Adelaide - Lonely Planet World Top 10 City in 2014
Lonely Planet recently named Adelaide as one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2014.
Adelaide is the only Australian city to be listed in the Best in Travel 2014 series, aptly described as “effortlessly chic – and like a perfectly cellared red, it’s ready to be uncorked and sampled”.
With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable!
Australia’s most liveable city
The city centre, surrounded by parklands is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is easy to get around with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.
A master plan
When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands.
Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius (°C) and 28°C in summer.
Join the café culture lifestyle. Adelaide has a diverse cultural mix that guarantees the food is sensational. Accommodation is competitively priced. We’re proud to be Australia’s wine capital, with numerous regions on our doorstep. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
A brilliant blend
There’s the Barossa and Coonawarra (reds) and the Clare Valley (Rieslings). The Adelaide Hills has some stunning whites, then there’s McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Kangaroo Island is a jewel and the best place in Australia to see native animals in the wild. It also has pristine beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, awesome sunsets, quality fresh seafood and a “drop” of wine. Don’t miss this iconic destination, just a 30 minute flight or two hours’ drive and a short ferry ride south of Adelaide.
Adelaide loves to party
See the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide. Sports fans will love the award-winning Santos Tour Down Under and Clipsal 500 V8 car race. March is event season.
We’re proud to be Australia’s most sustainable city, with buildings, transport and many other “green” projects to enjoy. The world-class convention facilities also make Adelaide a great place to do business.
You’ll love Adelaide. We do.
Heading to Adelaide? The Adelaide City Visitor Guide is full of information about accommodation, festivals and events, indigenous experiences, shopping outlets, markets and more. View the
Adelaide City Visitor Guide.
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Download a map of Adelaide City to help navigate your way around in a car, on a bike or on foot. See North Terrace for museums and galleries, Rundle Mall for shopping and Rundle Street, Gouger Street and Chinatown for dining.