Art and Culture
The art scene and cultural richness sits in harmony with great food, amazing wineries, history and culture. Once considered sleepy city, Adelaide has experienced a fast development and growth. Discover laneway secrets, take in the amazing flora at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, explore the world-class music and art scene and enjoy delicious food and coffee on every corner.
Adelaide has lately been the choice for many international students because of its natural beauty and its chilled environment as well as its affordability compared to other Australian destinations.
With amazing weather, an excellent quality of life and friendly people, Adelaide is one of the best study destinations in the world!
Find out further details about Adelaide
Adelaide has a so-called Mediterranean climate. Winters are cold to mild with temperatures ranging between 7 degrees minimum to 16 degrees maximum and rainfall is moderate. Summers are dry and warm to hot reaching over 36 degrees some days.
- 1 Private room: $150 – $250/ week
- Shared room: $100 – $200/ week
- Bread: from $2.00
- Milk: $1.40
- Eggs: $3.80
- Pasta/Rice: $1.50 $2.70
- Chicken breast: $10 per kilo approx.
- Standard meal: from $12.00
- Restaurant meal: from $25.00
- Fast Food: $10.00
- Cup of Coffee: from $4.15 (But you can get it cheaper at the petrol station)
- Movies: $15.00 – $30.00
- Haircut: from $15.00
- Petrol: from $1.45/ L
Adelaide Metro is the city’s public transport system, including buses, trains and trams. You can purchase a single ticket at any machine at any station. However we recommend that you acquire a “Metrocard” (Similar to the Opal card in Sydney) ( https://adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets-Fares/metroCARD).
Adelaide has a broad range of accommodation options whether you are here for a long period of time or just for a short holiday. If you are going to live here for a while, we recommend that you visit the following websites:
If you decide you want to get accommodation before your arrival in Australia, we can help by finding you a homestay in an area that suits your needs. Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out more about Accommodation options in Adelaide.
Things to do
Murray River: Murray River is 2,500 kilometres long travelling from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, through the Riverland, down to Murray Bridge and onto the Lakes & Coorong region in South Australia. This river is very old (130 million years old approx..) has plenty of wildlife, history and culture. You can either get a short tour or spend the whole weekend on a cruise.
Award-wining lunch/dinner: Adelaide is home for some of the best restaurants in Australia with award-winning signature dishes. Stroll the amazing places that the city has to offer and enjoy great coffee and food at the same time.
Kangaroo Island: Kangaroo Island is an amazing place to relax. You can go by ferry with or without a car. Regardless of how you decide to get around, you will have the chance to take in stunning views, amazing wildlife, pristine waters and great food and wine. Definitely a must-see!!
Barossa Valley: Barossa wineries have turned out to be amongst the best in Australia and world-wide recognised. You can go and enjoy a wine and a meal as it is easy getting to the valley from the centre of the city. However, we recommend spending the day there as the area has a lot to offer and explore.
Fishing Charter: If you are into fishing South Australia has one of the best fishing experiences in the world!!
Facts about Adelaide
- Adelaide is the only capital city in Australia which wasn’t settled by convicts.
- Adelaide is called the “20 minutes city” as it only takes 20 minutes to get to any point of the city.
- There are churches on every corner hence its nickname “the city of Churches”
- Adelaide has the third most expensive building in the whole world! (2.7 billion, Royal Adelaide Hospital)
- The city is home of the biggest aboriginal culture currently and has the biggest Aboriginal artefacts display in Australia
- The Adelaide Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and second largest globally