The undeniable appeal of South Australia’s capital city envelopes all who visit. Adelaide is the country’s fifth-largest city and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Being the beautiful coastal city that it is, Adelaide is certainly one of the top tourist destinations in the entire country, not to mention its proximity to one of Australia’s most famous wine regions.
Founded in the early 19th century, the charm of this era still holds true to the city today. There are a number of historical spots around Adelaide, putting on display some of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in the country. Each building tells a story of the 1800’s, and to explore this in such a beautiful setting really does allow you to appreciate this experience. Once you have satisfied your desire to learn more about this city’s past, you can finish your relaxing day with a visit to Barossa Valley. One an hour’s drive away, one of Australia’s oldest and most fruitful wine regions plays host to over 200 cellar doors. You will be treated to premium quality wine from a number of luxurious wineries. Experiencing wine tasting of such delectable flavours that have been perfected over generations explains the 1 million annual visitors to this breathtakingly beautiful region.
The clean, fresh air that encompasses the city of Adelaide is all thanks to the amazing greenery that is spread throughout the city. To leave the concrete behind and lose yourself in natural beauty is easy with a visit to Adelaide’s botanic gardens. Spreading over a total area of 51 hectares, these phenomenal gardens will give you the chance to learn more about a number of different plant species. With separate subdivisions inside the gardens, you will have the chance to explore plantations of medicinal plants, native Australian species and even a wetland that has been designed to irrigate the entire grounds. Having explored the gardens in all their glory, you can then head to the north-west border, where you will find the entrance to the Adelaide Zoo. Established in the late 19th century, this zoo is popular for its focus on education and the fascinating variety of animals. Perfect for the whole family, you will even have the chance to visit the petting zoo with your kids and get up close and personal with kangaroos, quokkas and wallabies.
If beaches are more your style, then the Fleurieu Peninsula is for you! With a number of beachside hot spots to choose from, you’ll be lounging back in the sand and soaking in the warmth of the South Australian sun. Without having to travel out of the city, you will still have access to the Glenelg beach. Glenelg is far more than just a beautiful beach, it has a rich historical significance being South Australia’s oldest mainland European settlement. While the convenience of Glenelg beach’s proximity may entice you, why not travel a little further and experience one of the country’s most fantastic islands. If you really are looking to spoil yourself, you can take a trip to the nearby Kangaroo Island, the gorgeous beaches and clear blue water ensure an unforgettable beach getaway.
Adelaide will cater to your every need, no matter what you’re looking for. With lush wineries and paradisiac islands within driving distance, your visit will be filled with exciting experiences.