Adelaide is a picturesque coastal city that's easy to get to, easy to get around, easy on the pocket, and ‘green’. Adelaide is widely recognised as the 20-minute city. The ease of access and stress free travel is acknowledged by organisers and delegates alike. Where else can you arrive at the international airport, be checked into your 5-star hotel within twenty minutes and then walk to the multiple award-winning convention centre adjacent for your conference welcome function?
The Economist rates Adelaide as the number one business travel destination in Australia and number three in the world. Adelaide is also ranked amongst the top ten most live-able cities in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. Adelaide is also a ‘green’ conference destination. The city is serviced by electric trams and the world's first solar-powered bus. South Australia is a leader in renewable energy and was the first State in the nation to proclaim climate change laws. Many of Adelaide's tourist facilities are located within walking distance of the CBD and within a few hours, delegates can be anywhere in Australia to enjoy pre- and post-convention holidays.
Adelaide’s international and domestic terminals are located 7 kilometres from the central business district, approximately a 15 minute drive. For more information please visit www.aal.com.au.
Adelaide Airport provides a choice of transport modes to and from the airport. These include self-drive, hire cars, taxis and limousines.
Car rental desks are located on the ground level adjacent to the baggage claim area.
The following companies have desks at the airport:
AVIS | www.avis.com.au
Budget | www.budget.com.au
Europcar | www.europcar.com.au
Hertz | www.hertz.com
Thrifty | www.thrifty.com.au
RedSpot | www.redspot.com.au
Adelaide Airport's car rental vehicles parking is now located on the ground floor of the new multi-level car park.
Picking up a rental vehicle: Your rental company will direct you to the correct parking location.
Dropping off a rental vehicle: Follow the signage to the car rental area on the ground floor of the new multi-level car park.
Reservations prior to arrival are recommended.
A public bus service is also available via Adelaide City through to the north/eastern suburbs, with connections to rail and other bus routes. Please phone for additional information + 61 8 8210 1000.
Getting Around Adelaide
Once you’re in Adelaide there is an efficient public transport network of trams, trains and buses to move you around the city and beyond. The Adelaide CBD is also easy to walk around with wide, flat streets laid out in a simple grid pattern. The Adelaide Convention Centre is conveniently located in the heart of the city on the banks of the River Torrens and everything you need is only a few minutes walk:
Over 300 restaurants and cafes within a 1km radius
Festival Theatre and Casino - next door
Rundle Mall, Adelaide’s premier shopping district, 5 minutes
a valid passport or other acceptable travel document
a valid visa or authority to enter Australia (including electronic visas)
a completed and signed Incoming Passenger Card, including health and character declaration
Anyone who arrives without a valid travel document, visa or authority to enter Australia, may be refused entry to Australia or delayed until their identity and claims to enter Australia have been confirmed. Please visit the Department of Immigration’s website’s section for Tourists including Visas for up to date information and further details on tourist visas, working holidays, business visits, students, immigration, Electronic Travel Authority (ETAs), visas and other useful contacts.
Adelaide enjoys a mild climate, perfect for enjoying the great Australian outdoors. Alfresco dining, festivals, sport and fun in the sun is the way of life in Adelaide. The average temperature ranges from a mild 16°C (58°F) mid-winter in July, to a delightful 29°C (84°F) mid-summer average in January.
Adelaide’s central time zone is GMT + 9.5 hours. Adelaide is based on Central Standard Time and observes daylight saving time from early October to late March, when clocks are advanced one hour.
Visit the Adelaide Visitor Information Centre located in James Place, just off Rundle Mall. (James Place is the bustling little laneway opposite the Myer Centre). Knowledgeable volunteers will be able to assist you with brochures, maps, event guides and journey planning that will help you make the most of your time in Adelaide and South Australia.
For everything you need to know about Adelaide please click here for a Visitors Guide.