Recently voted Australia’s most liveable city, Adelaide and South Australia are home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals.
Featuring some of the best preserved heritage architecture in the country, stunning parks and squares, magnificent cultural collections and intriguing public art, Adelaide is a great city to appreciate on foot or by bike.
Explore more than 700 restaurants, cafés and pubs, serving food from around the world or visit the renowned Adelaide Central Market. Stroll along the North Terrace boulevard and visit the many art galleries and museums. Visit Wang Wang and Funi, the giant pandas at the Adelaide Zoo.
The Kaurna people are the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which Adelaide is situated. The Adelaide Plains area was known as Tarndanya by the Kaurna people, meaning place of the red kangaroo. Prior to the arrival of Europeans the area featured abundant and diverse bird life, animals and plants. Red gum forests, wild cherry trees, grasses and coastal dunes nurtured emus, wallabies, kookaburras and bilbies, to name a few.
Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the nickname "City of Churches". South Australia was the first state in Australia to give women the vote and the first place in the world to grant women the right to be elected to parliament.
Adelaide is now the gateway to a number of other wonderful South Australian destinations such as the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Flinders Ranges or Kangaroo Island.