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Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide, South Australia
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Introducing Adelaide

Adelaide Travel Guide provides useful travel information for visiting Adelaide, Australia. You can find here information on how to go to Adelaide and your transportation options when you are there. Also listed here are the places of interest in the city that you may want to visit when you are there.

About Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital and most populous city in the state of South Australia. It is also the fifth largest city in Australia. The city is located on the eastern shores of the Gulf St Vincent, a large inlet on the southern coast of Australia, bordered by the Yorke Peninsula and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Guide to Adelaide Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Adelaide that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

Adelaide Train Station
Adelaide Train Station
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More on Adelaide

Adelaide was founded in 1836 by Colonel William Light, son of Captain Francis Light who established the first British settlement in the Far East on the Island of Penang. Adelaide was named after Queen Adelaide, the wife of King William IV (1765-1837).

Today Adelaide is one of the most liveable cities in Australia. It has a lively cultural scene, with a number of festivals and sporting events. The city is also noted for its excellent food and wine.

Adelaide has a vibrant British expat community - https://www.pomsinadelaide.com

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide Convention Centre
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Budget Travel to Adelaide

The main international gateway to Adelaide is the Adelaide International Airport (ADL), which is the fifth busiest airport in Australia, serving close to 7 million passengers per year. The airport has regular flight connections with Auckland, Hong Kong, Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as all the major cities in Australia. Arriving at Adelaide Airport, you have the option of taking the taxi, renting a car, taking the shuttle bus or the public bus. The public bus, known as JetBus, has its station on Level 2 of Terminal 1. The bus accepts Metroticket (see below).

Budget Travel within Adelaide

The trains, trams and buses in Adelaide are operated by the Adelaide Metro, which has a ticketing system known as Metroticket. A single-journey ticket costs A$4.40 per adult, allowing you unlimited transfers over a duration of two hours. You can buy 10-pack booklets of this ticket at a discounted price. Alternatively, you can get an all-day pass for A$8.30, allowing you unlimited rides on the trains, trams and buses in the metropolitan area.

Glenelg Town Hall, Moseley Square, in the suburb of Adelaide
Glenelg Town Hall, Moseley Square, in the suburb of Adelaide

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Places of Interest in Adelaide

  1. Adelaide Town Hall
    Historical building designed in the Italianate style by Edmund Wright and built in 1866.

  2. Ayers House
    Former residence of Sir Henry Ayers, a former Premier of South Australia, and how a preserved heritage building.

  3. Central Market
    A place to get close to the smells and tastes of Adelaide.

  4. Edmund Wright House
    Bank building designed by architect Edmund Wright now bears his name as a preserved heritage structure.

  5. Migration Museum
    Museum housed in the former Destitute Asylum chronicling the history of immigration to South Australia.

  6. Rundle Mall
    Shopping mall located in the main shopping precinct of Adelaide.

  7. South African War Memorial
    Monument to those who fought and gave their lives in the Boer War.

  8. South Australian Museum
    Museum with a varied display ranging from Egyptian artifacts to Aboriginal to even a whale skeleton.

  9. Tandanya
    Cultural institute celebrating the art and culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

  10. Victoria Square
    Public square at the heart of Adelaide.

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