South Australia is home to long summers, stunning beaches and award-winning wine, events and festivals. It’s the gateway to Australia’s finest collection of wine growing regions that include the Barossa and Clare Valleys, the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, Flinders Ranges and Outback and Kangaroo Island.
Host to major events, such as the Santos Tour Down Under, the Cellar Door Wine Festival, Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide, South Australia loves a great party.
The weather here has beautiful, long summers and mild winters. It’s perfect holiday weather if you are thinking of extending your stay beyond the Congress.
Adelaide has had many nicknames over the years, from “the Athens of the south” (a nod to our Mediterranean climate and lifestyle) to “the 20-minute city” (because getting around just isn’t a problem). We’re also famous as Australia’s home to great food, the arts and new ideas.
What visitors most notice, however, are the sense of light and space, and the range of things you can do in a day without feeling rushed. That’s what makes Adelaide a great convention city, and why both Lonely Planet and The New York Times rated it in the top 10 places to see in 2015.
It’s an easy city to enjoy, whether you prefer 5-star dining, quirky laneway bars, exploring the bustling Central Market, cycling in the parklands, strolling in the picturesque Adelaide Hills or relaxing on a stretch of white sandy beach just 20 minutes (that figure again) from the CBD.