The country’s fifth most populous city and capital of the state of South Australia, Adelaide is a very peaceful, well laid out city that is home to around one and a half million Australians. It’s close proximity to the Flinders Ranges, the wine country and the formidable southern waters of the Great Australian Bight, places Adelaide right up high on the popularity index.
Adelaide is home to many beautiful parks, notably Adelaide Botanic Garden. It’s also renowned for hosting many large sporting events and festivals, offering excellent food and wine and having a positively thriving music scene. It has to be said that Adelaide is a very agreeable place to live. In fact in 2010, it was ranked in the top ten most livable cities in the world.
While cities like Sydney generally take the limelight in terms of sand, sun and surf, Adelaide is also a very strong contender and offers some of Australia’s most challenging surf breaks.
Adelaide is nestled conveniently between the Yorke Peninsula and the Fleurieu Peninsula, both approximately one hour away. Sellicks Beach on the Fleurieu Peninsula is perfect for all abilities and is a wonderful spot to visit, even if you’re not there for the surf.
For ‘serious’ surfers, who generally travel the globe in search of the best breaks, The Eyre Peninsula is a surfer’s paradise and features some 2000 kilometres of pristine coastline with bitter cold waters.