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Adelaide Travel Guide

Adelaide is the biggest city in the state of New South Wales with a population of more than 1 million. Increasing numbers of foreign settlers have given the city a cosmopolitan feel, and the popular bars and thriving live music scene mean the city is not as sedate as its reputation would suggest. One of the most exciting events of the city’s cultural calendar is Adelaide Festival of the Arts and the accompanying Fringe festival, where music, dance and theatre are brought together along the boulevard of North Terrace. 

The city’s attractive streets and pretty green spaces make for a pleasant stroll, but there’s plenty more to see and do in Adelaide and the surrounding area. The white, sandy beaches are the perfect place for walking and swimming, and for nature lovers, Ansety Hill Recreation Park and Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary are worth a visit. In Cleland Wildlife Park, visitors can feed the koalas or take guided night-time tours. Tourists can head up to Adelaide Hills and visit the summit of Mt Lofty for breathtaking views over Adelaide plains.

Adelaide has a good share of museums and galleries. The Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, both located on North Terrace, are particularly worth a visit. For those interested in Adelaide’s past, there are several fine historic buildings that are open to visitors. You can see Holy Trinity Church, which is the oldest church in South Australia, or admire the expert craftsmanship of Edmund Wright House. 

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