Adelaide - FURTHER INFORMATION
Adelaide - Adelaide visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Adelaide' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from South Australia.
This map of Adelaide shows some of the sights and attractions of the city. Select a pin on the Google map to be taken to the place of interest. At each location a 360° panorama gives you a full view of the local area. Each image is accompanied with some local and travel information forming an interactive guide to Adelaide. The Adelaide map is easy to move around as you explore the city, and has satellite images giving you a clear bird's eye view of Adelaide.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia. The city lies on the coast near the border with the state of Victoria. The city extends 20km inland from the coast to the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, but extends about 90km along the coast. The city was founded in 1836 and named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the consort of King William IV. The original city was laid out in grid fashion and entirely surrounded by parkland. This layout remains today and can be clearly seen on the satellite view of the Adelaide map. Inside this ring of parkland, the city has a garden park in each of the four quadrants, with another grand park at the center. The city was established on grounds of religious freedoms and liberal politics.
Today, most of Adelaide sprawls around central Adelaide, covering most of the land on the Adelaide plains. The city is now almost 100km long from end to end and continues to grow. For visitors, Adelaide has a reputation of good food and wine. The central part of Adelaide is compact and easy to walk around. There are numerous museums and art galleries, including the Art Gallery of South Australia, Australian Museum of Childhood and Maritime Museum. Adelaide also has a zoo and a Botanic Gardens. Naturally, a number of sandy beaches line the coastline not far form the city center.
From Adelaide, holiday makers can easily get to Kangaroo Island, which lies just off the coast. The road east from Adelaide passes into Victoria and continues towards Melbourne. This is a popular 2 day drive that takes in places like Mount Gambier, Wornambool and the Great Ocean Road famous for the Twelve Apostles
Adelaide Tourist & Visitor Information Centre
Corner Rundle Mall and King William Street,
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Ph: (08) 8203 7611
South Australian Visitor and Travel Centre
18 King William Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Phone: 1300 655 276 / Phone: (08) 8303 2220
Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre
66 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015
Phone: (08) 8405 6560
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Adelaide is 740km northwest of Melbourne and 300km south of Port Augusta
Flight: Adelaide Airport 7km east of central Adelaide and JetBus services to city centre.
Train: Adelaide Station with sleeper services to various destinations across Australia.