Adelaide and South Australia known as the Festival City and State, have some of Australia’s best wineries in the Barossa Valley. It is the free settlers state (only Australian state not to have convict settlement from Britain), with migrants from Germany and other European Countries settled, began wineries and farming, during the time, the Gold Rush that occurred in the 1800s, in Victoria and New South Wales.
Adelaide is about 3,250 square kilometres, with a population of 1.3 million. A coastal city at the southern end of Australia, its ring of parkland on the River Torrens is home to renowned museums such as the Art Gallery of South Australia, displaying expansive collections including noted Indigenous art, and the South Australian Museum, devoted to natural history. The city’s Adelaide Festival is an annual international art gathering with spin-offs including fringe and film events.
South Australia covers some of the most arid parts of the country, some 985,000 square kilometres, with a population of 1.8 million, most living in around Adelaide. Due to its free settlement origins, Adelaide was once known as the City of Churches, having a large diversity of faiths. Today, Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and events, its food and wine, its coastline and hills, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. People in Adelaide and South Australia like to pride themselves, on a better alternative lifestyle to Sydney and Melbourne.