Not distinguished by outstanding sights like Sydney or Melbourne, not being a resort city like the Gold Coast or Cairns, not being an important industrial center like Perth or Brisbane, Adelaide has always diligently looked for something to attract tourists. As a result of these searches, Adelaide has found its niche in the tourism market, specializing in holding numerous festivals and organizing exciting tours to explore the unique nature of the far reaches of South Australia – cruises on old steamboats on the Murray River, excursions to Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ridge, an underground city Coober Pedy, where 80% of the world’s opal mining is carried out under the scorching heat of the desert.
The climate in Adelaide is Mediterranean, mild with warm, sometimes hot summers and short, mild, cool winters. In summer, the average temperature fluctuates around 28 C, and in winter – around 15 C. All four seasons are clearly defined. The greatest amount of precipitation falls in winter – from May to September. Summer is very dry.
The best time to visit is in the Australian spring, autumn and summer – from October to April. Spring and summer are warm, the most pleasant times of the year.
The water in the ocean in the vicinity of Adelaide does not warm up well, as the south of Australia is washed by cold ocean currents. The average water temperature in winter is 15 C, and in summer 18 C. In summer, you can swim in bays and coves.
Streets in Adelaide intersect at right angles. The city center is surrounded by four avenues: North, East, West, South Terrace.
The City area, bisected by King William St., is connected to northern Victorian Adelaide by a bridge over the Torrens River. There are many parks and gardens in the city center.
The British past of the city earned him the nickname “City of the Churchmen”. After the Second World War, a flood of immigrants from Europe again poured into Adelaide. The mild climate and the mixture of peoples give this city its charm.
Adelaide is not built up with shiny skyscrapers, like the administrative centers of other states. Several large buildings do not discord with the colonial style of its architecture. She managed to avoid “Americanization”, life here flows slowly and calmly.
But in the field of development of literature and art, it is in first place. On even years there are festivals of arts, on odd years there are festivals of wine from the Barossa valley. The Arts Festival lasts for two weeks, during which, it seems, you can see everything: ballet, concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances, opera, variety shows. At the corner of North Terrace and Morphett St. The Living Arts Center is located. It is housed in a former factory and converted into workshops for artists that can be visited. The place is very interesting.
Thanks to the establishment in 1985 of the Grand Prix in Formula 1 car racing, the city gained worldwide fame. Races took place on the streets of the city.
In the very center of the city, at the modern fountain in Victoria Square, dates are usually arranged. The square is surrounded by colonial-style buildings, among which are several churches and two large Palais de Justice. On North Terrace in the north of the central part of the city is a restored railway station, turned in 1985 into a casino. This one of the most elegant casinos in Australia has hundreds of gambling tables, several restaurants and bars.