Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is such a diverse holiday destination for tourists. Whether the things you love to see and do can be found indoors or outdoors, Adelaide will never disappoint you with its extensive range of natural and cultural attractions.
Adelaide is famous for different things and its zoo is one of the prides of the city. Adelaide Zoo is unique because it is the only zoo in Australia that houses giant pandas.
If you are fond of museums, there are plenty of stopovers to do. The South Australian Museum has a variety of exhibits, some of which feature the Pacific cultures, South Australian biodiversity, and Antarctic explorers. Another interesting place to visit is the South Australian Maritime Museum, the oldest museum of its kind in Australia. Other places to check out are the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, and Port Adelaide Train Museum.
Art lovers should not miss visiting the Art Gallery of South Australia, one of Australia’s largest state art collections. It houses indigenous Australian, colonial, British, and Japanese arts.
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is just one of the three botanic gardens in the city. It is a sprawling 51 hectares of landscaped green space where you can see native and international flora.
Of course, beachcombing is an activity that holidaymakers and tourists should experience in Adelaide. Two of the most popular beaches in the city are Glenelg Beach and West Beach.
Because of Adelaide’s hot-summer Mediterranean climate, the city experiences a year-round warm climate. Summers are hot and humid while winters are mild and wet. Most rain falls during the winter season, with June being the rainiest month, but light and sporadic rainfall is not uncommon even during the summer season. In summer, average temperatures range from 11.5 to 29.4 °C (52.7 to 84.9 °F). The mean winter temperatures in the city range between 7.5 to 19 °C (45.5 to 66.2 °F).
In terms of city events, the best time to visit Adelaide is during “Mad March”, when various festivals and events are held. During the month of March, events such as the Adelaide Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Festival, and the Adelaide Cup take place, offering tons of cool things to do in Adelaide.
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