Adelaide Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Adelaide

Where is it located?: Adelaide it located in South Australia, near the border of Victoria, on the southern coast.

Why do people go there?: For a perfectly laid out city with a manageable population and world-class wineries nearby, head to Adelaide. Also near the fantastic Ocean Road, and the start/end point for travelers wishing to head to Perth via train.

How do travelers get there?: For those not apt to fly, there is the Great Ocean Road to drive, or a long bus ride to endure.

Currency: Australian Dollar

City Code: 8

Population: 1.1 million

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: South, North, East, West Parklands

Attractions: Wine, Grid-like city, Great Ocean Road

Accommodations: Adelaide Hostels

Tourist Office: South Australian Government Travel Centre, 18 King William St, Adelaide, SA 5000 tel. 08-8363 4500, 1300 655 276, Website: South Australian Government Travel Centre

Off-the-beaten-path: Adelaide Hills

Health Issues: None

Tips for Visiting

When to go: Shoulder seasons are the best for manageable temperatures and fun times.

City Specific Events: Adelaide likes it’s art festivals: Every other year, The Adelaide Arts Festival dominates the beginning of March while Womadelaide shows up in February when the Arts Festival doesn’t.

How to get around?: Buses, trains and trams are all at your fingertips.

Good to know: Adelaide is in the gateway to Australia’s most famous wine country.

Cheapest airport to fly into: There are plenty of cheap airlines that fly through the Adelaide International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Adelaide travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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