tRAVEL & Weather In Adelaide


Adelaide’s beaches are accessible by various means of transport. By car or taxi, they are a 10-20 minute journey from the airport.

Car: Adelaide is easy to get around by car with excellent roads and some peak hour congestion. You can rent a car from one of the many hire car companies located at the airport or along the coastline.

Taxi: A twenty minute cab ride from the Airport Taxi Rank costs about $35 depending on the time of day.

Bus: For more information call Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108 or visit

Tram: The famous “Bay Tram” runs regularly from the heart of Adelaide’s CBD right into Glenelg beach and takes 45 minutes. For more information call Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108 or visit

Bike: Adelaide roads are mostly flat and easy to get around on a bike. Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire from the city centre and the Mike Turtur Bikeway goes all the way from the city to Glenelg beach. For more information visit Bike SA  or call them on 08 8168 9999.


Adelaide climate is similar to the Mediterranean with mild to cool winters that have moderate rainfall and warm to hot and dry summers.

South Australia in known as the driest state of Australia and Adelaide is the driest capital city – so an umbrella is optional! Having said that, we have also had our share of thunderstorms and heatwaves.

In winter (June to August) the average maximum is around 15–16 °C (59–61 °F) and the average minimum around 7–8 °C (45–46 °F).

In summer (December to February) the average maximum is around 29 °C (84 °F). However there are many days of summer where the temperature exceeds 35 °C and we also expect several days where the daytime temperature is over 39 °C (102 °F).

Sun protection is a must on a holiday in Adelaide during summer and a coat, scarf and beanie in winter will definitely make your trip more pleasant!


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