Adelaide, capital of South Australia, is the gateway to a state boasting some of the worlds richest wine regions, secluded white beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see and a diverse and unspoilt outback landscape.
South Australia's popularity as a travel destination has a lot to do with good living. The lucky locals enjoy it every day; a lifestyle that combines fine wine, quality food, arts festivals and major national and international sporting events.
Adelaide itself is a sophisticated city that has preserved its heritage and links with the past. Surrounded by parklands with a charming blend of historic buildings, wide streets, numerous shops, street cafes and restaurants, Adelaide is the place to enjoy the buzz, culture and convenience of a big city without the frustrations.
Shop in the Rundle Mall - a compact precinct that means you don't need to drop after you shop. Wander over one block to North Terrace, Adelaide's cultural boulevard and savour the city's arts and history at the Art Gallery, State Library and Museum.
The Festival Centre set on the banks of the River Torrens is an easy stroll from the city centre, here you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the parklands and the river or take a ride on the Popeye river boat to the Adelaide Zoo.
Many of Adelaide's artists have relocated to the new arts hub in Hindley Street. The renowned Jam Factory is the place to buy prestige craft pieces to take home as mementos, as well as enjoy the constant round of special exhibitions and daily glass blowing demonstrations.
Adelaide is a city of more than a million people and yet all in the space of a day, you can stretch out on a vast sandy beach, cruise winding roads in lush green hills or see some of Australia's rare native animals in their natural habitat.