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Adelaide Tourism And Travel Guide
20.8° C / 69.5° F
Heavy Intensity Rain
September to November
3 to 5 Days
Adelaide Airport (11 kms)
Adelaide Railway Station
Adelaide is known for the heritage architecture and sophisticated cultural self-image. The city has an abundance of snorkelling secrets which can be witnessed at Adelaide's coastline offering views of sea chameleons called cuttlefish. The mesmerising Adelaide comes down in "Mediterranean" zone because of which the climate is usually hot and dry, except in winters. The destination lies near the river of Torren, and can be reached from all the major cities of Australia. It also shelters exciting and convenient amenities and travel facilities to move around and explore the places. Find yourself infused in multi-cultural restaurants and cafes along with live-music to dance when exploring the tourism in Adelaide. There are no dull days in here, with growing hip bars and beach affairs, as explored in this Adelaide travel guide.
How To Reach
When you catch a flight from Mumbai or New Delhi, you reach Adelaide in 12 to 31 hours depending on the flight you've booked. As there are no direct flights, you have to fly in via connecting flights, each of which halt at any one airports of Kaula Lumpur, Singapore, Melbourne or Hong Kong airports.
The road trip takes you through the south-east coastline of Australia - which is THE most beautiful route from Melbourne to Adelaide. You can hire a car or book a bus seat for this mesmerising trip. Even the buses in Australia are confortable with free WiFi, adjustable seats, air conditioning and a lot more.
For budget travellers, the train journey is the best. This journey has all-inclusive meals in the train called 'The Overland' and it takes 10 hours to reach Adelaide from Melbourne. Another longer journey is from Sydney to Adelaide which takes over 24 hours from Great Southern Rail. So the best option is to travel from Melbourne to Adelaide.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
Being in one of the five Mediterranean climatic zones, Adelaide region has warm and sunny weather most of the year. The best time to visit Adelaide is during spring months from September to November.
Summer (December to February):
Adelaide summers relish the lowest humidity compared to any other Australian city. The average temperature ranges between 16.7°C to 28.6°C in Adelaide and you can also find occasional rainfall. In summer heat, Adelaide offers you best wine tasting and beach relaxing experience.
Autumn (March to May):
Adelaide welcomes you into a multi-hued city and countryside with Autumn starting in March. Though the best time is spring, you can also explore Adelaide in autumn for infinite events and festivals. You find the temperature varying from 12°C to 22°C in Adelaide during this time.
Winter (June to August):
If you visit Adelaide in winters you find cool to mild winter climate where the temperature drops down to 8-16°C. With hilly regions that get filled with frost and wettest 80 mm rainfall, you can relish Adelaide with winter festivals in Willunga and Adelaide Hills. Interestingly, Adelaide is the driest of all the Australian capitals.
Spring (September to November):
This time of the year is the liveliest in Adelaide with infinite number of activities to do with friends and family. The temperature starts varying from 11°C to 22°C and evenings are mildly cold with a drop in temperature. You can explore Adelaide city as well as countryside in September, October and November.
Things To Do
Go To Adelaide Zoo
The iconic attraction of Adelaide, Adelaide zoo features 2500 animals and 250 species of native and exotic reptiles, mammals, fish and birds. This second oldest zoo of Australia is located in parklands and you can explore indoor and outdoor activities here. The one-day family pass is priced at AUS $91.50 and is valid for 12 months.
Explore Wine at Barossa Valley
This world-famous attraction of Adelaide prides itself as the best region for wines and gourmet food. With about 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors, you can indulge in local and seasonal wines and eats. Some of the best in wineries in Barossa Valley are Seppeltsfield, Pindarie Wines and Turkey Flat Vineyards.
Get local at Port Adelaide
Find out more about Adelaide in three major museums at Port Adelaide. You can also spot dolphins and see State Heritage Area which has historic buildings. This beautiful area is covered with mangrove trees and tidal mud flats and is surrounded near a narrow creek. Port Adelaide is also a great place to make local friends at pubs and food markets.
Dive into Fleurieu Peninsula
Discover the wilderness of Australia at Fleurieu Peninsula. Alfresco cafes, stunning coastline, tasteful wines and hinterland of farms, this region is the Adelaide's mellow Mediterranean zone. You can spot kangaroos, seals, pelicans, local birds, whales and more. Spend your evenings unwinding at water-viewing cafes.
Where To Eat
Adelaide is one of the most celebrated wine regions with winery restaurants and 200+ cellar doors, all within 45 mins to 1 hour's drive from the Adelaide city. This city has great restaurants with laidback, chic vibe and delicious Modern Australian, Thai, Vietnamese, Mexican, Indian and Italian cuisines. If you want to have Indian food in Adelaide, look no further than Beyond India, Jasmin Indian Restaurant, Taj Tandoor and Khana Khazana. You'll also find great variety of seafood in Adelaide near beach and peninsula regions.
Where To Shop
Adelaide is every shopper's delight. The city is surrounded by unique boutiques, giant shopping malls, heritage arcades and cozy departmental stores. With more than 700 retailers under one roof, Rundle Mall is your go-to shopping place for anything and everything. It's an open-plan mall with popular supermarkets, cafes, boutiques, department stores and 15 arcades centres. For street shopping, you can explore Rundle Street and Jetty Road, Glenelg. It's crazy that Adelaide also has some great luxury options at Burnside Village and King William Road. There's quite a variety for shoppers in Adelaide.