Adelaide City

Rundle Mall - Photo courtesy of Tourism SA

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a small elegant city in a park. Set beside the Torrens River between the Adelaide Hills and Gulf St Vincent, it is probably Australia's best-preserved capital city.

Designed by Colonel William Light in 1836, the city centre is laid out on a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture surrounded by 930 hectares of parklands. All the inner city highlights are within easy walking distance and it's almost impossible to get lost.

The Mediterranean climate encourages a relaxed and indulgent lifestyle. This is a city of pubs, cafes, restaurants, fresh food and wine. Adelaide's million or so people love to have a good time and host festivals for everything from the arts, and wine and food to roses, car races and horse trials.

Every two years, the entire city becomes a stage for the internationally acclaimed Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Adelaide Fringe.

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Jetty at Glenelg - Photo courtesy of Tourism SA
Carrick Hill - Photo courtesy of Tourism SA
Waterfall Gully - Photo courtesy of Tourism SA

Underwater Recommendations

Here you can find quite a number of artificial reefs and they are all worth checking out. Each one of them has attracted a profusion of life consisting of schools of Old Wives, pike, leatherjackets, morwong, perch, and different cephalopods to name a few. Discover history and dive the HMAS Hobart, which now lies upright at a depth of 30 metres. Don?Ĭt forget to check out the 500 metre long jetty at Rapid Bay, named by a significant number of divers one of the best jetty dives in Australia.

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