Adelaide’s festive center is the riverfront Adelaide Festival Centre, hosting the alternative fun of the February Fringe Festival and the classic concerts of the March arts festival. To get an idea of Adelaide’s riverside layout, take a morning sightseeing tour of the fine buildings lining lovely North Terrace. Modern Australian cuisine combines fine local produce and French culinary techniques, with particularly spectacular results in Adelaide. To see how much the locals love their food, visit the lively Adelaide Central Market to browse artisan cheeses, bakery goods, seafood and seasonal produce.
The source of all that food lovers’ fresh produce is right on Adelaide’s doorstep, including award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra regions. Wildlife lovers head south to Kangaroo Island, where seals, wallabies and sea lions frolic, and koalas graze on gum leaves.