Situated along Australia’s southern coast, Adelaide is Australia’s fifth largest city. A thriving cosmopolitan city nestled between the lush rolling hills and the sea, Adelaide is home to over one million residents and is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. One of Australia’s most visited cities, Adelaide has much to offer its visitors ranging from parks, premium wine and lively markets. Stay at Oaks Liberty Towers and gain easy access to not only Adelaide’s famous cultural events but also its thriving restaurant scene.
Known as the ‘twenty minute city’, Adelaide is a neat, compact city with its Air Port, hills and beaches all lying just a half hour drive away making Adelaide city centre making Adelaide one of Australia’s most liveable cities. Under the guidance of the city’s founder, Colonel Light, the city was designed in 1836 to include a one square mile city centre with ample open spaces. Today the city’s streets lie in a grid-like fashion surrounded by several State listed Heritage Parks. Minutes away from Adelaide CBD, Glenelg holiday accommodation provides easy access to everything this great city has to offer.
Home to a diverse ethnic community the city has something to suit any palate ranging from European food in Norwood Parade, spicy Oriental dishes in ChinaTown and Asian restaurants in Gouger Street and Adelaide Central Market. Visit The National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide CBD and sample some of the premium wines that the region is known for and even learn the age-old process of wine production. Dubbed as Australia’s Cultural Capital, Adelaide is blessed with year round good weather allowing the city to host a variety of outdoor ‘parties’ and colourful festivals including The Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and the famous WOMADelaide musical show.
Stroll along Adelaide’s North Terrace and be ‘wowed’ by the city’s art galleries and museums that house a range of unique art pieces and historical memorabilia. Admire a vast collection of Aboriginal artefacts and fossils at South Australian Museum and celebrate foreign cultures that shape Australia in the beautiful Ayers House and Migration Museums.
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.