Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. The Adelaide metropolitan area has two commercial Airports, Adelaide and Parafield.

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Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide city stretches 20 km from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south. The city centre, surrounded by parklands is a blend of historic buildings, wide streets, parklands, cafes and restaurants. Adelaide is easy to get around with rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west.

Adelaide is the "20 minute city". The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That's what we call liveable! This elegant city is known for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, lively festivals and incredible sense of space. Explore the museums and libraries of North Terrace, dine on dedicated 'eat streets' or picnic in gardens that sprawl over almost half the city. Go bike riding in Botanic Park or row past rose gardens in Rymill Park. Swim with dolphins or learn to sail in Glenelg or fish from the jetty in Henley.

Travelling around Adelaide

Being centrally located on the Australian mainland, Adelaide forms a strategic transport hub for east-west and north-south routes. The city itself has a metropolitan-wide public transport system, which is managed by and known as the Adelaide Metro. The Adelaide Metro consists of a contracted bus system including the O-Bahn Busway, metropolitan railways, and the Adelaide-Glenelg Tram.

Adelaide has one freeway and two expressways; the South Eastern Freeway, connecting the city with the Adelaide Hills and beyond to Murray Bridge, the Port River Expressway connecting Port Adelaide and Outer Harbor to interstate routes, and the Southern Expressway, an interchangeable one-way road connecting the southern suburbs with the city.

The Adelaide metropolitan area has two commercial Airports, Adelaide and Parafield. Adelaide airport is the main International connection point to South Australia. Parafield Airport, Adelaide's second airport, is used for small aircraft, pilot training and recreational aviation purposes.

Weather in Adelaide

Adelaide has a warm Mediterranean climate where most of the rain falls in the winter months. Rainfall is unreliable, light and infrequent throughout summer. In contrast, the winter has fairly reliable rainfall with June being the wettest month of the year, averaging around 80mm. The warmest month is January and the coolest month is July.

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