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  • The city of Adelaide lies on the Torrens River and is the capital of South Australia.

  • To the south lies the vast Great Southern Ocean. To the north,

  • a series of fertile hills that stretch away into the country’s dramatic red centre.

  • Adelaide is a compact beachside city, filled with churches,

  • hand crafted stone buildings and picturesque parklands, a romantic legacy of its early history

  • Unlike many of Australia’s capital cities,

  • it was founded, not by convicts but by successive waves of free settlers and immigrants.

  • These early travellers brought with them a sense of elegance and refinement,

  • as they set about creating a better life for themselves, thousands of miles from home.

  • Today’s Adelaide is a beautiful combination of the old world and the new.

  • It is a place to relax and rediscover the good things in life.

  • Slow down and take the time to enjoy locally sourced food, award winning wine and a history

  • laced with passion, romance and beauty.

  • Leave the car behind and stroll to Victoria Square,

  • right in the heart of the city’s mile-wide grid.

  • Wander along the North Terrace District

  • and explore the four terraces that frame the city like a painting.

  • Even the graceful buildings that house the museums and galleries,

  • echo with stories from the past.

  • Ayers House is a fine example of Regency architecture

  • and one of the original mansions built in this district.

  • At the South Australian Museum,

  • learn about the rich cultures that were already in place before the Europeans arrived.

  • Stop by the Art Gallery of South Australia,

  • and enjoy the extensive collections of Australian and international art.

  • In Adelaide, horticulture has also evolved into an art form.

  • Youll feel as though you have stepped into a painting by Monet at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.

  • Set on the edge of the central business district,

  • this quiet space features walking trails, conservatories and 3 spectacular glasshouses.

  • Across town is the the Himeji Garden,

  • where waterscapes create images of vastness and grandeur.

  • The legendary Adelaide Oval is another beautiful blend of the old and new.

  • It’s modern design sits well beside the century-old manual scoreboard,

  • and many visitors claim this to be one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.

  • Just a short tram ride away are Adelaide’s glittering beaches.

  • Spend some time at Glenelg beach which was one of the first European settlements in the state.

  • As the day winds down, discover the city’s culinary credentials.

  • Of course, this city is also the gateway to the famous Barossa and Claire Valleys,

  • a food and wine lovers paradise.

  • Hire a car for the short 1 hour journey to the Barossa,

  • one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.

  • Many of the earliest settlers here came from Germany,

  • bringing with them grapes from their homeland.

  • The climate proved to be a perfect fit and the area is now internationally famous for

  • its outstanding shiraz and reisling.

  • Enjoy a meal at one of the local wineries,

  • or pick up supplies at the Barossa Markets.

  • Pack a picnic and head out into the countryside to admire the stunning view.

  • It is a view which has changed little since this fertile land

  • first offered free men and women the vision of a new life.

  • Today, Adelaide’s, old world elegance continues to attract visitors who return time and again

  • to rediscover life’s genuine pleasures.

The city of Adelaide lies on the Torrens River and is the capital of South Australia.

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