Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. The city was founded in 1836. The city was established at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges. The climate is mainly Mediterranean with hot summers and mild winters. The rainfall is average at 21 inches.
It is a modern city whose main industries are health care sector and manufacturing. The Adelaide Hills wine region is an important area because of its wine industry. Retail, defense and exports are other important industries.
- Strong and Known Research Centre
Adelaide has many research institutes. The Royal Institution of Australia is one such research center. Adelaide also has a great art culture. It flourished in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most famous art festivals is the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Fringe Festival is another such popular festival. The Adelaide Christmas Pageant is also considered as one of the largest Christmas parades in the world.
- Music industry
The music industry in Adelaide is a thriving one. The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra is very popular. Rock bands such as Cold Chisel and The Angels have crossed the international boundaries.
- Security Arena
The Adelaide Oval and the Titanium Security Arena are some of the popular sports stadium in Adelaide.
- Wildlife Park
Cleland Wildlife Park gives you a close experience with the Kangaroos and Koalas. You can experience over 130 species of wildlife.
- Other places to explore
Some of the other popular tourist destinations are Belair National Park, the Beachouse, Adelaide Park lands, Himeji gardens, National War Memorial, etc. Tourists can visit many places in the city. The Adelaide Botanic Garden is like an oasis in the center of the city. It has a beautiful landscape and some majestic gardens. It is spread in over 50 hectares of land. It is open 365 days a year is free for all visitors.
Adelaide is one of the major cities of Australia. Though more popular for its health and education, it is one of the major tourist attractions in Australia.