Adelaide, Australia's fifth largest city, is the vibrant capital city of South Australia. The city was the only Australian city settled by
English free settlers and is also a city of immigrants. Adelaide, with its Mediterrean climate, has preserved its colonial past in its fine buildings. It has wide tree-lined streets and the River
Torrens running through its center. It also has 600 pubs, incredible restaurants and sidewalk cafes, museums, great places to shop, lots of sporting activities and many parklands and gardens. There
are sandy beaches 15 minutes from the center of town, world-renowned wineries within an hour of the city, an interesting outback and the Murray River to explore. The famous train, The Ghan, begins in
Adelaide and goes to Darwin, passing through Alice Springs on its way and the Indian Pacific passes through the state on its way to Perth.
I ran across this wonderful comparison of Sydney,
Melbourne and Adelaide in the paper recently. This article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, March 26, 2006, written by Margo Pfeiff about Adelaide. No one has ever described Adelaide
better! Look at the photos below and you will see what she means.