Equally as vibrant and charming as the The Land Down Under’s more famous capital cities, Adelaide is the heart of South Australia and a brilliant, dynamic example of the kind of urban and natural beauty that attracts visitors from around the world to the country every year. With a population of 1 million, the city is among Australia’s safest and offers a cosmopolitan experience as memorable as any other.
One of Australia’s earliest settlements, Adelaide is simultaneously historical and modern in its beauty, mixing classical Victorian churches and monuments with contemporary urban architecture to form one of the nation’s most beautifully designed cities. From world-famous restaurants and sports arenas, to a botanical garden featuring one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest greenhouses, the city offers countless possibilities to the curious each day of the week.
The area is renowned as much for its natural uniqueness as its built beauty, however - due to the region’s ideal environmental conditions, Adelaide is also home to some of the country’s most well-known wineries such as in The Barossa Valley. Mountainous terrain skirts the city-limits, attracting campers, hikers and sight-seers regularly to points such as the must-see landmark, Mt. Lofty. On the other hand, the nearby coastline offers characteristically spectacular beaches and scenic lookouts such as York Peninsula, further showcasing the area's quintessentially Australian appeal and suitability as a place to live and study.