Adelaide is bursting with culture, flavours, events and entertainment. There’s something for every traveller in this cosmopolitan southern Australian city. Filled with churches, gardens, civic buildings, sidewalk cafes and a plethora of museums; Adelaide caters to the culturally inclined.
The city was initially laid out in 1836 by Colonel Light in a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. This has resulted in a compact inner-city area, geared for easy exploring on foot, which is perfect for visitors. The main boulevard is North Terrace, along which is the restored Mortlock Library, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum with its spectacular whale skeleton and collection of Aboriginal history.
Visitors who have had enough of culture can take a cruise or gondola ride on the Torrens River, or ride a vintage tram to the nearby seaside town of Glenelg with its magnificent white sandy beach, famous despite the occasional rumour of sharks. Also popular with visitors, is the Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park, which features local birds and animals including koalas and kangaroos.
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- Currency Australian Dollar ($)
- Flying time from UK The average flight time from the UK to Adelaide is around 20 hours.
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas UK nationals must have a passport valid for intended period of stay. A pre-arranged Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for stays of up to three months