Adelaide is a decent sized city but you wouldn't know it to visit as it doesn't get crowded and it's famously easy to get around, with just a 20min drive from the CBD getting you into the Hills or down to the beach.

The city centre has the usual assortment of attractions - museums, galleries, parks, historic building's - without having anything overly spectacular (other than the design of the city, which has the CBD ringed by the parkland), but the areas beyond the city limits are worthy of real attention. The Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley, Kangaroo Island and the Murray River are the highlights, and all only a short drive away.


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All Things To Do In Adelaide

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Extra tips for visiting Adelaide

An Extended Train Trip

Adelaide lays at the heart of Australia's luxury train travel network. It is the: - - midway point of the Sydney to Perth 'Indian Pacific' train journey; - the start / end point of 'The Ghan', which goes to Darwin; - the start / end of 'The Overland', which runs to Melbourne; - and the start / end point of the latest journey to be added to the roster, 'The Great Southern', which goes to Brisbane. All of these journeys are operated by 'Journey Beyond Rail'. Visit their website here for details. The best of them is 'The Ghan' as it stops for excursions along the way.

Tours and Activities in Adelaide

All the Tours and Activities offered from Adelaide (click for a link to more information) : - Areas around Adelaide to tour include - Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Murray River, and Fleurieu Peninsula - tours can be found here and here. In the city are - walking tours, a chocolate walking tour, eco caddy tour, segway tour, city to sea bike tour, food tours, the Treasury and Tunnels tour, Cemetery tour, Victims and Villains tour, and a market tour. More interesting walking tours by Flamboyance found here. On the water you can - go sailing on a tall ship or catamaran, paddle boating, kayaking to look for dolphins and shipwrecks. Out in nature, you could try rock climbing.

Adelaide Arts and Fringe Festival UPDATE

A notable event for Adelaide is


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