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|Adelaide is a city of great visual harmony and has a classical elegant style, superbly set beside the River Torrens between the Adelaide Hills and waters of Gulf St Vincent.|
Colonel William Light got it right in 1837 when he laid out his broad streets and surrounded them with a generous green cushion of parkland. The result is a place where traffic seldom jams, the inner-city highlights are all an easy walk away and it's virtually impossible to get lost.
Within minutes of arriving in Adelaide you'll soon realise that it's not trying to be some other place. It has its own quiet confident air of individuality that gives it instant appeal.
Adelaide is blessed with a good life that no other Australian city can match. These things combine to make it a great holiday location, whether you choose to stay in the city, by the sea or in the surrounding towns and suburbs.
Adelaide is an elegant city that has preserved its heritage and links with the past and offers a wealth of tourism experiences that are readily accessible from the city. Adelaide is not only South Australia’s premier tourist destination but also a true gateway to the many other tourist regions within the state. Adelaide is superbly equipped to provide a focus for the 'good living' tourism experience with which the state is so closely associated. The food and wine experience starts right in the city centre with the National Wine Centre, Adelaide Central Market, vibrant cafes, restaurants boasting some of Australia’s best chefs and events such as Tasting Australia.
Food and Wine
|Adelaide has been described as a gastronomic oasis. Add to this very satisfying claim the fact that these restaurants are also some of the best and least expensive and you are describing the dining capital of Australia. Be sure to pick up a copy of the new Dining in Adelaide Guide when you arrive in Adelaide or download a copy from the home page.|
|All you need to know for a bout of retail therapy in Adelaide, is that good shopping starts in the heart of the city and spreads like tentacles in all directions.|
|Adelaide is laid out on a square mile grid of wide streets with gracious colonial architecture. It has many restored Victorian and Edwardian buildings scattered throughout the city. Before Europeans arrived, the part of the continent that is now South Australia was homeland to more than 10,000 people living in more than 50 different language groups. Adelaide is the perfect place for visitors to be introduced to the rich culture and history of the Australian Aboriginal.|
Parks and Gardens
|Adelaide is a city surrounded by parklands, sports fields, a top-class golf course, walking and cycling tracks and beautiful gardens. There’s a sense of space. Adelaide’s remarkable parklands let the city breathe. Suburban parks, street tree canopies and private gardens make this an urban place that’s surprisingly close to nature.|
On the Town
|The city's hot zones for nightlife are the pubs, clubs and bars of Rundle Street in the east and Hindley Street and Light Square in the west. Add theatres and a casino and Adelaide becomes a 24-hours-of-entertainment city.|
Choices of Hotels:
| ||Mercure Grosvenor Hotel Adelaide|
The hotel has a fantastic location opposite the Casino, Convention Centre, Festival Centre and the Railway Station and is just a few minutes walk to the Commercial Centre. Only 1 block from Rundle Mall Shopping Centre.
| ||Rockford Adelaide Hotel|
Rockford Adelaide is located on the corner of Morphett and Hindley Streets in the vibrant West End of the City of Adelaide. In close proximity to the Adelaide Convention Centre, sporting grounds, educational institutions, Rundle Mall, SkyCity Casino and Adelaide's other main attractions, Rockford Adelaide offers a central location convenient for business and leisure travellers.
| ||Crowne Plaza Adelaide Hotel|
Crowne Plaza Adelaide is located on Hindmarsh Square in the heart of the central business district. Overlooking the gardens of Hindmarsh square, the hotel enjoys leafy and peaceful surroundings whilst being within walking distance of all the main attractions. The hotel is 7.4km from Adelaide airport and 1.4 km from Adelaide Central Station.
| ||Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley|
The hotel is well located in the Central Business District. It is just 500 metres from the Convention Centre, 500 metres from the train station and 500 metres from the Casino & Festival Hall. Rundle Mall is also about 500 metres or a 10 minute walk.
| ||Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Currie|
In the heart of Adelaide, just a short walk to the shopping and dining precincts of Adelaide's East End (Rundle Mall and Rundle St), as well as the nightlife of Adelaide's West End and Hindley Street.
| ||Intercontinental Adelaide Hotel|
Situated on the Torrens River, next to the Adelaide Casino, Convention Centre, Festival Centre and Parliament House. Short stroll to the main shopping area, restaurants and Rundle Street.
| ||Stamford Plaza Adelaide Hotel|
The hotel is centrally located in Adelaide's Business District. The Adelaide Convention Centre, the Casino and Parliament House are opposite the hotel and only a short walk away is the city's main shopping centre and restaurants and cafes. 10 minutes from Airport and 20 minutes from Glenelg, Adelaide's beachside suburb.