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Adelaide

Known for Shopping, Dining and Family-friendly

With a mix of beaches and botanic gardens, museums, food and music festivals, it's easy to see why this is South Australia's coastal, cultural and culinary hub.

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Adelaide has a population of just over 1.2 million inhabitants and has amassed a wealth of diverse culture over the years as a result of European and Asian immigrants choosing to settle here. European settlers brought vine cuttings with them and, thanks to its warm Mediterranean-like climate and some hard work, the region has prospered into one of the finest wine-producing locations in Australia. Boasting famous regions like McLaren Vale, Clare Valley and the Barossa Valley, wine-tasting is a must. The picturesque German settlement town of Hahndorf is not far from the city and is home to a chocolate factory and a strawberry farm where you can even pick your own strawberries.

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a haven in the heart of the bustling city. Relax at the park's café, taking in the peaceful verdant surroundings or bring a romantic picnic for you and that special someone to share. Or, if it's fun and games you're looking for, The Beachhouse has all the entertainment you'll need for a great day out. Just minutes away is the beachside neighbourhood of Glenelg – the perfect location for a swim in the blue or a stroll along the jetty.

If you're an avid shopper, Adelaide's pedestrian shopping district, Rundle Mall, will leave you reeling as you scramble from shop to shop on a hunt for the best bargains. Take a load off and refuel at the great café scene on Rundle Street or, if you're a little more peckish, Gouger Street caters for a wide range of tastes and budgets.

After taking a bite out of the local cuisine, why not sample the local history too? North Terrace is home to the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australia Museum, full of works depicting the city's cultural and historical background. March is a great time to visit Adelaide with a multitude of festivals taking over the city. The Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Clipsal 500 Car race, the Adelaide Festival and the hugely popular WOMADelaide world music festival all take place around this time and transform the city into a jam-packed hive of entertainment. With so much to see and do, Adelaide is one city that won't leave you disappointed.

Activities in Adelaide

Shop til you drop at the historic and artistic Rundle Mall, located in the heart of the city.

Tour the stadium, witness an AFL showdown, see a game of rugby or cricket, browse the Bradman Collection, dine in style or rock out at a concert.

Stop and smell the roses at Adelaide's beautiful cultural and scientific botanic gardens.

In the centre of Adelaide’s CBD, this large city square is where you will find some of the most important buildings in the state, including many historic sites.

Home to an indigenous and international amalgamation of art, the Art Gallery of South Australia represents a cultural experience like no other.

Take in the culture, cuisine, shopping and the abundant rays on Adelaide's sunset strip.

Enjoy the buzz of its seaside square, soak up the views from its jetty or just relax on the warm sands of this beautiful stretch of coastline near Adelaide.

Wander the halls, gardens and boulevards of one of Australia’s oldest universities and find plenty of fascinating stories on your educational visit.

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Spend 3 days traveling from Adelaide to Melbourne, discovering Australia's amazing hidden treasures en route. As you journey through scenic wine regions and along the Great Ocean Road, see incredible feats of nature like the Otway National Park and the 12 Apostles.

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Cultured and cosmopolitan, South Australia's capital city is framed by parkland and filled with striking modern and Old World architecture. Add world-class food and wine to a buzzing arts scene, and it's easy to see why Adelaide is consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world.

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Spend a carefree day touring vineyards, sipping fine Barossa Valley varietals, and enjoying the scenery of Australia's famed wine country with a visit to 4 world-renowned vineyards. Taste exquisite vintages and savor a special lunch of local meats, produce, and cheeses at Peter Lehmann Wines.

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Explore the towering hills around Adelaide and travel to one of their highest points before settling onto a paddle wheeler boat for a relaxing river cruise. It's an easy and fun way to immerse yourself in the area's beauty and history, with transportation included.

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Escape to Kangaroo Island, Australia's third-largest island, located 50 miles from Adelaide. Explore the natural wilderness and discover Australia's magnificent flora and fauna. Then, enjoy a gourmet lunch before returning to the city.

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Escape to the picturesque Barossa Valley, South Australia's premium wine region. Sample fine wines from several prestigious “cellar doors,” or winetasting rooms, and then visit the Adelaide Hills and explore shops and galleries in historic Hahndorf, Australia's oldest German settlement.

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