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Adelaide – The Unmissable Lifestyle Capital of Southern Australia

Planning a break to Australia can be tricky, it’s a large country offering a great deal of things to do. However, what if we said you can experience superb restaurants, a small bar scene, local wildlife and eco adventures, world-class festivals, a bustling art scene, shopping and loads of tourist attractions all in one place? We are talking about Adelaide, the adorable, elegant lifestyle capital city of Southern Australia. Along with all these cultural attractions Adelaide is set in a gorgeous coastal location where rolling hills run straight into the shimmering Indian Ocean, everything you could need for a memorable trip.

Meander Along the River Bank


The River Torrens is the largest river in the city and meanders right through the heart of the action. There are pathways running along the banks of the river and it’s the perfect place for a relaxing stroll enjoying the Aussie sunshine. There are also some fantastic restaurants and elegant bars along this area where you can drink and dine whilst enjoying the peaceful river views.

Enjoy Cultural North Terrace


North Terrace is one of the four terraces that surround the central district of Adelaide, and acts at the cultural hub of the city. Within this area you’ll find the sprawling State Library, the Art Gallery, Parliament House and Adelaide Botanic Gardens. This is a great area to explore on foot as there’s plenty to do and see all within close range.

Escape the City to the Hills and Wineries


Just outside of the city are the stunningly picturesque Adelaide Hills. Here you’ll feel a million miles from the buzz of the city and can enjoy panoramic views, lush, serene nature and plenty of walking trails and outdoors activities to get involved in.

If outdoor activities aren’t really your thing, then you’ll be pleased to know that this is also a world-famous wine region, with around 100 wineries of varying sizes dotted throughout the hills. Some of the most iconic wine brands in Australia come from this region, but there are also plenty of fresh new vineyards making their mark on the local wine scene.

Hotel in Style


Adelaide is home to some truly wonderful luxury hotels. In the city centre you’ll find 5-star residences Peppers Waymouth Hotel, Mayfair Hotel, The Playford Adelaide and Hilton Adelaide. In the stylish North Terrace area of the city you’ll also find international brand InterContinental’s Adelaide offering. Adelaide is blessed with a pleasing climate and is hot in summer and mild in winter, so many of the best hotels have outdoor swimming pools for you to enjoy the sunshine. Ideal in the steamy summer months.

Discover Traditional and Contemporary Cuisine


Adelaide is home to some amazing high-end restaurants. Bistro Dom serves up French-inspired dishes that mange to wonderfully mix traditional with contemporary. Chianti Classico is an attractive Italian restaurant with fantastic seafood offerings and plenty of Italian classics too. For some Australian cuisine head to Orana, where chef Jock Zonfrillo mixes some less well-known ingredients from across the country with popular dishes to create deliciously intriguing combinations.

Let Us Fly you Straight There


Charter a private jet to or from Adelaide with Chapman Freeborn for the ultimate luxury travel experience. Adelaide Airport is located around 5 miles from the city and Parafield Airport is slightly further away, just 13 miles from the city. We can handle all of your travel requirements to ensure you focus on the most important thing – enjoying your trip!