Home to the Kaurna people who called the area Tandanya, the place of the red kangaroo, the tree-covered plains of Adelaide were chosen as the capitol site for a new British Colony by Surveyor-General William Lightfoot in 1836. Named for Queen Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Adelaide today is a bustling metropolis of 1.3 million inhabitants.
Situated between rolling hills in the east and long stretches of sandy beach on the west, the city centre itself is roughly 10 square kilometres entirely surrounded by parklands. Central to the city are many destinations - from Tarntanyangga Victoria Square featuring light rail connections through the city to the beach, the railway station and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, to the amazing Adelaide Central Market and the plethora of shops and arcades of Rundle Mall. The Adelaide Oval just outside the central business district plays host to national and international events, while North Terrace features the State Library, South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia, and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
Surrounding Adelaide are some amazing stretches of beach to the west, and South Australia's incomparable wine regions in the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills in each of the other compass directions! Further afield are incredible destinations such as the Flinders Ranges and Wilpena Pound, Victor Harbor, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, and the Limestone Coast.
Australian Luxury Stays expresses gratitude to the many talented photographers capturing Adelaide's maginificence & sharing it with the world, every day.
Top row left to right: Adelaide Oval, @adelaide_drone_productions; Rundle Mall's Balls, @middleofanoverload; Adelaide Arcade, InspireMe Photography; Clock Tower off Tarntanyangga Victoria Square, @joeyjoenes; Wisteria Arch at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, @janesgratefullife; view of the Adelaide plain looking east, @sensationaladelaide; Glenelg Jetty, @jase_hickson;
Bottom row left to right: Leigh Street, Adelaide, @glamadelaide; Adelaide Botanic Garden hothouse, @adelaust; Adelaide and the River Torrens at sunset, @beauty_of_adelaide; Underside of the footbridge across the River Torrens, @caleblongden_photography