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Edged by the Mount Lofty ranges and the long white sands of the Gulf of St Vincent, the style of the city, influenced by Australia’s first free settlers, is still very much in evidence as gracious stone buildings pepper the streets and you will never stray far from open green parkland.

A great charm, and indeed calm, infuses the city and it can be easily explored on foot. The cultural center lies in a string of commanding public buildings that run between the grand, old tree-lined North Terrace and the River Torrens, while the north of the city is a lattice of blue stone cottages and thriving alfresco restaurants.

Adelaide Hills

The gorgeous Adelaide Hills, draped in steep vineyards amidst acres of bushland and bustling upcountry towns, are less than half an hour by car from the city and offer a superb alternative to a stay in the center itself.

Glenelg, reached by a vintage tramline, is a cheerful seaside resort where open-air cafés are set around a lovely swimming beach and is the ideal place to while away time.

The city prides itself on being the artistic capital of Australia, especially at the time of the acclaimed Adelaide Festival, and the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery houses an extensive collection of artifacts and artworks.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Adelaide

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    • Wine Tour of the Barossa Valley
      Barossa Valley

      Wine Tour of the Barossa Valley

      Wine Tour of the Barossa Valley

      Tailor your own personal guided tour to the heart of Australia's wine industry, sampling the food and wine that interests you the most as you journey into the Barossa Valley.

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    • The Ghan — Great Southern Rail
      The Ghan, Darwin

      The Ghan — Great Southern Rail

      The Ghan — Great Southern Rail

      The Ghan completed its first journey from Adelaide through the ruggedly beautiful Red Centre to Darwin in 2003, reviving a dream born in the colonial era.

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    • Goin' Off Safaris
      Sea lion at Baird Bay, Eyre Peninsula

      Goin' Off Safaris

      Goin' Off Safaris

      David Doudle has a contagious passion for exploring and his home is the breathtaking undiscovered coastline of the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. David is a fourth generation local farmer; he has thirty years of living the perfect Australian lifestyle and guarantees his guests will encounter the true Australia at its very best.

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    • Sea Lion & Outback Experience — 3 Days
      Lake Gairdner, Gawler Ranges

      Sea Lion & Outback Experience — 3 Days

      Sea Lion & Outback Experience — 3 Days

      Experience the areas prolific wildlife as many different species thrive in this Outback environment. Visit multicolored ocher rocks that local Aboriginal people used to decorate themselves with for ceremonies by grinding the stone and making it into a brightly colored paint.

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