Visiting Adelaide

Adelaide’s unique design which provides many venues and glorious settings within a short distance of each other helps to create a festival atmosphere.


Wide elegant boulevards, spacious parklands and an unhurried lifestyle sets the city apart and entices you to indulge. Surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful beaches, the city has a compact cultural core making it every easy to get around.

Known for its food, wine and culture Adelaide is ranked Australia’s most livable city and is gateway to some of the best wine growing areas in the world. There are over 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia.

The thing about Adelaide is, you can’t miss it when there’s a festival on – it occupies the whole of the city.” –  David Sefton, Artistic Director Adelaide Festival

But what really sets Adelaide apart is its Festivals. Our Festivals literally and distinctively inhabit every corner of the city. Festival venues spill out into the street as makeshift theatres, galleries and cinemas spring up alongside established cultural centres. All of this activity takes place in a city so compact that visitors can’t help but embrace the infectious festival spirit.

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