Adelaide skyline reflected on the waterfront
Adelaide skyline reflected on the waterfront

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a relaxed but sophisticated city with just over a million inhabitants that is bound by the hills of the Mt Lofty Ranges and the waters of the Gulf St Vincent. The city features a great many parks and green areas and the weather is bright all year round, although the summer heat benefits from access to a pool or airconditioning.

Excellent swimming can be found at many beaches close to the city, with surfing available a little further afield and there is even an artificial reef designed for divers off Glenelg beach.

The architecture is a mix of the modern structures and gracious Victorian or Edwardian buildings and colonial-era homes and cafes that have been lovingly preserved.

The Biennial Adelaide Festival of Arts, the Festival Fringe and other festivals throughout the year bring Adelaide a world-class extravaganza of cultural events - and give Adelaide its title as the "Festival City".

With six of the top ten Australian wines made in the regions surrounding Adelaide and a huge range of international standard restaurants, this is the ideal place to wine and dine your way through a sophisticated vacation in Australia.

The green city of Adelaide seen from the sky
The green city of Adelaide seen from the sky
Adelaide Golf course
Adelaide Golf course



Average temperature

Average rainfall

Sept - Nov

12 - 25°C


Dec - Feb

15 - 29°C


March - May

14 - 25°C


June - Aug

8 - 17°C


Adelaide is capital of Southern Australia, a state with a temperate climate enjoying mild winters and dry summers. Most rain falls during the winter, whilst summer can be very hot, especially further inland from the coast.

The best time to visit

In the summer when it is warm and relatively dry. Spring and autumn are also pleasant with low rainfall, although temperatures can get a little cooler.