Adelaide city life
Adelaide is a vibrant and energetic city, where you will surely not get bored, surrounded by natural beauty and amazing landscapes that will inevitably conquer your heart.
The symbols of Adelaide are the Victoria Square, right in the centre, with the iconic Victoria Square Fountain and statue of Queen Victoria.
Places you can see and visit are:
- The Art Gallery of South Australia
- The South Australian Museum
- State Library of South Australia
- The Adelaide Botanic Garden
- The State Opera of South Australia
- Adelaide Zoo
- National Wine Centre
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Jetty Road is the main dining and shopping district in the greater Adelaide area where you can also find plenty of bars and night clubs. Take a gastronomic tour of the Adelaide Central Markets and taste the local products.
Have fun at one of the many festivals held in Adelaide, like the renowned Adelaide Festival of Arts and Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Festival that includes the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival.
Enjoy and admire the beautiful nature in the surrounding area of Adelaide and go to the picturesque Adelaide Hills, a twenty-minute drive from the city. Check out Australia’s Barossa Valley – the best wine region in Australia and the Kangaroo Island. Meet Australian sea lions on the beach, kangaroos, koalas, penguins, or swim with the dolphins in the Glenelg area.
International atmosphere in Adelaide
Almost 30% of the total population of Adelaide is born overseas, with Greeks and Italians being the largest ethnic communities. Other minorities include people coming from: Afghanistan, Iran, China, India, and Vietnam. The most spoken languages other than English are Italian, Greek, Mandarin Vietnamese, and Cantonese.
In Adelaide, you will experience hot to dry summers and mild winters, with most precipitation falling in the winter months (between June and August). Adelaide is a windy city, making the temperature seem colder than it actually is. The average high temperatures are in December – February, with 27 – 29 C (80 – 84 F). The coldest months are June – July with 15 – 16 C (59 – 61 F).