Adelaide is a new city in an old land. Founded as a British colony in 1836, and now the capital of South Australia. Today, its rich mix of diverse cultures lives together in a relaxed and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Not only is Adelaide full of green parks but it has 30km of beaches stretching along its suburbs. The city is famous for its al fresco eating culture and is the centre of the Australian wine industry, with some of the best food and drink in the world.

Facts

Population

1.2 million

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

General shop hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and most major outlets are also open Sundays 11am-5pm.

Newspapers

The Advertiser Sunday Mail Messenger Newspapers The Australian The Weekend Australian

Tourist information

South Australian Visitor Information Centre 108 North Terrace, Adelaide +1 300 764 227 (within Australia) / + 61 8 8463 4694 (International) Adelaide Visitor Information Centre Rundle Mall, Adelaide +61 8 8203 7611

Travel to Adelaide

Book your flights to Adelaide with Etihad Airways and find yourself in a city where you can relax within beautiful natural green surroundings or explore the modern streets that have not lost touch with their historic charm.

Top 5 Things To Do in Adelaide

  • Go shopping at Adelaide Arcade, a historic site full of shops where you will find everything from precious gems to a range of unique gift ideas
  • Delve into Palm House, a greenhouse made from glass typical of the Victorian era, which is home to exotic plants from Madagascar
  • Admire the unique pieces of colonial and Aboriginal art that is on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Relax on the sands of Aldinga Beach, the best beach in the region
  • Visit the Carrick Hill House, a triumph of English styles topped off with beautiful gardens that you cannot help but admire

Plan Your Adelaide Holiday

With Etihad Airways popular Deals section, you can find great flight deals to Adelaide and discover these attractions first hand. Remember that as the city is located in the south of Australia, the best months to book tickets to Adelaide are from October to April when temperatures are warmer.

The Adelaide climate is also kind in the winter, so one option to consider is travelling in the off-peak season from May to September when it is easier to find cheap hotels in Adelaide. Keep in mind that in the month of March two of the most famous festivals in Australia take place: the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Fringe Festival, where thousands of artists from all over the world come together and hold over 900 events in the parks, plazas, and streets of the city. On these days, music, dance, literature, and theatre are everywhere.

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