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Why fly to Adelaide?
As you fly into Adelaide the beauty of the marshmallowy hills melting into the sea will astound you. Let that feeling set in to soothe your romantic soul because once you land and get into the city center you will find a very metropolitan city with restaurant serving local flavours like kangaroo and hare. the region's food also has a strong German influence so bratwurst and the like are regulars on Adelaide menus.
Adelaide is a big festival city hosting unique events such as the Adelaide Festival of Ideas and Adelaide Cabaret Festival as well as internationally-inspired creations like the German Schützenfest and Greek Glendi.
The great outdoors feel even greater on this swathe of land licking what will feel like the endless steel blue sea. From biking and hiking to swimming and surfing, you can do it all in this city.
If it's kangaroos you want then its kangaroos you will see. There are several nature preserves outside of the city with Onkaparinga River National Park being a treasure trove of kangaroos and butterflies.
Adelaide weather is fairly mild. Temperatures in the winter months from June to August usually hover around an average 10 but evenings can fall below 0, frost and hail are also quite common between June and September. Summer months are hot with December and January hitting highs of 30. Expect light rain through spring and summer.
When to fly to Adelaide
Flights for December and January are snapped up quickly as residents above the equator fly in for some warmth.
The June through September period is not so popular due to the cool and rainy weather, which means its a great time to grab some savings, plus the temperatures are fairly mild compared to true cold weather cities.
Getting into Adelaide
You will land at the Adelaide Airport and once you've collected your luggage there will be a number of ways to get yourself into the city. You can grab a bus or shuttle to get into the city center, the most economic options. Taxis are also available outside of the terminal.
Getting around Adelaide
The city provides a decent public transportation system with both bus and tram service. Many places to see in the city center are also fairly close together so walking or biking is a natural option.
- Head to Port Adelaide for a unique atmosphere and delicious food. The area is home to funky sustainable restaurants that provide vegan dishes in addition to traditional South Australian far. The area is also home to scrumptious dessert cafes that send their home-baked scents wafting through the rustic streets.
- For a visit to a tropical rainforest in Adelaide, head to the conservatory housed in the beautiful Adelaide Botanical Gardens. Unwind with a light stroll through the gardens and then get your thinking cap on for a visit to the Museum of Economic Botany.
- Visit the North Terrace area of the city for a cultural day. The art Gallery of South Australia is located here and is known for its Rodin sculptures as well as numerous other local art assets. Next to the gallery is the State Library of South Australia, and the University of Adelaide.
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