Established in 1955, Adelaide Airport has undergone various expansions both domestically and internationally and has won many awards including world's second-best international airport in 2006. Adelaide Airport uses only one terminal for both domestic and international flights currently but is in the midst of even more expansion, including plans for a new airport road network, a new multi-storey car park, new aerobridges, and a new control tower. Making the Adelaide Airport experience attainable by everyone, it became the first Australian airport and second airport worldwide to allow Google Street View take photographs of its interior, allowing people to walk through the airport virtually.
As one of Australia's most modern airports now, travelers are able to enjoy a wide range of services provided at the airport. Free Wi-Fi and internet kiosks are available for the technology savvy who need to "check-in" at Adelaide Airport. The airport also has a children's play area and prayer room. Lockers of various sizes can be rented for a minimal fee for those who wish to explore the airport without lugging their bags or take a quick day tour around Adelaide for those in transit. Friendly airport ambassadors decked in bright burgundy jackets are the customer service crew and are more than willing to help you out with any queries. Otherwise, have a nice meal or buy Australian-branded products from the countless shops at Adelaide Airport.
Adelaide Airport is conveniently located just 6km west of the city centre. Travelling to the city centre is easy with the various types of transport available, from shuttle buses to taxis and bicycles. Being a city of choice for backpackers and seasoned travellers, Adelaide Airport provides bicycle services for those cycling to the city, with service stations and free bicycle parking facilities. New travellers could check out the Bicycle Box "Recycling" Service where departing travellers discard their bicycles for arriving travellers to use. Various biking paths are also available on the Adelaide Airport website for interested daredevils.
Located in South Australia, Adelaide is the gateway to exploring Australia's wineries, stunning beaches, the wild outback and Kangaroo Island. Starting off from the CBD of Adelaide, less than 15 minutes from the airport, one can start feeling the Australian spirit with an enormous choice of shopping and dining spots. Known otherwise for its colonial stone architecture, expansive parklands, and incredible sense of space, Adelaide is also home to many festivals that Australia has named its 'Festival City'!
Foodies can start with Adelaide Central Market located in the heart of the city. From the mouthwatering scent of olive oil to large oysters gracing the plates of many, the 80 specialist stalls will have something that will suit your palate. Also, take advantage of Adelaide’s coastal location to dig your toes into the sandy beaches near the city. Lined with bars, cafés and shops, enjoy a Cosmopolitan as you watch the sun set over the horizon.
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