Known as the ‘city of churches’, Adelaide is the epicentre of South Australia and remains a desirable location for international students. Quieter than fellow capitals Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Adelaide is epitomised by fine weather, superb surrounding wineries and rich history.
Wine and dine
The Barossa Valley is not only one of Australia’s oldest winery regions, it is also one of the best in the entire world. Offering wine tastings, markets, set lunches, shopping, cycling, art exhibitions and accommodation, Barossa can cater to students whatever their fancy.
Based in Adelaide’s south-east, beachside suburb Glenelg has an abundance of highly regarded bars and restaurants but the main attraction for visitors tends to be the memorable experience of swimming with dolphins in the pristine waters.
Two Australian Football League (AFL) clubs, Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows, call the city home and the rivalry is fierce. For students wanting to become engrained in the nation’s most popular sport, a viewing of the annual ‘Showdown’ clash at Adelaide Oval between the two sides is a must.
Taste of Europe
The Adelaide Hills town of Hahndorf is the oldest German settlement in Australia, blending contemporary Australian culture with the setting of a picturesque European village.