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The city of Adelaide was founded is around 1830 by free settlers spreading out from Victoria and New South Wales. It is the only Australian state capital to be formed in this way. The city is located on the banks of the Torrens River and its suburbs now spread out along the shores of St Vincent Gulf. It is a typical Australian city that features a waterside lifestyle. There are great beaches for the family, as well as plenty of opportunities for boating and fishing on its protected waterways. The city is surrounded by the Mt Lofty Ranges which provide a great destination for a family day out with interesting villages to explore, fantastic views and arid mountain scenery.
Most tourists who come to Adelaide use it as a base to explore the state and see all of South Australia’s wonderful attractions. The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s leading wine production regions and it lies only an hour or twos drive to the east. This is a great, must see destination with great resorts to stay at and lots of wine and food to enjoy. To the west of Adelaide are the Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas. Here you will find excellent waterfront holiday destinations full of fresh local seafood, golfing resorts and beautiful coastal scenery. To the south are MT Gambier and Kangaroo Island. Visitors to Adelaide can access all of these fantastic destinations on an organised tour and you can even catch a train to take you all the way across the country to Darwin.
The most popular part of Adelaide hotels for holiday makers is the area around Glenelg. Henley Beach, Glenelg Beach, Sellicks beach, and Christies beach are always abuzz with people. The waterfront is lined with a cosmopolitan mixture of resorts, restaurants shopping arcades and cafes giving it a continuing holiday atmosphere. Take a ride with Temptation Sailing and swim with the wild dolphins or relax on the sand and swim with the kids at a fully patrolled safe beach.
The city of Adelaide is a cosmopolitan place. It is a city for festivals, arts food and culture. Rundle mall in the city center is the destination for the keen shopper, and Adelaide’s central market is great for foodies. The wine lovers will all want to visit the National Wine Center and South Australia has been, historically, the countries greatest producer of quality wines for well over a hundred years. Adelaide is easy to get to with its busy airport and flights running daily to all other state capitals as well as lots of Adelaide hotel accommodation.
If South Australia is on your travel itinerary, then you must visit Adelaide and share is wonderful attractions.