Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is commonly called the city of churches. Set in the centre of lush parklands and plenty of open green space, as its nickname suggests, it is home to a multitude of churches, temples, and synagogues. South Australia was settled by those who were seeking freedom from persecution for their religious beliefs, and they welcomed people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Hotel accommodation in Adelaide are as abundant as its churches, with affordable budget hotel accommodations starting at just $85 a night to five-star hotel rooms starting at just $180 a night. Other accommodation options include caravan parks, backpackers and hostels, houseboats, holiday houses, bed and breakfasts, resorts and spas, and furnished apartments. Accommodations are available to suit every budget and every individual, family, or group, whether you want to stay in the city’s centre or further out where you can enjoy more of the open spaces.
Adelaide, which was founded in 1836, is known for its pleasant, moderate climate and lush wine country, including the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and Adelaide Hills. The area produces more than half of Australia’s wine in its nine distinct wine regions and wealth of local vineyards, while Adelaide itself has a vibrant multi-ethnic population of more than a million. The culinary scene is bustling and considered among the country’s best.
The quest for reform that drove the initial settlers to this region has survived to this day, growing and evolving with Adelaide as it developed into a progressive, freethinking city. Adelaide currently ranks as one of The Economist’s World’s Most Liveable Cities, and the Property Council of Australia has ranked it as Australia’s most liveable city.
Festivals, shopping districts, theatres, art galleries, and warm beaches provide residents and visitors with a multitude of activities, but Adelaide is also known as something of a gateway to the Outback. Many who visit appreciate the capital city’s proximity to Kangaroo Island, Flinders Ranges, and the River Murray, amongst the other natural wonders of the Outback.