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Adelaide is an enchanting destination to explore. The wide sweeping streets, city squares and lush green boundaries make for an experience in themselves. You only need scratch the surface to tap into its hedonistic side. This adventure playground boasts major cultural, artistic, pleasure-seeking, gastronomic and sports events. The city also offers a wealth of cuisines and magnificent wines through to the live music and bar scene. During the innovative Adelaide Fringe Festival, the artistic flair of this progressive city shine through. The traditional owners of the Adelaide area are the Kaurna people, whose territory extends south towards Cape Jervis and north towards Port Wakefield. Early European colonists (free settlers) began to arrive in 1836, creating a lush, European-style capital, while successive waves of settlers have added to the cosmopolitan mix.
Adelaide's Central Market is the destination for 'foodies'. Among the noisy, colourful atmosphere and wondrous smells are fruit and vegetable stores and a large selection of meat and fish along with gourmet specialities introduced by the waves of immigrants who call Adelaide their home.
Also popular with visitors is the Adelaide Zoo and Cleland Wildlife Park, which features local birds and animals including koalas and kangaroos. Locality: On the flat Adelaide Plain, bounded by the Gulf to the W and the low, rolling Adelaide Hills, part of the Mt Lofty Ranges to the E. Near the coast of South Australia, on the Gulf of St Vincent. 400 mls NW of Melbourne (1 hr by air). City centre 4m ls E of airport.