and cultural antiques. Other best places to shop in the city are Adelaide Arcade, Harbour Town, and King William Road.

After reading about all the amazing places and things in Adelaide, we are sure you can't wait to land in the city. So, don't wait and quickly book the cheap flights to Adelaide. Check your work schedule; search the low fare airlines and fly on the next possible flight to Adelaide for a lifetime experience.

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