Discover Adelaide

More than 200 cellar doors dot surrounding hill districts, hosting some of the county’s most renowned vineyards and wineries.

Known as the City of Churches, the streets are alive with history and heritage, elements that are complemented by the area’s lively food and wine scene.

More than 200 cellar doors dot surrounding hill districts, hosting some of the county’s most renowned vineyards and wineries. While unique ecosystems, such as Kangaroo Island, the Murray River and Yorke Peninsula, all sit close by, showcasing extraordinary flora, fauna and adventure.

Witness koalas, echidnas and wild seals in their natural habitats on cruise around stunning Kangaroo Island. Discover Adelaide’s foodie scene from a local perspective, with a tour through the city’s Central Markets, hidden tunnels and cheeseries.

Day trip through Australia's foremost wine producing region, the Barossa Valley, and go behind the scenes at Seppeltsfield Winery to taste super premium fortified wines.

Experience South Australia’s love for motorsports, and take things up a gear with an adrenaline-pumping spin around the famous Mallala Race Circuit in a V8 race car.

As the weather cools down, Adelaide springs into full flavour. The Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula come alive between 18 May to 20 May 2012 with the running of the Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally  a showcase of dedicated tarmac rally machines, home-grown rally cars, thoroughbred beauties and classic and modern models.

Held over the June long weekend, in venues throughout Mount Barker, Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills, HootAdelaide Hills Jazz Festival celebrates local musicians, Australian artists and international jazz acts.

AFL teams, Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows, take to AAMI Stadium on dates all throughout May, June and July to battle it out against the league’s biggest names. While critically acclaimed circus-cabaret-performance art troupe, Circa sets up show from 16 to 19 May 2012 at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Discover Adelaide 

Words by Alice Nash - Published 7 May 2012
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 1.2 million
Area 870 km2
Time Zone GMT +9.5
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220–240v 50Hz
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