Adelaide is a creative, progressive and attractive city that is full of contrasts. Stylish fine dining venues are complemented by pop-up bars and casual eateries.
Opposite sophisticated and elegant wine venues are watering holes full of character. The city’s accommodation is equally poles apart – the leafy, Victorian charm of heritage buildings stand against hotels’ clean modern lines.
Both sides of the River Torrens are bustling with innovative development. The recently renovated Adelaide Oval is linked to the upgraded and expanded Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Casino by a new pedestrian bridge.
Adelaide Central Market, the oldest fresh produce market in Australia, hums with the movement of locals and visitors, and features renowned South Australian fresh produce.
Sophisticated cultural events like the Adelaide Festival play opposite the delightful madness of the Fringe and earthy WOMADelaide.
Renowned sporting events such as the Santos Tour Down Under, World Tennis Challenge and Clipsal 500 Adelaide are held each year, with the city also welcoming thousands of athletes for mass participation events. In 2015, along with the Australian Masters Games, Adelaide will host the ITU Duathlon World Championships and the Pacific School Games, with 2016 to bring the Club Crew World Championships for dragon boating.
Importantly, with 1.2 million residents, Adelaide has space. Space to wander and space to breathe. It’s no wonder that Adelaide was named one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2014 by leading travel authority Lonely Planet.