Adelaide and Hills

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. Cosmopolitan with a quaint olde world charm you'll see trams, heritage stone buildings and an emphasis on culture and art in both the city and surrounding country areas.
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Page Updated: 28 Jul 2011

Go to top Description

Most of the South Australian population reside in the fertile coastal areas and in the valley of the Murray River.

The city of Adelaide was built by early colonists using sandstone that has created a dignified and calm appeal. The city was also formerly renowned for its churches and is often playful termed "Mary McKillop country" by other aussies. These days the churches are outnumbered by pubs and nightclubs. The city is surrounded by green parkland and the metro area is bounded by the hills of the Mt Lofty Ranges and the waters of the Gulf St Vincent.

Rundle Street is the trendy restaurant, pub and cafe strip in the heart of the city and trams connect passengers to the popular beach cafes at Glenelg.

Kangaroo Island is just a day trip away and is a very popular nature reserve.

The Barossa Valley is one of the greatest wine-producing areas in Australia with over 50 wineries, most of which encourage casual visits for tasting and cellar sales. The least scenic time to visit is between July and October because the vines are heavily pruned during the winter months. Harvesting is from March - May.

All travellers need to be aware that there is a zone across NSW, Victoria and SA called the "Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone". The Fruit Fly Exclusion zone means it is illegal to take ANY fresh fruit - including tomatoes, capsicum and avocadoes into any area within the zone. Random roadblocks operate within the zone and $200 minimum on the spot fines apply.

For more detailed information ring the TriState Fruit Fly freecall number 1800 084 881 (b/h).

Go to top Treks

Chowilla Old Coach RoadChowilla Old Coach Road
From forests of large River Red Gums to dense lignum scrublands of the backwaters and billabongs, the Old Coach Road offers everything that you would expect from an outback trip.
Coorong National Park WaterwaysCoorong National Park Waterways
There are some times when great destinations can only be visited by either foot or water. This predominantly boating trek note lets those with access to watercraft, either powered by motor or by human means visit a small section of one of Australia’s most fragile ecosystems, with almost 50,000 hectares of enormous and stunning scenery, - The Coorong and the Murray Mouth.
Dares Hill Tourist DriveDares Hill Tourist Drive
From Ancient Aboriginal Rock engravings and painting, Historic old Ruins from bygone years through to the Worlds Greatest Merino Sheep Stud, from rich cropping pastures through to saltbush covered plains, Dares Hill Circuit offers the traveller a contrasting trip in such a short Distance.
This trek covers the eastern, southern and western coastal regions of the peninsula and offers a variety of contrasts of wild beaches, excellent coastal scenery, great family seaside towns, rolling pastoral land and a taste of a popular wine region.[Feature Story]
Morgan Historic WalkMorgan Historic Walk
There are many times when making the most of many scenic or historic places, the best way to see them is to venture out on foot. This short, but informative walk will show you many of the historic places and buildings in one of the Riverland’s best kept secrets – Morgan.
Ngarkat CP - Baan HillNgarkat CP - Baan Hill
This trek starts at the town of Keith and journeys north through the magnificent Ngarkat Conservation Park and finishing at Lameroo. It provides an insight into the diverse flora of the Mallee Scrub and provides the traveller with medium 4WD challenges.
Robe Beach RunRobe Beach Run
From Robe in south east SA to Beachport this trek heads south along a wild windswept beach. Challenging beach driving - 4WD essential.
Wentworth to Renmark via Old Coach RoadWentworth to Renmark via Old Coach Road
Follow the old stock route that was once used by the ‘Overlanders’ who brought the very first stock to Adelaide overland from New South Wales. Rich with Aboriginal and European history, this trek will take you back in time to some rather turbulent years.
The highlight of this trek is the Innes National Park offering great coastal scenery, excellent fishing and surfing, and beautiful protected bays.

Go to top Adelaide and Hills Weather & Climate

Closest Weather Station

Adelaide at 28/08:30am CDT
Distance from Adelaide 2.07km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Adelaide (Kent Town)
Distance from Adelaide 2.07km NE
Mean Max. °C29.329.426.422.718.916.115.316.619.021.825.227.0
Mean Min. °C17.117.215.312.410.
Mean Rain mm19.013.527.239.659.979.374.768.859.243.130.929.0


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