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More Time for the Things You Love

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Consistently voted amongst the most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is a place where you can embrace all the experiences of a cosmopolitan capital city whilst enjoying a life centred around wellbeing and balance. Residents enjoy a quality of life where happiness and health intersect, further empowered by being one of the most affordable capital city housing markets in Australia.

The magic of Adelaide lies in the every day. Some of the nation’s best restaurants are your local and the glorious Park Lands that encircle the city are your daily playground.

Adelaide’s Mediterranean climate and long days mean conditions are ideal year-round for exploring and pursuing all the things you love. Your wander home might include a detour along vibrant laneways, an exploration of public art or a sunset across the enchanting River Torrens – the choice is yours. Running and cycling trails weave through the beautiful Park Lands for the fitness-minded, with plenty of picturesque spots to stop for a breather.

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Adelaide enjoys an ease of accessibility unseen in most cities. Government offices, hospitals, business headquarters and an extensive range of shops, restaurants and amenities can all be found on foot within the city’s grid while the many bike lanes make navigating the CBD on two wheels a breeze. A city-wide public transport network, including City trams and a Connector Bus, gets you most places in the city for free, day and night.

Rundle Mall, a busy hub of activity seven days a week, is the retail heart of South Australia and is home to more than 1,000 retailers and services. Pockets of trendy boutiques and artisans can be found all across the city including in the East End, Hutt Street and O’Connell Street in North Adelaide.

South Australia is commonly known as the festival state due to its international and nationally recognised events program. The arts are thoroughly celebrated through the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and WOMADelaide. Iconic sporting festivals include the SuperLoop Adelaide 500 V8 car race and the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race. Boutique offerings such as the Adelaide Fashion Festival, the Vogue Festival and OZAsia Festival are equally embraced.

The city’s central location, midway between the hills and the sea, provides the perfect starting point for trips further afield. Pristine white beaches and world-class wineries can be reached by car in as little as twenty minutes.

Adelaide Airport, which is currently undergoing a $168 million expansion, is a short 15-minute commute from the city, providing access to adventure at your fingertips.  An average of 750 domestic and forty-six international return flights go through Adelaide weekly.

Explore Adelaide's Program of Events

South Australia is commonly known as the festival state due to its international and nationally recognised events program. The arts are thoroughly celebrated through the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and WOMADelaide. Iconic sporting festivals include the SuperLoop Adelaide 500 V8 car race and the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race. Boutique offerings such as the Adelaide Fashion Festival, the Vogue Festival and OZAsia Festival are equally embraced.

JANUARY

Santos Tour Down Under

Adelaide French Festival

FEBRUARY

Lunar New Year Street Party

Adelaide Fringe

Superloop Adelaide 500

MARCH

Adelaide Festival

WOMADelaide

APRIL

Tasting Australia

INDOfest-Adelaide

MAY

DreamBIG Children's Festival

JUNE

Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

JULY

AVCon: Anime & Video Games Festival

Umbrella Winter City Sounds

AUGUST

SALA Festival

Adelaide Guitar Festival

OCTOBER

Adelaide Film Festival

Adelaide Fashion Festival

OzAsia Festival

Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art

NOVEMBER

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

Feast Festival

Mitsubishi Motors Australian International 3 Day Event

DECEMBER

Adelaide Motorsport Festival                            

QBE Insurance Adelaide Carols by Candlelight

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