Adelaide is easy to get around. The city rises from the middle of a tree-covered plain, between rolling hills to the east and beaches to the west. With a population of slightly more than one million, Adelaide is the “20 minute city”. The airport is only seven kilometres from Adelaide city. The Adelaide Hills and major beaches are less than half an hour away by car. That’s what we call liveable! When Colonel Light founded Adelaide in 1836, he had a simple plan: a one square mile city centre and lots of open space. He laid out the streets in a grid, surrounded by a ring of what are now State Heritage Listed parklands. Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round big blue skies mean average winter temperatures of 16 degrees Celsius 28 degrees Celsius in summer. Hot days can be real sizzlers and easily reach 40 degress Celsius. Join the café culture lifestyle. Adelaide has a diverse cultural mix that guarantees the food is sensational. Accommodation is competitively priced. We’re proud to be Australia’s wine capital, with numerous regions on our doorstep. You’ll be spoilt for choice. See the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide (to name just three events). Sports’ fans will love the award-winning Santos Tour Down Under and Clipsal 500 V8 car race. March is event season when the weather in Adelaide is at its best. We’re proud to be Australia’s most sustainable city, with buildings, transport and many other “green” projects to enjoy. The world-class convention facilities also make Adelaide a great place to do business. You’ll love Adelaide. We do.
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  • Adelaide Town Hall
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Adelaide Town Hall

    A landmark heritage building, the Adelaide Town Hall is steeped in history. Its magnificent architecture and elegant interiors give an in depth insight into the rich cultural heritage of South Australia. The Town…

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  • An Invitation to the Dance
    Adelaide, South Australia

    An Invitation to the Dance

    In 2018, Classics Unwrapped enters its fourth year Join the inimitable Guy Noble as he takes you on a journey through music you know and love, with your ASO, in a playful concert…

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  • A Time for Heroes
    Adelaide, South Australia

    A Time for Heroes

    Holst wrote the terrifying first movement of The Planets in 1914, as Europe stood on the brink of war. ‘Mars’ rolls over the landscape like a tank – who can stand against it…

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  • Romantic Rachmaninov
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Romantic Rachmaninov

    Amy Dickson, Australian saxophone virtuoso, returns to Adelaide! And she brings a brand new concerto written for her by Scottish composer Sir James MacMillan, whose Viola Concerto made a powerful impact here in…

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  • Firebird
    Adelaide, South Australia


    A feather-touch on a single string can create magic. Natsuko Yoshimoto, ASO’s Concertmaster, plays the Romantic, ever-popular First Violin Concerto of Max Bruch. She is joined by Karina Canellakis from New York –…

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    Firebird, Adelaide
  • Love and War
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Love and War

    You know you’re alive when you hear Chopin – the way he makes the piano sing, the tenderness of a nocturne, the bravura of a mazurka – and it’s all there in the…

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    Love and War, Adelaide
  • Maksim Mrvica Live in Adelaide 2018
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Maksim Mrvica Live in Adelaide 2018

    Great news for all of Maksim's fans in Australia! He will be touring Australia in September 2018 starting on 23rd September in Adelaide, and final show will take place at one of the…

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  • Freedom & Joy
    Adelaide, South Australia

    Freedom & Joy

    “Be embraced, you millions! This kiss is for the whole world!” The Ninth. As we reach 100 years since the 1918 Armistice, Beethoven’s immortal appeal for the world to come together as one…

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    Freedom & Joy, Adelaide


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