Adelaide travel guide: the best things to do in Adelaide
Adventures abound in South Australia’s capital.
Adelaide isn’t like the rest of Australia. History books will tell you it’s because the city wasn’t dreamt up as a place to dump convicts. The ‘Festival State’ number plates suggest it’s the colourful calendar of arts events. Every Christmas, your red-cheeked uncle swears by the wine. Maybe it’s the isolation, or that combination of hunger and pride you find in smaller cities, but Adelaide does things differently.
Compared to those sprawling eastern metropolises, Adelaide’s square mile has all the artfully composed symmetry of a Wes Anderson shot. But don’t let the quietly ordered streets or the single tramline that bisects its tidy grid fool you: the place is teeming with adventures to lose yourself in for a day, a week or more.