Adelaide was founded on a vision of religious tolerance which attracted a wide variety of religious practitioners. This led to it being known as The City of Churches.
Adelaide is home to exceptional food and wine, art, shopping, a bustling bar scene and world-class events including the city's Adelaide Festival, an annual international arts gathering including fringe and film events. The Adelaide Festival expanded to include the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide Film Festival, Adelaide Festival of Ideas, Adelaide Writers' Week, and WOMADelaide, held in March.
Visit Adelaide’s tree-lined boulevard, North Terrace, home to the city’s most important cultural institutions. Explore the Adelaide Central Markets and taste the many delights from many produce stalls, then wander down to the Torrens Lake in Adelaide city, a popular and picturesque spot for lazing in the sun or picnics as well as for walking or jogging. Adelaide is the heart of the world's opal industry, sourced from South Australian mines.
Visit Adelaide's new Leigh Street and Peel Street precinct, for some culinary dlights. Adelaide’s laneways and side streets are being transformed with hidden bars and eateries.
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate and low rainfall aming it perfect no matter what season. It has warm to hot dry summers and mild short winters, and most of the rainfall falls in the winter months, with June being the wettest month of the year. Adelaide is a windy city experiencing wind chill in winter, which makes the temperature seem colder than it actually is. Snowfall in the metropolitan area is extremely uncommon.