Rundle Mall, Adelaide.

Adelaide, South Australia: Travel guide and things to do

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.

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Make it snappy

The quick getaway is travel’s equivalent of the energy bar. It’s bite-sized, it restores, relaxes, revitalises and sends you back home with clear eyes and an improved heartbeat.

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Hippest hoods

Traveller writers, on the spot in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Canberra, report on the hottest neighbourhoods, where there's enough to savour for a whole weekend away or even an extended short break.

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South Australia art gallery

Variations on a theme

Unorthodox arrangements create visual magic at this Adelaide gallery, writes Brian Johnston.

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