Welcome to the world’s only city in a park - 900 hectares of parks, to be exact. The city and luscious green parks surrounding Adelaide, known as the Park Lands, was originally called Tarntanya (red kangaroo place) by the Kaurna people who are the original custodians of the land. Adelaide has a population of approximately 1.2 million people and is consistently voted in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world by the Economist.
We enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean-like climate with warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It averages highs of 25 - 35°C in summer and 15 - 16°C in winter. The pleasant weather allows residents and visitors alike to get out and embrace what the city has to offer - all year round!
South Australia is known as the Festival State due to its extensive program of globally-renowned events that draw visitors and participants from around the world. The Adelaide Fringe is the second largest Fringe and highest ticket selling multi-arts festival in Australia while our Credit Union Christmas Pageant is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere! Aside from our huge program of major events, there’s always something happening in the city. Check out our What’s On calendar to discover the best of Adelaide events.
Beautiful produce and fantastic food and wine are at the heart of Adelaide culture. South Australia accounts for 60% of Australia’s total wine exports so you are bound to come across some impressive wine lists whilst dining in the city. The Adelaide Central Market has been Adelaide’s home of fresh produce and culinary delights for nearly 150 years and the perfect place to pick up pressies for your foodie friends and family. Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with other delicious iconic brands like Haigh’s Chocolates, FruChocs, Charlesworth Nuts and Coopers Brewery.
For those that are feeling a bit adventurous, the ‘Pie Floater’ is considered an iconic South Australian dish. It’s essentially a meat pie in pea soup, topped with tomato sauce. We promise it tastes way better than it sounds and looks. You can find this delicacy at the West Oak Hotel, Kings Head Pub, Bakery on O’Connell and The Archer Hotel.