Adelaide & Adelaide Hills
Adelaide is an elegant city with a well-preserved heritage that prides itself on proving the finer things in like, such as fabulous restaurants and world-class wines, Twenty minutes away in the Adelaide Hills, you can sample fresh produce, experience the changing seasons and enjoy panoramic views of hillsides draped with vineyards.
You need to fully immerse yourself in the culture of this fantastic state capital to really enjoy Adelaide, so dive in and sample as many hedonistic pleasures as you can. Cafe lined streets, leafy parklands and a colourful calendar of events means Australian's consider it to be the country's leading city. There is a distinct European style to Adelaide and it's not just its Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and cool mild winters.
Head to the Adelaide Hills where you’ll come across excellent food and wine, stunning scenery and curious creatures. The Adelaide Hills are only 30 minutes drive from the city centre, so hire a car and discover their natural beauty and laid back atmosphere. Follow walking trails and ponder for longer at the stunning, breath-taking views the hills have to offer.
What's on when in Adelaide
Adelaide boasts some great annual events that are not to be missed. No matter what month you visit this amazing city, you'll always find something to do or see.
Here are just a few not to miss:
Crush - January
Play it cool this Australia Day long weekend whilst enjoying local wine, food, art, live entertainment and so much more at this summer festival. Join parties of every kind imaginable and celebrate some of the best things about life in the Adelaide Hills.
Adelaide Fringe - 12 February to 14 March 2016.
The annual open-access festival brings together more than 4,000 artists from around Australia and across the globe, in a program bursting with world premiers, hit shows and new artists.
Adelaide Cup - March
With a field of champions to cheer for and the marquees bubbling with excitement, Adelaide Cup Day on Monday 9 March is the premier event on the South Australian racing calendar. So round up your party pals and join Adelaide’s A-LIST for a day at the races you’ll never forget.
Come Out Festival - May
Come Out Festival is South Australia’s premier arts event for children. The festival emerged from the Adelaide Festival of Arts and is now the largest event of its kind in the world. This is a family event that will prove to be enjoyable for all.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival - June
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has earned a reputation for showcasing the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre. The 2014 program featured hundreds of artists performing over a two week period and 2015 is shaping up to be even bigger and better, with new Artistic Director, Barry Humphries on board.
Royal Adelaide Show - September
The Royal Adelaide Show is the longest running and largest community event on South Australia’s calendar. It is an action-packed event for the whole family and includes carnival rides and attractions, as well as handicraft, produce, livestock, animal shows, and much more! The show’s celebrations go off with a bang thanks to a nightly fireworks display.
Australian Masters Games - October
More than 10,000 participants from around the nation will gather in Adelaide for this event, which features competition across 50 sports. It will be the sixth time the city has hosted the Australian Masters Games.
Adelaide Fashion Festival - October
The Adelaide Fashion Festival will also provide a platform for Adelaide’s unique inner city and metropolitan venues to be explored while highlighting the State’s impressive food, wine and art culture. Stay tuned for more program details which will be announced in the lead up to the event.
Essential information about Adelaide
Flight time from the UK (London) - Approximately 21 hours
Arrival airport - Adelaide International Airport
Transfer time - Adelaide is approximately 15 minutes away from Adelaide International Airport. Standard seat in coach transfers can be arranged for you, or private transfers if you prefer.
Time difference GMT - +9 hours, 30 mins
Currency - Australian Dollars