Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reasons to Go to Adelaide in Autumn; 10

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Reasons to Go to Adelaide in Autumn; 10

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Byline: Ann Rickard

ADELAIDE has shrugged off its "second cousin" mantle and put on its party hat - and autumn is the perfect time to see it at play.

FESTIVALS

Locals call it Mad March due to the exceptional number of events throughout the month. Just as Adelaide has said goodbye to the Australian Women's Open Golf, it says hello to WOMAD, Adelaide Fringe, Clipsal 500 (street circuit car race), the Adelaide Cup, Adelaide Festival of Arts, Adelaide Writer's Week

FOOD

Never has a city so fervently embraced food culture over the past few years. Every international cuisine flourishes: in gastro pubs, cafes, high-end restaurants and on the streets. The coffee scene is vibrant...and eat streets are claiming their place in every suburb.

GOLF

Adelaide has some of the world's most prestigious golf clubs. The Big Daddy of them all, The Royal Adelaide Golf Club, played host to the world's top female golfers in February at the Australian Women's Open, all players enthusiastic about the quality of the course.

FUN

Let us never again refer to refer to Adelaide as the City of Churches. Sure, churches make their graceful presence known, but Adelaide is more about fun these days...just ask any one of the thousands people who crammed into the Adelaide Oval to watch Guns & Roses perform in February, and then ask some of the thousands of others who went out into the streets to enjoy the Fringe Festival Parade.

CONVENIENCE

Locals call Adelaide the 20 Minute City. Just that short time takes you to the beach or the hills and all the good times they offer. The free City Connector bus will take you on an inner-city loop and an extended loop around trendy North Adelaide giving you a link to all the popular attractions. That's a lot to love about a bus.

WINE

Grant Burge, Peter Lehmann, Penfolds, Jacobs Creek, Seppelts, St. Hallett, Yalumba...all our best-known wine names live in South Australia. …

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