SA boast 4 seasons. There is more rainfall during autumn and heading towards winter. Do note that it gets dryer away from Adelaide proper so the more inland it gets, so does the weather.
There are green areas around the Murray River where fruit trees are cultivated and of course at the hills where the wineries are situated - in short SA boast a very diverse landscape, not just a dry one. .
ADELAIDE has a great idea of having 'GREETERS" to "meet & greet " you.
Greeters are trained volunteers, some speak more than one language, they are not professional tour guides, and they come from all age groups, backgrounds and have a variety of interests.
The volunteers help you find your way around the city and the numerous attractions in reach of the city centre, either by foot or by using public transport.
They'll show you how to get to the beach, where the markets, shops and museums are, and where a wide variety of eateries can be found.
As it is run by "Adelaideans" they know what they are talking about, and are keen to show the best of this beautiful city.
WHAT HAPPENS is..................
You will be matched with an Adelaide Greeter who shares your interests and speaks your language, and then you spend approx 4 hours together, getting to explore Adelaide. If you have questions, they are willing to answer them to the best of their ability, and its also a nice time to share experiences, perhaps about your own country.
The service is available 7 days a week.
OPERATING TIMES ARE..... 9am and 5pm.
It is a pre-booked service.
Bookings are required a minimum of three days in advance, and can be made by telephone, facsimile, or online with the Visitor Request Form.
Contacting Adelaide Greeters
Or, IF YOU WISH TO WRITE...... Visitor Information Services
GPO Box 2252, Adelaide, South Australia ,5001
Not a huge Airport like a lot of other Australian Capital cities, so easier to navigate.
If you need a Taxi to the City, the taxi rank is located directly out the front of T1 on the ground level. Concierges allocate taxis to passengers. Fares are around $20 - $25 to the city.
There is a $2 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.
Maybe you want to Hire A Car?
All of the major brands are located on the ground level adjacent to the baggage claim area.
AVIS | www.avis.com.au
Budget | www.budget.com.au
Europcar | www.europcar.com.au
Hertz | www.hertz.com
Thrifty | www.thrifty.com.au
The Skylink Airport Shuttle provides scheduled bus services between Adelaide Airport, Keswick Interstate Railway Terminal and the Adelaide CBD. There are set-downs and pick-ups from most major city hotels. The shuttle service operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day.
Phone +61 8 8332 0528 | Fax +61 8 8364 0711
Public transport buses are called the JetBus service. They pick up and drop off from the bus stop to the southwest of T1 on Level 2 (turn left as you exit the terminal).
Travel is to and from the city, Glenelg and the north-eastern suburbs.
All JetBuses are Metro ticket services. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers.
Going somewhere a little out of the way, then maybe you need "Adelaide Airport Flyer"
This services by Minibus the Adelaide outer suburbs and surrounding areas including but not limited to Victor Harbor, Goolwa, McLaren Vale, Aldinga and Noarlunga areas; Barossa Valley, Gawler, Elizabeth, Salisbury, Paralowie, Mawson Lakes and nearby areas, and Hahndorf, Mount Barker and Murray Bridge, ALL to and from Adelaide.
Door-to-door 7 day service.
Reservation at least 48 hours prior to travel.
Office hours 9-5pm Monday to Friday.
I hope you never need a Hospital while in Adelaide, but just incase you do, the Royal Adelaide Hospital is located on North Terrace. The Hospital was built in 1840, and as I write this, a new Hospital is being built, completion expected in 2016.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital is usually the Hospital that you will be brought to if in an accident.
Easy to reach, but car parking is a bit hard to find.
Be careful where you park, as Parking Inspector's check frequently, and you don't want a fine on holiday.
Phone.....+61 8 8222 4000
Adelaide ( is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth-largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.28 million.
It is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains.
The suburbs reach roughly 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills but sprawl 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia
Colonel Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland.
Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It continues to rank highly as a livable city, being in the Top 10 in The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities
Adelaide has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate where most of the rain falls in the winter months. Of the Australian capital cities, Adelaide is the driest, and it has a semi-arid climate influence because of its dryness. Rainfall is unreliable, light and infrequent throughout summer. In contrast, the winter has fairly reliable rainfall with June being the wettest month of the year, averaging around 80 mm.
Frosts are rare, with the most notable occurrences having occurred in July 1908 and July 1982. There is usually no appreciable snowfall, except at Mount Lofty and some places in the Adelaide Hills.
Beautiful Kangaroo Island is a microcosm of different landscapes and environments - stunning beaches, forests, desert dunes and farmland. It's the place to go, to see amazing native wildlife in the wild. So it's no wonder that it's one of Australia's National Landscapes.
And it's only a stone's throw away from the coast of South Australia - making it your ideal island holiday destination.When a panel of 522 experts ranked the world's islands by comparing their commitment to sustainable tourism and preserving the environment, Kangaroo Island came out on top. National Geographic Traveler magazine has applauded its natural attractions and sensitivity to the environment - why don't you travel there yourself?
Kangaroo Island is a short ferry ride or plane trip from the mainland. And there's plenty of accommodation there for you to enjoy - from wilderness retreats, through to new luxury lodges.....you have to see it all.
It's the wine capital of Australia, a place where you can get a real taste for the finer things in life. But if you're thinking that it all sounds a bit highbrow, think again.
The Barossa is a relaxed and friendly place, where during your holiday, you can share a drink with the people who actually make the region's world class wines. You might meet them at the Barossa's wineries and cellar doors, or you might run into them at restaurants, or on a golf course.Of course, there's more to a Barossa Valley holiday than just wine.
When you travel to the Barossa, you can browse art stores for something special to take home, sit in a friendly restaurant and enjoy local cuisine, or get out into the sunny countryside and stretch your legs with a walk in a national park.
BAROSSA VALLEY is one of Australia's main wine producing areas. It is actually the valley of the North Para River, but William Light named it BAROSSA (hillside of roses) after a wine growing district in Spain. The valley is about 32 kilometres long and 3 to 12 kilometres wide. It lies 56 kilometres east of Adelaide, in South Australia. Low hills rise sharply to as much as 700 metres above seas level to the east.The valley has a Mediterranean climate, with an average rainfall of more than 400 millimetres. Farmers produce cereal crops, vegetables, dairy products, meat and wool.
Flinders Ranges & Outback
If you're in the mood for an exhilirating adventure holiday, then venture into the uplifting Outback. The Flinders Ranges and Outback provides a dramatic departure from the hectic pace of big cities, but it's surprisingly accessible. And once you're there, you'll experience things that make home look boring. See the majestic natural amphitheatre of Wilpena Pound, a lost world located inside a giant stone crater. Go driving into the deep Outback and spend time exploring our legendary desert tracks. Or take a scenic flight over the Flinders Ranges. There's hiking trails, places to fossick for opals, and even a desert golf course with no grass.
The locals can give you all the tips you need for an adventure in the Outback. So share a drink with them, and find out about their favourite local spots.
The Flinders Ranges has been named one of Australia's outstanding national landscapes - recognised as an emotionally uplifting destination, where adventure, spirituality and tranquility co-exist.
The South Australian Outback town of Coober Pedy is home to some of the world's finest opal deposits.
Desert Parks Pass
Grab a Desert Parks Pass to make the most out of your desert discovery.
This is one of the great motoring adventures in the world - crossing the 500 kilometres of the Simpson Desert.
Favorite thing: Recently the airport of Adelaide have been renovated. It is now a brand new one. The airport is big/huge. You cannot be lost up here. If you want, you can go with the passenger to the gate and say goodbye over there.
Jeez, I'm not even sure of the name of the market, but just to walk through there, to see what kind of deals you can get on food, flowers, bread...where many true Aussies shop was fun. Of course, there are shops selling the usual tourist junk, but I enjoyed the people watching and food shopping.
Fondest memory: The Fairy Penguins at Victor Harbor (outside of Adelaide) were DARLING. When you could see them anyway. I guess that's the challenge.
Fondest memory: Perhaps not my fondest memory, but one that always brings a smile to our faces.... We were travelling around the world and flew first to Hong Kong, then spent some time in Sydney before moving onto Adelaide. We were already having problems with jet lag I think!! We booked into a hotel and unpacked. Koos then noticed that the alarm clock was wrong compared to his watch so he changed the alarm clock. It was only later when we went out to get some groceries that we saw that the time on the hotel clock was correct and we realised that we had entered another time zone!!! - the shops had shut by that time.
Favorite thing: At the Adelaide Entertainment Centre there are different kind of activities held, like concerts, fairs, etc.
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