Named one of Lonely Planet's top 10 must-visit cities in 2014, Adelaide is a blend of traditional and contemporary influences. Known as "the City of Churches", Adelaide boasts a vibrant cosmopolitan culture; a city of wide boulevards dotted with historical buildings and leafy parklands, nestled between large, sandy beaches, rolling countryside and world-class wineries.
Why not start your exploration in the vineyards of the famous Barossa or Adelaide Hills? Alternatively, find a patch of beach to call your own on the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula or make the two hour drive south towards Kangaroo Island to see Australian nature at its finest. Maybe you'd rather kick back and enjoy Adelaide's numerous attractions, buzzing café culture and diverse dining scene? Wherever you decide to start, see the best of the city and surrounding area on your own terms when you pick up a car hire in Adelaide.
Adelaide plays host to a number of internationally renowned cultural and sporting events every year.
The Adelaide Festival is the biggest cultural event in Australia and one of the largest annual arts events in the world. Performers and artists descend on the city every year for a month-long schedule of theatre, comedy, cabaret, film, literature, music, dance, visual art, and everything in between.
Santos Tour Down Under
The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the annual world cycling events calendar, taking in some of Adelaide and South Australia's finest scenery over six gruelling race stages. Check out Detours and explore each stage of the race for yourself.
Held over four days in Adelaide's Botanic Park, WOMADelaide is an iconic world music and dance festival. The event has become one of Australia's premier outdoor festivals thanks to its friendly atmosphere and diverse range of unique acts and attractions.
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
One of the top events in Australian motorsports, the V8 Supercars hit the streets of Adelaide every year in a flurry of four-wheeled thrills and spills. The long weekend of racing is topped off by air displays, attractions, live music concerts and a party atmosphere that goes on long after the chequered flag drops.