Region Profile

Region Profile


Adelaide is the coastal capital city of South Australia, known for its arts, culture and heritage architecture. Drawing visitors with its many major sporting events, broad food and beverage offering, and laid-back atmosphere, Adelaide is a popular destination for both business and leisure.


Having developed a vibrant food and beverage scene over the past decade, visitors enjoy Adelaide’s many laneway bars and boutique restaurants, many of which use local produce from the fertile South Australian soil.


Areas such as Port Adelaide bring a historic flair to the region, allowing visitors to view 19th century buildings, take a stroll down the old wharves, or visit local museums such as the Maritime Museum for a closer look at the Adelaide’s history.


Being a coastal capital, Adelaide has many ocean beaches and a beachfront esplanade for guests to walk along and enjoy the view. While the Adelaide winter months are generally considered too cold for swimming, many choose Adelaide as a summer holiday destination that offers both surf and city.


While summer is a great time to travel to Adelaide, it also has plenty to offer throughout the other seasons, with popular activities including dolphin cruises, sailing, Adelaide Zoo, sporting events at the Adelaide Oval, and a number of picturesque areas for cycling.


For those looking for a relaxing stay, the Adelaide Hills provide a peaceful getaway location that is close to the city, but out of the hustle and bustle. The local wineries provide plenty of places to eat and drink, and the green surrounds create stunning views.


Both domestic and international visitors can reach Adelaide via Adelaide Airport, which has shuttle services to select nearby hotels, as well as taxi services and car hire. 


Being a major Australian city, Adelaide has a huge range of accommodation, catering to guests looking for both budget and luxury options. Accommodation options include hotels, motels, hostels and serviced apartments, with a total of 4,176 accommodation providers and food services in the Greater Adelaide region.


Over 1,316,700 people call the Adelaide region home, with 6.1 percent of these working in the accommodation and food service industry, and many more travelling to the area for business and leisure. The City of Adelaide recorded 4,272,296 international visitor nights in 2015/16, as well as a further 4,000,405 domestic visitor nights.


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