Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, where most of the rain falls in the winter months.
Climate and Geography
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, where most of the rain falls in the winter months.
Suitable Visiting Seasons ( months):
The best time to visit is during the winter months around June.
The local Transport in Adelaide is mainly the bus and the taxis. The buses are a cheap mode of transport but sometimes crowded. Generally the tourists hire a taxi or take a car on rent. Both of them are wonderful mode of touring the city.
Getting Around:The city is connected to almost all the places of the world by air and water. There are many connecting and direct, international as well as domestic flights. One can reach here by air as it is the most comfortable and convenient way. There are many inter state buses and trains available connecting the city to other main cities.
Things To Do
Sports in Adelaide are an incredibly popular pastime for locals and visitors. The city offers plenty of extremely thrilling sports and outdoor activities, such as : -
Best Places to Visit:
Adelaide has perplexing array of attractions for the tourists. The city is a home to exceptionally clean and beautiful sandy beaches, enormous selection of world-class restaurants, heritage sites and national parks, including the Adelaide Hills. Below are enlisted some of the popular ones : -
√ Semaphore : - Semaphore is Adelaide's coastal location, very popular amongst the tourists. Apart from its golden, sandy beaches, Semaphore district have theme parks, exceptional fishing options, coastal walking trails, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars etc.
√ Chelsea Cinema : - Chelsea Cinema is housed in a historic building, dating back to the 1920s.
√ SkyCity Adelaide Casino : - SkyCity Adelaide Casino is located in Adelaide city centre and is one of the largest casinos in South Australia.
√ Aldinga Beach : - Aldinga Beach is famous for its gold sand, azure waters, scenic and charming sights and many more things. So brace yourself to explore it.
√ Boomer Beach : - Boomer Beach provides excellent surfing conditions and other water sports.
√ Henley Beach : - Henley Beach is the perfect place for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing.
√ Victoria Square : - Victoria Square is located in the heart of central Adelaide and dedicated to Queen Victoria.
√ Magistrates Court : - Magistrates Court is the most impressive one and landmark building found in Adelaide city centre. It has an awesome golden sandstone exterior.
√ The Old Adelaide Gaol : - The Old Adelaide Gaol is an ancient building with the hanging tower, an observation tower, stone carved faces and a large bell.
Shopping and Entertainment
The city doesn't rank so high on the shoppers list but still it has plenty to offer its visitors. The Rundle Mall has been Adelaide's premier shopping area for long. It is a home to a vast array of high-street shops, speciality shops and large shopping centers. The other main and popular shopping destination is Myer Shopping Centre which is a modern and impressive eight-floor shopping centre. This Shopping Centre features an unusual amusement park on the top floors.
The city has several cinemas and theatres so that people can spend some quality time with their loved ones. Some of the popular ones are : -
Adelaide Festival Centre and Theatres
→ Capri Theatre
→ Lion Theatre
→ Scott Theatre.
English is the language commonly spoken here.
Adelaide has dozen full of restaurants and eateries, both in and around central place. The city has build up its reputation in gastronomy, as several new restaurants and eating outlets have recently been opened in Adelaide. All the dining places offer excellent food and services at reasonable prices. Most of them are particularly concentrated in and around Adelaide city centre. Popular areas for dining in Adelaide include Rundle Street, Melbourne Street, O'Connell Street and King William Street. All these streets have a spectrum of quality restaurants, cafes, traditional eating joints etc.
Belair National Park is an 835 hectare urban national park reserve located just 13 kilometres from the Adelaide City centre.
Belair National Park has important natural, cultural/historical and recreational values and is the birthplace of the national park system in South Australia. The park was dedicated in 1891, making it the first National Park in South Australia.
The Park lies within the Mitcham and Adelaide Hills Council areas, and forms part of a chain of national park reserves located along the Adelaid... read more
The 50,000 ha Coorong National Park was declared in 1966 to conserve the distinctive landscape, coastal dune system, lagoons, wetlands and coastal vegetation and the great variety of birds, animals and fish that live in or visit the area.
As a habitat for numerous species of migratory birds and as a refuge for birds in times of drought, the Coorong is important in a national and international sense. The Coorong was included on the list of 'Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat', m... read more
Flinders Chase National Park, located at the western end of Kangaroo Island encompasses stunning coastal landscapes, vast areas of wilderness and diversity of wildlife.
Flinders Chase is the name given to a complex of protected areas covering the western end of Kangaroo Island. Flinders Chase National Park is comprised of 3 parts, totalling 32,600 hectares; the Cape du Couedic and Rocky River area to the south west, the Gosse Lands to the north east and Cape Borda Lightstation on the north west tip of Kangaroo ... read more
Innes National Park comprises 9,141 ha of natural coastal mallee, representing 1 of only a few pockets of significant vegetation on the Yorke Peninsula. Being rich agricultural country, most of Yorke Peninsula has been cleared for farming making Innes an important and valuable national park for biodiversity.
The Park is blessed with warm to hot summers (av. 28 degrees C) while autumn is mild to warm (av. 22 degrees C). The forces of wind and wave action over thousands of years, have sculptured rocky headlands, ... read more
Lake Eyre National Park is about as far away from it all as you are likely to get in Australia or, for that matter, in most other countries of the world. The 13,492 square kilometres of the park is largely inaccessible, a stark, inhospitable wilderness where a vehicle breakdown can quickly develop into a life threatening situation.
Standing on the shore of the normally dry salt lake, many people experience an emotional response, sometimes fear, sometimes wonder or a sense of personal insignificance. This is a t... read more
Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula with spectacular ocean views, sandy beaches and sheltered camping sites. The park is covered in vast expanses of coastal mallee with granite outcrops and extensive sand dunes. The sheltered beaches of Boston Bay contrast with the exposed southern shores where steep limestone cliffs form an impressive buttress to the open ocean.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna. Birds such as stints, stilts... read more
Mount Remarkable National Park, in the Southern Flinders Ranges, offers visitors a true wilderness experience within easy reach of Adelaide and the more populated areas of South Australia. Dramatic mountain scenery and natural diversity of the park make it a great location for camping, bushwalking and a wide range of recreational activities.
The 16,000 ha park stretches from the coastal plain on the western side of the Flinders Ranges to the foothills above Wilmington. Its geographical location, where South Aust... read more
Nullarbor National Park and Regional Reserve covers 2,873,000 hectares and protects part of the world's largest semi-arid karst (caves) landscapes. The Nullarbor Plain (Nullus Arbor meaning no trees) extends north from the Eyre Highway up to the Transcontinental Railway Line and west in Western Australia.
This area supports an extensive network of dolines (sinkholes), blowholes, caves and underground caverns that have been created over thousands of years by water dissolving and eroding the layers of limestone. M... read more
The attraction of the Dalhousie mound springs, combined with some delightful camping spots and upgraded visitor facilities, make Witjira one of the Simpson Desert's most popular national parks, particularly with family groups.
The need to protect and rehabilitate the 70 or so thermal springs in the Dalhousie complex was one of the main reasons for the establishment of Witjira National Park. The springs are home to unique species of fish such as the Lake Eyre hardy-head and other rare aquatic life. They are also... read more
The Great Australian Bight Marine Park
The Great Australian Bight Marine Park (GABMP) was established to protect the biological diversity of the Bight while providing for ecologically sustainable use of the parks natural resources. The park is divided into zones which allows the management of specific threatening processes and provides the ability to implement different levels of protection for the parks assets. This consequently results in some activities being controlled, while others are prohibited.
The GA... read more