Adelaide is in the State of South Australia. It is close to the Barossa Valley wine area, with day and extended tours available to the vineyards. Hahndorf (a historical German settlement) and Kangaroo Island are both near Adelaide and popular with visitors. The city has a mild climate, with winters warm and summers hot and dry. Flights are available to cities on the East Coast of Australia, including Sydney and Melbourne, with onward connections to Adelaide available with Qantas, Virgin Blue or Jetstar.
In keeping with its climate, Adelaide, capital
of South Australia, has a Mediterranean ambience as it straddles
the Torrens River, filled with churches, gardens, civic buildings,
sidewalk cafes and a plethora of museums, galleries and festivals
catering to the culturally inclined. The city was originally laid
out in 1836 by Colonel Light in a square mile (three sq km) grid of
wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. This has resulted
in a compact inner city area, geared for easy exploring on foot,
allowing the central area to be surrounded with hectares of
parklands, walking trails, sports grounds and picnic areas on the
banks of the river.
Kangaroo Island Adelaide
Australia's third largest island is home to
colonies of sea lions, fairy penguins, pelicans, marine life and,
of course, kangaroos, and provides so much to do and discover that
visitors are advised to stay for at least two days.
Flinders Ranges Adelaide
The Flinders Ranges, one of the few elevated
landmasses in South Australia, is the gateway to the State's
outback, offering rugged and spectacular scenery best seen at
daybreak or sunset when the colours come alive.
Coober Pedy Adelaide
Coober Pedy, the opal mining town located in
the harsh outback of South Australia about 540 miles (850km) north
of Adelaide, operates largely underground.
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