Customarily derided as dull and drowsy by east coast Aussies, Adelaide often gets overlooked as a travel destination. Weird that. 75% of South Australians call Adelaide home (and home ‘Rad-elaide’). And while snobby Melbournians and Sydney-siders might snigger at this stat, greater minds see things more clearly: The Economist Intelligence Unit has ranked the city one of the world’s most livable five times in the past seven years.
To decry Adelaide’s mellow pace as boring is not only to overlook one of its great charms, but to see only one side of the city. Yes, South Australia’s capital is the official City of Churches – a testament to the principles of religious freedom it was founded upon – but it’s also one of elegant architecture, excellent dining and exceptional beaches. Plus, this is the Festival State. Whether it’s Peter Gabriel’s own WOMADelaide, the Adelaide Fringe or SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival), no other Australian city so wantonly gives in to festival fever when a party rolls in.
Check out our range of Adelaide tours and see what this great city has to offer.
*10% per person per tour discount applies to all Adventure Tours Australia trips departing after 1 November 2019. Discount applies to new bookings only made and deposited at between 1 May 2019 and 31 May 2019. Offer is valid for bookings made in AUD & NZD only. The discount applies to the land tour price only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and are not combinable. Discount does not apply to local payments/kitties, permits, additional travel arrangements, international and local airfares. Deposit of $99 per person per trip is required upon booking. If booking within 56 days of departure, full payment is due immediately. All tours are subject to availability. Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation, low season, tour only. Prices, itineraries and inclusions are subject to change without notice. Standard booking conditions apply as per the website.