There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Adelaide, South Australia.
Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and the fifth-largest city in Australia. Adelaide has an estimated population of more than 1.2 million. The demonym "Adelaidean" is used in reference to the city and its residents.
Adelaide is a coastal city situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St Vincent, on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. The suburbs reach roughly 20km (12mi) from the coast to the foothills and sprawl 100km (62mi) from Gawler in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.
Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to the moniker "City of Churches".
As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. 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 ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010 and being ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2011.
Severe weather warning issued for parts of South Australia including Adelaide...
26 May 2016 at 8:40pm
9news.com.auSevere weather warning issued for parts of South Australia including Adelaide9news.com.au
Localised heavy rain is also possible in parts of Adelaide
, the Mount Lofty Ranges and Mid North from about 11 am as the front moves through. This may lead to localised flash flooding. Locations which may be affected include Adelaide
, Port Lincoln ...
SA records significant rainfall in past 24 hoursThe Advertiserall 5 news articles »
Australia eyes direct Manila-Adelaide flights - Sun.Star
26 May 2016 at 11:08pm
Sun.StarAustralia eyes direct Manila-Adelaide flightsSun.Star
MANILA -- An Australian
official is eyeing to have direct flights between Manila and Adelaide
which will open more opportunities in tourism, education and business for the Philippines and Australia
. During a special joint meeting with Management ...and more »
Heavy rain continues across South Australia, further flooding unlikely - ABC ...
27 May 2016 at 12:44am
ABC OnlineHeavy rain continues across South Australia, further flooding unlikelyABC OnlineAdelaide
is poised to smash its May rainfall average as the city braces for further heavy rain. The State Emergency Service (SES) has attended about 40 jobs today related to the cold front. Fallen trees have brought down power lines, while minor ...
Flood risk eases across SA9news.com.auall 8 news articles »
South Australia Government calls tenders for $900 million redevelopment of Ad...
26 May 2016 at 7:20am
The AdvertiserSouth Australia Government calls tenders for $900 million redevelopment of Adelaide Festival Plaza by developer ...The Advertiser
The project includes a $430 million development by Walker Corporation that involves an office building, retail area, carpark upgrade, Festival Plaza upgrade and a $300 million expansion of the Adelaide
Casino. ?Together the projects are worth more than ...Adelaide
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Adelaide to host Australian-first trial of intelligent streetlights - ABC Online
25 May 2016 at 4:59pm
ABC OnlineAdelaide to host Australian-first trial of intelligent streetlightsABC Online
LED street lights that automatically dim when not required and harvest light from other sources to save power are being trialled in Adelaide
. A strip of 64 lights has been installed along Pirie Street and Hindmarsh Square in the CBD. Peter Auhl ...
Australian dairy farmers rally against low milk prices in Melbourne and Adela...
25 May 2016 at 1:32am
Daily MailAustralian dairy farmers rally against low milk prices in Melbourne and AdelaideDaily Mail
Hundreds of angry farmers travelled from the depths of rural Australia
to gather on the steps of Parliament House in Adelaide
, Melbourne and Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon. Tractors, buses, cows and stock horses filled the streets as protesters waved ...dairy farmers rally on Parliament's stepsThe AdvertiserDairy farmers head to cities for nationwide rally over industry crisisABC Onlineall 317 news articles »
South Australian government supporting Adelaide's bid on 2022 World Equestria...
25 May 2016 at 5:46am
The AdvertiserSouth Australian government supporting Adelaide's bid on 2022 World Equestrian Games that can cost up to $250m to ...The Advertiser
The International Federation of Equestrian Sports has just named Adelaide
as one of two possible Australian
locations to host the 2022 Games following a submission by Equestrian Australia
. Olympic silver medallist Megan Jones with History at Kirby Park ...
Pink ball cricket Tests to be on agenda for Australia and South Africa player...
25 May 2016 at 11:05pm
The Sydney Morning HeraldPink ball cricket Tests to be on agenda for Australia and South Africa players in CaribbeanThe Sydney Morning HeraldAustralia
will take on the West Indies and South Africa over the next month in a one-day tri-series in the Caribbean but the dialogue away from the centre wicket could be just as interesting, with November's pink-ball Adelaide
Test sure to be on the ...
Mitchell Starc keen to make instant impact for Australia
against Windies, Proteas in CaribbeanThe AdvertiserStarc joins batting buddies in anti- pink ball brigadeThe Australian'Fit, strong and ready to play some cricket' - StarcESPNcricinfo.comCricbuzzall 28 news articles »
Virgin Australia flight forced to divert to Adelaide because of passenger - D...
17 May 2016 at 9:58pm
Daily MailVirgin Australia flight forced to divert to Adelaide because of passengerDaily Mail
A Virgin Australia
flight had to divert on Wednesday morning after a passenger began screaming and kicking in his sleep. The plane, which was heading from Perth to Sydney, had to make a sudden stop in Adelaide
so the man could be removed, according to ...Passenger 'kicking, screaming' in his sleepPerth Nowall 4 news articles »
East coast demand boosts Adelaide Brighton - Yahoo7 News
24 May 2016 at 8:13pm
Global CementEast coast demand boosts Adelaide BrightonYahoo7 News
Cement and clinker markets in South Australia
and NSW were stronger, Victoria and southeast Queensland were stable and Western Australia
and the Northern Territory were weaker, he said. Cement sales generated 47 per cent of Adelaide
Brighton expects cement sales to remain flat in 2016Global Cementall 11 news articles »