Welcome to Adelaide

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Adelaide is a new city in an old land. Founded as a British colony in 1836, and now the capital of South Australia. Today, its rich mix of diverse cultures lives together in a relaxed and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Not only is Adelaide full of green parks but it has 30km of beaches stretching along its suburbs. The city is famous for its al fresco eating culture and is the centre of the Australian wine industry, with some of the best food and drink in the world.


Population 1.2 million
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours General shop hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and most major outlets are also open Sundays 11am-5pm.
Newspapers The Advertiser
Sunday Mail
Messenger Newspapers
The Australian
The Weekend Australian
Emergency numbers 000
Tourist information South Australian Visitor Information Centre
108 North Terrace, Adelaide
+1 300 764 227 (within Australia) / + 61 8 8463 4694 (International)

Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
Rundle Mall, Adelaide
+61 8 8203 7611