About Adelaide

Listed in Lonely Planet as one of the must-see cities of the world, Adelaide is a city that has everything and is ready to be “uncorked”.

There is a sense of freedom here - of expression, of movement, of thought.

Adelaide is a city that loves the arts - especially during February and March when it comes to life. Every corner of the city has a mass of people and families, eating out at one of more than 700 restaurants, pubs, cafes or cool outdoor dining areas, or maybe just sitting back enjoying an excellent local wine or beer in a funky lane way bar.  Simply put, this city is awesome.

During the day the sun is shining (it can get to a whopping 40 degrees). Follow the locals and head one of many amazing beaches or seek some respite in the coolness of the Adelaide Hills. Then return to the city at night in time to head out to play under the balmy summer evening stars. After all, it’s festival time in the city.

Talking of beautiful beaches, Adelaide boasts some of the best in the country with hundreds of kilometres of white beaches, many just a tram ride from the CBD. Equally beautiful are the wine regions so hire a car and head for the famous Barossa Valley or McLaren Vale, or if you have a bit more time journey to the lush wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island.

Other attractions that are worth a visit while in Adelaide include the famous Adelaide Oval, the home of Sir Donald Bradman the greatest batsman in the history of cricket.  Down the road is the North Terrace precinct, home to the SA Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia. There’s great shopping in Rundle Mall and that’s also where you will also find our Fringe in the Mall showcase stage, buzzing with all the Fringe artists.

You could also visit the famed Adelaide Central Market to buy up big on the best local produce or sip award-winning wines at the National Wine Centre. There’s so much to do, be sure to stay a few extra nights.

Average daily summer temperatures (December - February), Adelaide - Max 28.3°C, Min 16.5°C, but daily temperatures can get as high as 45°C.

Average daily autumn temperatures (March - May), Adelaide - Max 22.4°C, Min 12.5°C

For more information about Adelaide visit southaustralia.com

Want more arts?
There are two other great arts festivals on in Adelaide during Fringe time, WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) and the Adelaide Festival of Arts.