Adelaide is called the “20-minute city” because of any significant point in the city can be reached within 20 minutes. This is because of the predominant transportation and city planning infrastructure.
Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and was introduced as a free city. It provides freedom of thought, genders and no racial discrimination. It was first to abolish sexual and racial discrimination, capital punishment and the first to concede suffrage to women.
Despite being a megacity, it does not have traffic problems like in other cities because of its open and wide roads so it is easier to travel in a shorter period. Most importantly, the inhabitants are welcoming, they have a very friendly and supportive nature.
But what is their culture all about?
The local culture promotes a multilateral exchange of ideas, language, and opinions.
It is recommended to visit the Tandaya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. It is the oldest Aboriginal managed multi-arts center in the nation.
The South Australian Museum is another extraordinary spot to acquire the Aboriginal culture of the region. It has the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery which is open year-round and shows over 3,000 artifacts along with the detailed knowledge regarding the adaptation of Aboriginal groups.
Moreover, ISA excursions and cultural activities reflect the historical parts of the local culture so that students can better understand their new environment.
You can also explore the 20th-century house museum and gardens by taking a trip to Carrick Hill where you can find a few intact homes from this period left in Australia. This is a stunning example complete with paintings, sculptures, and antiques.
Last but the least, Adelaide’s Town is an amazing historical site. It was founded in 1866. The building is a tribute to the skills of the former architect and Mayor of the city, Edmund Wright. Many important events are being held in this place.
Explore the political arenas of the city. The Migration Museum works towards the preservation and understanding of South Australia’s diverse cultures. This a place to discover the many identities of people of South Australia via the stories of individuals and communities.
The Parliament House in Adelaide is a classically designed building with majestic architecture. The visitors are allowed to sit in on Parliament meetings or take tours when Parliament is not in session.
The University of Adelaide provides one of the most flexible and exceptional disciplines for study in the world. Such as, it’s The Oenology program, or Winemaking Science allows international students to study be exposed to the foundations of wine science, winemaking, and viticulture.
Furthermore, students indulge themselves in various clubs and societies on campus. These organizations are open to international students and will allow access to numerous social, academic, and career events throughout the semester.
Get closer to the Environment
It is Australia’s second oldest and the only major metropolitan and non-profit zoo in Australia. It accommodates more than 2,500 animals, including 250 species of exotic and native animals.
Another wildlife destination is the Cleland Wildlife Park which is home to South Australia’s most iconic animals. It has been committed to maintaining a sustainable environment by helping visitors connect with the wildlife
Kangaroo Island is only a short ferry ride from Cape Jervis and provides stunning nature and wildlife. Stop by at Seal Bay to see some sea lions. You can also do caving, exploring dunes or going for a swim at Vivonne Bay.
Train or tram
It offers six train lines, from the Adelaide railway station to Belair, Gawler, Tonsley, Grange, Seaford, and external Harbor. A tram line starts from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre (AEC) to Glenelg and is free from the AEC to South Terrace as well as between Brighton Rd & Moseley Square, Glenelg.
Use buses more casually than ever as they run every 15 minutes on routes close to the city and either every 1/2 hour. Buy your tickets from the bus driver using your MetroCard. If you’re in the city center so you can take a free City Connector bus service between the city and North Adelaide.
The city also provides a few taxi ranks spread across the city.
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