It may be the driest state in the driest continent, but South Australia has few rivals when it comes to fresh produce.
South Australia is home to some of Australia's most iconic wine brands but also fosters plenty of young wine-making talent.
New chic hangouts have open their doors every month, and demand for licenses seems irrepressible.
Adelaide’s love affair with the coffee bean shows no sign of abating as hole-in-the wall cafes, mobile coffee carts and more elaborate establishments spout up across the city and suburbs.
The Adelaide dining scene has undergone an exciting restaurant revolution with star foodie attractions.
However you like your hotels, the upcoming year is sure to please, with architectural acrobatics, spectacular renovations and innovative technologies colluding to produce some fantastic new accommodation offerings.
They've journeyed to all corners of the globe (and back again) this year to hunt out travel's treasures. Now, with 2014 near its end, it's time for Traveller's writers to name their favourite hotels, bars, gadgets, museums, metros and more in this, our first-ever Best Finds special.
Adelaide is so neat and regular. Spread out on either side of the Torrens River on the flat coastal plain between Gulf St Vincent and the Mount Lofty Ranges it lies, an overgrown country town, laid out in a series of neat, easy to follow, grids. Of course it was planned - even before it was settled.
It may feel like an overgrown country town, but there are certain advantages to being compact - such as having incredible beaches close to the city centre. Wineries and fresh produce surround the city's outskirts, while the inner city boasts fine bars and cool pubs big on live music; and icons such as the mall's balls and the Festival Centre, where the most revered arts festival in Australia originated.