Adelaide is set between the rolling Adelaide Hills to the east and a gorgeous, 30km (19 miles) stretch of unbroken beaches to the west. Swim with wild dolphins just 20 minutes from the city centre. This easy access is part of what makes South Australia so special.
Vibrant and exciting, with a relaxed undertone and friendly locals, the city rewards those who look deeper below the surface. It is heaving with excellent restaurants stocking the best South Australian wine; a great mix of cafés, boutique bars and lively nightlife; and festivals and events.
The popular beaches of Glenelg, Henley and Grange are easy to get to on public transport, and a big hit with visitors and locals alike.
Glenelg Beach is Adelaide's most popular beach, offering a great vibe and buzzing atmosphere and just a short tram ride from the city centre, making it ideal for a day trip. For a unique experience, head out with Temptation Sailing to swim with wild dolphins – so close to the city, but feels a million miles away.
The white sands of Glenelg beach are ideal for lounging or playing volleyball, and the warm waters are a perfect for swimming. There is also a huge range of retail shops, cafés, restaurants, bars, and a family fun park, The BeacHouse to keep the kids entertained.