Adelaide is the capital of the state of South Australia. Although it is located on the coast, its suburbs reach the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, which are not as high as they sound! Many visitors come to Adelaide to enjoy the festivals, beaches, sporting events, food and wine, making holiday rentals in Adelaide popular all year round.
A visit to the historic city centre is a good way to start your Adelaide vacation. Take a guided tour of the architecture of this planned city or wander around and enjoy visiting the museums, parks and shops. Visit one of the many theatres, or attend a performance of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Rock concerts, cabaret and films can all be enjoyed within easy reach of your Adelaide holiday apartment. For shopping, the Rundle Mall has a nice choice of department stores. The beach offers swimming, sunbathing, surfing, scuba diving and all types of watersports. Wine growing is particularly important in this area and an excursion to Fleurieu Peninsula or Barossa Valley offers the chance to see the extensive vineyards and taste the produce.
Adelaide offers many cultural attractions such as the South Australian Museum, the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and the National Wine Centre. Torrens Lake is a vast lake close to many landmarks which can be enjoyed on a leisurely cruise. Alternatively, take a whale-watching boat trip for exciting wildlife spotting. The Zoological Gardens are the oldest in Australia and are the best way to see native Australian animals such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. Visit St Peter’s Cathedral on the north side of the city, built in 1869, or the Roman Catholic St Francis Xavier Cathedral. Kangaroo Island is a popular day trip from Adelaide holiday rentals to see penguins, platypus and possums in the Finders Chase National Park.
Adelaide holiday apartments enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. There is more definition between the seasons than other parts of Australia as Adelaide is further from the Equator than many other Australian destinations. February is the hottest month, averaging 30°C (86°F) and winter in June-July has daytime highs averaging 16°C (61°F). The rainy season is from May to September but Adelaide can have occasional light showers at any time of year.
Adelaide International (ADL) Airport is the nearest international airport serving holiday rentals in Adelaide. It is just 6km west of the city centre and has won numerous international awards for its excellent amenities and design. The main airlines using Adelaide Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to reach on long haul flights.