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Adelaide, South Australia's capital city, is a dynamic cosmopolitan with an exemplary mixture of old world charm and contemporary comforts. This beachside city has top-notch architecture, an excellent collection of wine and a distinct art scene that’s celebrated each year with pomp and show.

If you wish to learn about the history of Adelaide, then definitely try to stop at its museums. The South Australian Maritime Museum traces the naval history of the region and recounts the journey of navigators and seafarers. You'll also find exhibits that provide insights into marine life as well. Ayers House Museum is a fine model of Regency architecture in Adelaide. Previously home to the Ayers family, this building displays the opulence and luxury of 19th-century society. The South Australian Museum will give you a chance to delve deep into the cultures that were already in place before the Europeans came to this continent.

Adelaide is a pioneer in horticulture and its Botanic Garden is an outstanding example of that. Designed to accommodate various species of plants and trees, this garden space has peaceful walking trails, conservatories and glass houses. The Bicentennial Conservatory is located inside the Botanic Gardens and is home to a large number of tropical plants and flowers. Rare and endangered varieties from Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia are on display here, including the Corpse Flower that smells like rotten flesh when in bloom.


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From $196 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AUD 10 = $6.45
Language English
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $130 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Its nice, for the most part its clean and well looked after.

September 29, 2023

Its nice, for the most part its clean and well looked after... Its easy to get around by car and walking is a good option for many attractions... It has alot of accommodation options on offer and it appeared to have a good public transit set up... [bus, tram and train]...

Bevan Australia

Great inner city transport tram & bus service.

September 29, 2023

Great inner city transport tram & bus service. They had helpful maps and lots of inner city stops and it’s free! Lots of useful information from the Information Centre available. Also very easy to hire a car and reasonably priced. Loved visiting the Barossa Valley. Restaurants were fabulous- the Italian restaurant Oggi was amazing. Also enjoyed time at the Chinese markets.

Courtney New Zealand

Adelaide is a beautiful city with loads to do, just make...

September 25, 2023

Adelaide is a beautiful city with loads to do, just make sure you pick a great hotel/motel. You could easily spend a week with all the things to do in town and a couple of weeks if you do the surrounding towns.


There is a wine center of Australia in the university, with...

September 25, 2023

There is a wine center of Australia in the university, with wine taste program and learning center. Wines in the wine shop are very cheap and good variety. Many good restaurants. Delicious food and dessert with good price: milk, wine, gelato, juice, butter, cheese, chocolate, coffee. Safety city. Everything in walking distance. Museums, botanical garden, shopping malls, zoo, etc. Many places have no entry fee! I did not go to the beach, winery and farm, but I heard that it is very close to the city, about 20-30 min.

Pailin Thailand

Central Adelaide is a beautiful city with museums, art...

September 16, 2023

Central Adelaide is a beautiful city with museums, art galleries, gardens and shopping malls all in walking distance. The trams are a fun way to see the city , especially the trip to the beach. There are numerous eating places but if you are looking for a good breakfast go to the Central Market.

Ian New Zealand

No downside to visiting Adelaide.

September 16, 2023

No downside to visiting Adelaide. Very good restaurants, courteous people and no real pressure in traffic. Very easy to drive and navigate. Art gallery & exhibition was brilliant. Amenities & services all centrally situated We'll be back just not at the Ibis.


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