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Adelaide at a Glance

Cosmopolitan, outdoorsy and filled with culture, Adelaide is a great place to visit in South Australia and is the gateway into South Australia's picturesque wine country. 

Adelaide is known for its colonial architecture and the vast park that encircles the city. Spend a day sight-seeing Adelaide's stone architecture or biking around the parklands. Museums, zoos and gardens will keep you entertained and informed as you explore the city. 

No trip to Adelaide would be complete without exploring its cultural side. Enjoy the burgeoning new restaurant scene and pair your local cuisine with artisan beers and Australian wine. Adelaide loves festivals and if you visit in February, you'll have art, music, theater and other acts to chose from at the Adelaide Fringe Festival. 

Just beyond the city you'll find beaches on one side and rolling wine country on the other. 

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High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Passport / Visa Requirements

      All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

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      Severe Weather Adelaide can be very hot and dry and wildfires occur. Summers are hot and winters are mild with limited rainfall.

      Safety Concerns It is important to stay alert while in Adelaide. Pick-pocketing, theft, car break-ins and other crimes occur. Don't accept drinks from strangers and don't set yours down anywhere. In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. Obey warning signs about beach dangers and be wary of dangerous currents, sharks, jellyfish and undertows. 

      Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. For travel in remote areas, consider taking a wilderness first aid course. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated.