Adelaide - Adelaide Region - South Australia

The cosmopolitan city of Adelaide is said to be one of the best planned cities in the world, a tribute to the first surveyor of the city, Colonel William Light. View the statue erected in his honour on Montefiore Hill. In a city that really knows how to put on a fabulous shin dig, it might be no coincidence that tourists flock to this patch of turf for one of the world's great art festivals, Adelaide Festival of Arts, held every alternate year, or the annual Adelaide Fringe. Other major events that ensure return trips from visitors is the Santos Tour Down Under and WOMADelaide. Adelaide Central Market boasts some of the finest fresh produce in Australia providing chefs with the very best ingredients coupled with a booming wine industry that lures serious food enthusiasts to experience the degustation that awaits in this fine city and its surrounds.

Make the most out of your time in Adelaide and ignite your passion for history and culture at the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum, roam along the ocean edge after a lazy lunch at Henley Square and get your fix of retail therapy at the celebrated Rundle Mall. Pop in and meet a couple of celebrities, Wang Wang and Funi, the gorgeous giant pandas at Adelaide Zoo. They are the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere after being rescued from China when their home was destroyed.

Accommodation is plentiful is this compact city which is well known as the "20 minute city". Colonel Light's straightforward plan has resulted in well laid out streets accompanied with lots of wide open spaces occupied by State Heritage Listed parklands. The airport is an easy seven kilometres from the city with Adelaide Hills and popular beaches less than a half an hour drive away. Cellar doors are all at your fingertips at within an hour's drive from Adelaide city justifying it's status as Australia's most liveable city.

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