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Adelaide, Australia, Europe Cruise

    Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. In Adelaide, you can enjoy stylish architecture, boutique shopping, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, nightlife, fine dining, and some of Australia's best café strips. Its population is slightly over 1 million, which makes it by far the largest city in the otherwise sparsely populated state. Adelaide is centrally located among the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, all of which are within day-trip distance. Every two years, the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Festival Fringe bring the City a world-class extravaganza of cultural delights – these and other festivals dotted throughout the year, give Adelaide its title as the "Festival City". North Terrace is a boulevard of galleries and museums, flowing into the serene, green Botanic Gardens. Rundle Street runs parallel, lined with cafes, bars and restaurants – the bustling hub of the East End. You can shop at leisure in Rundle Mall, take in the enticing tastes and smells of the Central Market and at the end of the day, enjoy the stimulating nightlife of Hindley Street and the West End. You’re just 20 minutes from the tranquillity of the Adelaide Hills to the east, while a selection of superb sandy beaches, including Glenelg, awaits to the west. Adelaide is the wine capital of Australia six out of the top 10 Australian wines are made within a few hours’ drive of the City. Adelaide offers a relaxed yet sophisticated City environment for residents and visitors alike the perfect gateway to South Australia’s many and varied attractions.
    Named in honour of Queen Adelaide who was born in Germany, the consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by Indigenous Australians of the Kaurna tribe. Light's design set out Adelaide in a grid layout, interspaced by wide boulevards and large public squares, and entirely surrounded by parkland. Early Adelaide was shaped by religious freedom and a commitment to political progressivism and civil liberties, which led to world-first reforms. As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. Most of these are concentrated in the city centre along the cultural boulevard of North Terrace, King William Street and in various districts of the metropolitan area. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. It continues to rank highly as a livable city, being in the Top 10 in The Economist's World's Most Livable Cities index.

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