Add some city culture in Adelaide
The capital of South Australia, Adelaide is nipping at the toes of New South Wales’ Sydney. This is a city that is fast becoming one of Australia’s most vibrant.
Adelaide has an interesting history that differs from much of Australia as it became a free British settlement in 1836 rather than a penal colony. As a result, the other Australian cities prospered and grew far more quickly meaning that it is only in more recent times that Adelaide has started to gain some traction as a place to live and visit.
Nowadays it is full of burgeoning laneway bars and incredible restaurants that pride themselves on menus of fresh local produce. The night life here is now multicultural and based around a fusion of flavours. The climate here is more akin to the Mediterranean than the tropics and this leads to a profusion of alfresco dining and drinking.
During the day here, there are plenty of great sight-seeing options as well. There is the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia which vaunts 20 bronze Rodins as part of its collection. Take in the Central Market for a taste of local cuisine or Adelaide Zoo to get up close to some fauna friends.
This city is also a gateway to South Australia's beaches, vineyards and outback. It’s a great starting point to a trip in this region and worth a few days of exploration.