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.
Gombau to take charge of Olyroos - The Advertiser
27 Jun 2016 at 6:11pm
The AdvertiserGombau to take charge of OlyroosThe Advertiser
Gombau, 40, replaces another former Adelaide
United coach Aurelio Vidmar as Olyroos boss one year after leaving Coopers Stadium to take charge of Spanish star David Villa's academies across the United States. ?I am so happy with this position.Former Adelaide
boss Josep Gombau appointed Australia
under-23 coachESPN FCJosep Gombau returns to Australia
as new Olyroos coachThe Guardianall 13 news articles »
Adelaide battens down for wild weather as high winds hit South Australia - AB...
23 Jun 2016 at 1:18am
ABC OnlineAdelaide battens down for wild weather as high winds hit South AustraliaABC OnlineAdelaide
has shivered through its coldest day of the year to date, with more heavy rain and possible snow predicted. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging wind and heavy rainfall across the state overnight.Severe weather warning for parts of South Australia
, the Hills drenched by heavy rainsThe Advertiserall 4 news articles »
Navantia Australia Inaugurates New Operations and Design Centre in Adelaide -...
27 Jun 2016 at 4:24am
Naval TechnologyNavantia Australia Inaugurates New Operations and Design Centre in AdelaideNaval Technology
has announced the opening of its Operations and Design Centre in Technology Park Mawson Lakes, South Australia
. The centre will be the home of Navantia's engineering and design capabilities in Australia
. Navantia has been steadily ...
South Australia's government to fund gigabit network for Adelaide - Computerw...
26 Jun 2016 at 11:30pm
Computerworld AustraliaSouth Australia's government to fund gigabit network for AdelaideComputerworld Australia
Alongside the state government, owners of the non-profit SABRENet company include the University of Adelaide
, the University of South Australia
and Flinders University. The federal Defence Science and Technology Group (the former Defence Science and ...Ten times faster than NBN as Adelaide
follows ChattanoogaThe Australian Financial ReviewHigh-speed internet push to make Adelaide
a Gig CityThe Advertiserall 8 news articles »
Our petrol is the cheapest in Australia ? for now - The Advertiser
27 Jun 2016 at 1:31am
The AdvertiserOur petrol is the cheapest in Australia ? for nowThe Advertiser
This price is significantly lower than interstate capitals, where prices range from 117c/l in Perth to 124c/l in Sydney. RAA senior analyst Chris West said Adelaide
prices were the lowest due to the timing of the price cycle, as each state capital ...
Adelaide Zoo farewells 'miracle' tree kangaroo - Australian Geographic
26 Jun 2016 at 10:23pm
Australian GeographicAdelaide Zoo farewells 'miracle' tree kangarooAustralian Geographic
MAKAIA, AN ORPHANED tree kangaroo at Adelaide
Zoo in South Australia
, is getting ready for a big journey to his new home in South Australia
. The Goodfellow's tree kangaroo was originally made famous in November 2014 when, in a conservation ...Orphaned tree kangaroo to leave Adelaide
The Advertiserall 17 news articles »
'Drunkorexia' phenomena prominent in young Australian women - ABC Online
29 Jun 2016 at 7:35pm
ABC Online'Drunkorexia' phenomena prominent in young Australian womenABC Online
... dietary restriction, purging, vomiting, excessive exercise ... for the sole purpose of saving calories for alcohol use," she told 891 ABC Adelaide
. "It seems to have evolved out of two quite prominent socio-cultural norms, operating in Australia ...and more »
Australia winning against superbugs in animals, Adelaide researchers discover...
23 Jun 2016 at 3:04pm
ABC OnlineAustralia winning against superbugs in animals, Adelaide researchers discoverABC Online
A new centre, the Australian
Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Ecology, has been set up in Adelaide
to continue monitoring levels of antibiotic resistance in humans and animals across Australia
. "We want this [survey] to be the base line and we'll ...
A-grade report card on superbugs in Australian
animalsMedical Xpressall 4 news articles »
Election 2016: Adelaide's Memorial Drive tennis precinct promised $10m by Coa...
27 Jun 2016 at 10:22pm
ABC OnlineElection 2016: Adelaide's Memorial Drive tennis precinct promised $10m by CoalitionABC Online
"Since the Adelaide
Oval has been so majorly changed, those of us who are enthusiasts for tennis who have been coming to Memorial Drive since we were children kind of felt tennis might have been treated like the poor cousins of sport in South Australia ...and more »
Australia's newest warships, HMAS Adelaide and Canberra, put through their pa...
21 Jun 2016 at 5:33pm
NEWS.com.auAustralia's newest warships, HMAS Adelaide and Canberra, put through their pacesNEWS.com.au
activities off Queensland provide a taste of what the ships are designed to do. The Australian
Army loaded the ship with troops, trucks tanks and helicopters before sailing along the coast and offloading them all again on Cowley Beach.HMAS Adelaide
to dock at Adelaide's
Outer Harbor to deliver troops for large-scale defence exerciseABC Onlineall 2 news articles »