Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and is the most populous in the state, with over 1.1 million inhabitants.
A city whose colonial roots still show through, it is laid out in a tidy grid with gracious colonial architecture. It is easily explored on foot, and is surrounded by 930 hectares of parklands, plus there are numerous galleries, museums and churches. Adelaide's pleasant climate makes it a pleasure to visit the beaches nearby or to sit at one of its many sidewalk cafes.
The central markets feature 48 cultures in a unique atmosphere that has survived 125 years. Rundle Mall is the main shopping precinct and has a variety of shops and eating places. The 1920s Adelaide railway station is now a casino and a historic tram takes visitors out to Glenelg beach with its own lively shops, restaurants and grand hotel. Further afield, the wine regions of the Barossa and Clare Valleys are great for day trips.
Things to see and do
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD$)
Language – English
Land Area – 1,826.9 m²
Population – 1,100,000
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus nine and half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 61
Port Location - Adelaide's cruise terminal is located 12km west of the CBD and is close to shopping, recreational and commercial facilities. There are regular buses and trains which make the 20 minute trip into the city. Adelaide's airport is 15 minutes from the port.
Transport Links - Adelaide airport has international connections to Auckland, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Australia's cross-country train network provides services from Adelaide to other major cities. The train to Alice Springs (and Darwin) departs from Adelaide, and it is a reasonable driving distance to the bigger cities on the east coast of Australia.