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Adelaide Botanic GardenAdelaide ZooAyers House MuseumMount LoftyThe BeachouseWaterfall GullyWest Terrace CemeteryAdelaide Central MarketFestival CentreFestival CentreArt Gallery of South AustraliaAyers House MuseumNorth TerraceParliament HouseParliament-HouseSouth Australian MuseumSouth Australian Museum
  • General Information

    Other Name: -, , State: South Australia, AUSTRALIA
    Area: 1826.9  kmĀ²
    Languages Spoken: English
    Long Distance Code: +61
    Importance: Education forms an increasingly important part of the city's economy, with the South Australian Government and educational institutions attempting to position Adelaide as "Australia's education hub" and marketing it as a 'Learning City'.
    Best Time to Visit: December to February and Oct-Nov,Mar-April
    International Access: -
  • Description

    Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of more than 1.1 million. It is a coastal city beside the Southern Ocean, and is situated on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the Gulf St. Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges. It is roughly 20 km (12 mi) from the coast to the foothills but sprawls 90 km (56 mi) from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia.Today Adelaide is known for its many festivals as well as for its wine, arts and sports.As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions.
  • Location

    729 km (453 mi) NW of Melbourne. 1408 km (875 mi) West of Sydney.
  • Climate

    a temperate / Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Adeliade Central MarketThe Adelaide Central Market is a major tourist attraction and large multicultural market in the centre of the CBD in Adelaide, Australia and is often referred to as the Central Market. The Central Market sells a wide variety of goods, including food, toys, jewellery, rugs, seafood, gourmet items, groceries and much more. It has a vibrant atmosphere and is one of Adelaide's best-known landmarks.

Festival CentreThe Adelaide Festival Centre is Adelaide's first multi-purpose art centre. The Festival Centre is located approximately 50 metres north of the corner of North Terrace and King William Street, lying near the banks of the River Torrens and adjacent to Elder Park. It is distinguished by its three silvery-white geometric dome roofs and its plaza consisting of lego block-like structures to the south and lies on a 45 degree angle to the city's grid. It is the home of South Australia's performing arts.

Art Gallery Of South AustraliaThe Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide, is the premier arts institution in the Australian state of South Australia. It has, after Victoria, the largest state art collection in Australia.[1]

With a large collection of more than 35,000 works of art and more than 510,000 visitors annually, the AGSA is renowned for its leading collections of Australian art (notably Indigenous Australian and colonial art), European art and Asian art, as well as for its innovative exhibitions. Located adjacent to State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, AGSA is part of Adelaide's North Terrace cultural precinct.

Ayers Historic House MuseumAyers House is a historic mansion in Adelaide, South Australia located on North Terrace. It is named after Sir Henry Ayers, five times Premier of South Australia and wealthy industrialist, who occupied it from 1855 until 1897. It is the only mansion to have survived on North Terrace.

Ayers House is the property the National Trust of South Australia. For the last 30 years it has been used as a corporate function centre, restaurant and museum. On display are costumes, silverware, artwork and furniture, as well as a 300 kilogram chandelier. It also provides venues for social receptions. It was restored by the National Trust in 1970 - in the process the bedrooms and bathroom were demolished to make room for kitchen facilities and the stables became a restaurant. The original gasoliers can still be seen in the large dining room.
North TerraceNorth Terrace is a street in Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It runs east-to-west, and is the northernmost street in the grid of the city's central business district.

Theoretically, the northern side of North Terrace is part of the Adelaide Parklands.
Parliament HouseThe seat of the Parliament of South Australia is Parliament House in the state capital of Adelaide. Parliament House sits on the North-Western corner of the intersection of King William Street and North Terrace.

South Australian MuseumThe South Australian Museum is a museum in Adelaide, South Australia, founded in 1856. It occupies a complex of buildings in the cultural precinct of Adelaide in the North Parklands on North Terrace.It contains the largest collection of Indigenous Australian artefacts in the world.