Exploring Adelaide

Discover the best of city living in a relaxed and affordable environment known for its high level of education and safe and enjoyable lifestyle.

Consistently considered by the Economist Intelligence Unit to be one of the most liveable cities in the world, and hailed by Lonely Planet as a top ten travel destination, Adelaide is a highly regarded location with plenty to see and do.


Adelaide stretches along the coastline of the Gulf of St Vincent, which is positioned on the Southern coast of Australia. The city is built on the Adelaide Plains and has several rivers flowing through the area, the most notable being the Torrens River.

The city of Adelaide is surrounded by charming parklands, which are perfect for peaceful study, an afternoon walk or cycle, hanging out with friends and casual sports. 25 minutes south of the city you will find coastal beaches, which are accessible by public transport and car, and perfect for summer swimming and evening dinners at Glenelg.
Adelaide has warm to hot temperatures around December – February, and mild winters around June – August.

A Student City

Adelaide is considered a student city due to the high population of students. There are several Universities in the city concentrated around the CBD. With relaxing parklands surrounding the city, as well as the serene Torrens River flowing through it, there are many great places for students to socialise and study in the open. Regular student events take place all year-round, and having one of the lowest costs of living in Australia, Adelaide is one of the more affordable cities to live.

Food, Wine and Festivals

With over 50% of wine in Australia coming from South Australia, Adelaide boasts many food and wine events, amongst a year-round schedule of cultural, entertainment and sporting events such as the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide Writers’ Week, Aboriginal Spirit Festival, WOMADelaide, Test cricket, Adelaide 500 Supercars, and Santos Tour Down Under.

Discover a largely multicultural eating experience, with a large array of restaurants to suit any palate and budget. While restaurants can be found all over the city, Gouger Street and Rundle Street in the City; Norwood Parade; Norwood; King William Road and Hyde Park are well known for their cuisine options.


In Adelaide there are plenty of bars and nightlife with live music and entertainment sprinkled throughout the city that cater to all people, including student focussed nights at many venues. Located all around Adelaide are shopping centres, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars.

On the cultured side of Adelaide, people come from everywhere to visit the South Australian Art Gallery, the South Australian Museum and the State Library.


Adelaide is an incredibly easy city to get around with efficient public transport, including free buses around the city. Adelaide has been affectionately titled the ’20-minute city’, due to the short amount of time it takes to get from one place to another.