Adelaide is one of Australia’s best kept secrets. It was voted Australia’s most liveable city in 20131, ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world for the 2nd year running2; and is the only Australian city listed in the New York Times’ top 52 places to visit in 2015. With its Mediterranean climate, accessible and convenient location, and world-class education, Adelaide’s residents enjoy an idyllic lifestyle. The city blends a sense of community usually reserved for small towns with the vibrant activity of a capital city. It is beautiful and well-ordered, surrounded by parklands and within easy reach of long, white, uncrowded beaches and the lush green hills and valleys of Australia’s premier wine districts.
Adelaide is known as Australia’s festival capital, hosting the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, Cabaret Festival and OzAsia Festival in addition to an annual calendar full of music, comedy, food festivals and events. You will find plenty of opportunities to get involved in Adelaide’s festival scene. With its rich cultural background, Adelaide is home to a vast array of restaurants and the largest fresh produce market in the southern hemisphere. In fact, South Australia is often regarded as the food and wine centre of Australia.
Australia is also a sports-loving nation and Adelaide is no exception. Each year, the city hosts a variety of premier national and international sporting events including street circuit motor racing, tennis and golf championships, one-day and Test Series cricket at the iconic Adelaide Oval, and Australian Rules football, to name just a few. It is also the venue for the internationally acclaimed Tour Down Under cycling event, which features some of the world’s top professional cycling teams, including a team supported by UniSA.
1Property Council’s National My city: The People’s Verdict survey.
22016 - 2017 Economist Intelligence Unit