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ADELAIDE

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Tarntanya

Aboriginal name

for aDELAIDE

232

Days of sunshine

On average per year

Great wine

recognised wine capital

alongside bordeaux and verona

Addy

Famous nickname

of adelaide

Opal City

Adelaide is the opal capital

of Australia

21°C

Average high Temp

Jul-Aug

Adelaide

new experiences around every corner

Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, is a boutique city with a big heart, perfectly located between the pristine coastline and vineyard dotted Adelaide Hills. It sits alongside London as a national park city and is within easy reach of the iconic Kangaroo Island in one direction and the awe-inspiring Ikara-Flinders Ranges outback region in the other.


Circled by some of the world’s best wineries it’s often referred to as the vineyard city of Australia. There’s over 200 cellar doors within an hours’ drive of the city centre, where visitors can enjoy tastings, long lunches amongst the vines, and behind the scenes tours with local wine-makers.


Adelaide’s Great Wine Capital of the World status recognises South Australia’s innovation and excellence in wine making, and if you’re heading down for the Lions tour, discovering the Epicurean Way – the route which links the wine regions circling the city – is a must do. As well as the wineries you’ll come across national parks and trails teeming with native wildlife, and you’ll sleep over in gorgeous lodges, boutique hotels and beautiful B&Bs.


In Adelaide itself, food and wine are celebrated in the laneway bars and restaurants with a big emphasis on local producers. Hole in the wall eateries and hidden drinking dens serving up some of the country’s best dishes and drinks can be found in neighbourhoods across town.


Locals love to party and during July, when the Lions tour is underway, the whole city will be celebrating Illuminate, a month-long festival of art, light and music. Adelaide’s friendly locals are looking forward to welcoming rugby fans who will love spending time in a city which has sports fever running through its DNA.

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ADELAIDE

Things to do

Tee Off
When it comes to golf, head out onto one of Adelaide’s great golf courses – there are five international-class golf courses within a 30 minute drive of the city. Some of our favourites include Links Lady Bay on the Fleurieu Peninsula just outside of Adelaide and the Royal Adelaide Club at Seaton which has played host to the Women’s Australian Open, and the Grange Golf Club.
Events City
After Edinburgh, Adelaide Fringe is the world’s second largest annual arts festival and has a history stretching back more than 60 years. During the Lions tour to Australia Illuminate Adelaide will light up the skies of the city fusing art, music, light shows and technology to create an incredible atmosphere as the sun goes down for the full month of July.
Private R.M. Williams Tour
Go behind the scenes and learn about R.M.Williams’ journey from swagman to millionaire, paying a visit to the workshop which still creates the iconic Chelsea-style boots today. Have a personal fitting of your very own Craftsman boots and visit the R.M.Williams museum.
Adelaide Hills
Just a 20 minute drive from the vineyard city of Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills is home to lots of boutique wineries and artisan producers. Enjoy long lunches and tastings in atmospheric wine cellars, and explore the local craft breweries and gin distillers set in stunning countryside teeming with native wildlife.
NATIONAL PARK CITY
Adelaide is one of the few cities in the world which has been designated National Park City status. Its commitment to being greener, wilder and cooler is evidenced in the amazing park lands, hills, beaches and conservation areas in and around the city. Teeming with native wildlife Adelaide is best explored on foot, by two wheels or out on the water. New e-bike adventures along the river, paddle boarding at the beach and walking tours led by expert guides introduce you to the laidback lifestyle the locals enjoy year-round.
HOP OVER TO KANGAROO ISLAND
Kangaroo Island, just a 30 minute flight from Adelaide, is home to all the big hitting Aussie wildlife and makes for a great break between Lions tour matches. Whether you’re swimming with pods of wild dolphins, spotting sealions lazing on the sand at Seal Bay, fishing off one of the many beaches, wildlife touring with a local field guide in the national park, or indulging in the island produce you’re guaranteed a very special few days.
BEAUTIFUL BAROSSA
The Barossa is one of the world’s most famous wine regions and just an hours’ drive from Adelaide - one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World. A visit here is a must for any Lions fan wanting to taste some of Australia’s best vintages. Book a day’s touring with a local guide to uncover under-the-radar gems as well as enjoying access to some of the big hitting brands. A glass of Shiraz, paired with some delicious local cheeses as kangaroos play in the vines, never tasted so good. If you have more time continue north to enjoy time spent in the Ikara-Flinders National Park – a stunning outback region with amazing hiking, mountain biking and cultural touring experiences.
CAGE SHARK DIVE DOWN UNDER
The Eyre Peninsula, a 45 minute flight from Adelaide, is one of the few places in the world you can cage dive with Great White Sharks. July is also a great month to swim with giant cuttlefish. Just once a year these curious creatures congregate in their thousands for breeding in the Upper Spencer Gulf Marine Park on the Eyre Peninsula. Watch them change pattern and colour as you snorkel with a marine expert who’s on hand to share the science behind this truly immersive phenomenon.
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