South Australia’s capital city of Adelaide is known for its festivals, incredible food and premium wine regions just a short drive from the centre of town.
With a packed events calendar and some of the country’s best restaurants and small bars, there’s always something exciting happening in Adelaide. If you’re around for a few days, experience the best the city has to offer before taking your explorations further to the surrounding wine regions, beaches and outback that make South Australia such a fascinating place to visit.
When to visit
Adelaide enjoys mild winters and warm, dry summers. Average temperatures in spring and autumn are pleasant with low rainfall. Winter can get chilly, and June is the wettest month on average. Autumn is festival season with major events such as WOMADelaide and Tasting Australia. It’s also a great time for spotting autumn foliage in the surrounding wine regions. Spring brings colourful canola fields to the Clare Valley and is a great time to spot baby kangaroos and koalas emerging from their mothers’ pouches. Visit Kangaroo Island to see them in abundance. If you’re visiting in winter, you won’t be disappointed. Head to the Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale to taste premium red wines in a cosy cellar door.
Find out more about seasonal weather in Adelaide.
How to get there
International and domestic flights arrive at Adelaide Airport, which is a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
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