Adelaide is a wonderful city and a delight to visit. The grid like set up of the traffic systems allows for easy driving and traffic negotiation. The place is a delight to drive in; a big city yes, but in truth Australia’s biggest country town. Adelaide is a very friendly place, most likely because the stress levels are way off that of other OZ capitol cities. Innocence presides over Adelaide still to this day. This most likely can be put down to the fact that Adelaide did not ever receive any long term convicts. Adelaide is different.
Adelaide was established as the centre of a planned colony of free immigrants, promising civil liberties and freedom from religious persecution, based upon the ideas of Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, the German-born consort of King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a 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.
Adelaide is quite special and be sure to give this really nice city a minimum of a week to digest and enjoy. Adelaide is different.