Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1.1 million.
Adelaide was laid out in a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. It is compact city making it easy walking and surrounded it with 930 hectares of parklands. The pleasant climate is perfect for leisure hours on its beaches, the Torrens River and at sidewalk cafes. It has an active cultural lifestyle with many galleries, museums, churches, sidewalk cafes, cosy pubs and elegant restaurants.
The central markets feature 48 cultures in a unique atmosphere that has survived 125 years. The main shopping precinct is Rundle Mall with department stores, boutiques, speciality shops and malls. Suburban shopping precincts such as King William Road and North Terrace are also popular and fashionable. The 1920s Adelaide railway station is an attractive casino and a historic tram takes visitors out to Glenelg beach with its own lively shops, restaurants and grand hotel. Further afield are the wine regions of the Barossa and Clare Valleys which are great for day trips.
Things to see and do
* Barossa Valley wineries
* North Terrace
* Glenelg beach
* Adelaide Hills
* Rundle Mall
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 1,826.9 m²
Population – 1,100,000
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus nine and half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location - Only 12 kilometres to the west of Adelaide's CBD, the area is well serviced by transport links and is close to major shopping, commercial and recreational facilities. Regular bus and train services mean a 20-minute trip to the city or a similar journey by car. Adelaide's international and domestic airport can be reached within 15 minutes from Port Adelaide.
Transport Links - Adelaide airport has international connections to Auckland, Hongkong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Adelaide is part of the cross-country train network, and there are regular services from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The train to Alice Springs (and Darwin) departs from Adelaide. Adelaide is within a reasonable driving distance of the capital cities on the east coast.
Train, tram and bus services are provided by different companies but they are well integrated and use a unified ticketing system, "Metroticket".