Adelaide may not be as populous as other Australian cities, but it's fast becoming the lifestyle capital of the country. It's also described as the 'City of Churches', but amidst the spires and towers of century-old cathedrals, you'll now find contemporary high-rises, large department stores, world-class museums and spectacular art galleries. The city is undoubtedly undergoing a transformation. Lively bars, nightclubs, and restaurants have sprung in many places, giving locals and tourists a heavy dose of entertainment. You'll be thrilled to know that the city has plenty of exciting offerings for visitors of all age groups, so grab your air tickets to Adelaide and explore this vibrant city in South Australia today.
Things to do in Adelaide
Adelaide abounds in fabulous wine regions located just a short drive away. Even if you're visiting the city on a short trip, you can still go on a wine adventure and explore these internationally renowned wine regions. Patritti wine cellars and Penfolds Magill Estate are the closest to the city, however if you don't feel tipsy enough with all that wine tasting, head to some of Adelaide's best-known cocktail bars. Don't get too comfortable with a cocktail in hand though, as there's still a lot of bar hopping, shopping and sightseeing to do.
Reserve your air tickets to Adelaide and get ready to enjoy the following experiences:
Take a walk down Peel and Leigh street, known for their exciting restaurants and bars
Visit Port Adelaide, the city's heritage precinct that's home to several colonial buildings
Stroll down the North Terrace to find the Casino, State Parliament and the South Australian Museum
Check out the city's leading fashion houses and specialty shops at Rundle Street
Surround yourself with wildlife and nature at the zoo, located close to the city centre
Drive down to Glenelg, Henley or Grange to swim, sunbathe and sail
Visit the contemporary Adelaide Oval for an exhilarating musical or sporting event
Sample locally sourced seafood, load up on organic produce or sign up for cooking classes at Adelaide Central Markets
Picnic in the lap of nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens
See the beautiful exhibits on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia
Airports in Adelaide
Adelaide Airport is located 6 km from the CBD and is the main airport servicing the city. It's also ranked the fifth busiest in the nation. It caters to both domestic and internationally passengers and has excellent facilities both inside and outside the terminal. The airport was redeveloped in the 2005 at the cost of over $260 million.
The Adelaide Airport is located 6 km away from the CBD on Sir Richard Williams Avenue.
You can get to the airport by hopping on a Jet Express or JetBus operated by the Adelaide Metro. You could even hire a rental car, take a taxi or ride a bicycle to the airport from the city. The airport has a bicycle facility located towards the southern end of the old international terminal. The car park accommodates 1650 vehicles. There are 6 designated parking spaces on each level for people with disabilities.