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A Brief History
The state capital of South Australia is situated at the base of the Mount Lofty Ranges, close to the waters of the Gulf Saint Vincent. Those who want to know more about the heritage of the city having booked cheap flights to Adelaide may already know that the area’s traditional landowners were the Kaurna Aboriginal people, who called the area “Tandanya”, which roughly translates to ‘place of the red kangaroo’. Discover more about the Kaurna Aboriginals at the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute after arriving in SA on your flights to Adelaide. Matthew Flinders mapped the South Australia coastline in 1802, and the site of present-day Adelaide was chosen by William Light in 1836. The city was named after Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV. Some of the most notable historical sights around the city include monuments to Flinders, as well as the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the University of Adelaide (the first university in Australia to allow women to attend classes). Keen sightseers may plan which historic sites to visit first when considering their holiday itinerary using flights to Adelaide, or you may simply choose to decide upon landing at Adelaide Airport (ADL).
Major Events and Festivals
Adelaide Fringe Festival
If you’re planning flights to Adelaide for travel between late February or early March, you’ll coincide your trip with the city-wide celebrations of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. More than 1,200 events are hosted at various theatres, hotels, galleries and laneway spaces throughout this 31-day festival.
Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival
Book cheap flights to Adelaide for winter travel to take in the sights and sounds of the Umbrella Winter City Sounds Festival. For two weeks in July, the streets, laneways, and even the River Torrens come alive with festive music and an energetic atmosphere.
Adelaide Film Festival
Booking a springtime airfare to Adelaide can set you up to catch some of the top film showings at the Adelaide Film Festival. This 11-day event in October features special movie screenings and forums hosted by industry leaders.
DreamBig Children’s Festival
If you have children in tow when arriving on return flights to Adelaide in late May, bring everyone down to the DreamBig Children’s Festival. This biennial event places South Australia’s children at the heart of the festival, which emphasises creativity through arts and experiences.
Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
St. Peter’s Cathedral
Make plans to tour St. Peter’s Cathedral when booking your tickets to Adelaide. The French Gothic architecture of the spires and the detailed stained glass windows make a beautiful background for holiday happysnaps. Public tours are available on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons.
Ayers Historic House
Head to the historic house of Sir Henry Ayers when your flights to Adelaide arrive to enjoy fabulous views of this mid 19th-century mansion. The Regency architecture and ornate interior features antique furniture, paintings and a giant chandelier. If you decide to book a tour of the Ayers Historic House to accompany your return flights to Adelaide, bring a camera to snap photos of the extensive gardens and various costumes throughout the home.
State Library of South Australia
Historians, designers and book worms searching cheap flights to Adelaide may find the State Library of South Australia worth a visit. The library is home to millions of books, maps, collections and artefacts.
To get the most out of your cheap flights to Adelaide, head to Victoria Square. This small park features a grand statue of its namesake English queen and is a great place to stretch out and relax after flights to Adelaide. The park also features the Three Rivers Fountain, built to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Adelaide in the 1960s. You can find several prominent buildings surrounding the park, including the Supreme Court, the Treasury and the General Post Office.
Adelaide Central Market
Victoria Square is located near the Adelaide Central Market. Here, visitors arriving on flights to Adelaide can peruse a myriad of stalls to find some of the best fresh produce, meats, poultry, and handicrafts in the city