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If a laid-back vibe is what you’re seeking in your next getaway, look no further than Adelaide. Fabulous beaches, a strong cultural scene and vibrant restaurants make South Australia’s capital a popular location with an exceptionally high standard of living. Founded by free settlers in 1836, Adelaide is a picturesque coastal city that has been consistently named one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Book a flight to Adelaide with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a warm, lively destination with plenty to see.

Founded by free settlers in 1836, Adelaide is a picturesque coastal city that has been consistently named one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Book a flight to Adelaide with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a warm, lively destination with plenty to see.

Adelaide highlights

With Adelaide's year-round festivals, sporting events, wildlife adventure and exquisite dining options, you'll want for nothing

  • Tourist attractions

    Any trip to Adelaide should include a visit to one of its golden beaches. The city’s pride and joy is its coastline of stunning sandy expanses and deep blue waters. The ever-popular Glenelg seaside suburb combines the Australian love of the coast with almost two centuries of rich history.

    The iconic Town Hall, with its ornate clock tower, has a rock-and-roll claim to fame. In 1964, The Beatles waved from its balcony to a crowd of around 350,000, the greatest number of people before which the band had ever appeared.

    Australians love sport, and the Adelaide Oval is a key venue for football and cricket matches. The historic location has undergone a recent multi-million-dollar renovation, making it one of the country’s premier venues for sports and music concerts.

    If you’re a hiker who wants a great view of the city from a stunning vantage point, then Adelaide Hills is the place for you. The hills include the aptly named Mt. Lofty Summit, which provides spectacular panoramas of the Adelaide plains, the city, and the coastline.

    A trip out of the city and into the Adelaide Hills brings you to Cleland Conservation Park and Gorge Wildlife Park. Here you’ll encounter the local wildlife, such as koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, emus and many others native to Australia. To learn more about Australia’s geological and cultural heritage, including evidence of an Ice Age 280 million years ago, visit Hallett Cove Conservation Park.

    Beyond Adelaide City

    The state of South Australia boasts some of the country’s finest nature experiences, which can be easily accessed just outside Adelaide city.

    Kangaroo Island is regarded as one of the best places to view Australian wildlife in its natural habitat. Kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, sea lions, echidnas, and birds all call the island home. Seal Bay is located on the south coast of the island. This is the only place in Australia where you can walk on the beach among a colony of endangered Australian sea lions.

    Four hours north of Adelaide are some of Australia’s most accessible outback landscapes in the Flinders Ranges. At 540 million years, this ancient mountain range is one of the oldest on earth. It is also home to an outstanding array of Australian wildlife, including emus and the rare yellow-footed rock wallaby.

    A short 40-minute flight from Adelaide will take you to the Eyre Peninsula. Here you can swim with sea lions and dolphins, or cage dive with great white sharks. It is also a destination of stunning coastal scenery and outstanding local seafood.

  • Leisure activities

    There are Your trip to Adelaide will give you access to plenty of hiking, walking and cycling opportunities to satisfy the adventurer ous traveller in you when you travel to Adelaide. However, the city is also famous for its year-round events, such as the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival, Cabaret Festival, Film Festival, and the Festival of Ideas.

    The Adelaide Botanic Gardens offers free entry, and provides a tranquil oasis in the middle of a very busy city. It has plenty of open grass areas where you can sit and relax. For a slightly warmer horticultural experience, visit the Bicentennial Conservatory, a tropical hothouse that recreates a rainforest environment.

    The Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide is one of the most highly respected cultural spaces on the continent. It houses a superb collection of both classical and modernist works, as well as a strong indigenous art collection – a must-see for art-lovers.

  • Food

    Food in Adelaide is rich and varied, with a strong Asian theme because of the city’s large Chinese community.

    Head to Rundle Street, Gouger Street or Chinatown for the best in oriental cuisine. If you’re craving an international menu, pay a visit to O'Connell Street in North Adelaide; The Parade at Norwood; King William Road in Hyde Park; and Unley Road or Jetty Road at Glenelg. All of these locations host top-end restaurants serving a wide range of options.

    Adelaide's new Leigh Street and Peel Street precinct is also a hotspot for eateries, including great, tapas-style diners.

  • Shopping

    If you’re in search of some retail therapy, you’ll find plenty of shopping choices in Adelaide.

    Some of the best precincts include Rundle Mall and the East End in Adelaide; King William Road in Hyde Park; The Parade in Norwood; and Burnside Village.

    For more bargains, head to Harbour Town in West Beach or Jetty Road in Glenelg. If you are looking for antiques, then your best option is Magill Road, Norwood.

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