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.
36 Hours in Adelaide, Australia - New York Times
27 Nov 2015 at 1:50pm
New York Times36 Hours in Adelaide, AustraliaNew York TimesAdelaide
unsung city, a perfectly pretty destination on the southern coast, whose many charms are regularly eclipsed by the more glamorous Sydney and Melbourne. Most tourists who do fly into Adelaide
are more often than not merely ...
Australia v New Zealand: third Test at the Adelaide Oval - day one as it happ...
27 Nov 2015 at 4:03am
ABC OnlineAustralia v New Zealand: third Test at the Adelaide Oval - day one as it happenedABC OnlineAustralia
has reached 2 for 54 at stumps of the first day of the historic day-night Test match against New Zealand, having dismissed the Black Caps for 202 in Adelaide
. Look back at how the action unfolded in Grandstand's live blog.Australia
v New Zealand: sunset in Adelaide
signals new dawn for Test cricketThe GuardianAustralia
v New Zealand day/night Test ? Live updates from Adelaide
v NZ: Adelaide
day-night pink ball Test | live updatesThe Australiancricket.com.au -BBC Sport -NEWS.com.auall 2,386 news articles »
No second spinner for Australia in Adelaide - Reuters UK
25 Nov 2015 at 10:22pm
Reuters UKNo second spinner for Australia in AdelaideReuters UKADELAIDE Australia
will not field a second spinner in the third and final test against New Zealand in Adelaide, with backup Steve O'Keefe being packed off to play Sheffield Shield cricket. The pink ball's debut in the inaugural day-night test match ...
v New ZealandBBC Sportall 57 news articles »
Australia overlooks Steve O'Keefe for day-night Test against New Zealand in ....
25 Nov 2015 at 7:41pm
ABC OnlineAustralia overlooks Steve O'Keefe for day-night Test against New Zealand in ...ABC Online
Spinner Steve O'Keefe will not play for Australia
in the inaugural day-night Test against New Zealand starting Friday in Adelaide
. O'Keefe has been released from the 13-man Australian
squad to return to Sheffield Shield ranks with New South Wales ...and more »
Australia takes command of historic Adelaide Test - Brisbane Times
27 Nov 2015 at 1:40pm
Brisbane TimesAustralia takes command of historic Adelaide TestBrisbane Times
The third Test introduced the first pink ball - the first ever day/night Test - but Australia again outgunned New Zealand. 28/11/15. ADELAIDE
- NOVEMBER 27: A general view of play under lights during day. Up next... Australia take command.and more »
Police step in to separate protesters at anti-Islam rally - The Advertiser
21 Nov 2015 at 10:01pm
The AdvertiserPolice step in to separate protesters at anti-Islam rallyThe Advertiser
On the other side of the police barrier, anti-racism protesters shouted chants such as: ?Muslims are welcome, racists are not?. Their signs read: ?Australia
is not yours to reclaim? and ?No crime to seek asylum?. The group was vocal in delivering their ...and more »
SA fires: Two people killed in an out-of-control bushfire north of Adelaide -...
25 Nov 2015 at 2:14pm
The Borneo PostSA fires: Two people killed in an out-of-control bushfire north of AdelaideSydney Morning Herald
Two people have been confirmed killed, with fears held for a third, in a bushfire burning out of control north of Adelaide
. The deadly blaze has left 13 people in hospital, including one person with burns to more than 80 per cent of their body. South ...Australia
fire death toll at 3 as damage tops $44 mlnThe Borneo PostLethal inferno leaves trail of devastationThe AdvertiserAdelaide
fires: third person feared dead in blazeThe Australian (blog)ABC Online -News On News -TVNZall 572 news articles »
SA fire contained , 87 homes lost - Sky News Australia
26 Nov 2015 at 8:53pm
Daily MailSA fire contained , 87 homes lostSky News Australia
Speaking alongside South Australian
front bencher Christopher Pyne , Mr Weatherill announced the federal government will cooperate with the South Australian
government to fund disaster relief arrangements. The Commonwealth will share the cost of the ...Australia
bushfires kill Janet Hughes and Allan Tiller near Hamley BridgeDaily MailLives lost helping others in Adelaide
bushfire perilThe Australianall 46 news articles »
As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 - IBNLive
27 Nov 2015 at 4:15am
IBNLiveAs it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1IBNLive
So far, what we have witnessed, it looks like batting in the first two sessions is going to be fairly easy as compared to the last and Australia
will like to make most use of it tomorrow. They trail by 148 runs at the moment. Hope you enjoyed our ...Australia
take edge to stumpsNorthern Starall 5 news articles »
Adelaide gets Australia's first aerial park - SpiceNews
25 Nov 2015 at 1:38am
SpiceNewsAdelaide gets Australia's first aerial parkSpiceNews
The MegaAdventure Aerial Park ? inspired by a British Army aerial assault training course ? will open its doors in South Australia
on Friday, November 27, at West Beach in the Adelaide
Shores precinct. It includes a 26-metre high structure called ...