Adelaide Festival Center
The Adelaide Festival Centre is Australia's first multi-purpose arts centre built in 1973. Distinguished by the three white geometric dome roofs and its plaza consisting of Lego block-like structures to the south, the Adelaide Festival Centre is the home of South Australia's performing arts. It holds many prestigious events such as the annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival, biennial Adelaide International Guitar Festival and so on.
Adelaide Oval is a stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, located in the parklands between the city centre and North Adelaide. It has hosted both cricket and football at the highest level since Colonial times and its iconic, historic and cultural presence remains today. The stadium is mostly used for cricket and football, but also plays host to rugby league, rugby union, soccer, and concerts. It is considered as "one of the most picturesque Test cricket grounds in Australia".
Elder Park is located between the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide on the banks of the Torrens Lake. The park is host to many community events including Carols by Candlelight, Symphony under the Stars and the Adelaide Festival of Arts. There are a number of walking tracks in and around the city area, providing beautiful views of the lake, its wildlife and the city. The Rotunda in Elder Park was erected in 1882 and is a well known Adelaide landmark.
Art Gallery of South Australia
The Art Gallery of South Australia holds one of Australia's finest collections of Australian and International art. Track the development of Australian art from the colonial period to the present from the 19th century collection of colonial art containing early oil painting, watercolors, sculpture, silver and furniture. Spot the collection of Aboriginal desert dot paintings from Central Australia along with the holdings of South East Asian ceramics.
Fort Adelaide Mauritius
Named after the Queen Adelaide, Fort Adelaide in Port Louis, Adelaide has been built between 1834 and 1840 and has fulfilled the strategic purpose of guarding the harbor against enemy attacks and fires that broke in the city. It is also known as 'La Citadelle'. A ride uphill to Fort Adelaide, will guarantee you a breathtaking view of the city of Port Louis, nestled at the foot of the Port Louis / Moka mountain ranges and stretching towards the harbor.
The present day Adelaide area was originally inhabited by the Kaurna tribes even before the Europeans established a settlement there. The Kaurna people called Adelaide- Tandanya, meaning- the "Place of the Red Kangaroo." In the beginning of the 1830s, the British started immigrating to this place and the new planned city Adelaide was born. It was, however, named much later after the wife of the ruling King George IV. Adelaide was finally given a corporation in 1840. It was the first city to be incorporated in Australia. Every other city was given a corporation each after that. Since its incorporation Adelaide has developed at a steady pace. There has been growth in all segments; several buildings and monuments were erected across the city, industries developed, and culturally too, the progress was clearly evident.
Today, the city has grown into a thriving destination that attracts tourists from all over the world. There are many luxury hotels in Adelaide alongside some great budget hotels in Las Vegas which offer world-class accommodation and dining facilities.
Location: South Australia.
Languages Spoken: English.
Nearest Airports: Adelaide Airport.
Best Time to Visit: December to February.
Emergency Contact Number: 000.