Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is a beautiful city where art, culture, history, shopping, outdoor activities, and fabulous food and wine are all part of the locals’ way of life. Albeit smaller in size compared to other Australian capitals, the city remains a top destination among travellers because it offers unique experiences that inspire the mind and invigorate the soul.
Our team at Travezl.com often get asked when’s the best time to travel to Adelaide. Our response? March. To experience the best of Adelaide, go there in March. Here’s why:
Just like any part of Australia, Adelaide has its own share of weather extremes. Adelaide summers are scorching hot while winters are downright freezing.
If you want to enjoy the city as much as you can, you should go there when the weather is at its best. And that’s in March, when the air just starts to cool down, making even the most comprehensive Adelaide city tours really enjoyable. Days are warm but comfortable so you will have none of the stickiness we all hate. Afternoons are perfect for leisurely strolls while nights are cool, not chilly.
March is that time of the year in Adelaide when it comes alive with activity, due to the number of scheduled festivals and events that take advantage of the beautiful weather. “Mad March” as it is often called by South Australians, is when visitors and locals alike get into the party groove for nonstop fun and revelry.
There are plenty of events in Adelaide that happen in March and the main attractions include Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide.
Considered one of the best art festivals in Australia and the world, Adelaide Fringe is a hard-to-beat annual convergence of visual art, comedy, theatre, dance, and other forms of art. This unique festival features more than a thousand events across different art forms so you won’t have difficulty finding one that interests you. Next year, Adelaide Fringe will take place on February 17 to March 19 so you still have time to prepare for the city’s much-awaited yearly event.
WOMADelaide, on the other hand, is a music festival that features performers from different parts of the globe. The yearly event features great talents and this year, headliners included French DJ St. Germaine, Bollywood’s Asha Bhosle, and the hip-hop group De La Soul. Sinead O’Connor, Rufus Wainright, and the folk duo First Aid Kit also belong to WOMADelaide’s long list of very talented past performers.
Fun Outdoor Activities
Another thing that makes the month of March an absolutely wonderful time to visit Adelaide is that it’s perfect for outdoor activities. The city is home to many zoos, parks, botanical gardens, stunning landscapes, and reserves.
If holidaying in Adelaide, we recommend that you check out Adelaide Zoo, a wildlife park that houses hundreds of species of animals in a safe, well-maintained environment. Among the 1,800 animals that are being cared for at Adelaide Zoo are the giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni.
A few minutes drive from the center of the city is the Cleland Wildlife Park, the 35-hectare park that lets visitors observe animals like koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, birds, and reptiles. What’s wonderful about the Cleland Wildlife Park is that it strives to provide their animals under its care with a natural habitat so there are a very limited number of cages or enclosures in the facility. The park allows hand feeding and patting of animals.
Another must-visit outdoor destination in the South Australian capital is the Adelaide Botanic Garden. The botanical garden, one of the top attractions in the city, is a fenced public garden that features landscaped gardens and a well-maintained collection of native, exotic, and ornamental plants. The Adelaide Botanic Garden also has a conservatory, several pavilions, a museum, and dining options within the premises.
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By: Brendelyn Balaga