Adelaide is dynamic and inspiring, cultured and warm. Stylish, yet casual; artistic, but very down-to-earth. It’s large enough to be cosmopolitan yet compact enough to avoid big-city congestion, inconvenience – and cost. Renowned across Australia as being the festival city, Adelaide’s appreciation of the arts goes hand in hand with a penchant for good food and fine wine.
Situated between the beautiful Adelaide Hills and the long white beaches of the Gulf of St. Vincent, Adelaide is a picturesque city with a population of approximately 1.2 million. With the city being settled in 1836, the city still retains much of its simple peace and tranquility, with the convenience and energy of a modern city.
Adelaide is best known for its biennial Arts Festival, its many churches and graceful stone buildings and its being within an hour’s drive of some of Australia’s most famous and beautiful wine producing regions including the Barossa Valley. Other sights which have made the region famous over the years include the beautiful Kangaroo Island and the scenic Flinders Ranges.
Adelaide and South Australia in general pride themselves on offering a lower-key, but more relaxing and pleasant experience to what can be offered by the larger Australian cities. This is supported by fabulous food and wine, a temperate Mediterranean climate, a vibrant arts scene and exciting program of major events that make the ideal location for mixing business with pleasure.