Getaway to Adelaide
It's not hard to see why Adelaide is often referred to as 'Australia's most liveable city'. This inviting city offers a brilliant blend of culture, the arts, major events, stunning scenery, not to mention fine food and wine. Visitors can swim with dolphins, browse farmers' markets and stroll through famous vineyards.
Adelaide is also the gateway to the beautiful Barossa, Kangaroo Island and the Eyre Peninsula.
Need a reason to head to Adelaide? The Super Battle-Clipsal 500 V8 Supercars starts soon (28 February-3 March). Don't miss it!
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Adelaide Events & Festivals
The Super Battle between Holden and Ford
Clipsal 500 Adelaide 2013
Victoria Park, Adelaide - 28 February - 3 March 2013
"The Race that Rocks" - This year the two rivals Holden and Ford will be joined with new competitors Nissan and a private team running AMG-Mercedes Benz E class models at the super race. Australian motorsport has never been more intense and significant. Races include the V8 Supercars Championship Series, Dunlop Series, Australian GT Championship, Auto One V8 UTE Racing Series, Aussie Racing Cars and Porsche Carrera Cup.
Car of the Future (COTF) is making its debut race this year as a new generation of the V8 Supercar all at the Clipsal 500. Go to
V8 Supercars for more information about COTF.
Concerts are held every day showcasing some of the greatest mixes and bands.
Adelaide Fringe 2013
Adelaide - 15 February - 17 March 2013
One of the largest open-access Arts Festival in South Australia held annually. With more than 900 events staged all over Adelaide at various locations from pop-up venues to well-established venues. The Adelaide Fringe also supports free events along with the program, such as the Fringe Parade and Fringe in the mall.
Cellar Door Wine Festival Adelaide
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide - 22-24 February 2013
A place to gather all wine lovers and winemakers to taste, talk and share about wine together. Featuring over 100 wineries - new master classes and goodie bags (valued up to $100 worth of South Australia's best produce) are incorporated into this year's festival.
Adelaide - 1-17 March 2013
53 events & 27 premieres - this festival includes a broad range of programs, such as opera, dance, cabaret, contemporary music, Adelaide Writers' Week, visual arts exhibition, master classes and more.
WOMADelaide - World of Music, Arts & Dance
Botanic Park, Adelaide - 8-11 March 2013
Spanning over four days, WOMAD brings together inspiring musicians, dancers and singers to Adelaide. Its brilliant vibe attracts a diverse range of audience. Top of that, workshops, retail and food stalls are present as well for everyone.
Oakbank Racing Easter Carnival
Oakbank, Adelaide Hills - 30 March - 1 April 2013
"There's nothing like a day at the races" - this is the world's biggest picnic race. A great way to spend the long Easter weekend with family and enjoy the complimentary facilities at Oakbank, including free parking.
Australian Swimming Championships
SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park, Adelaide - 26 April - 3 May 2013
You cannot compare watching swimming competitions live and on television. One of the major swimming championships bringing together Australia's best swimmers to South Australia will also include selection for the FINA World Championships.
Shorts Film Festival
Norwood Concert Hall - 27 April - 4 May 2013
Shorts showcases Australian storytelling talent in a lounge-style filming screening. Come and mingle with filmmakers, the movie lovers, the creative and fellow audience while enjoying fabulous food and cocktail atmosphere.
Hoot! Adelaide Hills Jazz Festival
Mt Barker, Adelaide Hills - 7-10 June 2013
Mt Barker will be lit up by 60 local, national and international live performances across five days. Take the trip to this Jazz Festival, enjoy the groove and indulge yourself in the soulful and funky vibe. Hoot!
Cabaret Fringe Festival
Adelaide - 1-30 June 2013
For the sixth time, Cabaret Fringe Festival provides you with the best local and international performances, ranging from classic to contemporary cabaret genre; it connects the audience and the performer in its unique way. Held at various locations - there will be jazz, burlesque, excellent food, cocktails and more.
Australian International 3 Day Event (AI3DE)
Adelaide Parklands - 14-17 November 2013
The annual Australian premier equestrian competition includes dressage, show jumping and cross country. AI3DE takes place alongside other great international four-star events in the United States, England, Germany and France.
Activities & Experiences
- Morning City Tour of Adelaide
- Kangaroo Island Tour
- The Barossa Valley and Hahndorf - Tour from Adelaide
- Small group Barossa Valley Wine Tour & Tasting - from Adelaide
- Search for all activities and experiences in the Adelaide region and South Australia.
- Explore the Barossa Valley
Top things to do
- Sample award-winning wines from the Clare Valley, Mc Claren Vale and the Barossa Valley
- Visit the famous chocolate shops 'Haighs'
- Experience gastronomic delights and great nightlife at East Terrace
- Head out to the Adelaide Zoo and see the panda's
The easiest way to get around Adelaide and get to the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale is by car. Why not hire a car and explore the region at your own pace?
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