|Adelaide city centre|
|Adelaide Airport (ADL): 7 km from city centre|
Feeling nackered lately? Sounds like it’s time for a trip to Adelaide! It’s the destination for a weekend getaway. Start searching for your flights to Adelaide onboard low cost carriers like V Australia, Tiger Airways and JetStar Airways. Qantas Airways also operates flights from Sydney to Adelaide.
Adelaide can be visited year-round but spring is probably the best time to visit with warm weather and festivals. Flights to Adelaide should be booked at least three months in advance for the cheapest airfares, so don’t just sit there as dead as a maggot, get searching!
Direct flights to Adelaide take 2 hours from Sydney.
Adelaide is the only state capital that was never a convict settlement. It was founded entirely by free people and today it’s a sophisticated and cultured spot for wine tours and fine dining. From the beaches to the vineyards, here’s what to see and do while visiting Adelaide.
Glenelg: This historic beach suburb is the best place to catch some sun at the beach and swim. Don’t miss a ride on the beautiful ferris wheel and historic carousel at The Beachhouse right on the waterfront.
WOMADelaide: WOMADelaide is one of the world’s best music events and it descends onto Adelaide ever year in March. More than 300 artists, performers and musicians take the stages to perform. It’s not to be missed but be prepared to share the city with plenty of crowds.
Adelaide Zoo: Adelaide Zoo is one of the most impressive zoos in the world and is one of the few places to see giant pandas, called Wang Wang and Funi. More than 1,800 exotic and native animals call this place home.
Find more information on www.southaustralia.com.
Visitors won’t be short of choice when it comes to hotels in Adelaide. There are a number of budget backpacker’s hostels near the central bus station as well as some mid-range hotels and apartments in the city centre and close to the beach. If you’re visiting during WOMADelaide, be sure to book your hotels far in advance.