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Adelaide
SA overview

Introduction
1. Tourist Attractions

Adelaide

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is known as the "city of churches". This gives a clue to its history. Many of its early inhabitants were religious refugees from Germany. Their influence can still be seen in the food and music.

Adelaide skyline

Adelaide is set on a narrow coastal plain between the hills of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent. The Torrens River runs between Adelaide and North Adelaide, surrounded by parklands. Adelaide is noted throughout Australia for its well-planned city streets and profusion of civic parks and gardens. The city is laid out in a grid pattern, making it very easy for visitors to find their way around. Internationally the city is known for its biennial arts festival which brings together some of the world's best performing artists.

CLIMATE

Average Temperature (C)
Min
Max
Summer (Dec/Feb)
Autumn (Mar/May)
Winter (Jun/Aug)
Spring (Sept/Nov)
16
13
 7
11
29
23
15
22

TRADING HOURS
Rundle Street Mall Rundle Mall, with over 820 shops, is the shopping centre of the city with big department stores.
Boutique shopping is at the eastern end.
Trading hours are Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, extended hours on Friday night.
Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm (in the city only).

DISTANCES

Destination

Adelaide/Alice Springs
Adelaide/Brisbane
Adelaide/Canberra
Adelaide/Darwin
Adelaide/Hobart
Adelaide/Melbourne
Adelaide/Perth
Adelaide/Sydney

Distance(Km)
(by road)

    1534
    2062
    1204
    3024
    N/A
    725
    2707
    1424

Adelaide tram

GETTING THERE

AIR:
Adelaide International Airport is 5km from the city (ten minute drive).
The flight times given above are a guide and should be checked with the airline. For more detailed information visit the Qantas, or Virgin Airlines website.

SEA:
Port Adelaide is an international port with passenger services from Europe and the Far East.

RAIL:
The interstate train terminal is south-west of the city centre in the suburb of Keswick.

For rail travel details:
    From Sydney - CountryLink
    Adelaide/Alice Springs/Darwin - "The Ghan"
    Sydney/Adelaide/Perth - "Indian Pacific"
    Melbourne/Adelaide - "The Overland"

COACHES:
Interstate buses arrive at Central, almost in the centre of the city.
For coach travel details visit the McCafferty's Coaches website.

ROAD:
There is a network of highways in the State:
Stuart Highway north to Darwin via Coober Pedy and Alice Springs
Birdsville Track north-east to Queensland
Eyre Highway west across the Nullabor Plain to Perth
Princes Highway east along the coast to Melbourne
Sturt Highway east to Canberra and Sydney

TOURIST INFORMATION

Rundle Mall Information Centre,
Rundle Mall, Adelaide.
Tel (08) 8212 4070

South Australia Travel Centre
1 King William Street, Adelaide
Tel (08) 8303 2033.

EVENTS
March Womadelaide, outdoor world music weekend
March: Adelaide Arts Festival for three weeks at the beginning of March.
September: Starting first Friday in September, Royal Adelaide Show, Royal Adelaide Showground



for more info visit the City of Adelaide, South Australia website.