Walking in Adelaide City

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27.12.2015

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. The city lies north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the Adelaide Plains between the Gulf St Vincent and the low-lying Mount Lofty Ranges which surround the it.  Adelaide stretches 20 km from the coast to the foothills, and 90 km from Gawler at its northern extent to Sellicks Beach in the south.

As you know, we spent two fantastic holidays here (first, second) exploring this small quiet beautiful city in autumn and summer.

Further below you can see some photos of the Adelaide city centre made during our walks.

If you are interested in history of the city, here what Wikipedia says:

Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely-settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens, in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parklands. Early Adelaide was shaped by prosperity and wealth — up until the Second World War, it was Australia's third largest city. It has been noted for early examples of religious freedom, a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties. It has been known as the "City of Churches" since the mid-19th century.

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As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food and wine, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist Intelligence Unit's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.

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Australia.com says the following:

Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.

We couldn't agree more! Adelaide is an elegant lovely city to live in. We enjoyed our stay there and felt ourselves like at home in Melbourne, 'the most liveable city in the world'.

We walked down the most elegant boulevard, North Terrace near the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and The University of Adelaide (see images above).....

Visited Roundle Street.....

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Cycled River Torrens Trail and got lost ourselves in lanes and some quircky parts of the city...

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We simply walked a lot and enjoyed the weather, the views and our holidays....

If you'd like to see Adelaide in it's best, grab a map from the Information Centre on Rundle Street or here (see attached files), take your family and friends and go! We just scrabbled the surface and Adelaide has much more for everyone!

Travel well!

Katerina is an author and traveller. She is also a co-founder of 'LetsGoToAU.com' project, created specifically for those who are keen to see the best of Australia, but tired trawling forums for traveller feedback/sifting through hundreds of reviews or simply too busy to organize their trip. 

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