23 September, 2019
There's no question about it – Adelaide's on the up. Fusion eats and multi-ethnic menus now burst from the bistros of ocean-sprayed Glenelg. There's a side-splitting Fringe Festival in the midsummer, when street entertainers and off-beat theater acts take over the city center. Adelaide Zoo boasts rare giant pandas, and museums chronicle the enthralling history of migration and settlement in South Australia. And it doesn't end there, because the city's location on the edge of the St Vincent Gulf means you could also spend time bushwalking through the bandicoot-filled Belair National Park, meeting koalas in the Cleland Conservation Park, or wine tasting in the bucolic Adelaide Hills. Cheap flights to Adelaide from New Zealand aren't too long, either. Most airlines include stopovers on their routes, but travel times can be kept to just 11 hours each way.
Arts festivals and summer music shows are common in Elder Park. But even if there's nothing on, a stroll here promises relaxation on the edge of the River Torrens.
The Adelaide Central Market is the largest undercover food market in the Southern Hemisphere. What's more, it's been trading since way back in 1869!
Get down to loveable Glenelg when the sun's a-shining. The beaches are pristine, and the promenades are lined with cafes and bars.
Right now, February/2020 and November/2019 are the cheapest times in the year to fly to Adelaide. January/2020 is the most expensive time to fly to Adelaide.
Air New Zealand fly direct between New Zealand and Adelaide.
Virgin Australia is the cheapest airline to fly to Adelaide from New Zealand.