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Adelaide is in South Australia

Aug 28, 2007
Adelaide is the capital city of the Australian state of South Australia. It is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over one million. It is a coastal city beside the Southern Ocean and is situated on the Adelaide Plains, north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the Gulf St Vincent and the low lying Mount Lofty Ranges.

Traditionally the Great Australian Dream has been to own a house on a modest quarter acre block. The suburbs are testament to that dream and most Adelaideans live on large allotments in spacious surroundings. The suburbs have few multi storey buildings and are leafy and green. Recently, inner city townhouses have become very fashionable among those with too much money on their hands and this has led to a spate of high rise developments.

Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate. Most of the rain falls in the winter months. Rainfall is unreliable, light and infrequent in the summer. The winter has fairly reliable rainfall with June being the wettest month of the year, averaging around 80 mm. Frosts are rare and there is usually no appreciable snowfall, except at Mount Lofty and some places in the Adelaide Hills.

The Festival City with stunning architecture surrounded by sweeping gardens and green belts, beautiful churches and the vibrancy of a modern inner city. See stunning views over the city from Montefiore Hill, the delightful Torrens River and sample the best at Haighs Chocolates. Adelaide is sometimes referred to as the City of Churches.

The fountain in the northern section of the square was designed by Adelaides premier sculptor, John Dowie and has as its theme three of South Australias Rivers, Torrens, Onkaparinga and Murray.

There are many options for accommodation, either in the heart of the city or alternatively on the coast, or amongst the wonderful landscape in the Adelaide Hills. Prices vary greatly depending upon what you are looking for, but you are guaranteed to find something just right.

Kangaroo Island is one of the world's last great unspoiled island wildernesses. Native Australian wildlife and nature abound, and many species of plant and animal that are found on Kangaroo Island are no longer seen on the Australian mainland.

With spacious boulevards and vibrant inner city districts, sophisticated architecture and lush gardens, its the perfect venue for all sorts of activities big or small.

A great place to be come and see for yourself.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Adelaide Rental Site
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