Town Name:Adelaide
State:South Australia
Coords:34.56.00 - 138.36.00
HASL:Sea Level
Tour Area:Adelaide & Surrounds
Location:On the eastern shore of Spencer Gulf in the southern centre of the state
Highways:Princes Hwy (1)
Sturt Hwy (20)
National Hwy 1. (Joins Eyre (1) and Stuart (87) Hwys at Port Augusta.)
Barrier Hwy (20) to Broken Hill & Sydney
Street:Full Adelaide Map
Adelaide Central
Rundle Mall (City Centre)
SA State Map
Area:Adelaide Area
Touring:Adelaide Environs


The beautiful City of Adelaide was founded in 1836 with a proclamation under a gum tree at Glenelg, a seaside suburb west of the city.
Renowned for the neat design of its mile square central business district, surrounded by lush parklands, it is known as the "City of Churches", and some excellent examples of these will be found. Adelaide is also called the "Festival City", a reference to the Festival of Arts held bi-annually in the city and which attracts thousands to the variety of shows produced. More recently Adelaide has gained fame as the host city for the 'Tour Downunder', held annually in January in the cordoned off streets of the city and the hinterland including the Clare and Barossa Valleys, the Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Adelaide Hills; and for the imposing Casino, opened in Nov. 1985 in the magnificently renovated railway terminal on North Terrace.
Ajacent to the Casino is the Constitutional Museum, Australia's only museum of Constitutional history. Next door is the imposing Parliament House(1883) and further along North Tce, across King William St, Government House, the Library, Museum and War Memorial. This spectacular collection of historic buildings make Adelaide's North Tce, one of the most impressive streets in the country.
Behind the Casino is the Festival Theatre. On the banks of the picturesque Torrens River it is the cultural centre of Adelaide with some 1,000 plays presented each year in its auditoriums.
Along King William St., past the Rundle Mall are the twin towers of the Town Hall and the Post Office. Set around Victoria Square - the geometric heart of the city - impressive modern buildings dwarf, yet accentuate the splendid architecture which will be found.
Around Adelaide there is much to see and do. Golden beaches stretching as far as the eye can see beckon visitors and locals to their pollution free waters. A day in the Adelaide Hills exploring the Quaint villages, museums, craft shops and parks, the famed Barossa Valley - wine centre of Australia or the McLaren Vale wineries of the Fleurieu Peninsula and the towns of Victor Harbor, Goolwa and Clarendon will give hours of pleasure and are all within a days return drive of the city.
The Adelaide Zoo, Botanical Gardens, and a ride along the Torrens River on 'Popeye' afford other opportunities to explore this lovely city. At Grange you can visit the home of explorer Charles Sturt. Art and craft markets, fauna parks, and a trip to colourful Hindley St, are also recommended.
The City of Port Adelaide has an ongoing historical restoration programme which has made the area one of Australia's leading maritime representations of the last century.
Solid stone warehouses, pioneer homes, wide streets and an extensive wharf area create an authentic atmosphere in which to explore the S.A. Maritime Museum - spread over 7 sites and including the 1869 lighthouse, museum, historic ships, bond stores, and the Port Dock Brewery.
Nearby is the Railway Museum featuring rolling stock, steam engines, and an extensive display of appeal to all ages. An interesting day trip is to take the tram from Victoria Square to Glenelg where you con visit the old Proclamation Gum Tree or a replica of the ' H.M.S. Buffalo'. The Buffalo arrived at Glenelg on 28th. Dec. 1836 and displays log books, diaries, sketches, photographs and memorabilia of the time.
Adelaide History




  • Adelaide Aquatic Centre
  • Adelaide Casino
  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
  • Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Adelaide Golf Course
  • Adelaide Library
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Adelaide Zoo
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
  • Ayers House
  • Bicentennial Conservatory
  • Bradman Collection
  • Carclew House
  • Carrick Hill
  • Carclew House
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Edmund Wright House
  • Elder Park
  • Government House
  • Himeji Japanese Gardens
  • Hindley Street
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • HMS Buffalo
  • Jam Factory
  • Lights Vision
  • Melbourne Street
  • Migration Museum
  • Montefiore Hill
  • Mortlock Library
  • Mt Lofty
  • Old Adelaide Gaol
  • Parliament House
  • Popeye
  • Port Dock Museum
  • River Torrens Linear Walk
  • Rundle Mall
  • St Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • St Peters Cathedral
  • South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Museum
  • S.A. Police Museum
  • South Australian Theatre Museum
  • Tandanya Cultural Centre
  • The Grange - Sturts Cottage
  • Torrens Parade Ground
  • Veale Gardens
  • Victoria Square and Fountain
  • The War Memorial
  • Waterfall Gully
  • Beaches
  • Belair National Park
  • Carrick Hill
  • Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Glenelg and Glenelg Tram
  • HMS Buffalo Replica
  • Morialta Falls
  • Mount Lofty Summit
  • Port Dock Station Rail Museum
  • S.A. Maritime Museum
  • The Grange (Charles Sturt's House)


  • Adelaide Regent Apartments
  • Airport Motel
  • Bay Hotel Motel
  • Buffalo Motor Inn
  • Comfort Inn Haven Marina
  • Norfolk Motor Inn
    Apartments - Holiday Units
  • Glenelg Pacific Apartments
    Backpacker Hostels
  • The Backpackers Lodge
    Caravan Parks & Camping
  • Adelaide Shores
  • Aviators Lodge

    SA Visitor & Travel Centre
    North Tce., Adelaide. SA 5000
    Ph. (08) 8303 2033
    Adelaide has an International Airport only 20 minutes (5 km.) from the city centre at West Beach on Sir Donald Bradman Dve.
    Shuttle services operate from the city. Skylink Airport Shuttle.
    Skylink Airport Shuttle specialises in providing a regular scheduled bus service between Adelaide Airport, Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal and the City Centre.
    Adelaide Airport Flyer
    Airport transfers from the outer suburbs and surrounding areas of Adelaide including the Fleurieu Peninsula; Barossa Valley, Gawler, Elizabeth, Salisbury, Paralowie, Mawson Lakes and nearby areas, the Adelaide Hills and Murray Bridge.
    Phone: Within Australia 1300 856 444 Outside Australia +61 8 8389 3528
    E-mail - Website -

    The domestic airport is located adjacent to the International Airport. Both provide a city bus service, public car parks, valet car parking. car rental, taxi ranks, and a bureau de change.
    The international airport also has duty-free shopping facilities.

    111 Franklin St. Ph: 08 8415 5533
    Regional and Interstate coaches operate from this central terminal only a few hundred metres from the main post office in the heart of the city.
    Luggage lockers are available and there are cafeteria and shower facilities.

    Richmond Rd
    Only 2 km. west of the city centre the terminal offers all facilities for interstate travellers including free car parking, a cafeteria, taxi ranks, disabled facilities, a mini-bus to major city hotels and an information desk.

    Adelaide Independent Taxis - Ph: 132211
    Suburban Taxis - 131008

    The code for South Australia within Australia is 08. For callers from overseas the code is 61 8, followed by the number.

    Banking hours in South Australia are:
    Monday to Thursday: 9.30am. to 4.00pm.: Friday: 9.30am to 5.00pm.
    A transaction fee will be charged for changing travellers cheques.

    Foreign Currency can be exchanged at all banks during business hours. Other places which will exchange foreign currency include.
  • Adelaide Airport
  • Adelaide Casino. North Tce. (Open 10am. to 4am. Saturday to Thursday: 10am. to 6am. Friday and Saturday
  • American Express 13 Grenfell St. Adelaide:
    Open Mon-Fri. 8.30am. to 5.30pm.: Sat. 9am to Noon. Closed Sunday and Public Holidays

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