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North of the Fleurieu Peninsula, the capital city of South Australia may be known as The City of Churches but it is far more than just that. Situated near the Barossa Valley, Adelaide is Australia’s wine capital, with the valley being a major wine-production region and a popular tourist destination. With its small size, wide boulevards and large public parklands, Adelaide holidays and flights are ideal for those who want a break away from the larger, more expensive metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne. All inclusive Adelaide holiday and flight packages are a great alternative to the typical Australian holiday.
Being the wine capital of Australia, there are plenty of wine tours and tasting opportunities in the city as well as at the Barossa Valley. The beachside suburb of Glenelg has waters teeming with marine life and it is a hotspot for spotting dolphins and sea lions. Sightseeing tours venture out into the sea in order to see the dolphins in their natural habitat, rather than in the usual water park enclosures.
Adelaide is a festival goers dream, being host of the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and WOMADelaide. These festivals offer music, dance, arts and a sprinkling of amazing culture throughout the city. Adelaide holidays and flights from Ireland provide an opportunity to enjoy these world class festivals and be the envy of your friends back home.
A day at Adelaide Zoo is an excellent adventure for the whole family with the main attraction being the adorable Giant Pandas. These endangered creatures are a unique attraction to Adelaide Zoo, being Australia’s only zoo to house them. No holiday to Adelaide would be complete without a day on the beach.
The superb Glenelg beach is accessible by tram from Adelaide’s centre and you will be able to recharge the batteries on a warm sandy white beach fronted by great dining and shopping establishments with snorkelling and fishing opportunities also available. Explore this incredible South Australian city with cheap Adelaide flight and holiday packages from Dublin with Abbey Travel.
Adelaide has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and cool to mild winters. Rain falls mainly between May and August, but on average the city is fairly dry. Summers can be extremely hot, but in winter a warm coat is often required.
English is the official language of Australia.
The Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents. Banks and bureaux de change exchange most foreign currencies. Travellers cheques are also welcome everywhere, but banks take a small commission and it is better to take cheques in major currencies (e.g. US dollars or Euros) to avoid additional charges. Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are freely available throughout the country. Banking hours are generally 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Friday, but some banks offer extended hours and some are open on Saturday mornings.