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Adelaide was named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen Consort to King William IV.  The city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital city for freely-settled British.   Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide’s founding fathers, designed the city and chose it 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 inter-spaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parklands.   Adelaide is an easy city to navigate.
Adelaide was founded on a vision of religious tolerance which attracted a wide variety of religious practitioners.  This led to it being known as the “City of Churches”, however according to the latest census poll the majority of the population cited no religious affiliation making Adelaide one of the least religious cities in Australia.
With a total of 1.7 million inhabitants, South Australia has the most centralised population of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of its people living in greater Adelaide, while the other population centres in the state are relatively small.

There are many accommodation options in Adelaide to suit all budgets and families. Click here to find out more information.

The Adelaide to Glenelg Tram travels all the way down King William Street and turns left onto North Terrace, stopping right out front of the Adelaide Convention Centre.  The solid green line below illustrates the route of the tram.

There is also a FREE circle line bus, (represented by the blue dotted line below) that travels around Adelaide, however pickup and set down times can be irregular.




Footloose and fancy free!

Seeing the city sights by foot is always a holiday highlight. The flat streets and grid-like layout of Adelaide make it an easy-to-walk city.

Besides walking, there are other ways to get around the city centre that won’t cost any money – free bike hire and free tram and bus services. Visit the Adelaide Metro website for more information about free Adelaide transport services.



The following brochures and maps can all be downloaded to help you make the best out of your time in Adelaide and its surrounds.




Australia’s best market – ADELAIDE CENTRAL MARKET
44/60 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000

The Adelaide Central Market is Adelaide’s most visited tourist attraction.  It has more than 80 stalls, cafés and restaurants.  It is unchallenged as Australia’s best market.

You won’t find this variety of food under one roof anywhere else.   Many of the market businesses are family owned and customers really do come first. Forget breakfast and feast on the free samples as you browse for a bargain – although with great cafés surrounding the market, (delete ‘so’) you might want breakfast after all.




Trading Hours

Tuesday 7.00am – 5.30pm
Wednesday^ 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday 9.00m – 5.30pm
Friday 7.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 7.00am – 3.00pm

Adelaide’s weather during October will range from a pleasant 22 C to 32 C.  It is unlikely to rain, however it is always good to come prepared just in case.