Populated by just over 1 million people, Adelaide, capital of southern Australia is the country’s fifth largest city and by far the biggest settlement in this sparsely populated state. The city has a proud history and offers visitors excellent sandy beaches, good nightlife, fine food, artistic and cultural events and some of the best cafes in Australia. The city offer endless amounts of galleries and boutiques, but is also the gateway to the beautiful wine country of the Barossa Valley. There is something for everyone in Adelaide, so book your holiday rentals now and begin to plan your perfect trip.
Find authentic accommodation in Adelaide- Apartments to rent and other accommodation rentals with Wimdu
When it comes to accommodation Adelaide is blessed by a wealth of options. The city is nicknamed the '20 minutes' city and this refers to the fact that any part of the city can be reached within 20 minutes. For the travelers this allows them to search for accommodation in districts all over town, without having to worry about their Adelaide rental’s proximity to the major attractions.
On this basis, you should seek an Adelaide holiday apartment that supplies you with the best amenities and at a great price. Cheap apartments can be found in the outer districts and these will still have self-catering facilities as well as allowing you the opportunity to see and live real-life Adelaide away from the tourist and business bubble in the center.
Those travelling in groups should find holiday rentals that cater for the whole party and allow them to split the total cost.
Did you know ?
- Adelaide has been nicknamed the City of Churches.
- Adelaide's exotic Botanic Garden has the largest and oldest glasshouses in the Southern hemisphere.
- The City of Adelaide was named after Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the Queen Consort of William IV of the United Kingdom
- South Australia is the only state never to have received Convicts and was the first ‘free city’ of the country.
- For every one person in Australia there is around 19 rabbits. They were introduced in 1859 when and English ship brought over just 24 wild rabbits.
Five things to do other than the beach in Adelaide
Like all major cities in Australia, Adelaide has a roaring beach scene and some top beaches to hang out at suring your holiday. But what should you do other than enjoy the white sands of Adelaide?
Soak up some culture – Positioned within a stone’s throw of each other Adelaide’s main cultural highlights are easy to find. Head east from the train station and you will reach main Parliament buildings. On the same square you can also visit the Government houses, Festival Theater and wander through the beautiful gardens. Following this detour continue east and explore Adelaide’s top museums including South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. Finally you should also check out the state library, and discover more about the city’s literature history.
Sample the wine – South Australia is home to some world famous wine regions, including Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Located just outside of the city, McLaren Vale is the most accessible and visited wine region and the Barossa is not much further. Take a wine and cheese tour and discover the inner workings of the wine production industry. Tours are available from the shops located on McLaren Vale’s main high street. These tours can be guided or taken independently, and are a great way to see the countryside and explore the wine groves of Adelaide.
Rent a bike - The best way to see the city is by bike. Government run, City Bikes offer a free bike hire system. Start your day at Torrens Lake offering the beautiful lake surroundings and great views of Adelaide. From here cycle into town and explore the center. After getting a feel for the city and deciding which places require a real visit the following day, take one of the many trails from the city leading down to the beach. We recommend you take the Henley Beach trail . This relaxing 30 minute ride will take you through Adelaide’s nicest suburbs before rewarding you with the clear blue ocean views provided at Henley Beach. You can then take one of the other trails back during the evening and drop your bike off in time for dinner.
Taste Adelaide – Adelaide’s Central Market is not only the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, it is also the city’s main hub for food. Fresh seafood, locally sourced fruits and vegetables and locally-pastured meats attract a busy crowd of locals and tourists. Check out the specialty shops and farmers markets and find great deals that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. If you are on a budget, buy all the produce fresh and take it back to your self-catering holiday apartment and try your hand at the local cuisine. If you are not too interested in the food then look out for the second hand book store, handmade jewelry stands and great florists that are found in the market.
Tap into your Germanic side – Found 15 minutes from Adelaide, Hahndorf is the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia and with its rustic charm still intact it attracts visitors all year round. Quaint streets are lined with pubs and restaurants offering traditional German brews and recipes. Tuck into bratwursts and share a mug of beer with the locals who pride themselves on their German heritage. Explore German craft shops and go berry picking on Beerenberg farm.