Visiting Adelaide

Adelaide at night

Adelaide at night

EMAC 2015 is being hosted in Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide is a city which prides itself on its historic building heritage, festival and arts scene and its location between the Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent. The city is centrally located amongst the various wine regions of the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale.

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley

Founded in 1836, Colonel William Light designed the city based along the River Torrens in a planned, grid layout utilising large public spaces and entirely surrounded by parklands. The City’s main hub of social activity is on Rundle Street offering a vast variety of shopping, dining, wine bars and café options. Other attractions located close to the CBD include the historic beachfront suburb of Glenelg, the Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Zoo and one of Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement towns, Hahndorf.

Getting to from the Airport to the CBD

Beach at Adelaide

Glenelg

Adelaide Airport is located 8 kilometers from the City’s Central Business District (CBD) and upon arrival you will be greeted by various modes of transportation to your accommodation.

JetBus Airport Service: J1/J2 connects from the airport around the city every 15mins. A fare costs approx. $5.00 peak & $3.10 interpeak. JetBus is a public bus and luggage can be taken aboard if space permits. A Metro ticket can be purchased from news agencies located within the airport complex.

axis are available outside the terminal and will cost approximately $15 – $20 for a trip from the airport to the CBD.

There are numerous hire car companies located within Adelaide Airport, including:

  • AVIS
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • RedSpot

Climate

Adelaide has a warm Mediterranean climate with most rain falls occurring in the winter months of June, July and August. The average summer temperature (Dec to Feb) is around 29 °C (84 °F), but there is considerable variation and Adelaide can usually expect several days a year when the daytime temperature is 40 °C (104 °F) or above.

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