Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. It is also know as “The City of Churches” because of the large number of churches in the city. Adelaide is known world wide for its opal industry, selling gorgeous stones from its mines. Adelaide has a warm Mediterranean climate where most of the rain falls in the winter months. Adelaide is a planned city and very much English in terms of its culture. Adelaide is an enchanting city to explore, the wide sweeping streets, city squares, lush green boundaries, a treasure trove of shopping, fine arts, gastronomy and outdoor activity. Adelaide plays a vital role in the preservations of Aboriginal Kaurna people culture and traditions. Adelaide is a city of cosmopolitan style, bursting with old world charm and heritage buildings surrounded by beautiful parks and botanic gardens. Adelaide is just a cycle away from native bush-land, hiking in the Mt Lofty Ranges, wander along the beach, take a river cruise, adore the Seahorse farm, visit the state-of-the-art exhibit and famous Museums, visit to Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide's innovative, world-renown major events, festivals and public artworks. No trip to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates and nearby wine regions. The pleasure-seeking spirit flows from varied cuisines and locally produced gourmet food and magnificent wines through to the healthy live music and bar scene. Adelaide is a city of culture with a passion for fine living that is showcased in the many innovative festivals celebrating music and art and home to many artisans, the artistic flair of this historically progressive, yet still conservative, city truly emerges.