Whether you’re visiting, moving or simply curious, here’s the A to Z of what you need to know about the South Australian capital.
Art – Adelaide is a haven for art and culture lovers, with the Art Gallery of South Australia, Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design Studio, and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Barossa Valley – If you fancy a fine drop, this renowned wine region northeast of Adelaide is a must visit.
Churches – Adelaide isn’t dubbed the City of Churches for nothing! Even if you’re not religious you’ll marvel at the architecture and beauty of some of the churches and cathedrals around the city.
Dulwich – This inner-city suburb is famous for its tree-lined streets and grand homes, many of which are Heritage listed.
Elizabeth – This outer-northern working class suburb gave rise to The Twilights and Cold Chisel in the 1960s and 70s.
Football – AFL is huge in Adelaide, with the Crows vs Port Power rivalry unlike any other.
Glenelg – Adelaide’s most famous beach, Glenelg, boasts an amusement park for the family to enjoy.
Hahndorf – This German-inspired town in the Adelaide Hills is a popular tourist attraction.
Ingle Farm – At the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges, this suburb is around 12 kilometres from the city centre.
Jimmy Barnes – This Aussie rock icon was born in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, which features heavily in his bestselling memoirs.
Kensington – The streets in this eastern suburb are laid out diagonally, unlike the rest of the city.
Lleyton Hewitt – Tennis champ Lleyton Hewitt was born in Adelaide, and went on to win the US Open and Wimbledon.
McLaren Vale – This small, unassuming rural town produces some of the best red wine in the world.
Nathan Buckley –The former Collingwood AFL Captain and Brownlow Medal winner was born in Adelaide.
Oval – Adelaide Oval, that is—where you can watch AFL, NRL and cricket matches in possibly the most picturesque sporting facility in the country.
Pie Floater – This quirky dish is a gastronomic icon in South Australia. For the uninitiated, it’s essentially a meat pie served on a bed of mushy peas.
Queen’s English – Ever noticed that South Australians have a slightly different accent to the rest of us? Some theorists say it’s because the original settlers in Adelaide were free Europeans, not convicts, and bought with them proper British pronunciation.
Rundle Mall – The centrepiece of the Adelaide CBD, Rundle Mall is home to the South Australian flagship stores of many iconic brands.
Sustainability – South Australia leads the way in renewable energy and sustainability, and the City of Adelaide is aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral city.
Torrens River – This 85 kilometre stretch of water flows from the Adelaide Hills into the Gulf of St Vincent, and has a university named after it.
Unley Park – A southern suburb of Adelaide, Unley Park is home to the wealthiest street in the city, Victoria Street.
Valley View – This suburb spans three local councils, with parts of it in the City of Salisbury, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City of Tea Tree Gully.
WOMADelaide – Catch some of the best musicians from Australia and around the world at this awesome festival, held in March each year.
X – AdelaideX is a subsidiary of the University of Adelaide, and allows learners to participate interactive online courses, free of charge.
Yattalunga – The name of this northern Adelaide suburb is derived from the local Indigenous language, and means “place of cascade, waterfall or creek”.
Zoo – Adelaide Zoo is Australia’s second-oldest zoo, and has an amazing Giant Panda exhibit.